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    Senior 157-pounder Scott Garren won a pair of major decisions, but the Wolfpack dropped two of three bouts at the2004 NC State Duals.
    Senior 157-pounder Scott Garren won a pair of major decisions, but the Wolfpack dropped two of three bouts at the2004 NC State Duals.
     

    Jan. 10, 2004

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Fourth-ranked Illinois barely broke a sweat Saturday at the 2004 NC State Duals at Reynolds Coliseum. The Illini routed three opponents -- 41-3 over NC State, 38-3 over Drexel, and 40-3 over UNC Greensboro -- and walked away from the Duals with a 4-0 mark for the season.

    The NC State Duals were no so kind to the host team. In addition to being buried by the Illinois avalanche, the Wolfpack dropped the final two bouts in the third round and lost a 20-14 decision to Drexel. In between the two losses, the Pack edged Virginia Tech 20-18. NC State fell to 2-2 for the season.

    In other action at the NC State Duals, Drexel defeated Campbell 36-6, and Virginia Tech downed UNCG 24-12 and Campbell 36-13.

    Several individual Wolfpack wrestlers may have wrestled their best match of the day in the opener against the Illini, despite the lopsided score. Down 6-0 in the team scoring, Jake Giamoni, ranked No. 18 at 149, defeated Cal Ferry 6-3, and 13th-ranked 157-pounder Scott Garren then lost a tough 6-2 decision to No. 1 Alex Tirapelle. That made it 9-3, and the next three Illinois wrestlers were ranked in the national top 10, followed by 11th-ranked heavywewight Mike Behnke. Predictably, those four blew the match open with three major decisions and a pin, but redshirt-freshman 125-pounder Jeremy Hartrum lost a tough 4-1 decision to unranked but heralded Kyle Ott, who was ranked 10th in the country a year ago before an injury ended his season.

    The Wolfpack and Hokies went back and forth in their battle. Hernandez pinned Aaron Brown at the 2:53 mark to give the Pack a quick 6-0 lead, but Reed Carpenter upset Giamoni 3-2 at 149, and after Garren's 8-0 major decision over Andre Donofrio at 157, Chris Stith thumped Mike Waite 16-6 at 165 and Steve Borja pounded Mike Waite 16-8 at 174 to give Tech an 11-10 lead.

     

     

    Humphries took a 2-0 win over Shaun Guttridge to push the lead to 13-11, but Canaan Prater's 8-6 victory over Zach Garren at 197 gave the Hokies the lead back at 14-13. NC State put the match away with back-to-back decisions from heavyweight Jainor Palma and 125-pounder Garrett Cummings. Palma downed Kris Wiedegreen 6-0, and Cummings put a 12-4 major decision on Ryan Broughman to give the Pack a 20-14 lead heading into the final bout of the match.

    The six-point lead still left the Hokies some breathing room for 13th-ranked David Hoffman to get a possible match-tying pin, but Hoffman had to settle for an 11-3 major decision over Pacitti, giving the Pack a two-point win.

    NC State's loss to Drexel was just as close throughout, but the Dragons won the final two bouts to break a tie and win by six points. Hernandez got the Wolfpack off to another quick start with a 14-4 major decision over Chris Renninger, but Mark Cartella handed Giamoni his second loss of the day, a 9-4 upset. After Garren's 11-1 blowout of Ray Lamb at 157, Drexel won the two critical bouts of the match. Steve Beard defeated Eric Heath 10-3 at 165, and Pat Miller won a 14-4 major decision over Rick Brownlee to give the Dragons a 10-8 lead.

    Humphries gave the Pack its final lead of the night at 11-10 with a 3-2 decision over Pat Shuflett at 184, but 13th-ranked 197-pounder Chris Jones beat Dave Iobst 15-4 to make it 14-11, Drexel.

    Palma tied the team score with a 2-1 win over Albert Shenko in the heavyweight match, but Rob Rebmann defeated Hartrum 9-2, and Joe Cristaldi downed Pacitti 6-2 to put the finishing touches on the win for the Dragons.

    NC State returns to action on Wednesday, January 14 at North Carolina. The match will begin at 7:30 p.m.

    #4 Illinois 41, NC State 3

    141 - Michael Martin (ILL) wbf Alex Hernandez, 2:17

    149: #18 Jake Giamoni (NCS) dec. Cal Ferry, 6-3

    157: #1 Alex Tirapelle (ILL) dec. #13 Scott Garren, 6-2

    165: Anthony Castillo (ILL) tech fall Eric Heath, 16-0

    174: #8 Pete Friedl (ILL) major dec. Rick Brownlee, 11-2

    184: #6 Brian Glynn (ILL) major dec. Daniel Humphries, 9-0

    197: #9 Jason Potter (ILL) major dec. Zach Garren, 11-1

    Hwt: #11 Mike Behnke (ILL) wbf Jainor Palma, 1:26

    125: Kyle Ott (ILL) dec. Jeremy Hartrum, 4-1

    133: #4 Mark Jayne (ILL) wbf Daniel Pacitti, 2:46

    Drexel 36, Campbell 6

    141 - Chris Renninger (Drexel) dec. Adam Bricker, 8-2

    149 - Mark Cartella (Drexel) tech fall Elliot Berger, 16-0 at 4:17

    157 - Ray Lamb (Drexel) dec. Jeff Lyons, 6-4

    165 - Steve Beard (Drexel) won by forfeit

    174 - Nick Kozar (Drexel) dec. Brian Hocum, 4-1

    184 - Lantz Nixon (Campbell) dec. Pat Shufelt, 5-2

    197 - #13 Chris Jones (Drexel) wbf Mark Averell, at 6:26

    Hwt - Dennis Campbell (Campbell) dec. Chris Cowen, 4-3

    125 - Rob Rebmann (Drexel) wbf Andy Bricker, at 3:51

    133 - Joe Cristaldi (Drexel) major dec. Jordan Henning, 13-3

    Virginia Tech 24, UNC Greensboro 12

    141 - Kevin Artis (UNCG) dec. Aaron Brown, 5-4

    149 - Reed Carpenter (VT) dec. O.T. Johnson, 4-0

    157 - Andrew Donofrio (VT) major dec. Nate Berryman, 11-0

    165 - Chris Stith (VT) major dec. Keith Ritter, 14-6

    174 - Steve Borja (VT) dec. Joe Lowe, 9-6

    184 - Shaun Guttridge (VT) dec. Charles Jones, 10-8, ot

    197 - Daren Burns (UNCG) dec. Canaan Prater, 6-3

    Hwt - Kris Wiedegreen (VT) dec. John Kimble, 9-5

    125 - Ryan Broughman (VT) major dec. Kyle Terrell, 12-4

    133 - David Johnson (UNCG) won by forfeit

    NC State 20, Virginia Tech 18

    141 - Alex Hernandez (NCS) wbf Aaron Brown, at 2:53

    149 - Reed Carpenter (VT) dec. #18 Jake Giamoni, 3-2

    157 - #13 Scott Garren (NCS) major dec. Andrew Donofrio, 8-0

    165 - Chris Stith (VT) major dec. Eric Heath, 16-6

    174 - Steve Borja (VT) major dec. Mike Waite, 16-8

    184 - Daniel Humphries (NCS) dec. Shaun Guttridge, 2-0

    197 - Canaan Prater (VT) dec. Zach Garren, 8-6

    Hwt - Jainor Palma (NCS) dec. Kris Wiedegreen, 6-0

    125 - Garrett Cummings (NCS) major dec. Ryan Broughman, 12-4

    133 - #13 David Hoffman (VT) major dec. Daniel Pacitti, 11-3

    #4 Illinois 38, Drexel 3

    141 - Michael Martin (ILL) major dec. Chris Renninger, 9-1

    149 - Cal Ferry (ILL) dec. Mark Cartella, 3-2

    157 - #1 Alex Tirapelle (ILL) won by fall John Niedrich, 4:10

    165 - Anthony Castillo (ILL) dec. Steve Beard, 6-2

    174 - Nick Kozar (Drexel) dec. Ben Hay, 3-2

    184 - #6 Brian Glynn (ILL) major dec. Josh Fisk, 15-3

    197 - #10 Jason Potter (ILL) dec. #9 Chris Jones, 8-7

    Hwt - #11 Mike Behnke (ILL) dec. Albert Shenko, 4-2

    125 - Dan Mazella (ILL) won by fall #17 Rob Rebmann, 4:34

    133 - Cassio Pero (ILL) won by fall Dan Dodge, 5:35

    Virginia Tech 36, Campbell 13

    141 - Aaron Brown (VT) defeated Adam Bricker, by injury default

    149 - Reed Carpenter (VT) wbf Elliott Berger, at 1:36

    157 - Andrew Donofrio (VT) wbf Jeff Lyons, at 1:02

    165 - Chris Stith (VT) won by forfeit

    174 - Steve Borja (VT) wbf Brian Hocum, at 6:37

    184 - Lantz Nixon (CU) dec. Shaun Guttridge, 5-2

    197 - Canaan Prater (VT) dec. Mark Averell, 8-1

    Hwt - Kris Wiedegreen (VT) dec. Dennis Campbell, 6-3, tb

    125 - Andy Bricker (CU) major dec. Ryan Broughman, 12-1

    133 - David Hoffman (VT) wbf Jordan Henning, at 2:30

    Drexel 20, NC State 14

    141 - Alex Hernandez (NCS) major dec. Chris Renninger, 14-4

    149 - Mark Cartella (Drexel) dec. Jake Giamoni, 9-4

    157 - Scott Garren (NCS) major dec. Ray Lamb, 11-1

    165 - Steve Beard (Drexel) dec. Eric Heath, 10-3

    174 - Pat Miller (Drexel) major dec. Rick Brownlee, 14-4

    184 - Daniel Humphries (NCS) dec. Pat Shufelt, 3-2

    197 - #13 Chris Jones (Drexel) major dec. Dave Iobst, 15-4

    Hwt - Jainor Palma (NCS) dec. Albert Shenko, 2-1

    125 - Rob Rebmann (Drexel) dec. Jeremy Hartrum, 9-2

    133 - Joe Cristaldi (Drexel) dec. Daniel Pacitti, 6-2

    #4 Illinois 40, UNC Greensboro 3

    149 - Cal Ferry (ILL) dec. O.T. Johnson, 5-2

    157 - #1 Alex Tirapelle (ILL) wbf Phillip Bliss, at 4:12

    165 - Ben Hay (ILL) dec. Keith Ritter, 8-1

    174 - Anthony Castillo (ILL) dec. Joe Lowe, 4-3

    184 - #6 Brian Glynn (ILL) wbf Tray Brawley, at 6:21

    197 - Jason Potter (ILL) dec. Daren Burns, 3-2

    Hwt - #11 Mike Behnke (ILL) wbf John Kimble, at 5:46

    125 - Michael Manzela (ILL) wbf Kyle Terrell, at 6:242

    133 - #4 Marc Jayne (ILL) major dec. David Johnson, 19-9

    141 - Kevin Artis (UNCG) dec. Cassio Pere, 6-4, ot

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