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Wrestlers Topple Bucknell, Advance in Virginia
January 08, 2010

Jan. 8, 2010

NORMAN, Okla. – The 10th-ranked University of Oklahoma wrestling squad (6-0-1) advanced in the championship bracket at the 30th Annual Virginia Duals Friday afternoon with a dominant 28-7 victory over Bucknell.

Second-seeded Oklahoma claimed eight of 10 bouts against the Bison (4-4) and advances to face seventh-seeded Virginia Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. CT.

Fifth-ranked Zack Bailey (11-5) and No. 12 Nathan Fernandez (18-4) scored OU’s only bonus points against the Bison. Bailey earned a 13-5 major decision over John Regan which spurred on four straight wins by Oklahoma to put the match out of reach for the Bison.

Heavyweight Fernandez posted a pin to close out the dual over Conor Sweener (4:24), his sixth fall of the year.

In the marquee matchup of the dual, fourth-ranked Sooner Kyle Terry outlasted seventh-ranked Kevin LeValley by a 6-4 decision in the second sudden victory period. Tied at three after the final period, Terry outscored the Bison 3-1 in overtime to push his season record to 13-2.

Earning decision wins for Oklahoma were Jarrod Patterson at 125 pounds, Shane Vernon at 157 pounds, Tyler Caldwell at 165 pounds, Erich Schmidtke at 184 pounds and 197-pounder Eric Lapotsky.

Bison David Marble, ranked No. 18 at 133 pounds, defeated Kendric Maple by a 14-2 major decision and No. 17 Shane Riccio earned a 3-0 upset win over eighth-ranked Jeff James at 174 pounds.

 MATCH-BY-MATCH RESULTS

125  Jarrod Patterson (OU) dec. Derrik Russell (BU), 3-0
133  David Marbie (BU) maj. dec. Kendric Maple (OU), 14-2
141  Zack Bailey (OU) maj. dec. John Regan (BU), 13-5
149  Kyle Terry (OU) dec. Kevin LeValley (BU), 6-4
157  Shane Vernon (OU) dec. Brantley Hooks (BU), 3-0
165  Tyler Caldwell (OU) dec. Corey Lear (BU), 6-2
174  Shane Riccio (BU), dec. Jeff James (OU), 3-0
184  Erich Schmidtke (OU) dec. Rob Waltko (BU), 6-2
197  Eric Lapotsky (OU) dec. Jay Hahn (BU), 6-2
HWT Nathan Fernandez (OU) pin Conor Sweeney (BU), 4:24

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