Wrestling holds Black and Orange Showcase

Wrestling holds Black and Orange Showcase

Highlights/Post Match Interviews

BUIES CREEK - The Campbell University wrestling team held its Black and Orange Showcase on Thursday evening. The event pitted the Camel wrestlers against one another in an inter-squad format that helped determine the starting line-ups when for the season opener on Nov. 5 at the Cavalier Duals in Charlottesville, Va.

The semi-final round was contested earlier in the afternoon, as the wrestlers competed to see who would earn a spot in the finals. The championships of each weight class were held in front of a crowd of over 150 people Thursday evening, as CU students, staff members and fans were able to get their first look at the 2011-12 Camel wrestling squad.

Results from the semi-final and final rounds can be found below:


133 lb. weight class

Jordan Tolbert dec. Hunter Carroll 9-2

Tanner Bidelspach major dec. Tony Donati 10-2

141 lb. weight class

Jorge Gavillan wbtf Scotty Hardiman 15-0

Joey Rizzolino dec. Thomas LeBarre 7-2

165 lb. weight class

Joel Caudill dec. Garrison Matthews 5-3

174 lb. weight class

Michael Garcia dec. Austin Craig 5-4

184 lb. weight class

John Merickel wbf Winston Church

Cody Ryba dec. Matt Cox


125 lb. weight class

Josh Fisher wbf Grabiel Soto, 1:01

133 lb. weight class

John Tolbert dec. Tanner Bidelspach 6-5

141 lb. weight class

Jorge Gavillan dec. Joey Rizzolino 3-1

149 lb. weight class

Mark Hartenstine wbtf Gabe Gardner 17-1

157 lb. weight class

Paul Duggan dec. Ryan Krecker 3-2 (OT) utb

165 lb. weight class

Nick Rex dec. Joel Caudill 3-1

174 lb. weight class

James Cook dec. Michael Garcia

184 lb. weight class

John Merickel dec. Cody Ryba 8-5

197 lb. weight class

John Weakley wbtf Austin Craig 18-3

285 lb. weight class

Joe Nolan dec. Ian Kirkman 2-1 (OT)