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Wrestling Hosts VMI on Sunday
Monday 01/16/2010  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C.-The Duke University wrestling team will look to resume its winning ways this weekend, hosting the Virginia Military Institute on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m., in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils also will welcome back over 130 former wrestlers for alumni weekend.

Live statistics for the match will be available by going to www.GoDuke.com. Admission is free with doors opening one hour prior to the match.

Duke heads into the dual match with a 1-2 overall record after falling to NC State and North Carolina. The Blue Devils defeated Davidson in the first dual contest of the season. VMI is 2-4 for the year and is coming off of a 33-10 victory over Franklin & Marshall. Riding a two-match win streak over the Keydets, Duke is 9-24 all-time against the Keydets. Duke earned a thrilling 19-18 victory a year ago.

Senior Voris Tejada and redshirt freshman Diego Bencomo both sport perfect 3-0 records in dual matches. Duke's leader at 174 pounds, Tejada is 13-7 overall and recently moved into sole possession of eighth place on the career wins list with 89 victories.

At 184 pounds, Bencomo sports a team-best 17-5 mark and has a pin, a technical fall and an overtime decision in his three dual bouts. The Phoenix native triumphed in overtime against North Carolina's Nick Tenpenny this past week.

Sophomore Peter Terrezza, who recently returned from illness, is 1-1 in dual matches after outlasting Brian Bokoski of North Carolina this past Tuesday. Terrezza is 9-6 overall for the year.

Jumping up a weight class to 197 pounds, redshirt senior John Barone sports a solid 9-5 record and is 2-1 in dual contests. Anchoring the 157-pound division is rookie Chris Piccolella, who has come back from an early season injury to compete well for the Blue Devils. He is 1-1 in his past two matches despite moving up two weight groups.

Leading the Keydets is junior heavyweight Josh Wine with an unblemished 10-0 record. He is 4-0 in dual matches and recently was named the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week.

Andrew Szymborski is 2-0 in dual matches at 184 pounds, while Ronnie Ellsworth also is unbeaten in dual contests at 197 pounds.

The Blue Devils wrestle again on Jan. 20 at Campbell at 7 p.m. Duke's next home contest is not until Feb. 12 versus Virginia.

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