Jan. 11, 2003
At the Virginia Duals held in Hampton, Va., the Maryland wrestling team defeated Anderson by a score of 37-6, and Montclair 28-17 to advance to the finals which will be held Saturday, Jan. 11th at 8:30 p.m.
In the first match against Anderson, the Terps recorded three pins and two major decisions in their 31 point victory. Matt Pandullo opened up the action with an 11-6 victory in the 125-pound division, and Mike Lupa recorded a pin in 4:11. John Antonelli and Sal Aquia both recorded major decisions, and John Antonelli and Jake Stork joined Lupa in recording pins. Stork pinned his opponent in just 0:39, and Antonelli joined Lupa pinning his opponent in 4:11 as well. The other two Terp victories came from Jason Ellis who won 3-2, and Eric Fehnel who won by forfeit. John-Henry Zarzycki and Patrick Cissne were the lone losses for the Terps.
In the second match of the tournament held at 3:00 p.m. in the Hampton Coliseum, the Terps took advantage of three more pins to defeat Montclair. Late wins by Stork, Aquia, and Fehnel powered the Terps to victory. Stork recorded his second pin of the tournament in 1:31, and was followed by Jason Kiessling (3:44), and Fehnel (3:34) in tallying pins. James and Pandullo won their second matches of the tournament, and Zarzycki avenged his earlier loss with a 9-2 victory. In his first match of the tournament Brian Mullaney earned a win by a score of 11-5. Jason Gribschaw and Cissne tallied the only two losses for the Terps.
Maryland 37, Anderson 6
125 PANDULLO Dec POLLOCK 11 - 6 133 LUPA Fall SANDERS 4 :11 141 VOLPONI Dec ZARAYCKI 10 - 9 149 JAMES Tech MERRY 19 - 3 157 ANTONELLI Maj Dec BAILEY 9 - 1; 4 :11 165 ELLIS Dec POYNTER 3 - 2 174 ROBERTSON Dec CISSNE 5 - 2 184 STORK Fall KAUFMAN 0:39 197 AQUIA Maj Dec DOLLAR 12 - 2 HWT FEHNEL Forfeit
Maryland 39, Montclair 6
125 PANDULLO Dec MOORE 6 - 5 133 MIKOLAY Dec GRIBSHAW 10 - 6 141 ZARAYCKI Dec GALLIOTO 9 - 2 149 JAMES Tech RATEL 21 - 5 157 KIESSLING Fall BEITZ 3 :44 165 MULLANEY Dec DENIZ 11 - 5 174 ALJAKSEYENKA Fall CISSNE 2 :02 184 STORK Fall FALATO 1 :31 197 AQUIA Maj Dec GAUL 13 - 4 HWT FEHNEL Fall CARONE 3 :34