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    December 30, 2012
    Brascetta and Garnett earn championships at Midlands
    Hokies finish second in team standings
    Evanston, Ill.F
    Midlands Championships
    Virginia Tech

    Evanston, Ill. - Virginia Tech wrapped up competition Sunday night at the 50th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at Welsh-Ryan Arena on the campus of Northwestern University after a very impressive showing, finishing in second place with 97.5 points, two points back of Illinois and 12.5 points clear of Oklahoma.

    The Hokies went two-for-two in championship matches on the night as both Jarrod Garnett at 125-pounds and Nick Brascetta at 149-pounds earned the first Midlands titles of their careers.

    After knocking-off No. 3 seed Cory Clark of Iowa, 10-6, with five quick points right the end of the third period to advance, Garnett needed extra time to defeat No. 4 seed and No. 3-ranked Jesse Delgado of Illinois in the championship bout after the two were tied at 1-1 after the third period. Garnett won the match in sudden victory after getting the Illini wrestler into a cradle and forcing him onto his back to earn the 5-1 win. With the victories today, the redshirt senior moves into sole possession of sixth place in career wins at Tech with 107 and moves to 13-1 on the season.

    Brascetta had an impressive meet as well, picking up a pair of major decisions in the early rounds before notching wins over three former All-Americans on his way to the 149-pound title. To reach the finals, the sophomore bested the No. 1 seed and former three-time All-American and two-time NCAA runner-up, Montell Marion who was wrestling unattached. Against the No. 2 seed and No.3-ranked Donnie Vinson of Binghamton, Bracsetta earned a takedown late in the first period and held on for the 3-1 victory. To cap off his tournament, the sophomore was named Art Kraft Champion of Champions which is voted on by the 10 champions. Brascetta is now 16-1 on the year.

    Pete Yates took third at 165-pounds, while Devin Carter, who was competing unattached, finished fourth at 141-pounds and Jesse Dong was fifth at 157-pounds.

    Below are the full results of the tournament from Tech competitors.

    125: #2 Seed Jarrod Garnett 5-0; CHAMPION
    First Round: Bye
    Second Round: def. Eric Coufal (Nebraska), Fall 3:50
    Third Round: def. Tyler Iwamura (CSU Bakersfield), 9-3
    Quarterfinals: def. Joe Roth (Central Michigan), 5-2
    Semifinals: def. #3 seed Cory Clark (Una-Iowa), 10-6

    Championship: def. #4 Jesse Delgado (Illinois), 5-1; SV1

    141: #2 Seed Devin Carter (unattached) - 4-2; FOUTH PLACE
    First Round: def. Seth Schaner (Eastern Michigan), MD 17-6
    Second Round: def. Travis Shaffer (Pitt), Fall 3:21
    Third Round: def. Tom Kelliher (Wisconsin), Fall 1:13
    Quarterfinals: def. #10 seed CJ Cobb (Penn), 8-6
    Semifinals: lost to #3 BJ Futrell (Illinois), 8-5

    Consolations: def. #5 Evan Henderson (North Carolina), 7-3
    Third-Place Match: lost to #6 Mike Mangrum (Oregon State), 3-1; SV

    141: #7 Seed Zach Neibert - 3-2
    First Round: Bye
    Second Round: def. Mark Erickson (North Dakota State), MD 8-0
    Third Round: lost to #10 seed CJ Cobb (Penn), 3-2
    Consolations: def. Matt Bystol (Columbia), TF 15-0; 3:53
    Consolations: def. Scott Mattingly (Central Michigan), MD 12-0
    Consolations: lost to #8 seed Justin Tsirtsis (Una-Northwestern), 5-3

    149: #4 Seed Nick Brascetta 5-0; CHAMPION
    First Round: def. Dalton Kelley (CSU Bakersfield), MD 10-1
    Second Round: def. Bart Reiter (Northern Iowa), 4-0
    Third Round: def. Christian Barber (North Carolina), MD 11-3
    Quarterfinals: def. 5 seed Nick Lester (Oklahoma), 5-2
    Semifinals: def. #1 seed Montell Marion (Unattached), 5-4

    Championship: def. #2 seed Donnie Vinson (Binghamton), 3-1

    157: #6 Seed Jesse Dong - 4-2; FIFTH PLACE
    First Round: Bye
    Second Round: def. Andrew Morse (Northern Illinois), Fall 1:39
    Third Round: def. Ian Miller (Kent State), Fall 6:40
    Quarterfinals: lost to #3 seed Joey Napoli (Lehigh), 6-3
    Consolations: def. #5 seed RJ Pena (Oregon State), 10-6

    Consolations: lost to Isaac Jordan (Una-Wisconsin), 4-2, SV1
    Fifth-Place Match: def. #11 seed Ian Miller (Kent State), Medical Forfeit

    165: #2 Seed Pete Yates - 5-1; THIRD PLACE
    First Round: Bye
    Second Round: def. Austin Wilson (Nebraska), MD 14-3
    Third Round: def. Alex Elder (Oregon State), TF 15-0; 3:07
    Quarterfinals: def. Jackson Morse (Una-Illinois), 7-6
    Semifinals: lost to #3 seed Bubby Graham (Oklahoma), 7-2

    Consolations: def. #5 Conrad Polz (Illinois), 8-6
    Third-Place Match: def #4 Steven Monk (North Dakota State), 4-0

    165: Chris Mood (unattached) - 2-2
    First Round: def. Curtis Cook (Utah Valley), 5-4
    Second Round: lost to #1 seed Bekzod Abdurakhmnov (Clarion), 12-5
    Consolations: def. John Michael Staudenmayer (North Carolina), Fall 4:05

    Consolations: lost to Jim Wilson (Stanford), 7-3

    174: #12 Seed Austin Gabel - 2-2
    First Round: Bye
    Second Round: def. Zac Cardwell (Oregon State), 6-1
    Third Round: lost to #5 seed Stephen West (Columbia), 3-1; SV1
    Consolations: def. Austin Morehead (Oregon State) MD, 16-8
    Consolations: lost to Mikey England (Iowa State), 8-4

    184: Nick Vetterlein - 2-2
    First Round: lost to #1 seed Robert Hamlin (Leigh), 10-4
    Consolations: def. Greg Wilson (Oklahoma), 15-8
    Consolations: def. Matt Gile (UW Park), 5-4; SV1
    Consolations: lost to #12 seed Ty Vinson (Oregon State), 10-8

    197: Derrick Borlie - 3-2
    First Round: Bye
    Second Round: def. #8 seed Christian Boley (Maryland), 6-3
    Third Round: lost to #9 seed Max Huntley (Michigan), 3-1
    Consolations: def. John Bolich (Lehigh), 6-3
    Consolations: def. Donald McNeil (Rider), 6-2

    Consolations: lost #10 Kevyn Gadson (Iowa State), 9-6

    285: #12 Seeded David Marone - 3-2
    First Round: def. Evan Knutson (North Dakota State), 6-2
    Second Round: def. Justin Dozier (Michigan), 3-2
    Third Round: lost to #5 seed Adam Chalfant (Indiana), 3-1; SV1
    Consolations: def. Paul Snyder (Hofstra), 6-4
    Consolations: def. Phil Catrucco (Clarion), 6-2

    Consolations: lost to #6 seed Matt Meuleners (Northern State), 3-1; SV1

    285: Chris Penny (unattached) - 1-2
    First Round: lost to Chris Lopez (Illinois), 2-1; TB1
    Consolations: def. Cody Klempay (North Carolina), Fall 1:26
    Consolations: lost to Dallas Brown (Maryland), 5-2

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