Monarch Wrestling Downed at Princeton and Rider
Dec. 3, 2011
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – The Old Dominion wrestling team dropped a pair of tight duals on Saturday in New Jersey as they lost to Princeton, 18-14, and to Rider, 16-15, in their CAA opener.
Tristan Warner, Joe Budi and Matt Tourdot each won both of their matches on Saturday as Tourdot was the only Monarch to win all thee of his matches on the weekend. ODU feel behind early at Princeton (1-2) and despite a strong effort at the end, could not overcome the early deficit.
Rider (3-1, 1-0) and Old Dominion (4-4, 0-1) split their 10 matches to go 15-15 on the day but the Broncs held the edge in total points (50-45) to win the tie-breaker procedure for the dual victory for their first win over the Monarchs since the 2003-04 season.
With the exception of a forfeit by the Monarchs at 125 at Princeton and a major decision victory by Billy Curling against the Tigers, the remaining 18 matches of the day were all decided by decisions.
Princeton 18, Old Dominion 14
125 - Garrett Frey (P) won by forfeit
133 - Chris Perez (P) won by decision over Scott Festejo (ODU), 5-0
141 - Adam Krop (P) won by decision over No. 31 Justin LaValle (ODU), 10-8
149 - Brennan Brumley (ODU) won by decision over Luis Ramos (P), 7-4
157 - Daniel Kolodzik (P) won by decision over No. 15 John Nicholson (ODU), 11-9
165 - Tristan Warner (ODU) won by decision over Rich Eva (P), 5-0
174 - Andy Lowy (P) won by major decision over Cade Blair (ODU), 13-1
184 - Billy Curling (ODU) won by decision over Dan Santoro (P), 10-5
197 – No. 32 Joe Budi (ODU) won by decision over Kurt Brendel (P), 2-0
HWT - Matt Tourdot (ODU) won by decision over Bobby Grogan (P), 6-0
Rider 16, Old Dominion 15
125 - Eric Dunnet (ODU) dec. Chuck Zeisloft (R), 3-2 SV
133 - Scott Festejo (ODU) dec. Matt Sausman (R), 7-3
141 - Jimmy Kirchner (R) dec. No. 31 Justin LaValle (ODU), 8-6
149 - Aaron Nestor (R) dec. Brennan Brumley (ODU), 6-0
157 - Ramon Santiago (R) dec. No. 15 John Nicholson (ODU), 11-7
165 - Tristan Warner (ODU) dec. James Brundage (R), 4-2
174 - Brandon Lintner (R) dec. Brett Miller (ODU), 4-3
184 - Clint Morrison (R) dec. Billy Curling (ODU), 7-3
197 – No. 32 Joe Budi (ODU) dec. Donald McNeil (R), 9-6
HWT - Matt Tourdot (ODU) dec. Evan Craig (R), 3-1
The Monarchs will break for the rest of 2011 and return to action at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Jan 1 and 2, 2012.