CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –Four members of the Virginia wrestling team turned in podium finishes at the Appalachian State Open over the weekend, as more than half of the Cavaliers in competition placed in the event.
Freshmen Justin McCoy (New Paris, Pa.) and Victor Marcelli (Massillon, Ohio) took third-place finishes, while sophomore Denton Spencer (Waverly, Ga.) turned in a fourth-place finish and freshman Krystian Kinsey (Havelock, N.C.) took a sixth-place finish.
In all, seven wrestlers went on the road to compete for the Cavaliers at the weekend event.
Virginia will return to action as a team this weekend with No. 8 NC State at 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 1) at Memorial Gym on the ACC Network Extra.
Codi Russel (App. St) dec. McCormick, 6-1
Wade Cummings (Chattanooga) dec. McCormick, 6-4
Denton Spencer – Fifth-Place Finish
Spencer dec. Alex Kho (Clemson), 2-0
A.J. Leitten (NC State) dec. Spencer, 4-1
Spencer pinned Bradley Irwin (App. State), 2:04
Spencer pinned Josiah Rider (NC State), 3:28
Spencer major dec. Matt Grippi (NC State), 8-0
Justin McCoy – Third-Place Finish
McCoy pinned Christian Beach (App. State), 2:24
McCoy dec. Zach Barnes (Campbell), 8-3
Evan Barczak (Drexel) dec. McCoy, 4-0
McCoy dec. Will Formatto (App. State), 7-4
Krystian Kinsey – Sixth-Place Finish
Carl Guess (App. State) dec. Kinsey, 8-6
Kinsey dec. W. Lawrence (VMI), 4-2
Kinsey dec. Jordan Florence (Va. Tech), 9-5
Cameron Pine (Campbell) dec. Kinsey, 6-2
Thomas Filtz (App. State) major dec. Pack, 11-0
John Weiss (Campbell) dec. Peck, 5-4
Victor Marcelli – Third-Place Finish
Marcelli tech fall Garrett Church (App. State), 18-3 (6:22)
Marcelli dec. Austin Stith (Presbyterian), 9-4
Trent Hidlay (NC State) dec. Marcelli, 6-1
Marcelli dec. Blake Wilson (Ohio), 7-1
Walsh dec. Bradley Skinner (Campbell), 7-5
Anthony Walters (Drexel) pinned Walsh, 0:49
Jake Walker (Ohio) major dec. Walsh, 8-0