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Flames open strong at Virginia Duals but fall short

January 12, 2013  |  Hampton, Va. 

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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Feb 12
Wrestling
at Dual Meet @ Ferrum College
W (29-10)

Feb 7
Wrestling
at Messiah Open
2nd Sturgill

Feb 1
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vs. St. Andrews University Dual
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Jan 24
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at NCWA National Duals
NCWA Dual Champs

Jan 23
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at NCWA National Duals
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