Three Wolverines Pick Up Multiple Wins in Reno
by Clint Burgi
December 18, 2005
RENO, Nev. — Utah Valley State wrestler Justin Rawle won
three matches Sunday at the Reno Tournament of Champions
while Erkin Tadzhimetov and Mark South picked up two wins
Rawle finished 3-2 on the day, while Tadzhimetov and South
each ended the day 2-2. After winning his first match over
Monterrious Adams of Upper Iowa 7-4, Rawle dropped a match
before winning his next two. His day came to an end at the
hands of B.J. Jackson of Oklahoma State in a 7-2 decision.
South pinned Portland State's A.J. Lawrence to open up the
day before falling to Penn State's David Erwin 9-1. After
topping Lex Case of Boise State 8-2, his tournament ended
after a loss to Stanford's Brian Perry in a 6-1 decision.
Tadzhimetov came into the tournament as the 8th seed at
133 pounds. After winning his opening match he drew the
top seeded wrestler, Nathan Morgan of Oklahoma State,
dropping a 7-3 decision. After pinning Dan Quintella of
Northwestern State he drew the 5th seeded wrestler, Justin
Pearch of Oregon, losing a close 3-2 decision.
Tadzhimetov is now 12-4 on the season highlighted by a 1st
place finish at the Cylcone Open in November. Three of his
four losses have come against wrestlers currently ranked
in the top 10 in nation in the NWCA/Intermat Poll.
While the rest of the Wolverines will be off until the
Lonestar Duals in Arlington, Texas on January 7th,
Tadzhimetov will compete in the prestigious Midlands
Tournament in Evanston, Illinois on December 29-30th. The
Midlands is an invitation only tournament that is
comprised of some of the most talented wrestlers in the