Trojan Wrestling Opens Season With Setbacks at Virginia Quad MeetNovember 3, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Anderson University wrestling team opened its 2012-13 campaign with setbacks at the University of Virginia’s quad meet, falling 37-13 to Ohio, 37-6 to Chattanooga and 37-12 to 16th-ranked Virginia, Saturday morning at Memorial Gymnasium.
Highly regarded junior 149-pounder Dan Telhada, ranked as high as sixth in the nation, began the season with three wins, including a pin, a major decision and a decision. Freshman Zak Hale also earned a pair of wins, while fellow newcomer Spencer Foucher garnered a win at 197 pounds.
Telhada pinned Cavalier freshman Chris Yankovich, while Foucher pinned UVA’s Cameron King for AU’s points versus Virginia.
Hale earned a hard-fought 4-3 decision past UTC’s Alex Ward and Telhada posted a convincing 7-1 decision over the Mocs’ Jared Presley.
Sophomore Keenan Simmons collected a forfeit at 125 pounds versus Ohio, while Hale garnered his second win of the day by posting a 9-6 decision past the Bobcats’ Thomas McLaughlin in the 133-pound bout. Telhada blanked Ohio’s Gavin Moore, 9-0, for a major decision.
Anderson opens its home schedule Wednesday when Davidson College invades the Abney Athletic Center.
Virginia 37, Anderson 12
125- Nick Hermann(UVa) pinned Keenan Simmons(Anderson)
133- Joe Spisak(UVa) dec Zach Hale(Anderson) 9-7
141- Jimmy Nehls(UVa) pinned Brandon Benitez(Anderson)
149- Dan Telhada(Anderson) pinned Chris Yankovich(UVA)
157- Blaise Butler(UVa) dec. Nick Giuliette(Anderson), 5-3
165- MJ Roberson(UVa) dec.Dennis Rhodes(Anderson), 7-3
174- Dusty Floyd(UVa) major dec. Jake Allen(Anderson), 11-2
184- Zach Nye(UVa) pinned Donnee Grase(Anderson)
197- Spencer Foucher(Anderson) pinned Cameron King(UVa)
285-Derek Papagianopoulos(UVa) pinned Zach Newton(Anderson)
Chattanooga 37, Anderson 6
125- Nick Soto(Chattanooga) pinned Keenan Simmons(Anderson), 1st period
133- Zak Hale(Anderson) dec. Alex Ward(Chattanooga), 4-3
141- Austin Sams(Chattanooga) major dec. Brandon Benitez(Anderson), 16-5
149- Dan Telhada(Anderson) dec. Jared Presley(Chattanooga), 7-1
157- Trey Stavrum(Chatanooga) major dec. Kevin Johnson(Anderson), 18-5
165- Sean Mappes(Chattanooga) dec. Nick Giuliette(Anderson), 7-0
174- Jake Young(Chattanooga) major dec. Jacob Allen(Anderson), 11-0
184- John Shrader(Chattanooga) major dec. Zack Farmer(Anderson), 12-4
197- Niko Brown(Chattanooga) pinned Spencer Foucher(Anderson), 3:53
285- Caleb Denny(Chattanooga) pinned Zach Newton(Anderson), 2:08
Ohio 37, Anderson 13
125- Keenan Simmons(Anderson) wins by forfeit
133- Zach Hale(Anderson) dec. Thomas McLaughlin(OU), 9-6
141- Kagan Squire(OU) pinned Brandon Benetiz(Anderson), 1:07
149- Dan Telhada(Anderson) major dec. Gavin Moore(OU), 9-0
157- Spartak Chino(OU) dec. Nick Giuliette(Anderson), 11-5
165- Harrison Hightower(OU) pinned Dennis Rhodes(Anderson), :50
174- Cody Walters(OU) pinned Dennis Rhodes(Anderson), 4:23
184- Michael Duckworth(OU) pinned Donnee Grase(Anderson), 3rd period
197- Phil Wellington(OU) major dec. Spencer Foucher(Anderson), 15-7
285- Jeremy Johnson(OU) pinned Zach Newton(Anderson), 1st period