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January 15, 2012
Spjut takes title at Shorty Hitchcock Memorial
Five others place at tournament

LANCASTER, Pa. - Erik Spjut went 4-0 to take the 125-pound title Sunday at the “Shorty” Hitchcock Memorial Tournament, hosted by Millersville University, leading the way for the Hokies. Five others placed at the tournament, including freshman Lex Ozias who was the runner-up at 149 pounds wrestling unattached.

Angelo Malvestuto placed third at 197 pounds while Bobby Lavelle (heavyweight), Nick Murray (149) and Austin Gabel (174) all placed fourth at their respective weight classes.

Below are all the results for the Tech wrestlers who competed, both attached and unattached.

125: Matt Peters - 3-2
First Round: Bye
Second Round: lost to Paul O’Neill (Maryland), 3-2
Consolations: def. David Hershberger (Franklin & Marshall), TF, 18-3 (3:00)
Consolations: def. Elliot Zackoski (Bloomsburg), MD 15-1
Consolations: def. Jordan Conaway (Penn State), 7-5
Consolations: lost to David White (Army), MD 11-1

125: Erik Spjut - 4-0; CHAMPION
First Round: Bye
Second Round: def. Chris Brienza (American), Fall 4:01
Quarterfinals: def. Hunter Wood (Army), 4-3
Semifinals: def. Travis Coffey (Army), 7-3
Championship: def. Robert Deutsch (Old Dominion), 4-1

133: Jordan O'Donnell - 0-1
First Round: Bye
Second Round: lost to Cody Wheeler (Lock Haven), 10-4
Consolations: withdrew

149: Nick Murray - 5-2; FOURTH PLACE
First Round: def. Michael DePalma (Edinboro), 7-3
Second Round: def. Daniel Calzarette (Millersville), Fall 2:59
Quarterfinals: lost to Zach Johnson (Navy), 8-7
Consolations: def. Danny Orem (Maryland), MD 13-0
Consolations: def. Chris Mecate (Old Dominion), 7-2
Consolations: def. William Randy (Lock Haven), MD 16-5
Third-Place Match: lost to Kyle Rosser (Lehigh), Fall 4:18

197: Angelo Malvestuto - 6-1; THIRD PLACE
First Round: Bye
Second Round: lost to Jamie Callender (Drexel), 6-0
Consolations: def. Bret Haley (Shorter), Fall 3:36
Consolations: def. Isaiah Cromwell (Franklin & Marshall), MD 10-0
Consolations: def. Darren Hankins (VT), TF 21-6 (6:02)
Consolations: def. Kurt Brendel (Princeton), 8-3
Consolations: def. Jamie Callendar, Forfeit
Third-Place Match: def. Tyler Deuel (Binghamton), MD 9-0

Those who wrestled unattached were:
133: Tom Reynolds - 3-2
First Round: def. Giovano Giorgio (UPJ), 7-3
Second Round: def. Joseph Gosinski (Hofstra), 3-2
Quarterfinals: lost to Shane Arechiga (Maryland), MD 15-2
Consolations: def. Charles Costanzo (Army), 4-2
Consolations: lost to Tyler Rauenzahn (Army), 11-6

149: Lex Ozias - 4-1; SECOND PLACE
First Round: def. Jared Ross (Army), MD 11-3
Second Round: def. Christian Barber (North Carolina), 9-5
Quarterfinals: def. Kyle Rosser (Lehigh), 7-3
Semifinals: def. William Randy (Lock Haven), 8-3
Championship: lost to Anthony Salupo (Lehigh), 5-3

157: Chad Strube - 2-2
First Round: def. Alex Lincoln (Bloomsburg), TF 16-0 (7:00)
Second Round: lost to Domenic Derobertis (Maryland), 9-4
Consolations: def. Nick Terdick (Hofstra), DQ
Consolations: lost to George Paylok (Hofstra), 4-2 (SV)

165: Issah Meade - 4-2
First Round: def. Troy Morisette (SDST), 3-2
Second Round: def. Dylan Caprio (Lock Haven), 6-2
Quarterfinals: lost to Chatles Aungst (Drexel), 3-1
Consolations: def. Van Grimes (VMI), 6-1
Consolations: def. Troy Morisette (SDST), 6-5
Consolations: lost to Sean McCarty (American), 3-1 (SV)

174: Austin Gabel - 4-2; FOURTH PLACE
First Round: def. Andre Petroski (North Carolina), 5-2
Second Round: def. Cody Salari (Navy Prep), 6-1
Quarterfinals: def. Brandon Phillips (Penn State), 2-1
Semifinals: lost to Kevin Bailey (Lehigh), 5-2
Consolations: def. Andrew Church (Penn State), 3-2 (TB)
Third-Place Match: lost to Andre Petroski (North Carolina), 4-3

197: Darren Hankins - 2-2
First Round: def. Urayaon Garcia (VMI), 5-2
Second Round: def. Keith Dahlheimer (Shippensburg), 7-5
Quarterfinals: lost to Tyler (Deuel (Binghamton), TF 16-1 (6:14)
Consolations: lost to Angelo Malvestuto (VT), TF 21-6 (6:02)

285: Dan Garwood - 1-2
First Round: def. Jon Wright (Drexel), 5-1
Second Round: lost to Zach Rey (Lehigh), Fall 2:26
Consolations: lost to Charles Godfrey (Millersville), 2-1 (SV)

285: Bobby Lavelle - 4-2; FOURTH PLACE

First Round: Bye
Second Round: def. Amro Elansari (Bloomsburg), Med. Forf.
Quarterfinals: lost to John Delia (Lehigh), 11-4
Consolations: def. Christopher Rowland (Shorter), 7-3
Consolations: def. William Smith (Rutgers), Med. Forf.
Consolations: def. Bradley Ladd (Millersville), 3-1
Third-Place Match: lost to Nicholas Ruggear (Penn State), 8-4

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