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No. 7 Central Michigan Tops No. 25 Old Dominion, 23-14

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: January 31, 2010
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Jan. 31, 2010


NORFOLK, Va. - Junior James Nicholson and senior Chris Brown each picked up thrilling overtime decisions over ranked opponents, but No. 7 Central Michigan upended No. 25 Old Dominion Sunday afternoon, 23-14, at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

In addition to Nicholson's and Brown's victories, sophomore Joe Budi and senior Jesse Strawn won via major decision. The Monarchs fall to 8-4-1 overall and suffer their first loss at home this season.

No. 7 James Nicholson and No. 10 Matt Steintrager faced off at 125-pounds in what was perhaps the match of the day.

With the score tied 1-1 in the second overtime session, Nicholson chose down and recorded a reversal just 12 seconds in. Steintrager chose down after the first 30 seconds expired, but Nicholson held the advantage for the entire 30 seconds to seal the 3-1 victory.

Steintrager, who had beaten a Top 15 opponent just two days earlier in CMU's win over Virginia Tech, falls to 15-3 overall. Nicholson, the team's leader in winning percentage improves to 25-1.

ODU dropped the next four weight classes, including a hard-fought 7-3 overtime loss by freshman Craig Wilson at 141-pounds. Wilson needed an escape from down position in the third to break a tie, but his opponent, Conor Beebe, held the advantage until their was only two seconds remaining in the bout.

Wilson posted a dramatic escape but Beebe had earned the riding time advantage which sent the bout into extra time. Beebe then posted a late takedown and added two back points to get the win.

With the Monarchs trailing 14-3, No. 14 Chris Brown battled No. 19 Tyler Grayson at 165-pounds. Much like the match at 125-pounds, the two ranked wrestlers went into overtime tied 1-1. With only 13 seconds to go in the first overtime, Brown ended the match with a takedown to get ODU back on the board.

After a Monarch loss at 174-pounds, Old Dominion picked up back-to-back major decision wins from Budi and No. 13 Strawn. Budi won in shutout fashion, 9-0, over CMU's Dillon Kern and Strawn blanked Eric Simaz, 8-0.

Down 20-14 going into the last match, the Chippewas sent their top nationally ranked wrestler to the mat as No. 3 Jarod Trice faced off against ODU freshman Grant Chapman. The freshman put forth tremendous effort in holding Trice to only a decision victory (11-4).

Old Dominion will next be in action on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Virginia for a 1 p.m. matchup. The Monarchs will also return to the Ted Constant Convocation Center the following day for a 5:30 p.m. bout against N.C. State on Feb. 7.


#7 Central Michigan defeats #25 ODU, 23-14

125: #7 James Nicholson (ODU) wins by decision over #10 Matt Steintrager (CMU), 3-1 OT 133: #9 Scotti Sentes (CMU) wins by major decision over Justin LaValle (ODU), 12-0 141: Conor Beebe (CMU) win by decision over Craig Wilson (ODU), 7-3 OT 149: #11 Tony D'Alie (CMU) win by major decision over Cam Watkins (ODU), 13-4 157: Donnie Corby (CMU) win by decision over Joey Sheridan (ODU), 7-1 165: #14 Chris Brown (ODU) win by decision over #19 Tyler Grayson (CMU), 3-1 OT 174: #9 Ben Bennett (CMU) fall over Eric Decker (ODU), 4:06 184: Joe Budi (ODU) win by major decision over Dillon Kern (CMU), 9-0 197: #13 Jesse Strawn (ODU) win by major decision over Eric Simaz (CMU), 8-0 HWT: #3 Jarod Trice (CMU) win by decision over Grant Chapman (ODU), 11-4



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