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Perry takes fourth at 149 to lead Builders at Division I States

01/06/2008 -

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. -- The Apprentice School wrestling team finished sixth on Saturday competing in the Virginia Division I State Championships held at the John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia.

Sophomore Matt Perry (Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Smith HS) was the top finisher for the Builders coming in fourth place at 149 pounds with a 2-2 record. He opened with an 8-1 loss to Pete Ferrara of UVA before taking his next two matches in the consolation bracket. Perry defeated Aaron Keeton of George Mason via a 9-7 decision and then advanced to the third place match with a medical forfeit victory over Pat Riley of Virginia. In that third place match he lost to Ferrara by a pin at 5:22.

The other victory on the day for the Builders was by freshman Charles Robinson (Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover HS) as he defeated Corey Vasbinder of Liberty in his first consolation match by an 8-4 decision.

Next up for the Builders will be the 28th annual Virginia Duals starting on Friday at the Hampton Coliseum.

Team Scores: Old Dominion 107; Virginia 101; Liberty 40.5; George Mason 32.5; VMI 15; Apprentice School 6.
125 pounds
Ross Gitomer (UVA) tech fall Kevin Hill (Apprentice) 22-7
Billy Chamberlain (ODU) maj. dec. Hill 10-2
133 pounds
Kyle Hutter (ODU) p. Jeff Jiron (Apprentice) 1:44
Ryan Goodsell (VMI) p. Jiron 3:37
149 pounds
Pete Ferrara (UVA) dec. Matt Perry (Apprentice) 8-1
Perry dec. Aaron Keeton (George Mason) 9-7
Perry def. Pat Riley (UVA) medical forfeit
Ferrara p. Perry 5:22
165 pounds
Andrew Roak (George Mason) dec. Justin Gilliard (Apprentice) 4-3
Greg Scott (George Mason) maj. dec. Gilliard 14-1
184 pounds
Bill Widener (George Mason) maj. dec. Charles Robinson (Apprentice) 14-5
Robinson dec. Corey Vasbinder (Liberty) 8-4
Curtis Moore (VMI) dec. Robinson 5-0
197 pounds
Pat Hogan (Liberty) maj. dec. Kendall Ridenour 14-3
David Mendoza (ODU) p. Ridenour 1:21
Full results