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Wrestling Opens With 31-9 Win Over Defending Southern Conference Champs Chattanooga

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: November 04, 2011
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Brennan Brumley won a tight 3-2 decision on riding time in the first match of the night and Old Dominion University wrestling never trailed in a 31-9 season-opening victory Friday night at Chattanooga.

"Our kids wrestled hard tonight and we were impressed with their fight," head coach Steve Martin said. "UTC won the Southern Conference last year so this is a good win for us. We will take away a lot from this match, the line up is very young so the room for improvement is very high. We have many areas to work on and that is a good thing."

Brumley was tied entering the third period of the opening match at 149 pounds with Kelly Felix, and held down Felix the entire two minutes to earn the riding time point and earn a 3-2 decision.

John Nicholson earned the win at 157 pounds and gave ODU a 6-0 lead with an 11-5 decision over Daniel Waddell.

UTC got on the board at 165 pounds on a Brandon Wright 3-2 decision over Tristan Warner.

ODU got right back in the win column as Te Edwards put together a dominant 14-4 major decision victory over Levi Clemons at 174 pounds.

Billy Curling delivered a 4-1 decision at 184 pounds while Nikolas Brown got UTC back on the board with a pin at 197 pounds.

Matt Tourdot picked up his first ever collegiate win with an 4-3 decision over Kevin Malone at 285.

ODU also won the final three matches of the night, starting with a 6-5 decision from Eric Dunnet at 125 pounds. Scott Festejo and Justin LaValle finished off the victory with back-to-back pins.

Next up for the Monarchs is the Hokie Open in Salem, Virginia on Sunday.

Old Dominion 31 - Chattanooga 9
149: Brennan Brumley (Old Dominion) won by decision over Kelly Felix (Chattanooga) - 3-2
157: John Nicholson (Old Dominion) won by decision over Daniel Waddell (Chattanooga) - 11-5
165: Brandon Wright (Chattanooga) won by decision over Tristan Warner (Old Dominion) - 3-2
174: Te Edwards (Old Dominion) won by major decision over Levi Clemons (Chattanooga) - 14-4
184: Billy Curling (Old Dominion) won by decision over Robert Prigmore (Chattanooga) - 4-1
197: Nikolas Brown (Chattanooga) won by pin over Joe Budi (Old Dominion) - 5:21
285: Matt Tourdot (Old Dominion) won by decision over Kevin Malone (Chattanooga) - 4-3
125: Eric Dunnet (Old Dominion) won by decision over William Hayes (Chattanooga) - 6-5
133: Scott Festejo (Old Dominion) won by pin over Nick Soto (Chattanooga) - 5:36
141: Justin LaValle (Old Dominion) won by pin over Shawn Greevy (Chattanooga) - 3:39

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