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Wrestling Places Seventh At Virginia Duals
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Release: 01/11/2014
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HAMPTON, Va.—The Arizona State wrestling team picked up a pair of dual wins on Saturday en route to a seventh-place finish at the Virginia Duals at the Hampton Coliseum.

This marks the second time in program history that ASU (4-4 duals) finished seventh at the VA Duals (last in 1987) and the sixth overall time in the Top 8. All time, the Sun Devils are 22-20-3 in the competition.

In Saturday’s matches, the Sun Devils defeated Old Dominion, 21-15, then fell to Rider, 25-11. In the seventh-place match, ASU stormed out to a 32-6 victory over Nebraska-Kearney.

Joel Smith (157) was the lone Sun Devil to go undefeated on the day, defeating ODU’s Tristan Warner in a pin in 1:30 before he went on to pick up an 8-5 decision over Rider’s Wayne Stinson. Finally, Smith Nebraska-Kearney’s Colton Johnson in a 37-second pin.

With today’s pins, Smith now owns the team’s top three fastest falls so far this season, totaling six overall and four in the top-10 by time. He picked up the fastest, a pin in 18 seconds at the Cowboy Open on Nov. 2.  

Ares Carpio also picked up a pin in 4:54 in his win over ODU’s Brandon Jeske at 125 pounds.

On the day, the Sun Devils picked up eight bonus-point wins, including four in the match against Nebraska-Kearney (Goodsite-Major; Kraus-Major; Smith-Fall; Bean-Forf).

Up next, ASU wrestling will open the 2014 home slate of six-consecutive matches, hosting Northern Colorado and Utah Valley on Saturday, Jan. 18 at Wells Fargo Arena. The first match of the day is set for a Noon MT start, with the second to follow.

Complete Results:
Arizona State 21, Old Dominion, 15
125: Ares Carpio (ASU) def. Brandon Jeske (ODU): Fall 4:54
133: Michael Hayes (ODU) def. Kallin Goodsite (ASU): Dec 10-6
141: Alexander Richardson (ODU) def. Matt Kraus (ASU): Dec 5-1
149: Chris Mecate (ODU) def. Preston McCalmon (ASU): Dec 6-1
157: Joel Smith (ASU) def. Tristan Warner (ODU): Fall 1:30
165: Nick Rex (ASU) def. Dillon Geoghegan (ODU): Dec 4-0
174: Billy Curling (ODU) def. Kevin Radford (ASU): Dec 8-6
184: Blake Stauffer (ASU) def. Jack Dechow (ODU): Dec 4-1
197: Kevin Beazley (ODU) def. Wesley Moore (ASU): Dec 10-5
HWT: Chace Eskam (ASU) def. Matt Tourdot (ODU): Dec 3-2

Rider 25, Arizona State 11
125: Robert Deutsch (Rider) def. Ares Carpio (ASU): Dec 3-0
133: Chuck Zeisloft (Rider) def. Kalin Goodsite (ASU): Dec 6-2
141: Matt Kraus (ASU) def. John Gentile (Rider): Major 8-0
149: Curt Delia (Rider) def. Preston McCalmon (ASU): Major 12-4
157: Joel Smith (ASU) def. Wayne Stinson (Rider): Dec 8-5
165: Ramon Santiago (Rider) def. Nick Rex (ASU): Dec 3-0
174: Connor Brennan (Rider) def. Kevin Radford (ASU): Dec 7-2
184: Clint Morrison (Rider) def. Blake Stauffer (ASU): TB-1 3-2
197: Wesley Moore (ASU) def. Jeff McElwee (Rider): Major 11-2
HWT: Andrew Marr (Rider) def. via FORF

ASU 32, Nebraska-Kearney 6
125: Ares Carpio (ASU) def. Connor Bolling (Nebraska-Kearney): Dec 6-4
133: Kalin Goodsite (ASU) def. Ryan Bauer (Nebraska-Kearney): Major 13-4
141: Matt Kraus (ASU) def. Brock Coutu (Nebraska-Kearney): Major 16-5
149: Tyler Anderson (Nebraska-Kearney) def. Preston McCalmon (ASU): Dec 15-9
157: Joel Smith (ASU) def. Colton Johnson (Nebraska-Kearney): Fall 0:37
165: Nick Rex (ASU) def. Travis Leiskau (Nebraska-Kearney): Dec 7-0
174: Patrick Martinez (Nebraska-Kearney) def. Kevin Radford (ASU): Dec 10-6
184: Blake Stauffer (ASU) def. Mark Fiala (Nebraska-Kearney): Dec 5-2
197: Luke Bean (ASU) def. via FORF
HWT: Chace Eskam (ASU) def. Kelsey Empting (Nebraska-Kearney): Dec 2-1

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