Wrestling Wins Final Road Match at NC State, 28-12

February 05, 2011
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 5, 2011

RALEIGH, N.C. - Old Dominion University wrestling won seven matches to pick up a 28-12 win at NC State Saturday night.

Old Dominion (6-9-1) started the match on the right note as No. 4 James Nicholson picked up a first period pin over Pedram Rahmmatabadi.

The Monarchs made the lead 10-0 when No. 12 Kyle Hutter earned an 11-3 major decision over Dale Shull at 133.

NC State (8-8) took the lead with three-straight wins from 141 to 157 before Dan Rivera gave ODU a lead it would never relinquish with a 3-1 decision over Nijel Jones.

The Monarchs increased the lead to 16-13 with a 7-3 decision by Tristan Warner at 174. Joe Budi followed Warner with a first period win to push the lead to 22-13.

Freshman Jacob Henderson clinched the team win for ODU with a 3-2 decision over KaRonne Jones, making the team score 25-12. The Wolfpack was docked one team point for unsportsmanlike conduct,

Grant Chapman put the final punctuation mark on the victory with a 3-2 triumph over Eloheim Palma.

"The team came together today from the standpoint of being able to win close matches against a tough team. It was a great chance to put our guys on the road in a highly competitive environment," head coach Steve Martin said. "We were pleased because they found ways to win those tight bouts. That is what it is all about at the end of the year, you have to find ways to win."

Old Dominion 28, NC State 12
125 - #4 James Nicholson (ODU) pinned Pedram Rahmmatabadi at 1:19
133 - #12 Kyle Hutter (ODU) major dec. Dale Shull, 11-3
141 - Darrius Little (NCS) dec. Brennan Brumley, 5-3
149 - #1 Darrion Caldwell (NCS) pinned Scott Festejo at 3:53
157 - Colton Palmer (NCS) major dec. Micah Blair, 17-5
165 - Dan Rivera (ODU) dec. Nijel Jones, 3-1
174 - Tristan Warner (ODU) dec. Quinton Godley, 7-3
184 - Joe Budi (ODU) pinned Pat Carey at 2:23
197 - Jacob Henderson (ODU) dec. KaRonne Jones, 3-2*
Hwt - Grant Chapman (ODU) dec. Eloheim Palma, 3-2

*NC State penalized a team point for unsportsmanlike conduct against the bench during the 197-pound match