DiCamillo, Nye In Scuffle Quarterfinals
Jan. 1, 2016
|No. 16 Virginia at Southern Scuffle|
|Date/Time||January 1-2, 2016|
|Location||Chattanooga, Tennessee | McKenzie Arena|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A pair of Virginia wrestlers are seeking a championship this weekend at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn., as George DiCamillo (Highland Heights, Ohio) and Zach Nye (Enola, Pa.) advanced to the quarterfinals in opening day action on Friday (Jan. 1).
DiCamillo picked up a pair wins on the day after a first-round bye, including a fall in 1:58 against Air Force’s John Twomey and a tech fall over Jacob Grigg of Appalachian State. Nye also earned a first-round bye then picked up a pair of decisions over Cornell’s Owen Scott and Navy’s Michael Woulfe.
In all, eight Cavaliers advanced to the Round of 16 in the Southern Scuffle.
Fox Baldwin (Kissimmee, Fla.) fell to No. 5 Bo Nickel of Penn State at 174 pounds his Round of 16 matchup, while Ethan Hayes (New Lebanon, Ohio) fell to No. 12 Riley Shaw of Cleveland State at heavyweight.
Tyler Askey (Newnan, Ga.) dropped a gritty 3-2 decision on an escape at the buzzer to No. 19 Alex Utley of North Carolina at 184 pounds, while Andrew Atkinson (Lynchburg, Va.) fell 4-2 in sudden victory to Kamaal Shakur of Chattanooga at 157 pounds.
Two Cavaliers withdrew for medical reasons at the event.
In addition to DiCamillo and Nye in the quarterfinals, seven Cavaliers are still alive in the wrestlebacks on Saturday with Will Mason (Virginia Beach, Va.) at 125 pounds, TJ Miller (Medford, N.J.) at 149 pounds and Will Schany (Blair, Neb.) at 184 pounds, joining Atkinson, Askey, Baldwin and Hayes all seeking to place.
Wrestling will resume at 9 a.m. on Saturday (Jan. 2) at the McKenzie Center in the prestigious event hosted annually by UT-Chattanooga.
Top 10 Team Scores (Day 1)
1. Penn State 47.5
2. Oklahoma State 44.5
3. Cornell 40.0
4. Lehigh 36.5
5. North Carolina 34
6. West Virginia 32
7. Minnesota 30.5
T8. Central Michigan 27
T8. Edinboro 27
T8. Virginia 27
Schedule for Saturday, January 2
9 a.m. – Championship Quarterfinals
Fourth Round of Consolations
11:30 a.m. – Fifth Round of Consolations
12:30 p.m. – Sixth Round of Consolations
1:30 p.m. – Championship Semifinals
3:30 p.m. – Consolation Semifinals
7:00 p.m. – Championship Finals
Joseph Martinez (UVA) – Bye
Cortez Starkes (Gardner Webb) dec. Joseph Martinez (UVA), 2-1
Carter Ballinger (Central Michigan) by medical forfeit by Joseph Martinez (UVA)
Kenny Yanovich (PSU) dec. Will Mason (UVA.), 4-2
T.J. Miller (UVA) dec. Jake Elliott (unatt), 6-5
T.J. Miller (UVA) dec. Zach Shareef (UTC), 6-3
Evan Henderson (UNC) dec. T.J. Miller (UVA), 6-0
Cameron Harrell (unatt) dec. John Vaughn (Cleveland State), 5-4
Joseph Smith (unatt) fall Cameron Harrell (unatt), 3:59
Jordan Amine (Michigan) dec. Cameron Harrell (unatt), 11-9
Garrett Peppelman (UVA) tech fall Drew Barnes (Michigan St.), 16-0
No. 9 Jim Wilson (Stanford) dec. Garrett Peppelman (UVA), 4-2
Garrett Peppelman (UVA) tech fall Dean Vettese (Michigan St.), 16-0
Brandon Krone (Minnesota) major dec. Garrett Peppelman (UVA), 12-0