Keydets Conclude Action at Keystone Classic

PHILADELPHIA -- Against one of the toughest fields ever at the Keystone Classic, hosted by University of Pennsylvania, the Virginia Military Institute wrestling team wrapped up action Sunday afternoon at The Palestra.

The Keydets, who were managing through injuries as well as the Institute’s Ring Figure events this weekend, waded through a field that featured 15 teams, including last year’s team champion and currently 13th-ranked Northwestern University. Teams came from all over the east coast, in addition to a west coast school in California Polytechnic State University.

As a team, the Keydets finished 15th with nine team points. Northwestern was crown the team champion, locking up 156 points while host Pennsylvania grabbed 102.5 points. Rider University took third (91.0). Full team standings will be at the end of the recap.

Zeb Stewart led the way for the Keydets, collecting a trio of victories at 149 pounds. Stewart opened the day with a 5-3 decision over Charles Lynch of the host school, followed by a 9-0 major decision over Indiana University’s Geno Capezio.

Stewart fell 12-3 in the third round of the championship bracket to second-seeded Josh Roosa of Bloomsburg University, but rebounded in the third round of the consolation bracket. Stewart’s day came to a conclusion against third-seeded Marcus Cain of DUke University in a 9-2 decision.

Ryan Goodsell picked up a pair of wins at 141 pounds during his time at the Classic. Falling in the first round by the narrowest of margins, a 4-2 sudden victory. Goodsell rebounded in the consolations, defeating Princeton University’s 10-4, followed by a 5-2 decision against Northwestern’s Colin Shober.

At 197 pounds, Urayoan Garcia dropped his opening round match 8-2 against Paul Weiss of Appalachian State University, but came back in the first round of the consolations with a third-round win by fall over American University’s Devon Bradley. Garcia was eliminated in the next round however, as he was pinned by Duke’s Brian Self.

In the 125 pound division, a pair of Keydet teammates clashed in the first round of the consultations. After dropping their first matches of the day, Armando Herrera-Dos Reis and Andy Pitts faced one another for the first time outside of the wrestling room on Post. Herrera-Dos Reis got the better of his teammate 4-1.

The Keydets will be idle until Nov. 30 when they head back to the Keystone state for the team's first dual meet with Franklin & Marshall College. Action is set for 7:30 p.m.


Team Standings:
Place) Team - Team Points
1) Northwestern - 156.0
2) Pennsylvania - 102.5
3) Rider - 91.0
4) Bloomsburg - 85.5
5) Indiana - 75.0
6) American - 62.5
7) Duke - 58.5
8) Brown - 52.0
t9) Boston University - 47.0
t9) Cal Poly - 47.0
11) Harvard - 46.5
12) Appalachian State - 44.0
t13) North Carolina State - 30.0
t13) Princeton - 30.0
15) VMI - 9.0

125 Pounds
First Round: Armando Herrera-Dos Reis (VMI) BYE
Second Round: Vincent Moita (Brown) DEC Armando Herrera-Dos Reis (VMI) 6-2
Consolation First Round: Armando Herrera-Dos Reis (VMI) DEC Andy Pitts (VMI) 4-1
Consolation Second Round: Max Roger (Princeton) MAJ DEC Armando Herrera-Dos Reis (VMI) 12-1

First Round: Sean Boylan (Bloomsburg) WBF Andy Pitts (VMI) 3:34
Consolation First Round: Armando Herrera-Dos Reis (VMI) DEC
Andy Pitts (VMI) 4-1

133 Pounds
First Round: #1 Levi Mele (Northwestern) WBF Brandon Goodwyn (VMI) 0:52
Consolation First Round: Anthony Finocchiaro (Brown) WBF Brandon Goodwyn (VMI) 1:58

First Round: Jeff Canfora (Pennsylvania) MAJ DEC Andriy Onufriyenko (VMI) 13-4
Consolation First Round: Sam Speno (NC State) MAJ DEC Andriy Onufriyenko (VMI) 10-2

141 Pounds
First Round: Pat Greco (Northwestern) TECH FALL Joe Boswell (VMI) 22-6 (6:22)
Consolation First Round: Joe Boswell (VMI) BYE
Consolation Second Round: Zachary Tannenbaum (Brown) DEC Joe Boswell (VMI) 10-3

First Round: Gabe LeVey (NC State) DEC SV2 Ryan Goodsell (VMI) 4-2
Consolation First Round: Ryan Goodsell (VMI) DEC Joseph DeQuinzio (Princeton) 10-4
Consolation Second Round: Ryan Goodsell (VMI) DEC Colin Shober (Northwestern) 5-2
Consolation Third Round: Patrick Hogan (Harvard) DEC Ryan Goodsell (VMI) 3-2

First Round: Alfred Murabito (Pennsylvania) DEC Emmitt Kelly (VMI) 10-8
Consolation First Round: William Johnson (Appalachian State) WBF Emmitt Kelly (VMI) 4:37

149 Pounds
First Round: Zeb Stewart (VMI) DEC Charles Lynch (Pennsylvania) 5-3
Second Round: Zeb Stewart (VMI) MAJ DEC Geno Capezio (Indiana) 9-0
Third Round: #2 Josh Roosa (Bloomsburg) MAJ DEC Zeb Stewart (VMI) 12-3
Consolation Third Round: Zeb Stewart (VMI) DEC Colin Saunders (Boston University) 3-0
Consolation Quarterfinals: #3 Marcus Cain (Duke) DEC Zeb Stewart (VMI) 9-2

165 Pounds
First Round: #5 Casey Kent (Pennsylvania) MAJ DEC Mark Darr (VMI) 11-2
Consolation First Round: Mark Darr (VMI) DEC Kaleb Forrest (Appalachian State) 10-3
Consolation Second Round: Bradley Wukie (Pennsylvania) MAJ DEC Mark Darr (VMI) 11-2

174 Pounds
First Round: John Dommert (VMI) BYE
Second Round: #6 Giuseppi Lanzi (Brown) MAJ DEC John Dommert (VMI) 10-1
Consolation Second Round: Chris Smith (Bloomsburg) DEC John Dommert (VMI) 7-5

First Round: Trey Adamson (Duke) WBF Carry Joseph (VMI) 2:05
Consolation First Round: Carry Joseph (VMI) DEC Mitchell Woods (Cal Poly) 7-2
Consolation Second Round: Dominck Vetell (Appalachian State) DEC Carry Joseph (VMI) 7-1

197 Pounds
First Round: Paul Weiss (Appalachian State) DEC Urayoan Garcia (VMI) 8-2
Consolation First Round: Urayoan Garcia (VMI) WBF Devon Bradley (American) 6:06
Consolation Second Round: Brian Self (Duke) WBF Urayoan Garcia (VMI) 4:15

285 Pounds
First Round: Steven Graziano (Pennsylvania) DEC #5 Juan Adams (VMI) 6-4
Consolation First Round: Marcos Aranda (Brown) DEC #5 Juan Adams (VMI) 3-2