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Flames open strong at Virginia Duals but fall short

January 12, 2013  |  Hampton, Va. 

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Liberty University's wrestling team advanced in the championship bracket of the American College Division on Friday's first day of the 33rd Virginia Duals tournament at Hampton Coliseum with a 26-17 triumph over top-seeded Roger Williams University. However, the Flames, who finished third in last year's event, went 0-2 in Saturday's competition and settled for fifth place in the eight-team bracket.

Steven's Institute, the eventual champion of the division, scored a 29-15 victory over Liberty in Saturday's championship semifinals before the Flames fell to Central Florida 35-18 in the consolation semifinals.

Central Florida, which had edged Apprentice 25-24 in the previous round, narrowly escaped Nassau Community College 23-19 in the consolation final to wrap up third place.

Steven's Institute defeated SUNY Brockport 22-18 in the championship final.

In Friday's opener against Roger Williams, as usual, the Flames fared especially well in the upperweight classes, not losing a match after 165 pounds. Royal Brettrager, returning from an injury that kept him out of the Citrus Classic in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., two weeks ago, pinned Shane Parcel 3 minutes, 25 seconds into their 184-pound match. Heavyweight Andrew Wilson also recorded a fall, over Colin Egan in 3:52, after Peter Tatanish (149), Marcus Miller (157), Keyshaun Ward (174), and Aaron Thompson (197) scored decisions.

 

By Ted Allen/Staff Writer

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at
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at Citrus Classic
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at Citrus Classic
Dec 30, 9:00 AM - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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at Virginia Duals - Hampton Arena
Jan 11, 9:00 AM - Hampton, VA

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at Virginia Duals - Hampton Arena
Jan 12, 9:00 AM - Hampton, VA

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1st Place Overall

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at Mid Atlantic Conference
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