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PHILADEPHIA – The No. 23 Virginia wrestling team took fourth place at the Keystone Classic on Sunday (Nov. 24) with a tournament-leading three champions helping push the Cavaliers to 139 team points on the day. The event was held at the Palestra.

Redshirt juniors Jay Aiello (Chantilly, Va.) and Louie Hayes (Orland Park, Ill.), and redshirt sophomore Denton Spencer (Waverly, Ga.) all claimed championships at their weight classes to lead nine place-winners for the Cavaliers. Aiello won the title at 197 pounds, while Hayes claimed first at 133 pounds and Spencer took first place at 149 pounds.

On his way to the championship, Spencer defeated 19th-ranked Jonathan Milner of Appalachian State in the finals. Aiello, who is the ninth-ranked wrestler at 197 pounds, defeated No. 15 Ethan Laird of Rider in his championship bout.

“We had some good things happen today,” said Virginia head coach Steve Garland. “Patrick (McCormick) wrestled out of his mind. Louie (Hayes) looked great and Denton (Spencer) continues to beat ranked guys. Jay (Aiello) was solid and got better as the day went on. Quinn (Miller) had a good win in the semifinals and continues to grow.

“We just got worn down a bit in some cases; today was a long, long day. We will be doing some work over the next month to ensure they don’t get worn out like that again. Overall, we made some silly mistakes, but it was good to make this trip because we got to see some things in competition early in the season and can now work to clean them up.”

Virginia added a pair of runner-up finishes from redshirt freshmen Patrick McCormick (Poquoson, Va.) at 125 pounds and Quinn Miller (Lilburn, Ga.) at heavyweight. Junior Michael Battista (Fairfax, Va.) and redshirt freshman Justin McCoy (New Paris, Pa.) finished in fifth place at 184 pounds and 157 pounds respectively. Redshirt sophomore Brian Courtney (Sayre, Pa.) finished sixth at 141 pounds, while redshirt junior Michael Murphy (Lookout Mountain, Tenn.) finished seventh at 149 pounds.

McCormick faced a pair of nationally-ranked wrestlers on the way to his runner-up finish at 125 pounds. He defeated 17th-ranked Jonathan Tropea of Rider in the semifinals before dropping a major decision to No. 11 Michael Colaiocco of Penn in the championship bout.

It was the first team tournament of the season for the Cavaliers who have turned in an overall mark of 3-1 this season through four dual matches. Several individuals have gone to compete at open tournaments.

Virginia will return to action in two weeks when the Cavaliers compete at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. The two-day tournament runs Dec. 6-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Patrick McCormick – 2nd Place FInish
R16: McCormick dec. Dante Mininno (Drexel),  11-4
QF: McCormick dec. Jose Diaz (F&M), 4-0
SF: McCormick major dec. No. 17 Jonathan Tropea (Rider), 17-9
FINAL: No. 11 Michael Colaiocco (Penn) major dec. McCormick, 10-2
Louie Hayes – 1st Place Finish
QF: Hayes dec. Chris Wright (Rider), 13-6
SF: Hayes dec. Michael Jaffe (Harvard), 10-7
FINAL: Hayes dec. Carmen Ferrante (Penn), 3-1
Brian Courtney – 6th Place Finish
R32: Courtney pinned Robert Groves (Harvard), 5:38
R16: Courtney dec. Anthony Brito (App. State), 8-3
QF: Courtney dec. Lucas Revano (Penn), 7-6
SF: A.J. Vindici (Penn) dec. Courtney, 11-6
Conso. Semis: Robert Cleary (Rider) wins by medical forfeit
5th Place Match: Dawson Bates (App. State) wins by medical forfeit
Michael Murphy – 7th Place Finish
R16: Grant Aronoff (Penn) pinned Murphy, 2:34
Conso 8 – Rd 1: Murphy dec. Max Livingston (Drexel), 6-1
Conso. 8 – Rd 2: Murphy dec. Wade Unger (Duke), 8-7
Conso. 4: Murphy dec. Travis Layton (Rider), 3-2
7th Place Match: Murphy dec. Job Chishko (VMI), 6-0
Denton Spencer – 1st Place FInish
R32: Spencer pinned Josh Yost (VMI), 0:54
R16: Spencer pinned Shaun Williams (Sacred Heart), 4:10
QF: Spencer pinned Wade Unger (Duke), 1:57
SF: Spencer dec. Gino Fluri (Rider), 3-1
FINAL: Spencer dec. No. 19 Jonathan Milner (App. State), 8-3
No. 16 Justin McCoy – 5th Place Finish
R16: McCoy tech fall Jeremy Ridge (Penn), 20-5 (7:00)
QF: McCoy major dec. Cam Connor (Penn), 10-2
SF: No. 6 Jesse Dellavecchia (Rider) dec. McCoy, 8-2
Conso. Semis: Parker Kropman (Drexel) dec. McCoy, 11-9 (sv-1)
5th Place Match: McCoy major dec. Cam Connor (Penn), 11-3
Sam Martino 
R16: No. 8 Anthony Artalona (Penn) major dec. Martino, 13-4
Conso. 16 – Rd 2: Martino dec. Eric Carter (Duke), 3-1
Conso. 8 – Rd 1: Martino dec. Felix Belga (Drexel) , 2-0
Conso. 8 – Rd 2: Cam Connor (Penn) dec. Martino, 6-0

Cam Coy 
R16: John Crawford (F&M) over Coy by injury default
Conso. 8 – Rd 1: Michael Kistler (Penn) over Coy by medical forfeit
Krystian Kinsey 
R16: Thomas Flitz (App. State) major dec. Kinsey, 15-2
Conso. 8 – Rd 2: Jake Hendricks (Penn) dec. Kinsey, 8-3
Vic Marcelli 
R16: Marcelli dec. Jack Conway (Penn), 10-6
QF: No. 15 Dean Sherry (Rider) dec. Marcelli, 5-2
Conso. 8 – Rd 2: Neil Antrassian (Penn) over Marcelli by medical forfeit
Michael Battista – 5th Place Finish
R16: Battista major dec. Connor Rossi (Sacred Heart), 18-5
QF: George Walton (Rider) dec. Battista, 3-1
Conso. 8 – Rd 2: Battista dec. Mason Fiscella (App. State), 8-2
Conso. 4: Battista dec. John Stout (Penn), 3-1
Conso. Semis: Kyle Davis (Sacred Heart) dec. Battista, 10-6
5th Place Match: Battista over Kai Blake (Duke) by injury default

Tyler Love 
R16: Reid Robilotto (F&M) over Love by medical forfeit
Conso. 8 – Rd 1: John Stout (Penn) over Love by medical forfeit
No. 9 Jay Aiello – 1st Place Finish
R16: Aiello major dec. Zach Brown (VMI), 16-8
QF: Aiello tech fall Mike Waszen (F&M), 17-2 (6:50)
SF: Aiello dec. Cole Urbas (Penn), 4-3
FINAL: Aiello dec. No. 15 Ethan Laird (Rider), 4-1
Quinn Miller – 2nd Place Finish
R16: Miller pinned Robbie Adelstein (VMI), 1:32
QF: Miller dec. Ben Goldin (Penn), 6-0
SF: Miller dec. Yaraslau Slavikouski (Harvard), 2-0
FINAL: No. 17 Cary Miller (App. State) wins by medical forfeit

Robert Scherer 
R16: Vincenzo Pelusi (F&M) dec. Scherer, 10-5
Conso. 8 – Rd 1: Scherer pinned Zakaria Loudini (Penn), 4:10
Conso 8. – Rd 2: Ben Goldin (Penn) pinned Scherer, 2:58