Monarch Wrestlers Rank Among Nation's Best For Victories And Pins

December 14, 2000
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. - Four individuals from the Old Dominion University wrestling team are ranked among the nation's elite for total victories and pins.

Freshman Blake Romano (Boiling Springs, PA) is ranked 2nd in the nation for pins at 141 with three. Sophomore Dennis Whitby (Lanoke Harbor, NJ), currently sporting a 10-4 record, is ranked 2nd at 149 with six pins. Freshman heavyweight Derrell Lorthridge (Wilmington, DE) is ranked sixth in the nation for pins with four.

Junior Jeff Rusak (Reading, PA) continues to dominate at 174. Rusak is currently ranked fourth in the nation for wins (13) in his weight class and is currently number three in pins.

The Monarchs will return to action when they travel to the Wilkes Open Tournament in Wilkes-Barre, PA, December 28-29.

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