Monarch Wrestlers Fall to James Madison, 25-18

February 06, 2000
By ODU Athletics
HARRISONBURG, VA (February 5, 2000) -- Old Dominion's wrestling squad lost its first CAA match of the season, 18-25, to James Madison on February 5. The Monarchs drop to 2-4 overall, 1-1 in the CAA, while the defending champion Dukes move to 3-2 overall, 2-0 in the CAA.

The Monarchs were up, 9-7, after the first four bouts before JMU reeled off pins at 133 and 141 to go ahead, 19-9. The Monarchs then scored a pin at 149 as freshman Dennis Whitby (Lanoka Harbor, NJ) dropped John Pagnotta in 1:40, while at 157 freshman Jake Cairns (Brick, NJ) defeated Jim O'Connor, 5-2, to move the Monarchs back to within one, 18-19, heading into the final two bouts.

However, JMU's Seth Cameron and Nathan Rickman each scored wins in the final two bouts of the match (165 and 174) to secure the victory for the Dukes. Old Dominion returns to action on Sunday, Feb. 13, as the team travels to Washington, DC, to take on CAA-rival American at 1 pm.

Final Score
James Madison		25
Old Dominion		18

                                                               ODU	       JMU
184-Chris Harrington (ODU) dec. Sam Maltese, 6-4 sd		3		0
197-Elliot Williams (JMU) maj. dec. Brad Krepps, 18-6		3		4
Hwt.-DJ Hockman (JMU) dec. Leevi MacDonald, 7-3		        3		7
125-Chip Reyes (ODU) wbf. Jonathan Huesdash, 4:15		9		7
133-Mike Coyle (JMU) wbf. Joel Jimenez, 6:08			9		13
141-Dave Vollmer (JMU) wbf. Andy Simons, 4:29			9		19
149-Dennis Whitby (ODU) wbf. John Pagnotta, 1:40		15		19
157-Jake Cairns (ODU) dec. Jim O'Connor, 5-2			18		19
165-Seth Cameron (JMU) dec. Jesse Pearce, 9-3			18		22
174-Nathan Rickman (JMU) dec. George Sable, 12-8		18		25

Final Score	                                                18		25

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