November 13, 2011
    Four Hokies win titles at Wolfpack Open
    Three others take second place

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Members of the Virginia Tech wrestling squad took to the mats for the Wolfpack Open Sunday at the Raleigh Convention Center with numerous Hokies placing in their respective weight class. Four Hokies won their weight division while three placed second and two others finished fourth.

    Claiming titles for the Hokies were Devin Carter (133), Nick Brascetta (149), Nick Vetterlein (197) and Chris Penny (heavyweight). Cameron Hurd (157), Austin Gabel (174) and John Dickson (184) finished second. Also placing were: Erik Spjut (fourth at 125 pounds), Nick Murray (fourth at 149 pounds) and Matt Stephens (fourth at 157 pounds).

    For Brascetta, his day was highlighted by beating returning All-American Derek Valenti from Virginia, 3-2, in the championship bout. Although he was wrestling unattached, Brascetta has had a big first two weekends for the Hokies.

    The team will be back in action next weekend for a big dual meet at No. 13 Ohio State on Sunday at 4 p.m. The Hokies were ranked 14th in the first poll.

    Below are the results for all of the Tech wrestlers, both attached and unattached. Unattached wrestlers’ results do not count toward official season results, but do toward NCAA qualification and matches against non-college competitors (NRVWC for example) do not count for official season results nor toward NCAA qualification. Matches against non-Division I wrestlers do not count toward NCAA qualification, either, but do count toward official season results.

    125: Erik Spjut - 3-2; FOURTH PLACE
    First Round: Bye
    Second Round: def. Ray Farnsworth (Gardner-Webb), 8-1
    Quarterfinals: def. Buddy Scarborough (Old Dominion), TF 20-1
    Semifinals: lost to Coltin Fought (North Carolina State), 4-3
    Consolations: def. Robert Deutsch (Old Dominion), 5-4
    Third-Place Match: lost to Peter Terrezza (Duke), 7-2

    133: Devin Carter - 4-0; CHAMPION
    First Round: Bye
    Second Round: def. Brandon Gambucci (Duke), MD 15-3
    Quarterfinals: def. Matt Nelson (Virginia), 12-6
    Semifinals: def. Cam Throckmorton (North Carolina), Pin 2:59
    Championship: def. Joseph Martinez (Virginia), MD 26-12

    133: Jordan O'Donnell - 3-2
    First Round: Bye
    Second Round: def. Jordan Tolbert (Campbell), 4-2
    Third Round: lost to Ryan Goodsell (VMI), 10-9
    Consolations: def. Tanner Bidelspach (Campbell), 9-5
    Consolations: def. Jake Reinemund (Gardner-Webb), MD 20-8
    Consolations: lost to Joe Morrison (Appalachian State), Pin 1:56

    149: Nick Brascetta (unattached) - 5-0; CHAMPION
    First Round: Bye
    Second Round: def. Thomas Lebarre (Campbell), TF 22-7
    Third Round: def. Russ Benner (Appalachian State), 8-2
    Quarterfinals: def. Chris Mecate (Old Dominion), 3-1
    Semifinals: def. cott Clymer (Liberty), 12-5
    Championship: def. Derek Valenti (Virginia), 3-2

    149: Nick Murray - 7-1; FOURTH PLACE
    First Round: lost to Eric Tozzi (Belmont Abbey), 11-5
    Consolations: def. Gabe Gardner (Campbell), MD 15-2
    Consolations: def. Riley Keen (Appalachian State), MD 10-0
    Consolations: def. Shawn Harris (Virginia), MD 13-3
    Consolations: def. Josh Clark (Old Dominion), MD 17-4
    Consolations: def. A.J. Guardado (Duke), Inj. Def.
    Consolations: def. Lex Ozias (Virginia Tech), Inj. Def.
    Consolations: def. Scott Clymer (Liberty), Forfeit
    Third-Place Match: forfeited

    149: Chris Mears - 0-2
    First Round: lost to Marcus Cain (Duke), MD 11-1
    Consolations: lost to Luke Todd (VMI), inj. def.

    149: Lex Ozias (unattached) - 5-2
    First Round: def. Rocco Wellek (North Carolina), 7-2
    Second Round: lost to David Wesley (Virginia), 9-4
    Consolations: def. Joey Gaccione (North Carolina State), MD 14-5
    Consolations: def. Thomas Gantt (North Carolina State), 11-6
    Consolations: def. Christian Barber (North Carolina), 4-3
    Consolations: def. Marcus Cain (Duke), 6-4
    Consolations: lost to Nick Murray (Virginia Tech), Inj. Def.

    157: Cameron Hurd - 3-1; SECOND PLACE
    First Round: Bye
    Second Round: def. Dan Luty (Campbell), Pin (time not available)
    Quarterfinals: def. Blaise Butler (Virginia), MD 8-0
    Semifinals: def. Colton Palmer (North Carolina State), 6-3
    Championship: lost to Jedd Moore (Virginia), 5-3

    157: Matt Stephens (unattached) - 3-2; FOURTH PLACE
    First Round: Bye
    Second Round: def. Aaron Smith (North Carolina), MD 16-6
    Quarterfinals: def. John Blakely (Appalachian State), Pin 1:12
    Semifinals: lost to Jedd Moore (Virginia), 3-1
    Consolations: def. Ryan Harding (Duke), Pin 0:53
    Third-Place Match: lost to Colton Palmer (North Carolina State), Pin 1:03

    157: Chad Strube - 0-2
    First Round: Bye
    Second Round: lost to Colton Palmer (North Carolina State), Pin 1:15
    Consolations: lost to Mike Burnett (VMI), 6-4

    165: Issah Meade - 2-2
    First Round: Bye
    Second Round: def. Garrison Matthews (Campbell), MD 15-5
    Quarterfinals: lost to Nijel Jones (North Carolina State), Pin 2:01
    Consolations: def. Jonathan Jones (VMI), MD 11-3
    Consolations: lost to Carry Joseph (VMI), 11-7

    174: Austin Gabel (unattached) - 4-1; SECOND PLACE
    First Round: def. Matthew Kowalski (Gardner-Webb), Pin 2:40
    Second Round: def. Cody Ryba (Campbell), 5-2
    Quarterfinals: def. Randy Roden (Duke), 5-2
    Semifinals: def. Colin Hedash (Appalachian State), 4-1
    Championship: lost to Quinten Godley (North Carolina State), 8-6

    174: Chris Moon - 3-2
    First Round: def. Billy Coggins (Virginia), 2-0
    Second Round: def. Andre Petruski (North Carolina), 5-4
    Quarterfinals: def. Trey Adamson (Duke), 9-2
    Semifinals: lost to Quinton Godley (North Carolina State), 3-1
    Consolations: lost to Andre Petruski (North Carolina), 5-2

    184: John Dickson - 3-1; SECOND PLACE
    First Round: def. Donald Patrick (Davidson), 10-3
    Second Round: def. Shiheem Bryant (North Carolina-Pembroke), 4-1
    Semifinals: def. Royal Brettrager (Liberty), MD 13-4
    Championship: lost to Jon Fausey (Virginia), 4-2

    184: Angelo Malvestuto - 1-2
    First Round: lost to Jon Fausey (Virginia), 7-2
    Consolations: def. John Merickel (Campbell), Inj. Def.
    Consolations: lost to Josh Tuck (The Citadel), MD 10-2

    197: Nick Vetterlein - 4-0; CHAMPION
    First Round: def. Brach Walker (North Carolina-Pembroke), Pin 1:03
    Second Round: def. Urayoan Garcia (VMI), Pin 6:12
    Semifinals: def. John Weakley (Campbell), Forfeit
    Championship: def. Shane Nolan (North Carolina-Pembroke), 5-3

    197: Jake Semones - 0-2
    First Round: lost to Eddie Isola (Davidson), 3-1
    Consolations: lost to Darren Hankins (NRVWC), 5-1

    285: Dan Garwood - 0-2
    First Round: lost to Derek Papagianopoulos (Virginia), Pin 0:54
    Consolations: lost to Juan Adams (VMI), Pin 6:00

    285: Bobby Lavelle (unattached) - 3-2
    First Round: def. Patrick Gillen (Virginia, 3-2
    Second Round: lost to Josh Davis (NC State), 5-2
    Consolations: def. John Hyzak (North Carolina State), Pin 0:50
    Consolations: def. Michael LaPrade (VMI), 8-4
    Consolations: lost to Joe Nolan (Campbell), Pin 0:38

    285: Chris Penny (unattached) - 5-0; CHAMPION
    First Round: def. James De La Riva (North Carolina-Pembroke), 7-3
    Second Round: def. Ian Kirkman (Campbell), 10-4
    Quarterfinals: def. Andrew Wilson (Liberty), 6-1
    Semifinals: def. Josh Davis (North Carolina State), 7-1
    Championship: def. Derek Papagianopoulos (Virginia), Inj. Def.

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