KANSAS CITY, Mo, March 15, 2003 — Four Connecticut natives wrestling in the NCAA Division I championships each won one match in the tournament this weekend.
Sacred Heart’s Anthony Reynolds (197 pounds, Berlin) and Jason Cucolo (133, Darien) each won a match in the championship bracket but lost twice to be eliminated.
Brown’s Nick Ciarcia (184, Berlin) and Sacred Heart’s Rob Belville (154, New Milford) each won a consolation round bout.
Sacred Heart finished 42nd in the field with six points while Ciarcia was the only wrestler to earn a point for Brown, which finished 66th.
Sacred Heart wrestlers each win a match at NCAA Tournament
State wrestlers at NCAA
Results from state wrestlers in the 2003 NCAA Division I wrestling championships.
Jason Cucolo, Sacred Heart, Darien (133)
1R: Cucolo def. (12) Mike Simpson, Arizona St., 8-5
2R: Brandon Lauer, West Virginia pin Cucolo, 2:19
Greg Schaefer, Indiana def. Cucolo, 3-2
Anthony Reynolds, Sacred Heart, Berlin (197)
1R: (8) Reynolds dec. Stipe Miocic, Cleveland St., 10-7
2R: (9) Kyle Smith, Michigan dec. Reynolds, 7-4
Second round: Lee Kraemer, Wisconsin pin Reynolds, 2:37
Rob Belville, Sacred Heart, New Milford (157)
1R: (6) Ryan Bertin, Michigan pin Belville, 2:01
Belville dec. Adam Britt, VHI, 6-3
Clovis Crane, Purdue pin Belville, 3:59
Nick Ciarcia, Brown, Berlin (184)
1R: (7) Gerald Harris, Cleveland St. def. Ciarcia, 2-1
1R: Ciarcia dec. Keith Clifton, Citadel, 5-1
2R: Dave Colabella, JMU dec. Ciarcia, 4-1