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ODU Wrestling Downs George Mason And Campbell This Weekend

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: February 12, 2006
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Feb. 12, 2006

FAIRFAX, VA - The Old Dominion Wrestling Monarchs picked up a pair of conference wins this weekend as they beat Campbell 39-9 and George Mason 34-14 in dual competition. The Monarchs improve to 10-6-1 overall, 5-1-1 in the CAA.

In the Match against the Camels of Campbell, ODU jumped to an early 14-0 lead as Bryan LaShomb, Ryan Williams, and BJ Compton out wrestled their opponents. Willams pinned Trevour Smith at the 5:38 mark, and Compton recorded a 17-2 tech fall over Elliot Berger.

At 149, Steve Wiktorek pinned the Monarch's Jeff Becker narrowing the score 14-6 heading into the 157 pound match. From then on, ODU could not be stopped as Nick Pullano recorded a tech fall 16-0 over his opponent, Robby Gosnell and Bryan Lenhardt both won by forfeit, and David Mendoza took out his opponent by a 13-7 decision.

Senior Adam Wright picked up a 22-7 tech fall over Jason Cook at the 6:08 mark and John Dolida fell to Jeremiah Fennell by a close 7-3 decision. The final score showed ODU a decisive 39-9 victory

Old Dominion then went on to beat George Mason 34-14. Bryan LaShomb fell to Joe Coughlin 20-1, before Ryan Williams came in and beat GMU's Will Powars by a 7-2 decision. BJ Compton pinned Chris Cartella four minutes into the match, before Jeff Becker fell to Robert Henry.

ODU was down 11-9 entering the Nick Pullano's 157 pound bout. Pullano and Robby Gosnell both won by forfeit, giving Old Dominion 21-11 edge over the Patriots. Bryan Lenhardt beat Randy Oates by a 8-4 decision, David Mendoza then beat Ken Jackson by fall at 5:30, and Adam Wright majored Joel Caruso 20-7 giving ODU a commanding 34-11 lead. Wright picked up his 113th career win with that major decision. Heavyweight John Dolida fell to his opponent in overtime 6-4.

In other action, Campbell fell to George Mason 32-9. The Patriots won all but two matches, and recorded 3 major decisions and a tech fall.

The Monarchs are back in action Thursday, February 16, as they host VMI in their annual Alumni match and senior night. Match time is set for 7:00 pm. Thursday's match marks the Monarch's last home match in their 2005-06 campaign. Four senior wrestlers, Robby Gosnell, John Dolida, Adam Wright, and TJ Hansen will be honored at the event.

Match By Match Highlights

Old Dominion 39, Campbell 9

125: Bryan LaShomb (ODU) dec. Richie Apolinar (Campbell), 13-8, ODU 3-0
133: Ryan Williams (ODU) fall Trevour Smith (Campbell), 5:38, ODU 9-0
141: BJ Compton (ODU) tech. fall Elliot Berger (Campbell), 17-2 (4:10), ODU 14-0
149: Steve Wiktorek (Campbell) fall Jeff Becker (ODU), 6:32, ODU 14-6
157: Nick Pullano (ODU) tech. fall Nick Amato (Campbell), 16-0 (3:00), ODU 19-6
165: Robby Gosnell (ODU) wins forf., ODU 25-6
174: Bryan Lenhardt (ODU) wins forf., ODU 31-6
184: David Mendoza (ODU) dec. Kyle Higgins (Campbell), 13-7, ODU 34-6
197: Adam Wright (ODU) tech. fall Jason Cook (Campbell), 22-7 (6:08), ODU 39-6
HWT: Jeremiah Fennell (Campbell) dec. John Dolida (ODU), 7-3, ODU 39-9
Old Dominion 34, George Mason 14
125: Joe Coughlin (Mason) tech. fall Bryan LaShomb (ODU), 20-1 (6:10), Mason 5-0
133: Ryan Williams (ODU) dec. Will Powars (Mason), 7-2, Mason 5-3
141: BJ Compton (ODU) fall Chris Cartella (Mason), 4:02, ODU 9-5
149: Robert Henry (Mason) fall Jeff Becker (ODU), 1:44, Mason 11-9
157: Nick Pullano (ODU) wins forf., ODU 15-11
165: Robby Gosnell (ODU) wins forf., ODU 21-11
174: Bryan Lenhardt (ODU) dec. Randy Oates (Mason), 8-4, ODU 24-11
184: David Mendoza (ODU) fall Ken Jackson (Mason), 5:30, ODU 30-11
197: Adam Wright (ODU) maj. dec. Joel Caruso (Mason), 20-7, ODU 34-11
HWT: Ryan Kittrick (Mason) dec. John Dolida (ODU), 6-4 (SV), ODU 34-14

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