James Nicholson Selected to Compete at NWCA All-Star Classic Monday

November 22, 2008
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Nov. 22, 2008

MANHEIM, Pa. -- Old Dominion University redshirt sophomore James Nicholson was selected to join the field at the 43rd Annual NWCA All-Star Classic presented by the United States Marine Corps. He is just the second Monarch grappler selected to the premiere exhibition event and the first since Wayne Bright in 1970. The exhibition event will feature ten matches featuring top ten wrestlers from around the nation. Nicholson will face #3 Charlie Falck from Iowa.

The NWCA All-Star Classic pairs two of the top college wrestlers in each of the ten weight classes. This year, the event is hosted by Ohio State University at St. John Arena on Monday, November 24.

Nicholson, an All-American in 2008, will face the Hawkeye senior, a two-time All-American, in a rematch from last season. The two battled to a 6-4 decision in dual action a year ago, with Falck taking the victory. So far this season, Nicholson has posted a 4-0 record with a pair of tough matches coming this weekend. Falck is also 4-0 early this season and will appear in the Kaufman-Brand Open today.

TICKETS: Tickets are $10 all children 6 and under are free. NWCA Members receive a complimentary ticket when showing their NWCA membership card. Order tickets online by clicking HERE or Call TicketMaster at 614-431-3600 to order your tickets today.


125- #5 James Nicholson (Old Dominion) vs #3 Charlie Falck (Iowa)

133- #2 Jayson Ness (Minnesota) vs #4 Jimmy Kennedy (Illinois)

141- #1 J Jaggers (Ohio State) vs #2 Nick Gallick (Iowa State)

149- #1 Brent Metcalf (Iowa) vs #4 Darrion Caldwell (NC State)

157- #5 Jordan Leen (Cornell) vs #7 Cyler Sanderson (Iowa State)

165- #1 Nick Marable (Missouri) vs #2 Mack Lewnes (Cornell)

174- #1 Steve Luke (Michigan) vs #2 Jay Borschel (Iowa)

184- #3 Phil Keddy (Iowa) vs #4 Louis Caputo (Harvard)

197- #1 Jake Varner (Iowa State) vs #2 Hudson Taylor (Maryland)

285- #1 Jared Rosholt (Oklahoma State) vs #3 Kyle Massey (Wisconsin)

Feature Bouts:

133- #6 Joe Baker (Navy) vs #8 Reece Humphrey (Ohio Satte)

165- #2 Moza Fay (Northern Iowa) vs #16 Colt Sponseller (Ohio State)