November 5, 2011

Camels defeat Anderson (S.C.), fall to Virginia and Virginia Tech to open the 2011-12 campaign

Campbell opened the 2011-12 wrestling season with a team victory over Anderson University (S.C.) and losses to #14 Virginia Tech and #22 Virginia. The Camels began Saturday morning at the Cavalier Duals, defeating Anderson 38-6 in the first match of the day. CU then fell to the host Cavaliers 34-12.

Redshirt senior John Weakley finished the duals with two individual victories, pinning Anderson's Jordan Denmark in 2:16 and taking a 10-7 decision over Virginia's Ryan Malo in the 197 pound weight class.

In the Virginia Tech match, held Saturday evening at the Salem Civic Center, Joey Rizzolino got the Camels on the scoreboard at 141 pounds, winning a 6-5 decision over Jordan O'Donnell. Mark Hartenstine won by decision, 5-1, at 149 pounds and James Cook won by fall in 4:22 at the 174 pound weight class.

Campbell will be back in action on Nov. 18 when the Camels host Southern Conference foe Davidson, followed by South Dakota State at the Pope Convocation Center. The match vs. Davidson will get underway at 5:15 p.m.

Complete results can be found below: 

Campbell 38, Anderson 6
125: Josh Fisher (CU) pinned Brad Myers (AU), 2:25; CU 6-0
133: Tanner Bidelspach (CU) dec. Dan Haines (AU), 8-2; CU 9-0
141: Joe Rizzolino (CU) pinned Ian Harper (AU), 1:43; CU 15-0
149: Mark Hartenstine (CU) dec. Dan Telhada (AU), 7-3; CU 18-0
157: Nick Guiliette (AU) dec. Paul Duggan (CU), 11-7; CU 18-3
165: Nick Rex (CU) tech fall Jeffrey Webster (AU), 16-0 (2:41); CU 23-3
174: James Cook (CU) pinned Dalton Harper (AU), :32; CU 29-3
184: John Merickel (CU) dec. Will Sutton (AU), 11-7; CU 32-3
197: John Weakley (CU) pinned Jordan Denmark (AU), 2:14; CU 38-3
285: Chase Duke (AU) dec. Joe Nolan (CU), 4-1 (2TB); CU 38-6
 
#22 Virginia 34, Campbell 12
125; Josh Fisher (CU) won by forfeit; CU 6-0
133: Matt Nelson (UVa) pinned Tanner Bidelspach (CU), 2:30; 6-6
141: No. 16 Nick Nelson (UVa) tech fall Joey Rizzolino (CU), 19-4 (7:00); UVa 11-6
149: Shawn Harris (UVa) major dec. Mark Hartenstine (CU), 13-0; UVa 15-6
157: Jedd Moore (UVa) major dec. Ryan Krecker (CU), 21-8; UVa 19-6
165: Nick Sulzer (UVa) major dec. Nick Rex (CU), 19-7; UVa 23-6
174: James Cook (CU) dec. Billy Coggins (UVa), 5-3; UVa 23-9
184: # 17 Jon Fausey (UVa) tech fall TeShaun Johnson (CU), 15-0 (3:12); UVa 28-9
197: John Weakley (CU) dec. Ryan Malo (UVa), 10-7; UVa 28-12
285: Derek Papagianopoulos (UVa) pinned Joe Nolan (CU), 2:52; UVa 34-12
 
#14 Virginia Tech (1-0) 31, Campbell (1-2) 12
125: Erik Spjut (VT) dec. Josh Fisher, 5-4
133: #6 Devin Carter (VT) fall Tanner Bidelspach, 1:39
141: Joey Rizzolino (CU) dec. Jordan O'Donnell, 6-5
149: Mark Hartenstine (CU) dec. Nick Murray, 5-1
157: #7 Jesse Dong (VT) fall Paul Duggan, 2:49
165: #16 Pete Yates (VT) fall Nick Rex, 2:13
174: James Cook (CU) fall Chris Moon, 4:22
184: John Dickson (VT) dec. John Merickel, 7-3
197: Nick Vetterlein (VT) dec. John Weakley, 8-5
285: #19 David Marone (VT) maj. dec. Joe Nolan, 12-4
*rankings according to InterMat