Wrestling Monarchs Host VMI Tomorrow In Last Home Dual
By ODU Athletics
Feb. 15, 2006
NORFOLK, VA - Old Dominion Wrestling will host the VMI Keydets tomorrow at the ODU Fieldhouse at 7:00pm. The match marks the team's final home dual match of their 2005-06 campaign. Four seniors Robby Gosnell, Adam Wright, John Dolida, and TJ Hansen will be honored at the event.
Thursday's match will highlight rematches from several tournaments including the Southern Scuffle and Virginia Intercollegiates. At 133 pounds, Ryan Williams will be looking to avenge his 3-7 loss to Brandon Stillo at the Penn State Open. Look for senior Adam Wright to rematch Neils Madsen, the two met earlier this year at the Southern Scuffle and the Virginia Intercollegiates.
Nick Pullano will rematch Tommy Cunningham at 157 pounds after beating him 4-2 at the Intercollegiates in the championship final bout. David Mendoza has a chance to rematch Corry Murray who he fell to by a 3-7 decision at the intercollegiates. Lastly, John Dolida will take on Scott Buhman who majored him back at the intercollegiates by a score of 2-11.
The Monarchs last weekend beat conference opponents Campbell (39-9) and George Mason (34-14). They are 9-4 all-time against the Keydets. Last season the Monarchs traveled to Lexington, Virginia, and beat the Keydets 27-11.
VMI has not yet been able to beat a Southern Conference opponent this season. They enter Thursday's competition with a 1-8-1 record, 0-2-1 in the SoCon. VMI comes off a loss last weekend to conference foes Chattanooga by a score of 32-6.
ODU Wrestling invites all student organizations to come out and participate in the spirit contest. The organization with the loudest attendance will be awarded $250 courtesy of Old Dominion Wrestling. The winner will be announced after the last bout of the night.
VMI ODU 125 Lam Ly Bryan LaShomb (19-13) 133 Brandon Stillo Ryan Williams (24-12) 141 David Metzler BJ Compton (6-11) 149 Sam Alvarenga Jeff Becker (7-14) 157 Tommy Conningham Nick Pullano (14-16) 165 Chris Hardy Robby Gosnell (20-10) 174 Dustin McCabe TJ Hansen (6-5) 184 Corry Murray or David Mendoza (12-10) Kyle Elgert 197 TBA #17 Adam Wright (27-4) 285 Scott Buhman John Dolida (9-21