Bucknell Win Caps Strong Weekend for No. 13 UVa Wrestling

The No. 13 Virginia wrestling team won at seven of 10 weight classes to earn a 29-12 victory over Bucknell Sunday afternoon. Coming off a win Friday night over Maryland, Virginia upped its dual record to 15-3 on the season.

“This weekend was very intense and crazy,” Virginia head coach Steve Garland said. “Our guys fought hard. We made some technical mistakes this weekend and we saw a lot of things that we need to get better at, but I was really pleased with our guys’ fight and commitment out there. That wasn’t a problem. I just thought we made some silly mistakes that we don’t typically make. That’s a lot easier to approach as a coach. You can’t fix heart, and I’m proud of my guys’ heart this weekend.”

Joseph Martinez, Joe Spisak, Blaise Butler, Nick Sulzer, Stephen Doty, James Suvak and Zach Nye each picked up wins for UVa. Spisak and Doty pinned their foes, while Sulzer and Butler both won by major decision.

Nick Herrmann, Gus Sako, Butler and Doty each won by decision at 125, 149, 157 and 174, respectively, for the Cavaliers.

Virginia entertains North Carolina at 7 p.m. next Friday (Feb. 7) in the 2013-14 home finale at Memorial Gymnasium.

No. 13 Virginia 29, Bucknell 12
125: Paul Petrov (BU) dec. Nick Herrmann (UVa) 5-4; BU 3-0
133: Joseph Martinez (UVa) dec. Grimaldi Gonzalez (BU) 5-0; 3-3
141: No. 15/17 Joe Spisak (UVa) fall Connor Lapresi (BU) :27; UVa 9-3
149: Victor Lopez (BU) dec. No. -/9 Gus Sako (UVa) 7-6; UVa 9-6
157: No. 15/15 Blaise Butler (UVa) major dec. Ray Schlitt (BU) 12-3; UVa 13-6
165: No. 2/2/ Nick Sulzer (UVa) major dec. Rustin Barrick (BU) 20-8; UVa 17-6
174: No. 17/12 Stephen Doty (UVa) fall Joey Kurlock (BU) 1:30; UVa 23-6
184: James Suvak (UVa) dec. Rory Bonner (BU) 4-2; UVa 26-6
197: Zach Nye (UVa) dec. Tyler Lyster (BU) 6-1; UVa 29-6
285: No. 20/20 Joe Stolfi (BU) fall Ethan Hayes (UVa) 1:19; UVa 29-12

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