DALTON, GA. -- The Apprentice School opened action on Friday night in the 2011 National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Dual Championships with a pair of wins to advance to the fourth round of the championship at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center.
Apprentice School (12-6) defeated Radford 51-6 in its opening match and then shutout East Tennessee State University 60-0 after earning a first-round bye as the third-seed in the 20-team event.
The Builders opened the match with Radford as sophomore Ty Ford scored a 12-7 decision over Brian Britton to put the Builders up 3-0. After no match at 133, junior Marcus Chevres went up to 141 pounds and scored a win by fall in 3:27 over Mike Eysaman to give the Builders a 9-0 lead. His win started four wins in a row by fall for the Builders as Kyle Spruill won at 149 pounds (in 2:08), Ricky Anderson at 157 (in 4:16) and Anthony Damico at 165 (in 5:32) to give the Builders a 27-0 lead. Apprentice School won four of the last five bouts by forfeit to take the 51-6 win over Radford.
In their next match against ETSU, the Builders recorded a 60-0 blanking of the Buccaneers. Ford opened with a fall in 18 seconds as the Builders alternated winning by fall or forfeit in the first five matches to take a 30-0 lead. Damico won by a major decision at 165 pounds and Stuart Roes also won by major decision at 197 to sandwich a pair of wins by fall from Ours and Willie Crawford at 184 to take a 50-0 lead after 197.
The Builders will now take on Middle Tennessee State at 10:30 am on Saturday in the fourth round of the event.
Apprentice School 51, Radford 6
125: Ty Ford (A) dec. Brian Britton 12-7; 133: no match; 141: Marcus Chevres (A) p. Mike Eysaman 3:27; 149: Kyle Spruill (A) p. Julian Williams 2:08; 157: Ricky Anderson (A) p. Tyler Reedy 4:16; 165: Anthony Damico (A) p. Joshua Jordan 5:32; 174: Steven Ours (A) won by forfeit; 184: Willie Crawford (A) won by forfeit; 197: Stuart Roes (A) won by forfeit; 235: Roman Rasiak ( R) p. Johnathan Jones 4:29; 285: Jeremy Diley (A) won by forfeit.
Apprentice School 60, East Tennessee State 0
125: Ty Ford (A) p. Ian McKinley :18; 133: Marcus Chevres (A) won by forfeit; 141: Odis Wesby (A) p. Corey Thweatt 5:28; 149: BJ Compton (A) won by forfeit; 157: Ricky Anderson (A) p. Nicholas Shields :43; 165: Anthony Damico (A) maj. dec. Michael Puckett 15-4; 174: Steven Ours (A) p. James Hagan 2:30; 184: Willie Crawford (A) p. Chris Carter 2:51; 197: Stuart Roes (A) maj. dec. Ben Harrison 11-4; 235: Kevin Gray (A) maj. dec. Brad Robbins 13-3; 285: Jeremy Diley (A) p. Spencer Keck 3:12