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Rutgers Wrestling Concludes NCAA Championships
Three Scarlet Knights advanced to round three of wrestlebacks before falling
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  • Trevor Melde
    Senior Trevor Melde earned his 100th career victory in the second round of the 141-pound consolation bracket.

    Session 3 Brackets Session 3 Team Scores+

    DES MOINES, IOWA (March 22, 2013) – The Rutgers wrestling team concluded competition at the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships in Wells Fargo Arena, Friday. Three Scarlet Knights advanced to the third round of consolations in their respective weight classes before falling. Senior Trevor Melde (Hewitt, N.J.) earned his 100th career victory in the second round of the 141-pound consolation bracket.

    Led by sixth-year head coach Scott Goodale, Rutgers finished the tournament with 7.5 team points. The final team standing is yet to be determined.

    Melde, senior Scott Winston (Jackson, N.J.) and classmate Dan Rinaldi (Lodi, N.J.) each concluded their respective runs at the NCAA Championships in Session III, going 1-1 on the day.

    A three-time NCAA qualifier at 141 pounds, Melde started by picking up his 100th career victory in dramatic fashion, pinning Frank Cimato in just 1:29 to advance to consolation round three. In the next round, he dropped a 4-2 decision to Zach Neibert of Virginia Tech. The senior finished his career with a 100-50 record, becoming the 14th Scarlet Knight grappler to reach the century mark.

    Winston’s first match of the day in the second round of wrestlebacks consisted of two takedowns as he cruised to a 4-1 decision over 157-pounder Matt Lester of Oklahoma. He conceded an 8-1 contest to No. 10 Roger Pena (Oregon State) in his last bout in the third round of consolations. He ended his Rutgers career with a 106-34 mark, leaving him tied for sixth on RU’s all-time wins list. He made four NCAA Championships appearances.

    The Scarlet Knights’ 184-pounder Rinaldi picked up a hard-fought 3-2 victory in the second round of the consolation bracket against Ty Vinson of Oregon State. Trailing 2-0 heading into the final period, Rinaldi notched a reversal and earned another point as he registered 3:02 riding time to win. In the third round of wrestlebacks, Rinaldi was defeated, 5-2, by No. 11 Mike Larson of Missouri. The senior went 2-2 in his fourth NCAA Championships appearance, compiling a 109-38 career record. His wins rank fifth on the program’s all-time list.

    Junior Vinnie Dellefave (Toms River, N.J.) concluded his season in the second round of the 133-pound consolation bracket, falling to No. 11 George DiCamillo (UVA), 4-1. He finished the season with a 27-10 record, making his first NCAA Championships appearance and going 1-2 in the tournament.

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    2013 NCAA Championships – Rutgers Results


    133 - Vinnie Dellefave (1-2)

    First Round: No. 12 Jordan Conaway (PSU)                                            W-D, 3-1

    Second Round: No. 5 Chris Dardanes (MINN)                                         L-F, 2:46

    Cons. Second Round: No. 11 George DiCamillo (UVA)                             L-D, 4-1


    141 - Trevor Melde (2-2)

    First Round: Dean Pavlou (CHATT)                                                             W-D, 5-2

    Second Round: No. 3 Michael Mangrum (ORST)                                       L-D, 6-2

    Cons. Second Round: Frank Cimato (DREX)                                           W-F, 1:29

    Cons. Third Round: Zach Neibert (VT)                                                          L-D, 4-2


    157 - Scott Winston (2-2)

    First Round: Andy McCulley (WYO)                                                              W-D, 4-2

    Second Round: No. 1 Jason Welch (NW)                                                   L-D, 6-2

    Cons. Second Round: Matt Lester (OKLA)                                                W-D, 4-1

    Cons. Third Round: No. 10 Roger Pena (ORST)                                         L-D, 8-1


    165 - Nick Visicaro (0-2)

    First Round: Zachary Strickland (APPST)                                                     L-D, 6-1

    Cons. First Round: John Staudenmayer (UNC)                                          L-D, 6-2


    174 - Greg Zannetti (0-2)

    First Round: No. 8 Nick Heflin (OSU)                                                              L-D, 3-1

    Cons. First Round: No. 9 Nathaniel Brown (LEHIGH)                     L-D, 2-1 (TB1)


    184 - Dan Rinaldi (2-2)

    First Round: Cody Magrum (OSU)                                                               W-D, 6-0

    Second Round: No. 3 Robert Hamlin (LEHIGH)                                          L-D, 6-3

    Cons. Second Round: Ty Vinson (ORST)                                                     W-D, 3-2

    Cons. Third Round: No. 11 Mike Larson (MIZZ)                                         L-D, 5-2


    HWT - Billy Smith (0-2)

    First Round: Ernest James (EDIN)                                                                L-D, 3-2

    Cons. First Round: Kevin Innis (BU)                                                               L-D, 2-1



    Session III Play-by-Play


    Cons. Second Round


    133 pounds – Vinnie Dellefave vs. No. 11 George DiCamillo (UVA)

    First period
    1:21 DiCamillo takedown, 0-2


    Second period
    Dellefave chooses down

    1:58 Dellefave escape, 1-2


    Third period
    DiCamillo chooses down

    1:29 DiCamillo escape, 1-3


    DiCamillo riding time, 1:28

    Final: DiCamillo wins by decision, 4-1



    141 pounds – Trevor Melde vs. Frank Cimato (DREX)

    First period
    2:50 Melde takedown, 2-0

    1:31 Melde pin


    Final: Melde wins by fall, 1:29



    157 – Scott Winston vs. Matt Lester (OKLA)

    First period
    0:07 Winston takedown, 2-0


    Second period
    Lester chooses down

    1:58 Lester escape, 2-1

    0:23 Winston takedown, 4-1


    Third period
    Winston chooses neutral


    Final: Winston wins by decision, 4-1



    184 – Dan Rinaldi vs. Ty Vinson (ORST)

    First period
    0:36 Vinson takedown, 0-2


    Second period
    Vinson chooses down


    Third period
    Rinaldi chooses down

    1:49 Rinaldi reversal, 2-2


    Rinaldi riding time 3:02

    Final: Rinaldi wins by decision, 3-2



    Cons. Third Round


    141 pounds – Trevor Melde vs. Zach Neibert (VT)

    First period
    No score


    Second period
    Neibert chooses down

    No score


    Third period
    Melde chooses down

    1:29 Neibert two-point nearfall, 0-2

    1:20 Melde escape, 1-2

    Melde riding time 1:20, 2-2


    Sudden Victory

    0:37 Neibert takedown, 2-4


    Final: Neibert wins by decision, 4-2



    157 – Scott Winston vs. No. 10 Roger Pena (ORST)

    First period
    2:48 Pena takedown, 0-2


    Second period
    Pena chooses down

    0:31 Pena escape, 0-3


    Third period
    Winston chooses neutral

    1:36 Pena takedown, 0-5

    0:22 Winston escape, 1-5

    0:09 Pena takedown, 1-7


    Pena riding time, 2:46

    Final: Pena wins by decision, 8-1



    184 – Dan Rinaldi vs. No. 11 Mike Larson (MIZZ)

    First period
    No score


    Second period
    Rinaldi chooses down

    0:20 Larson three-point nearfall, 0-3


    Third period
    Larson chooses neutral

    1:34 Rinaldi takedown, 2-3

    1:29 Larson escape, 2-4


    Larson riding time, 1:55

    Final: Larson wins by decision, 5-2

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