ODU Wrestling To Compete in26th Annual Virginia Duals This Weekend

January 12, 2006
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 12, 2006

NORFOLK, VA - Head coach Steve Martin and his Wrestling Monarchs travel to the Hampton Coliseum this weekend to compete in the 26th annual Virginia Duals. This is ODU's 19th year competing in the tournament.

ODU will face no. 8 Bloomsburg in the first round. The winner/loser will go on to face the winner/loser of no. 1 Indiana/Virginia Tech in the second round. The first round bouts are set to begin at 9:00am Friday morning; the second round will follow at 1 pm. Consolation, Semi, and Championship rounds will take place Saturday.

Seeds Noted

#1 Indiana vs. Virginia Tech, 9 AM
#8 Bloomsburg vs. Old Dominion, 9 AM
#5 North Carolina vs. UC Davis, 9 AM
#4 Tennessee-Chattanooga vs. Columbia, 9 AM
#3 West Virginia vs. Rider, 11 AM
#6 Ohio State vs. The Citadel, 11 AM
#7 Drexel vs. Virginia, 11 AM
#2 Penn vs. North Dakota State, 11 AM

Old Dominion is 0-2 all-time against Bloomsburg, and hasn't competed against them since 1970. ODU is 1-1 all-time against Indiana, a 16-13 all-time against the Virginia Tech Hokies. Last year ODU went 1-2 at the Virginia Duals losing their first round to UT-Chattanooga 0-44, winning their second round over The Citadel 26-16, and finally falling to Ohio by a close 18-20 score.

Monarch Starting Lineup:

125:  	Fr.	Bryan LaShomb
133:  	Fr.	Ryan Williams
141:	Sr.	Shanon Slack
149:	Fr.	Jeff Becker
157:	So.	Nick Pullano
165:	Sr.	Robby Gosnell
174:	Fr.	Bryan Lenhardt
	Grad.	TJ Hansen
184:	Fr.	David Mendoza
197:	Sr.	Adam Wright
285:	Sr.	John Dolida

For more on the 26th annual Virginia Duals, including updated scores and finishes please visit www.virginiaduals.org.