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Monarch Wrestling Set to Host No. 21 Iowa State on Sunday

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: November 18, 2011
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Nov. 18, 2011

NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion University wrestling team hosts their first dual of the 2011-12 season on Sunday when eight-time team champion No. 21 Iowa State visits the Ted Constant Convocation Center at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for youth and all ODU students get in for free.

The Monarchs (3-1) won two of there three duals last weekend at the Wrestle for a Cure Duals in Harrisburg, Pa. ODU defeated Buffalo, 24-15, and Cleveland State, 29-9. The Monarchs dropped a decision to No. 13 Ohio State, 30-3.

ODU has been led this season by a pair of wrestlers currently ranked in the top-15. Senior Te Edwards is currently ranked No. 10 at 174 pounds and is 7-1 on the season with a title at the Hokie Open on Nov. 6. Redshirt sophomore John Nicholson comes in at No. 14 this week and boasts a record of 7-2 with four major decisions.

No. 21 Iowa State (0-2) has gotten off to a slow start so far this season, dropping dual meets to Army, 23-22 and Boston University, 21-16. The Cyclones do feature five ranked wrestlers in their line-up with two grapplers in the top-10 in No. 6 Andrew Sorenson at 165 pounds and No. 7 Chris Spangler at 174 pounds.

Old Dominion Probable Starters
125 - Eric Dunnet or Jerome Robinson
133 - Scott Festejo
141 - Justin LaValle
149 - Brennan Brumley
157 - No. 14 John Nicholson
165 - Tristan Warner
174 - No. 10 Te Edwards
184 - Billy Curling
197 - Joe Budi
285 - Matt Tourdot or Grant Chapman

No. 21 Iowa State Probable Starters
125 - No. 13 Ryak Finch
133 - Shayden Terukina
141 - RJ Hallman
149 - Luke Swalla
157 - Joey Cozart
165 - No. 6 Andrew Sorenson
174 - No. 7 Chris Spangler
184 - No. 16 Boaz Beard
197 - Cole Shafer
285 - No. 19 Matt Gibson

There will be a live interacting blog for the event and updates can also be found throughout the dual at High school and youth wrestling groups should contact Mike Dixon at Follow ODU Wrestling on Facebook at


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