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Wrestling Hosts Bucknell on Wednesday

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: January 10, 2012
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Jan. 10, 2012

NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion University wrestling team returns to action as they host their first dual meet of 2012 on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. against Bucknell at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for youth and all ODU students get in for free.

The Monarchs (4-4) will see their first dual action in over a month after wrestling at the Southern Scuffle and in the Mat Town USA Invitational over break. Redshirt sophomore Justin LaValle placed fifth at the Southern Scuffle to lead the Monarchs and boasts a team-leading 20 wins on the season.

Bucknell (2-6) is coming off a 21st place finish at the Midlands Championships in late December. The Bison defeated Princeton and Sacred Heart before that in the Bison Duals while falling to Central Michigan. Michigan State, Northern Iowa, Eastern Michigan, Maryland and Nebraska have also defeated Bucknell this season.

ODU Probable Starters
125: Eric Dunnet (2-4) or Jerome Robinson (2-2)
133: Scott Festejo (11-7)
141: #25 Justin LaValle (20-7)
149: Brennan Brumley (5-6)
157: #30 John Nicholson (10-6)
165: Tristan Warner (14-9) or Brett Miller (9-8)
174: #17 Te Edwards (8-4)
184: Billy Curling (11-10)
197: Joe Budi (11-5)
285: Matt Tourdot (12-7)

Bucknell Probable Starters 
125: Austin Miller (11-7)
133: Shawn Armato (2-10) or Bob Hauser (0-5)
141: Derrik Russell (7-8)
149: John Regan (8-7) or Alex Pellicciotti (8-6)
157: Ray Schlitt (2-10)
165: Corey Lear (6-2)
174: Stephen McPeek (11-10)
184: Jamie Westwood (7-9)
197: Joe McMullan (5-2)
285: Tyler Lyster 6-12)

There will be a live blog for the dual and updates can also be found throughout the dual at Follow ODU Wrestling on Facebook at


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