November 14, 2010
Knapp wins title at Wolfpack Open
Mears goes 4-2 on the day

RALEIGH, N.C. - Five Virginia Tech wrestlers took part in the annual NC State Wolfpack Open, held Sunday inside Reynolds Coliseum. Taylor Knapp, wrestling unattached, took the title at 157 pounds to highlight the day.

On Saturday, three Hokies took part in the Michigan State Open in East Lansing. Jesse Dong won the 157-pound class while Erik Spjut took third at 133 pounds and freshman Ty Mitch placed fourth at 125 pounds. All three were wrestling unattached, so their results do not count toward their records.

Below are the results from the NC State Open for both the attached and unattached wrestlers who competed.

141: Zach Neibert - 1-2
First Round: def. Matt Cubillos (VA), 7-0
Quarterfinals: lost to Darrius Little (NCSU), 5-2
Consolations: lost to David Yost (VMI), 5-3

149: Chris Mears - 4-2
First Round: lost to Michael Long (VMI), 3-1
Consolations: def. Frank Pettineo (UNC), Fall 1:39
Consolations: def. Chris Mullen (Duke), Fall 2:00
Consolations: def. Dalton Davidson (NRV Mat Club), MD 17-5
Consolations: def. Andrew Takla (NCSU), MD 12-4
Consolations: vs. Michael Long (VMI), MD 10-2

157: Taylor Knapp (unattached) - 4-0; CHAMPION
First Round: def. Steven Ramos (NCSU), Fall 4:18
Quarterfinals: def. Ryan Harding (Duke), 5-2
Semifinals: def. Colton Palmer (NCSU), 9-7
Championship: def. William Powell (ASU), 6-5

165: Harrison Hightower (unattached) - 1-2
First Round: def. Dominick Vettell (ASU), 1-0
Quarterfinals: lost to Travis Sheehy (UNCG), 11-7
Consolations: def. Nijel Jones (NCSU), 10-6
Consolations: lost to David Henry (Duke), 7-0

174: Robbie Wannenburg - 1-2
First Round: def. Evan Dill (VMI), Fall 3:45
Quarterfinals: lost to Bret Klopp (Duke), Fall 1:17
Consolations: lost to Quinton Godley (NCSU), 6-1

184: John Dickson - 4-1; THIRD PLACE
First Round: lost to John Weekly (CU), 14-12
Consolations: def. Christopher Intehar (NCSU), 7-2
Consolations: def. Ike Crews (DC), 8-3

Consolations: def. Elijah Adams (UNCG), 5-2

Third Place Match: def. John Weekly (CU), 5-3

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