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Wrestlers Finish 7th At Virginia Duals - Defeat UCF 30-18

Wrestlers Finish 7th At Virginia Duals - Defeat UCF 30-18

EVENT: 35th Virginia Duals
LOCATION: Hampton Coliseum
DIVISION: American College
RESULTS: Liberty 40, Apprentice School 12
Ferrum 39, Apprentice School 12
Apprentice School 30, Central Florida 18
RECORD: Apprentice School 12-4
IN BRIEF: The Apprentice School went 1-2 on Friday and finished seventh in the American College Division of the 35th annual Virginia Duals at the Hampton Coliseum on Friday.

The Flames opened up with a pair of six-point wins taking the 125-pound match by fall and the 133 by forfeit to lead 12-0.  Issac Podell pushed the advantage to 15-0 with a win at 141 pounds for Liberty.
Apprentice School got on the board with a win by fall from Ty Watkins at 149 pounds in 3:57 to trim the deficit to 15-6.  Patrik Foxworth scored a late takedown to win in sudden victory at 157 pounds by a 7-5 count to make the score 15-9.
Liberty took wins in the next three matches, with two coming by bonus points to push the lead to 28-9 after 184 pounds.
Josh Rodriguez scored the final points in the bout for the Builders as he won the 197-pound match by a 4-3 count making the score 28-12.
125: Tim Nordan (L) p. Jacob Michael 2:43; 133: Tyler Sigler (L) won by forfeit; 141: Issac Podell (L) dec. Michael Holcomb 9-7; 149: Tyrell Watkins (A) p. Gene Balcita 3:57; 157: Patrik Foxworth (A) dec. Michael Bryant 7-5 SV-1; 165: Joshua Ferenczy (L) p. Landon Leithauser 3:37; 174: David Abbadusky (L) dec. Kenny Lowry 12-7; 184: Keyshaun Ward (L) maj. dec. Philip Porto 9-1; 197: Josh Rodriguez (A) dec. Matthew Reynolds 4-3; 235: Evan Canady (L) p. Shakeem Lassiter 1:02; 285: Joshua Pellitier (L) p. Gino Saunders,  2:18

As like the first match for the Builders, Ferrum opened with a pair of wins at 125 and 133 to take a 12-0 advantage.
Apprentice School responded as Michael Holcomb pinned NCAA Division III National Tournament qualifier Logan Meister in 38 seconds at 141 pounds to cut the deficit in half at 12-6.
Following a Ferrum win at 149, junior Chris Kennedy scored an 8-4 win over Daniel Reynolds at 157 as the Builders trailed 15-9.  Kyle Lowry matched that with a decision win at 165 pounds by a 7-2 count to bring the Builders to 15-12.
The Panthers put the match away by winning the last four bouts, all by fall, to give them the 39-12 victory.
125: Brett Sommera (F) won by forfeit; 133: Justin Zimmerman (F) won by forfeit; 141: Michael Holcomb (A) p. Logan Meister :38; 149: Logan Smith (F) dec. Robert Saunders 6-4; 157: Chris Kennedy (A) dec. Daniel Reynolds 8-4; 165: Kyle Lowry (A) dec. Dustin Santmyers 7-2; 174: Adam Fitzwater (F) p. Kenny Lowry 1:55; 184: Corbin Ramos (F) p. Philip Porto :49; 197: Nicholas Rodriguez (F) p. Josh Rodriguez 1:13; 285: Tate Dulany (F) p. Gino Saunders 4:02.

In the seventh-place match, the Knights scored wins by decision and forfeit in the first two weight classes to take a 9-0 advantage.
The Builders won the next five bouts with Holcomb and Watkins starting the run by picking up wins by fall at 141 and 149 respectively to lead 21-9 after a Kenny Lowry win at 174.
UCF scored a win by fall at 184 to trim the deficit to 21-15, while Josh Rodriguez got a little momentum back for the Builders with a 7-2 win at 197 to put them up 24-15.
A forfeit win at 235 for Jordan McCree of the Builders locked up the dual match for the Apprentice School.
125: Evan Dipsiner (UCF) dec. Jacob Michael 13-6; 133: Austin Vajen (UCF) won by forfeit; 141: Michael Holcomb (A) p. Alex Rivera 3:52; 149: Tyrell Watkins (A) p. Maximillian Becks (UCF) 3:31; 157: Patrik Foxworth (A) dec. Christian Grillo 9-7, SV-1; 165: Landon Leithauser (A) dec. Michael Seymour 6-4; 174: Kenny Lowry (A) dec. Austin Bailey 5-2; 184: Giovanni Jiovenetta (UCF) p. Philip Porto 5:40; 197: Josh Rodriguez (A) dec. Vincent Jiovenetta 7-3; 235: Jordan McCree (A) won by forfeit; 285: Tyrell Walker (UCF) dec. Gino Saunders 8-2.

The Builders will host their annual Builder Invitational on January 17 at Woodside High School starting at 9 am.