Feb. 11, 1997
Maryland Drops 23-8 Decision to Virginia
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The Maryland wrestling team (8-3)lost for the first time at home in 1996 to a vibrant Virginiateam (8-5) by the score of 23-8. The Cavaliers took seven ofthe ten matches to gain control of the meet.
Maryland All- America candidate James "The Guzzler" Guzzio (Sr;New Haven, CT) remained undefeated with a record of 30-0 bydefeating Virginia's Jason Mutarelli by a score of 4-3. Guzzioremains ranked No. 8 in the country and is the only undefeatedwrestler in the ACC. Other winners for the Terps were ArashAlizadeh (Sr; Herndon, VA) and Damon Stephens (Sr; UpperMarlboro, MD).
The Terps will attempt to get back on the winning track inDurham, North Carolina this Saturday afternoon, where they willtake on Duke at 1 p.m.Match Results
118 lbs. Gerald Harrison (UVA) (11-6) pinned Dave Mitola (MD) (3-8) 1:40126 lbs. Steve Garland (UVA) (17-12) d. Scott Herfel (MD) (9-12) 8-3134 lbs. James Guzzio (MD) (30-0) d. Jason Mutarelli (UVA) (24-10) 4-3142 lbs. Adrian Miles (UVA) (13-7) d. Shane Mack (MD) (28-8) 4-2150 lbs. Jim Harshaw (UVA) (16-5) d. Jeff Whalen (MD) (26-8) 7-3158 lbs. Arash Alizadeh (MD) (28-9) d. Alex Leykikh (UVA) (9-13) 4-2167 lbs. Damon Stephens (MD) (19-11) d. John Qualter (UVA) (7-9) 6-2177 lbs. Martius Harding (UVA) (19-6) d. Craig Garrison (MD) (21-9) 9-4 A point was taken off both team scores for unsportsmanlike conduct in the above match. 190 lbs. Craig Fenstermaker (UVA) (15-8) d. Brian Layman (MD) (17-12) 8-6HWT Zach Feldman (UVA) (14-4) d. Dave Vernier (MD) (19-9) 4-2