Schlaffer Paces Terp Wrestlers At Body Bar Classic

Nov. 19, 2005

ITHACA, N.Y. - Sophomore Andrew Schlaffer's third place finish helped pace the Maryland Terrapin wrestling team Saturday at the Body Bar Classic hosted by Cornell University. The Terps finished in ninth place with 40.50 points. Josh Haines was the only other Terp to place at the tournament finishing sixth.

Cornell won the competition with 138 points. Oregon State followed in second (95.50) and Kent State (92.00)

In the 149 bracket, Schlaffer won his opening round match 8-2 over Mike Reish of Cornell before falling to eventual champ Patrick Simpson of Army. Schlaffer then rolled through the consolation bracket, winning by scores of 11-5, 10-1 and 10-3 before pinning Purdue's Mark Powell in 38 seconds to claim third.

Haines (184) won a pair of bouts by decision before losing a tough 6-4 decision in overtime to Alex Camargo of Kent State. Despite two more losses in the lower half of the bracket, Haines was still able to take sixth place.

Freshman James Knox (125) had a strong tournament going 3-2 on the day. Steve Fehnel (141), Adam DeCosmo (165), Jerry Afari (197) and Bryan Reiss (285) all picked up two wins at the tournament.

The Terps will continue tournament action next week at the Mat Town Invitational hosted by Lock Haven in Lock Haven, Pa.

Below are the complete results of Maryland wrestlers:

Mike Moor (125) :: 0-2
L, 9-5 vs. Jake Gonzalez (Oregon State)
L, 6-4 vs. James Knox (MD)

James Knox (125) :: 3-2
L, 5-3 vs. William Simpson (Army)
W, 6-4 vs. Mike Moor (MD)
W, 8-4 vs. Jeff Price (Purdue)
W, 11-3 vs. Davey Mason (Army)
L, 7-3 vs. Brandon Tucker (Purdue)

Brendan Byrne (133) :: 1-2
L, 11-9 (tb) vs. Frankie Baughan (Army)
W, 6-2 vs. Morgan Remillard (Drexel)
L, 7-2 vs. Sal Lascari (Slippery Rock)

Sean Carr (133) :: 0-2 L, 9-2 vs. Mike Ciotti (Pitt)
L, 10-8 vs. Zach Makovsky (Drexel)

Steve Fehnel (141) :: 2-2
L, 6-1 vs. Jake Patacsill (Purdue)
W, 3-1 vs. Lief Gilsdorf (Army)
W, 5-2 vs. Drew Lashaway (Kent State)
L, 3-2 vs. Tony Severo (Army)

Andrew Schlaffer (149) :: 5-1 (3RD PLACE)
W, 8-2 vs. Mike Reish (Cornell)
L, 6-2 vs. Patrick Simpson (Army)
W, 11-5 vs. Paul Hammond (Kent State)
W, 10-1 vs. Orlando Perez (Oregon State)
W, 10-3 vs. Jordan Nettuno (Drexel)
W, Fall (0:38) vs. Mark Powell (Purdue)

Keith Bernard (149) :: 0-2
L, 5-3 vs. Evan Sheidel (Cornell)
L, 17-2 Tech Fall vs. Orlando Perez (Oregon State)

Mike McGill (157) :: 1-2
L, 16-1 Tech Fall vs. Jason McGee (Kent State)
W, 10-7 vs. Dave Kapetanovich (Pitt)
L, 6-0 vs. Jake Murphy (Purdue)

Jerad Villecco (157) :: 1-2
L, 3-1 vs. Kurt Gross (Kent State)
W, 8-1 vs. James Therrien (Drexel)
L, Fall (2:35) vs. Jason McGee (Kent State)

Eli Black (165) :: 0-2
L, 14-4 vs. Jason Cardillo (Slippery Rock)
L, 3-1 vs. Chad Marzec (Army)

Adam DeCosmo (165) :: 2-2
W, Fall (2:36) vs. Jerald Christian (Slippery Rock)
L, 5-1 vs. Steve Anceravage (Cornell)
W, 4-2 vs. Chad Marzec (Army)
L, 7-6 vs. John Decault (Purdue)

Rob Parker (174) :: 1-2
W, 3-1 vs. Nick Padezan (Pitt)
L, Fall (0:46) vs. Luke Hogel (Cornell)
L, 9-3 vs. Eric Chine (Kent State)

Josh Haines (184) :: 2-3 (SIXTH PLACE)
W, 5-2 vs. Justin Terhune (Drexel)
W, 4-3 vs. Kyle Deliere (Pitt)
L, 6-4 (ot) vs. Alex Camargo (Kent State)
L, 4-2 vs. Josh Arnone (Cornell)
L, Fall (1:00) vs. Kyle Deliere (Pitt)

Jerry Afari (197) :: 2-2
W, 18-4 vs. Nick Calandrino (Ithaca)
L, 18-2 Tech Fall vs. Jerry Rinaldi (Cornell)
W, Fall (3:32) vs. Andrew Joseph (Slippery Rock)
L, 3-2 vs. Jon Oplinger (Drexel)

Bryan Reiss (285) :: 2-2
L, 5-2 vs. Michael Sprigg (Army)
W, 13-5 vs. Michael Grace (Drexel)
W, 12-3 vs. Jim March (Cornell)
L, Fall (6:55) vs. Willie Leonard (Kent State)