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Blue Devil grapplers fall to the Citadel, 28-12

Posted Monday, January 9, 2006

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Charleston, S.C. – The Duke wrestling team suffered its fourth loss of the season, falling to The Citadel, 28-12, on Monday afternoon in McAlister Field House. The Blue Devils fall to 0-4 on the year while the Bulldogs improve to 1-2.

Duke picked up wins from freshman Michael Degli Obizzi at 133 pounds and freshman Addison Nuding at 157 pounds. Sophomore Kellan McKeon also earned a victory for the Blue Devils, winning by forfeit in the 125-pound weight class.

The dual match started at 141 pounds and the Bulldogs jumped out to a 9-0 lead by winning the first two matches. The Citadel’s Matt Bullwinkel pinned junior Antwone Floyd in 4:36, earning six points. Nick Orio followed with a 6-2 decision win over junior Daniel Shvartsman at 149 pounds.

Nuding picked up Duke’s first win of the day, defeating Chris Humphries, 5-0. The Citadel then extended its lead to 28-3 by winning the next five matches. Dan Thompson recorded a major decision victory over redshirt freshman Aaron Glover at 165 pounds, Darius Caldwell pinned junior Rick Lindquist in 4:07 at 174 pounds and John Dickerson topped redshirt freshman Dan Tulley, 8-3, at 184 pounds.

Sophomore Konrad Dudziak fell to Mark Thompson, 2-1, at 197 pounds before John Buck defeated freshman Wade Van Sickle, 3-1, in the heavyweight division. The Blue Devils then earned six points as McKeon won by forfeit at 125 pounds before Degli Obizzi closed out the match with a victory, defeating Michael Arias, 7-6.

The Blue Devils will hold their first home dual meet of the season on Tuesday, Jan. 17, hosting N.C. State at 7:30 p.m. in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Citadel 28, Duke 12

141: Matt Bullwinkel (The Citadel) fall Antwone Floyd (Duke), 4:36 (6-0)

149: Nick Orio (The Citadel) def. Daniel Shvartsman (Duke), 6-2 (9-0)

157: Addison Nuding (Duke) def. Chris Humphries (The Citadel), 5-0 (9-3)

165: Dan Thompson (The Citadel) major decision Aaron Glover (Duke), 15-6 (13-3)

174: Darius Caldwell (The Citadel) fall Rick Lindquist (Duke), 4:07 (19-3)

184: John Dickerson (The Citadel) def. Dan Tulley (Duke), 8-3 (22-3)

197: Mark Thompson (The Citadel) def. Konrad Dudziak (Duke), 2-1 (25-3)

285: John Buck (The Citadel) def. Wade Van Sickle (Duke), 3-1 (28-3)

125: Kellan McKeon (Duke) forfeit (28-9)

133: Michael Degli Obizzi (Duke) def. Michael Arias (The Citadel), 7-6 (28-12)

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