November 17, 2012

Pair of Bulldog Grapplers Pace The Citadel to a Third Place Finish at Navy Classic

2012 Navy Classic Results

Annapolis, Md. – Odie Delaney and Ugi Khishignyam dominated their respective weight divisions to earn individual crowns and lift The Citadel wrestling team to a third place finish at the Navy Classic on Saturday.

Delaney, who entered the match ranked No. 13 in the nation in the heavyweight division, collected two pins and a 6-2 decision to earn his place in the championship bout against Ohio's No. 10-ranked Jeremy Johnson.

Johnson and Delaney are no strangers on the mats as the two met in a consolation bout at the 2012 NCAA Championships in which the winner would earn All-American status. Despite an early takedown by Delaney, the Bobcat heavyweight would take over control and record a pin in the fifth minute to end Delaney's season.

This time out the Bulldog heavyweight earned revenge on his rival with a 7-6 decision in the championship bout to earn his first win in four tries against Johnson.

In the 141-pound division, No. 9-ranked Khishignyam dominated the mats for the third consecutive week as the Mongolia native collected three decisions and a major decision en route to earning the championship.

Three other Bulldogs placed in the meet including Matt Frisch, who competed in seven bouts to earn a 6-1 record on the day and take third place in a tough 157-pound division. Aaron Hansen nabbed fourth place with a 4-1 record while Jordan Dix took fifth with a 3-2 mark on the day.

Marshall Haas and Gerald Johnson collected a pair of sixth place finishes in the 197 and heavyweight divisions, respectively.

The Bulldogs collected 69.5 points to take third place overall behind team champion Kent State (114.5) and host Navy (109.5).

125: Steven Cox (1-2)
First Round: def. Mike Bolash (WVA), Fall at 4:10
Quarterfinals: lost to Aaron Moldoff (FM), Decision, 12-6 
Consolations: lost to Jericho Ureminita (Navy), Decision, 12-6

133: Aaron Hansen (4-1) – FOURTH PLACE

First Round: def. Angelo DiSabato (Ohio), Decision, 6-1
Quarterfinals: def. Scott Stevens (FM), Decision, 3-0
Semifinals: def. Paul Petrov (Ohio), Decision, 5-0
Consolations: def. Quentin Leadbeter (Navy), Decision, 3-1 (OT), SV1
Third Place: lost to Mike Carlone (Cleveland St.), Decision, 11-5

133: Joaquin Marquez (0-2)
First Round: lost to Quentin Leadbeter (Navy), Decision, 7-3
Consolations: lost to Thomas McLaughlin (Ohio), Decision 13-10

141: Ugi Khishignyam (4-0) – FIRST PLACE
First Round: def. Derrick Russel (Bucknell), Decision, 8-3
Quarterfinals: def. Alex Johnson (Navy), Decision, 12-9
Semifinals: Andy Candiello (Kent St.), Major Decision, 15-4
Championship: def. Joe Locksmith (Navy), Decision, 11-4

149: Jordan Dix (3-2) – FIFTH PLACE
First Round: def. Gregory Flourney (George Mason), Decision, 10-3
Quarterfinals: def. Zach Johnson (Navy), Decision, 5-3
Semifinals: lost to Zach Basich (Navy), Decision, 4-3
Consolations: lost to Raymond Borja (Navy), Decision, 3-1
Fifth Place: def. Terrence Demery (WVA), Forfeit

149: Shane Lee (1-2)
First Round: lost to Raymond Borja (Navy), Tech. Fall, 16-0
Consolations: def. Tre Miller-Scott (WVA), Decision, 10-6
Consolations: lost to Zach Johnson (Navy), Tech. Fall, 16-0

157: Matthew Frisch (6-1) – THIRD PLACE
First Round: def. Zach Rohr (Ohio), Decision, 8-2
Quarterfinals: def. Thaddeus Keklak, Decision, 4-3
Semifinals: lost to Johnny Watson (Navy), Decision, 10-7
Consolations: def. Jaaziah Bethea (George Mason), Decision, 7-3
Consolations: def. Theodore King (FM), Major Decision, 13-2
Consolations: def. Bobby Burg (WVA), Decision, 4-3
Third Place: def. #33 Mallie Shuster (Kent St.), Decision, 5-1

157: Blake Holt (0-2)
First Round: lost to Eric Norgard (FM), Decision, 4-1
Consolations: lost to Thaddeus Keklak, Fall at 4:55

165: Mike Harper (1-2)
First Round: lost to Jordan Krulik (Navy), Decision, 5-2
Consolations: def. Vincent Bellaran (The Citadel), Forfeit
Consolations: lost to Cody Solari (Navy), Decision, 11-5

165: Vincent Bellaran (1-2)
First Round: def. Clay Wenger (Navy), Fall at 3:49
Quarterfinals: lost to Jacob Schalles (Navy), Major Decision, 11-3
Consolations: lost to Mike Harper (The Citadel), Forfeit

174: Jack Duane (0-2)
First Round: lost to Xavier Dye (Cleveland St.), Fall at 6:30
Consolations: lost to Gary Albright (Navy), Major Decision, 12-4

184: Jared Hemmings (2-2)
First Round: lost to Bobby Blankenship (Cleveland St.), Decision, 5-1
Consolations: def. Derek Dwyer (George Mason), Fall at 4:20
Consolations: def. Coriston Smith (George Mason), Fall at 3:37
Consolations: lost to Cody Rodgers (Ohio), Decision, 9-6

184: Jared Michael (0-2)
First Round: lost to Coriston Smith (George Mason), Fall at 1:35
Consolations: lost to Robert Marchese (Bucknell), Fall at 6:05

197: Marshall Haas (2-3)
First Round: lost to Tyler Lyster (Bucknell), Fall at 2:16
Consolations: def. Lukas Schaefer (Navy), Major Decision, 9-0
Consolations: def. Nick Anthony (Cleveland St.), Decision, 4-0
Consolations: lost to Tyler Lyster (Bucknell), Major Decision, 9-0
Fifth Place: lost to Matt Meadows (George Mason), Fall at 6:48

Nick Grossi (0-2)
First Round: lost to Lukas Schaefer (Navy), Decision, 3-2
Consolations: lost to Mike Love (Navy), Fall at 1:23

HWT: Odie Delaney (4-0) – FIRST PLACE
First Round: def. Joe Stolfi (Bucknell), Fall at 6:28
Quarterfinals: def. Amon Willis (Cleveland St.), Decision, 6-2
Semifinals: def. Jacob Kettler (GM), Fall, 1:49
Championship: def. #10 Jeremy Johnson (Ohio), Decision, 7-6

HWT: Gerald Johnson (2-3) - SIXTH PLACE
First Round: lost to Danny Miller (Navy), Fall at 6:20
Consolations: def. Alexander Henry (FM), Decision, 4-0
Consolations: def. Charles Boddy (Bucknell), Decision, 4-0
Consolations: lost to Danny Miller (Navy), Fall at 1:36
Fifth Place: lost to Jacob Kettler (George Mason), Fall at 3:48

Final Team Scores
1. Kent State, 115.5
2. Navy, 109.5
3. The Citadel, 69.5
4. Ohio, 64.5
5. Cleveland St., 52.5
6. Bucknell, 45.5
7. George Mason, 38.5
8. Franklin & Marshall, 31.0
9. West Virignia, 14.5