Wrestling Set to Compete in the 2012 CAA Championships
By ODU Athletics
March 2, 2012
NORFOLK, Va. - The No. 24 Old Dominion University Wrestling team will travel to Binghamton University on Saturday, March 3 for the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association Championships.
The Monarchs (13-10) are one of three ranked teams (No. 19 Binghamton, No. 23 Hofstra) in the CAA and boasts a season-high seven nationally ranked wrestlers in last week's NCAA Coaches' Panel Rankings.
Led by senior Te Edwards (174) who has been ranked in the top-20 all season, redshirt freshman Jerome Robinson (125), sophomore Scott Festejo (133), sophomore Justin LaValle (141), redshirt sophomore John Nicholson (157), sophomore Tristan Warner (165) and senior Joe Budi (197) are also ranked for the Monarchs. The CAA Tournament will send 23 wrestlers to the NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo., on March 15-17. Four spots belong to 165 pounds with three at 197 and 285, two each at 133, 141, 149, 157, 174 and 184 pounds, and one at 125 pounds.
Brackets for Saturday's tournament are slated to be released on Friday evening. Updates throughout the day on Saturday can be found at bubearcats.com. A video stream of part of Saturday's event is also available for a fee. Updates can also be found on Twitter @ODUWrestling.
Joe Budi \ 197 \ Senior \ Appleton, Wis.
NCAA Coaches' Panel Ranking: #33
Te Edwards \ 174 \ Senior \ Virginia Beach, Va.
Amateur Wrestling News: #17
NCAA Coaches' Panel Ranking: #12
Scott Festejo \ 133 \ Sophomore \ Long Branch, N.J.
NCAA Coaches' Panel Ranking: #31
Justin LaValle \ 141 \ Sophomore \ Apple Valley, Minn.
NCAA Coaches' Panel Ranking: #28
John Nicholson \ 157 \ Redshirt Sophomore \ Des Moines, Iowa
NCAA Coaches' Panel Ranking: #22
Jerome Robinson \ 125 \ Redshirt Freshman \ Cleveland, Ohio
NCAA Coaches' Panel Ranking: #30
Tristan Warner \ 165 \ Sophomore \ Mechanicsburg, Pa.
NCAA Coaches' Panel Ranking: #23