Wrestlers Drop Two

West Virginia dropped two meets to Northwestern and Penn in the NWCA/Cliff Keen Duals on Saturday, which made for an early exit for the Mountaineer team.

WVU fell to the Wildcats by the count of 28-14, and then dropped a 25-18 decision to the Quakers to end their stay in the highly-charged competition. Both matches followed similar patterns, with WVU falling behind early, rebounding with wins from Brandon Rader and David Jauregui at 141 and 149, but then being unable to sustain momentum.

Rader scored a 20-6 major decision over Northwestern's James Kohlberg, then followed with a 9-3 win over Penn's Rick Rappo. Jauregui recorded a 9-1 major decision over the Wildcats' Marty Gould, and then won a 9-6 decision over Penn's Rob Hitschler.

Zac Fryling scored West Virginia's signature win of the day when he pinned Northwestern's Dominic Marella to give the Mountaineers a 14-9 lead, but that advantage soon evaporated as the Wildcats won the final five bouts, which included a WVU forfeit at 174 due to injury.

Jared Villers recorded WVU's only other competitive win of the day. Bouncing back fron a narrow 4-3 loss to Northwestern's Mike Tamillow, Villers pinned Penn's Jack Sullivan in just 1:06. Heavyweight Dustin Rogers had a forfeit win over the Quakers.

WVU now enters the second phase of its season as it begins Eastern Wrestling League competition next weekend. The Mountaineers start off with a tough two-game road trip against Bloomsburg on Saturday, Jan. 20, and Clarion on Sunday, Jan. 21.

Northwestern 28, WVU 14

125: Brandon Precin (NU) FALL Scott Stuart (WVU), 4:06
133: Eric Metzler (NU) DEC Mark Anderson (WVU), 4-0
141: No. 7 Brandon Rader (WVU) MAJOR James Kohlberg (NU), 20-6
149: David Jauregui (WVU) MAJOR Marty Gould (NU), 9-1
157: Zac Fryling (WVU) FALL Dominic Marella (NU), 3:23
165: Greg Hagel (NU) DEC Eric Connolly (WVU), 2-0
174: No. 15 Nick Hayes (NU) FORFEIT
184: No. 1 Jake Herbert (NU) MAJOR Chance Litton (WVU), 12-0
197: No. 2 Mike Tamillow (NU) DEC No. 14 Jared Villers, 4-3
HWT: No. 2 Dustin Fox Jr. (NU) DEC Dustin Rogers (WVU), 2-1

Consolation Results

Penn 25, WVU 18

125: No. 14 Matt Eveleth (UP) FALL Scott Stuart (WVU), 2:04
133: No. 2 Matt Valenti (UP) MAJOR Mark Anderson (WVU), 9-0
141: No. 7 Brandon Rader (WVU) DEC Rick Rappo (UP), 9-3
149: David Jauregui (WVU) DEC Rob Hitschler (UP), 9-6
157: No. 14 Matt Dragon (UP) DEC Zac Fryling (WVU), 6-0
165: No. 16 Zack Shanaman (UP) MAJOR Eric Connolly (WVU), 16-6
174: No. 7 Matt Herrington (UP) FORFEIT
184: No. 13 Lior Zamir (UP) DEC Chance Litton (WVU), 5-2
197: No. 14 Jared Villers (WVU) FALL Jack Sullivan (UP), 1:06
HWT: Dustin Rogers (

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