York Wins School Record Fourth ACC Championship

March 9, 2002

RALIEGH, N.C. - Maryland's Brandon York(Gaithersburg, Md.) won an Atlantic Coast Conference title in his weight class while NC State was crowned team champions after winning five individual weight classes, including three head-to-head matchups with runner-up North Carolina.

The Wolfpack won the championship with 83 team points, followed by North Carolina with 72.5, Virginia with 66, Maryland with 59.5, and Duke with 36.5.

NC State's junior 125-pounder George Cintron, who was named the tournament's outstanding wrestler, got the Wolfpack off to a good start in the championship round with a thrilling 3-1 overtime win over North Carolina's Chris Rodrigues.

Virginia's Joe Alexander upset top-seeded Evan Sola of North Carolina 5-4 and Maryland's senior Brandon York (Gaithersburg, Md.) won his fourth ACC championship at 141 with a 6-2 decision over Virginia's Bob Seidel.

Although Maryland's Jake Stork (Mohrsville, Pa.) was defeated 9-3 by Virginia's Jimi Massey, he received an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships March 21-23 in Albany, N.Y.

2002 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships
Championship Round Results
125 George Cintron (NCS) dec. Chris Rodrigues (UNC), 3-1, OT
133 Joe Alexander (UVa) dec. Evan Sola (UNC), 5-4
141 Brandon York (Md) dec. Bob Seidel (UVa), 6-2
149 Jake Giamoni (NCS) dec. Mike booth (UNC), 5-1
157 Tim Foley (UVa) dec. Dave Miller (NCS), 5-3
165 Pierre Pryor (NCS) dec. Mike Mitchell (DU), 9-7
174 Dustin Kawa (NCS) dec. Mark Canty (UNC), 3-2
184 Jimi Massey (UVa) dec. Jake Stork (Md), 9-3
197 Jason Gore (NCS) dec. Daegan Smith (DU), 8-3
Hwt Matt Kenny (UNC) dec. Ryan Painter (UVa)

At-Large Bids Chris Rodrigues, 125, North Carolina Evan Sola, 133, North Carolina Brad Byers, 141, North Carolina Mike Mitchell, 165, Duke Mark Canty, 174, North Carolina Jake Stork, 184, Maryland Tommy Huang, 125, Duke