January 20, 2013
Hokies cruise past Wolfpack, 40-6
Vetterlein, Borlie pick up pins

BLACKSBURG - The ninth-ranked Virginia Tech wrestling team cruised to a 40-6 win over NC State Sunday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum to improve to 4-0 in the conference and claim its 23rd ACC win in the past 24 matches.

Jarrod Garnett, ranked fourth in the country at 125 pounds, rebounded from a tough loss Saturday at UNC to dominate Joe DeAngelo in the first match. He used six takedowns and a riding time point to pick up the 15-4 major decision.

At 133 pounds, Erik Spjut got the first takedown of the match and used an escape in the second period to hold off Sam Speno to win 3-2. Speno got a takedown in the second period, but chose neutral in the third and couldn’t get anything on Spjut as Spjut held on for the win.

Sixth-ranked Nick Brascetta took care of business at 149 pounds, picking up a takedown in the first and third periods, plus over 2 minutes of riding time to beat Thomas Gantt, 7-1. At 157 pounds, seventh-ranked Jesse Dong had his way with Matt Nereim, turning him three times in the first period and again in the second stanza to take a 15-0 technical fall in the second period.

At 174 pounds, Austin Gabel used four takedowns to push the action against Patrick Davis, winning 12-8 after accumulating 3:14 of riding time. Nick Vetterlein dominated Keegan Cerwinski early on, picking up four takedowns in the first period before picking up the pin in the second period. At 197 pounds, Derrick Borlie took down Bill Cook and pinned him in just 55 seconds to make quick work of his opponent. It was the first pin of the season for both Borlie and Vetterlein.

David Marone continued to wrestle well, picking up a 14-3 major decision over Mike Kosoy. The sixth-year senior used four takedowns and a nearfall combo to pick up his 85th career win, moving into a tie for 14th place all-time at Tech.

The Hokies forfeited at 141 pounds and the Wolfpack forfeited at 165 pounds. NC State managed just six offensive points in the eight matches, coming on three takedowns.

Tech (11-2, 4-0) will return to action next weekend, taking on a pair of nationally ranked teams. The Hokies will travel to College Park on Friday night for a match with No. 23 Maryland at 7 p.m. and then return home on Sunday for a 2 p.m. match with No. 13 Oklahoma on Senior Day.

#9 Virginia Tech (11-2, 4-0 ACC) 40, NC State (3-2, 0-2 ACC) 6
125: #4 Jarrod Garnett (VT) maj. dec. Joe DeAngelo, 15-4
133: Erik Spjut (VT) dec. Sam Speno, 3-2
141: Tyler Hunt (NCS) wins by forfeit
149: #6 Nick Brascetta (VT) dec. Thomas Gantt, 7-1
157: #7 Jesse Dong (VT) tech fall Matt Nereim, 15-0 (4:45)
165: #5 Pete Yates (VT) wins by forfeit
174: Austin Gabel (VT) dec. Patrick Jones, 12-8
184: Nick Vetterlein (VT) fall Keegan Cerwinski, 3:18
197: Derrick Borlie (VT) fall Bill Cook, :55
285: David Marone (VT) maj. dec. Mike Kosoy, 14-3

Additionally, several Tech wrestlers competed in the Purple Raider Open, hosted by Mt. Union College in Alliance, Ohio. Sal Mastriani and John Dickson each won titles while Matt Peters, Chad Strube, Sam Law, Darren Hankins and Ty Walz all placed second. Below are the results:

125: Matt Peters - 3-1 (SECOND PLACE)
First Round: def. Johnny Papesh (Notre Dame [Ohio]), 5-3
Quarterfinals: def. Stephen Pastor Tiffin, Fall 2:34
Semifinals: def. Cory Lester (Michigan), 6-4 (SV)
Finals: lost to Jarred Brooks (Notre Dame [Ohio]), Inj. Def. (3:25)

141: Michael Gowen (unattached) - 2-2
First Round: lost to Brodie Scherer (Notre Dame [Ohio]) Fall 4:58
Conolations: def. Chandler Pope (Mount Union), 7-3
Consolations: wins by forfeit
Consolations: lost to Christain Olanowski (Michigan State), 4-0

157: Chad Strube (unattached) - 4-1 (SECOND PLACE)
First Round: def. David Gonzalez (Mount Union), MD 12-0
Second Round: def. Jett Hurt (Tiffin), 14-7
Quarterfinals: def. Christian Baughman (Lake Erie), Fall 3:25
Semifinals: def. David Bergida (VT), 6-3
Finals: lost to Sal Mastriani (VT), 8-3

157: David Bergida - 3-2 (FOURTH PLACE)
First Round: def. Kyle Begg (Tiffin), MD 12-3
Quarterfinals: def. Robert Hughes (Michigan State), Fall 6:45
Semifinals: lost to Chad Strube (VT), 6-3
Consolations: def. Chance Smith (West Virginia Tech), Fall 4:28
Third-Place Match: lost to Christian Baughman (Lake Erie), Fall 2:41

157: Sal Mastriani (unattached) - 4-0 (CHAMPION)
First Round: def. Jake Brown (Lake Erie), Fall 3:28
Quarterfinals: def. Isaac Williams (Tiffin), Fall 3:45
Semifinals: def. Kyle Burns (Ashland), MD 15-5
Finals: def. Chad Strube (VT), 8-3

165: Chris Moon (unattached) - 6-1 (THIRD PLACE)
First Round: def. Ethan Bodi (Indiana), Fall 0:55
Second Round: def. Jeremy Regula (Mount Union), Fall 4:02
Quarterfinals: lost to Nick Becker (Central Michigan), 6-2
Consolations: def. Mike Monson (Cleveland State), Fall 2:14
Consolations: def. Bobby Nash (Michigan State), MD 14-2
Consolations: def. Francis Mizia (Mercyhurst), MD 14-4
Third-Place Match: def. Tyler Buckwaleter (Kent State), 8-2

165: Brooks Morrison (unattached) - 0-2
First Round: lost to Mitchell Porter (Lake Erie), 2-1
Consolations: lost to Bobby Nash (Michigan State), MD 11-2

184: John Dickson (unattached) - 5-0 (CHAMPION)
First Round: def. Walid Boggio (Tiffin), MD 8-0
Second Round: def. Brian Deming (Mount Union), MD 10-2
Quarterfinals: def. Trent Keisling (Thiel), MD 14-2
Semifinals: def. Mike Baker (Notre Dame [Ohio]), 3-0
Finals: def. Sam Law (VT), 5-1

184: Sam Law - 4-1 (SECOND PLACE)
First Round: def. Aaron Page (Mercyhurst), TF 16-1
Second Round: def. Joe Monroe (Mount Union), Fall 3:54
Quarterfinals: def. Austin Severn (Central Michigan), Fall 2:11
Semifinals: def. Jon Schaffer (Lake Erie), Fall 1:29
Finals: lost to John Dickson (VT), 5-1

197: Darren Hankins - 4-1 (SECOND PLACE)
First Round: def. Ramsey Hanna (Pittsburgh), Fall 5:44
First Round: def. Todd Gaydosh (unattached), 6-4
Quarterfinals: def. Divon Jones (Mount Union), 6-2
Semifinals: def. Dimitrious Reinfroe (Michigan State), TF 16-0
Finals: lost to Nick McDirmid (Michigan State), 5-2

197: Bobby Lavelle - 4-2 (FOURTH PLACE)
First Round: def. Ryan Kenski (Thiel), TF 19-4
Second Round: def. Garrett Linton (Notre Dame [Ohio]), 11-9
Quarterfinals: def. Andrew Itnyre (Tiffin), 5-1
Semifinals: lost to Nick McDirmid (Michigan State), 3-1
Consolations: def. Todd Gaydosh (Unattached), 7-4
Third-Place Match: lost to Nick Rajcsak (Mount Union), 2-1 (TB-1)

285: Dan Garwood - 6-1 (THIRD PLACE)
First Round: lost to Mimmo Lytle (Kent State), 2-1
Consolation: def. Vince Hall (Jamestown CC), Fall 3:24
Consolations: def. Mark Douglass (Thiel), Fall 1:10
Consolations: def. Kevin Christman (Tiffin), 5-3 (SV)
Consolations: def. Raymon Stone (Cleveland State), 3-1 (TB-1)
Consolations: wins by default
Third-Place Match: def. Mimmo Lytle (Kent State), 3-1 (SV)

285: Chris Penny (unattached) - 2-2
First Round: def. Vince Hall (Jamestown CC), Fall 4:41
Second Round: def. Chris Nash (Michigan State), MD 15-4
Quarterfinals: lost to Justin Dozier (Michigan), 3-2
Consolations: lost to Chris Nash (Michigan State), Fall 1:59

285: Ty Walz (unattached) - 3-2 (SECOND PLACE)
First Round: def. Brendan Fitzgerald (Ohio State), 1:14
Quarterfinals: def. Kevin Christman (Tiffin), 5-2
Semifinals: def. Mimmo Lytle (Kent State), 3-0
Finals: lost to Justin Dozier (Michigan), 5:00

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