January 28, 2012
Three Hokies win titles at Appalachian State Open
Team back in action Sunday at home vs. ODU

BOONE, N.C. - Ty Mitch, Jarrod Garnett and Lex Ozias each won individual titles at the Appalachian State Open Saturday, leading a strong performance from Virginia Tech wrestlers. Mitch took the crown at 125 pounds while Garnett (133) and Ozias (149) each won while competing unattached.

Five other Tech wrestlers placed, including Chad Strube taking runner-up honors at 157 pounds. Dan Garwood took third place at heavyweight while Matt Peters (125), Nick Murray (149) and Issah Meade (165) each placed fourth.

The Tech team will be back in action on Sunday, hosting 25th-ranked Old Dominion at 6 p.m. inside Cassell Coliseum.

Below are the complete results from all of the Tech wrestlers who competed Saturday, both attached and unattached.

125: Ty Mitch - 4-0; CHAMPION
First Round: Bye
Second Round: def. Austin Arnas (AppSt), MD 21-7
Quarterfinals: def. Steven Cox (Citadel), Fall 3:39
Semifinals: def. Danny Suite (WVTech), TF 19-2 (6:20)
Finals: def. Weston Haney (AppSt), 12-7

125: Matt Peters - 3-2; FOURTH PLACE
First Round: def. Zak Thompson (Citadel), TF 15-0 (2:50)
Second Round: def. Tyquian English (Limestone), MD 10-2
Quarterfinals: lost to Weston Haney (AppSt), 4-3
Consolations: def. Daniel Gallagher (Chattanooga), 5-0
Third-Place Match: lost to Danny Suite (WVTech), Inj. Def. (2:00)

133: Jordan O'Donnell - 2-2
First Round: def. Michael Hellman (Limestone), 7-3
Quarterfinals: def. Jameson Burroughs (Spartanburg Meth), MD 23-7
Semifinals: lost to Joe Morrison (AppSt), 5-2
Consolations: lost to William Johnson (AppSt), TF 16-0

133: Tom Reynolds - 2-2
First Round: Bye
Quarterfinals: lost to Joe Morrison (AppSt), 5-1
Consolations: def. Cyle Hames (Chattanooga), 7-6
Consolations: def. Jameson Burroughs (Spartanburg Meth), 9-2
Consolations: lost to Cameron Throckmorton (UNC), 8-1

149: Chris Mears - 3-2
First Round: Bye
Second Round: def. Austin Sams (Chattanooga), MD 14-0
Quarterfinals: lost to Marcus Cain (Duke), 8-5
Consolations: def. Eric Tozzi (Belmont Abbey), 5-2
Consolations: def. Nick Heilmann (UNC), 7-3
Consolations: lost to Dean Pavlou (Chattanooga), 9-3

197: Darren Hankins - 1-2
Quarterfinals: def. Ara Draeger (Limestone), MD 23-9
Semifinals: lost to Justin Tribble (Limestone), 4-2
Consolations: lost to Vincent Salyer (G-W), 4-1

Also competing unattached were the following:

133: Jarrod Garnett - 4-0; CHAMPION
First Round: def. Terrence Dugay (Limestone), TF 18-0 (2:45)
Second Round: def. Joe Martinez (VA), Fall 4:50
Semifinals: def. Cameron Throckmorton (UNC), 6-2
Finals: def. Joe Morrison (AppSt), 11-5

149: Nick Murray - 4-2; FOURTH PLACE
First Round: def. John Walters (WVTech), TF 18-2 (5:30)
Second Round: def. Thomas Gantt (NCSU), 12-6
Quarterfinals: def. Nick Heilmann (UNC), 5-2
Semifinals: lost to Marcus Cain (Duke), 7-1
Consolations: def. Christian Barber (UNC), Fall 3:50
Third-Place Match: lost to Dean Pavlou (Chattanooga), 8-2

149: Lex Ozias - 4-0; CHAMPION
First Round: def. Cole Dodd (Chattanooga), TF 4:17
Second Round: def. Austin Brown, MD 13-4 *
Quarterfinals: def. Seth Vernon (Citadel), 6-0
Semifinals: def. Dean Pavlou (Chattanooga), 3-2
Finals: def. Marcus Cain (Duke), 9-5

157: Chad Strube - 3-1; SECOND PLACE
First Round: Bye
Second Round: def. Brandon Wilkins (Belmont Abbey), TF 18-2 (5:30)
Quarterfinals: def. Willard Beaver (Chattanooga), 6-0
Semifinals: def. Alex Hudson (Chattanooga), Med. Def. (6:54)
Finals: lost to Blaise Butler (VA), 4-2 (SV)

165: Issah Meade - 2-2; FOURTH PLACE
First Round: Bye
Quarterfinals: def. Kaleb Forrest (AppSt), MD 13-2
Semifinals: lost to Kenneth Radford (Citadel), 2-1
Consolations: def. Vincent Bellanari (Citadel), Med. Forf.
Third-Place Match: lost to John Lampe (Chattanooga), 3-1

285: Dan Garwood - 3-0; THIRD PLACE
First Round: Bye
Quarterfinals: def. Marquin Hill (UNC Pembroke), 6-5 (tb)
Semifinals: lost to Jesse Ruiz (Charleston Wrestling Club), Fall 2:37 *
Consolations: def. Deven Riles (Limestone), 2-1 (ot)
Third-Place Match: def. Brock Durfee (AppSt), 7-3

285: Bobby Lavelle - 2-2

First Round: lost to Deven Riles (Limestone), 7-4
Consolations: def. Eric Badertsch (Limestone), Fall 2:25
Consolations: def. Marquin Hill (UNC Pembroke), 4-1
Consolations: lost to Brock Durfee (AppSt), 3-1

* - non-NCAA competitor; results won’t count

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