RESULTS VIA TRACKWRESTLING.COM
DES MOINES, IOWA (March 21, 2013) – The Rutgers wrestling team will be represented by four wrestlers on the second day of the NCAA Championships inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. All four remaining Scarlet Knights will be competing in round two of their respective consolation brackets.
Led by sixth-year head coach Scott Goodale, RU is currently tied for 35th place with 4.0 points. Penn State leads the team standings with 32.5 points, followed by Oklahoma State (29.0) and Minnesota (24.0). Session III begins at 10 a.m. CT Friday, consisting of quarterfinals and wrestlebacks.
In the championship side of their brackets, redshirt junior 133-pounder Vinnie Dellefave (Toms River, N.J.), senior 141-pounder Trevor Melde (Hewitt, N.J.), senior 157-pounder Scott Winston (Jackson, N.J.) and senior 184-pounder Dan Rinaldi (Lodi, N.J.) all suffered losses in the second round.
Dellefave fell to No. 5 Chris Dardanes of Minnesota before Melde dropped a 6-2 decision to Oregon State’s No. 3 Michael Mangrum. Dellefave meets No. 11 George DiCamillo of Virginia in the second round of wrestlebacks tomorrow morning and Melde takes on Frank Cimato of Drexel. Melde, searching for his 100th career win, lost to Cimato, 9-3, on Feb. 15.
Winston put up fight against top-seeded Jason Welch of Northwestern, nearly pinning him in the third period before falling 6-2. Rinladi battled No. 3 Robert Hamlin of Lehigh, who he had seen earlier in the season, and dropped a 6-3 contest. The two seniors, each making their fourth NCAA Championships appearances, face Matt Lester (Oklahoma) and Ty Vinson (ORST) respectively, in the second consolation round of their weight classes.
Senior Greg Zannetti (Edison, N.J.), sophomore Nick Visicaro (Long Branch, N.J.) and freshman Billy Smith (Wantage, N.J.) concluded their seasons in Session II. Zannetti, who made his second trip to the NCAA Championships, finished the season with a 27-10 record, including a 91-36 career record. Visicaro concluded the year with a 15-11 mark, making his first NCAA Championships appearance. Smith compiled a 27-11 record in his rookie season.
In the first session on Thursday morning, Dellefave, Melde, Winston and Rinaldi each won their matches.
Dellefave had the highlight win for the Scarlet Knights in session one, taking on 12th-seeded Jordan Conaway of Penn State. Each wrestler escaped once in the initial three periods, sending the match into overtime at 1-1. In the one minute sudden victory period, Dellefave countered a Conaway shot and notched a takedown with 28 seconds remaining to record the 3-1 decision. The Toms River, N.J., native avenged a 6-1 loss to Conaway on Feb. 24.
Melde followed that up with a 5-2 decision over Dean Pavlou of Chattanooga, who he also downed earlier in the season (Dec. 16). Winston took down Andy McCulley of Wyoming twice and came away with a 4-2 decision. At 184 pounds, Rinaldi, tallied a dominating 6-0 decision over Cody Magrum of Ohio State, which included two takedowns.
Visicaro, Zannetti and Smith each fell in the opening round on Thursday morning.
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2013 NCAA Championships – Rutgers Results
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133 - Vinnie Dellefave (1-1)
First Round: No. 12 Jordan Conaway (PSU)******************************************* W-D, 3-1
Second Round: No. 5 Chris Dardanes (MINN)**************************************** L-F, 2:46
Cons. Second Round: No. 11 George DiCamillo (UVA)*****************************************
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141 - Trevor Melde (1-1)
First Round: Dean Pavlou (CHATT)******************************************* ***************** W-D, 5-2
Second Round: No. 3 Michael Mangrum (ORST)************************************** L-D, 6-2
Cons. Second Round: Frank Cimato (DREX)
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157 - Scott Winston (1-1)
First Round: Andy McCulley (WYO)********************************************* **************** W-D, 4-2
Second Round: No. 1 Jason Welch (NW)********************************************** **** L-D, 6-2
Cons. Second Round: Matt Lester (OKLA)
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165 - Nick Visicaro (0-2)
First Round: Zachary Strickland (APPST)******************************************* ********* L-D, 6-1
Cons. First Round: John Staudenmayer (UNC)***************************************** L-D, 6-2
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174 - Greg Zannetti (0-2)
First Round: No. 8 Nick Heflin (OSU)********************************************* **************** L-D, 3-1
Cons. First Round: No. 9 Nathaniel Brown (LEHIGH)******************** L-D, 2-1 (TB1)**
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184 - Dan Rinaldi (1-1)
First Round: Cody Magrum (OSU)********************************************* ***************** W-D, 6-0
Second Round: No. 3 Robert Hamlin (LEHIGH)***************************************** L-D, 6-3
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HWT - Billy Smith (0-2)
First Round: Ernest James (EDIN)******************************************** ******************* L-D, 3-2
Cons. First Round: Kevin Innis (BU)********************************************** **************** L-D, 2-1
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Session II Play-by-Play
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133 pounds – Vinnie Dellefave vs. No. 5 Chris Dardanes (MINN)
First period
0:14 Dardanes pin
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Final: Dardanes wins by fall, 2:46
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141 pounds – Trevor Melde vs. No. 3 Michael Mangrum (ORST)
First period
No score
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Second period
Mangrum chooses down
1:55 Mangrum escape, 0-1
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Third period
Melde chooses down
1:50 Melde escapes, 1-1
1:20 Mangrum takedown, 1-3
0:12 Melde escape, 2-3
0:03 Mangrum takedown, 2-5
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Mangrum riding time, 1:15
Final: Mangrum wins by decision, 6-2
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157 – Scott Winston vs. No. 1 Jason Welch (NW)
First period
No score
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Second period
Welch chooses down
0:38 Welch escape, 0-1
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Third period
Winston chooses neutral
0:59 Welch takedown, 0-3
0:21 Winston reversal, 2-3
0:14 Welch escape, 2-4
0:09 Welch takedown, 2-6
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Final: Welch wins by decision, 6-2
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165 – Nick Visicaro vs. John Staudenmayer (UNC)
First period
2:37 Staudenmayer takedown, 0-2
1:27 Staudenmayer two point nearfall, 0-4
0:21 Visicaro escape, 1-4
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Second period
Staudenmayer chooses down
1:48 Staudenmayer escape, 1-5
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Third period
Visicaro chooses down
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Staudenmayer riding time, 3::48
Final: Staudenmayer wins by decision, 6-2
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174 – Greg Zannetti vs. No. 9 Nathaniel Brown (LEHIGH)
First period
No score
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Second period
Brown chooses down
1:56 Brown escape, 0-1
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Third period
Zannetti chooses down
1:57 Zannetti escape, 1-1
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Sudden Victory
No score
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Tie-breaker
Brown down
0:13 Brown escapes, 1-2
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Tie-breaker
Zannetti down
No score
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Final: Brown wins by decision, 2-1
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184 – Dan Rinaldi vs. No. 3 Robert Hamlin (LEHIGH)
First period
1:28 Hamlin takedown, 0-2
0:58 Rinaldi escape, 1-2
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Second period
Rinaldi chooses down
1:52 Rinaldi escape, 2-2
1:27 Hamlin takedown, 2-4
0:46 Rinaldi escape, 3-4
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Third period
Hamlin chooses down
1:47 Hamlin escape, 3-5
1:14 Rinaldi stalling, 3-6
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Final: Hamlin wins by decision, 6-3
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HWT – Billy Smith vs. Kevin Innis (BU)
First period
No score
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Second period
Smith chooses down
1:55 Smith escape, 1-0
Stalling on Smith, 1-1
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Third period
Innis chooses down
1:41 Innis escape, 1-2
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Final: Innis wins by decision, 2-1