February 24, 2013
Moon takes title at National Collegiate Open
Five Hokies place at season-ending event

RICHMOND, Va. (hokiesports.com) - Five Virginia Tech wrestlers competed at the National Collegiate Open Sunday inside the Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond, marking the end of the open tournament season. Chris Moon led the way with a title at 165 pounds while Ty Walz (third at heavyweight), Chris Penny (fourth at heavyweight), Brooks Morrison (fourth at 174 pounds) and Sal Mastriani (fifth at 157 pounds) also placed.

Moon went 5-0 in claiming the title, beating Tyler Buckwalter of Kent State by a fall in just 11 seconds in the finals.

Below are the results from all 12 Tech wrestlers who competed Sunday. Those who wrestled unattached do not have these results count toward their Virginia Tech record.

141: Michael Gowen - 0-2
First Round: lost to Jim Carucci (Lehigh), 10-4
Consolations: lost to Eli Beinstock (Finger Lakes WC), 3-0 *

157: Sal Mastriani (unattached) - 6-2; FIFTH PLACE
First Round: def. Brady Massaro (Maryland), 8-3
Second Round: lost to Ian Miller (Kent State), Fall 4:42
Consolations: def. Dalton Ahern (Hofstra), Fall 1:55
Consolations: def. Cody Copeland (Lock Haven), MD 14-5
Consolations: def. Derek Golner (North Carolina), Fall 0:46
Consolations: def. Anthony Perrotti (Rutgers), 9-6
Consolations: lost to Bryce Busler (Bloomsburg), 5-3
Fifth-Place Match: won by forfeit

157: Chad Strube (unattached) - 3-2
First Round: def. Danny O’Malley (Maryland), Fall 1:35
Second Round: lost to Bryce Busler (Bloomsburg), 9-2
Consolations: def. Mikey Caputo (Hofstra), MD 14-2
Consolations: Taylor Simaz (Finger Lakes WC), 11-4 *
Consolations: lost to Anthony Perrotti (Rutgers), 5-2

165: David Bergida - 1-2
First Round: def. Clay Wenger (Kent State), 1-0
Second Round: lost to Jackson Morse (Illinois), TF 16-0
Consolations: lost to Josh Snook (Maryland), 12-6

165: Chris Moon (unattached) - 5-0; CHAMPION
First Round: def. Nick LoBue (Maryland), MD 9-1
Second Round: def. Anthony Volpe (Rutgers), 3-1
Quarterfinals: def. Frank Affronti (Hofstra), 3-0
Semifinals: def. Jackson Morse (Illinois), 2-1
Finals: def. Tyler Buckwalter (Kent State), Fall 0:11

174: Brooks Morrison - 5-2; FOURTH PLACE
First Round: def. Brandon Phillips (Penn State), 9-4
Second Round: def. Corey Smith (George Mason), 8-4
Quarterfinals: lost to Anthony Pafumi (Rutgers), 6-2
Consolations: def. Mike Vollant (Kent State), 5-3
Consolations: def. Brandon Phillips (Penn State), 5-1
Consolations def. Levi Clemons (Chattanooga), 10-3
Third-Place Match: lost to Anthony Pafumi (Rutgers), MD 10-2

184: Sam Law - 3-1
First Round: def. Jeff Koepke (Illinois), 7-6
Second Round: lost to Turtogtokh Luvsandorj (Citadel), Fall 1:54
Consolations: def. Zach Bennett (Gardner-Webb), 7-0
Consolations: def. Nicholas Kidd (Virginia), MD 8-0
Consolations: withdrew

184: John Dickson (unattached) - 2-2
First Round: def. Joe Rimel (Lock Haven), MD 9-0
Second Round: def. Nicholas Kidd (Virginia), 7-4
Quarterfinals: lost to Turtogtokh Luvsandorj (Citadel), 4-2
Consolations: lost to Ville Heino (Campbell), 10-5

197: Darren Hankins - 1-2
First Round: lost to Bryce Corwell (Gardner-Webb), 3-1
Consolations: def. Dylan Devine (Maryland), MD 17-4
Consolations: lost to Eldat Muradov (UMBC), 12-7

285: Dan Garwood - 1-2
First Round: def. Lucas Ryan (Old Dominion), 6-0
Quarterfinals: lost to Denzel Dejournette (Appalachian State), 6-3
Consolations: lost to Justin Kozera (Gardner-Webb), MD 12-1

285: Ty Walz (unattached) - 5-1; THIRD PLACE
First Round: def. Jordan Marrero (Kent State), MD 12-3
Second Round: lost to Nick Gwiazdowski (NC State), Fall 2:07
Consolations: def. Lucas Ryan (Old Dominion), Fall 1:18
Consolations: def. Zeal McGrew (Hofstra), MD 14-4
Consolations: def. Denzel Dejournette (Appalachian State), MD 19-8
Third-Place Match: def. Chris Penny (Virginia Tech), 4-2

285: Chris Penny (unattached) - 3-2; FOURTH PLACE
First Round: def. Josh Marchok (Stanford), 6-4
Quarterfinals: def. Lex Knapp (Rutgers), TF 19-2
Semifinals: lost to Nick Gqiazdowski (NC State), MD 11-2
Consolations: def. Mimmo Itle (Kent State), 1-0
Third-Place Match: lost to Ty Walz (Virginia Tech) 4-2

* non-NCAA competitor; result doesn’t count toward record

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