HAMPTON, VA. -- The Apprentice School wrestling team had six wrestlers qualify for Friday night’s quarterfinals as the Builders currently sit second in the 2010 National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships at the Hampton University Convocation Center.
University of Central Florida leads the event with 36.5 points, followed by Apprentice School (33.5), SIU-Edwardsville (31.5), Grand Valley State (29.5) and Maryland-Baltimore County (24.5) to round out the top five of 79 teams.
Sophomore Marcus Chevres started the quarterfinal binge with a 17-2 win over Shane Porter of Ohio State in the second round. Chevres, who was one of three Builders to enter the tournament as a top-seed at their weight, will face Xenepher Austin of Marion Military Institute in the 5 pm quarterfinals.
Senior Ty Holley, another top-seeded Builder wrestler, advanced with an 11-3 major decision over Dillon Pousson of SIU-Edwardsville. Holley, who opened with a win in 39 seconds in the first round, will face Kendall Albert of Kennesaw State in the round of eight.
At 157 pounds, the Builders have a pair of quarterfinalists. Senior Matt Perry knocked off Joe Kent of Illinois State with a 6-4 decision after defeating the fifth-seeded wrestler in the opening round. Perry will now face Eric Powell of Williamson Trade in the round of eight.
Also at 157, freshman Patrick McIntosh defeated Walter Pope of the US Naval Academy Prep School 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals. McIntosh, who won his opening match earlier on Thursday by pin in 3:59, will face Jeremy Edward of Illinois State in the quarterfinals.
Senior Will Harcum, the third Builder who entered as the top-seed in his weight class, held off Mike Wranowsky of Oakland University for a 13-11 victory in the second round. Harcum, who now sports a 43-9 record, will advance to face Adam Knepper of Slippery Rock University in the quarterfinals.
Sophomore Anthony Damico also earned a spot in the quarterfinal round on Friday night with an 11-5 win over Ryan Tyhurst of Cal-Santa Barbara in the second round. Damico will face top-seeded Ross Cravens of Kennesaw State in the quarterfinal round.
The Builders also have several wrestlers still alive in the wrestle-back rounds. Todd Gular and Ty Ford at 125 pounds join Ricky Anderson (149), Malachi Outlaw (174), Quentin Bowling (184), Stuart Roes (197) and Kevin Gray (285) in the consolation rounds.
Tournament action will pick up again on Friday morning at 9 am with the second round of consolations. The men’s quarterfinals and third round of consolations will begin at 5 pm with the consolation fourth round scheduled for approximately 8 pm in the Convocation Center.
For more information, you can follow the tournament online at www.ncwa.net/nationals
2010 NCWA Nationals
Hampton University Convocation Center
Team Scores (Top 10 of 79): Central Florida (36.5), Apprentice School (33.5), SIU-Edwardsville (31.5), Grand Valley State (29.5), University of Maryland-Baltimore County (24.5), Marion Military Institute (23.5), US Navy Prep (20.5), West Chester (19.5), US Military Prep (17.5), US Air Force Prep (15.5).
Apprentice School Results – Second Round and First Round Consolation
125: Grant Kadokura (MIT) dec. Todd Gular (A) 14-4; Frankie Miller (Georgia) dec. Ty Ford (A) 7-1
133: Marcus Chevres (A) tech fall Shane Porter (Ohio St.) 17-2
141: Ty Holley (A) maj. dec. Dillon Pousson (SIU-Edwardsville) 11-3; Justin Adamek (Williamson) dec. Kyle Spruill 7-5
149: Kyle Lowman (SIU-Edwardsville) p. Ricky Anderson (A) 6:23
157: Matt Perry (A) dec. Joe Kent (Illinois St.) 6-4; Patrick McIntosh (A) dec. Walter Pope (US Navy Prep) 6-2
165: Will Harcum (A) dec. Mike Wranowsky (Oakland) 13-11
174: Anthony Damico (A) dec. Ryan Tyhurst (UCSB) 11-5; Kevin Bacci (West Chester) dec. Malachi Outlaw (A) 11-5
184: Jacob Edelman (New Haven) maj. dec. Cody Jones (A) 13-3; Quentin Bowling (A) def. Jacob Rice (Texas A&M) forfeit
197: Nicholas White (Mercer) def. Freeman Ward (A) 8-2; Stuart Roes (A) p. Shaun Scruggs (Ga. Southern) 2:00
235: Louis Gies (Slippery Rock) maj. dec. Jeremy Diley (A) 11-0
285: Corey Melin (Grand Valley) dec. Kevin Gray (A) 1-0