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ODU All-Decade Wrestling Team Highlights

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: February 10, 2012
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Feb. 10, 2012

Highlights of the Old Dominion University Wrestling All-Decade Team. The team was honored on Feb. 9 in ODU's home dual vs. North Carolina State at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

ODU All-Decade Team Highlights


ODU All-Decade Team
125: James Nicholson (2007-11)
133: Kyle Hutter (2006-11)
141: Ryan Williams (2005-09)
149: Joey Metzler (2006-11)
157: Nick Pullano (2004-08)
165: Chris Brown (2005-10)
174: Jeff Rusak (1997-02)
184: Jesse Strawn (2006-10)
197: Adam Wright (2003-06)
HWT: Derrell Lorthridge (2000-04)

125: James Nicholson wrestled from 2007-2011 and was a four-time national qualifier, a two-time All-American and four-time academic All-American. With a career record of 138-20, the Des Moines, Iowa native is tied for the most wins in school history.

133: Kyle Hutter, now an assistant coach at ODU, wrestled for the Monarchs from 2006-2011. He's a three-time national qualifier, an All-American and a three-time time academic All-American. The Mokena, Illinois native finished in ninth place on the all-time wins list at ODU with a career record of 113-52.

141: Ryan Williams is a three-time national qualifier, an All-American and a 2009 NCAA finalist who wrestled from 2005-2009. The Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania native was the CAA Wrestler of the Year and the ODU Athlete of the Year in 2009 and finished with a career record of 137-41, third most wins in school history. 

149: Joey Metzler wrestled from 2006-2011, is an Academic All-American and qualified for the NCAA Tournament in his senior season. The Dayton, Virginia native picked up four victories in his career over NCAA qualifiers.

157: Nick Pullano wrestled for ODU from 2004-2008 and was a qualifier for the NCAA Tournament in 2007.  A native of Chesapeake, he was a two-time intercollegiate state champion.

165: Chris Brown wrestled from 2005-10 and is a three-time national qualifier, an All-American and a three-time CAA champion. Brown, a native of Chesapeake, is tied for the most wins in school history with a career record of 138-42.

174: Jeff Rusak wrestled at ODU from 1997-2002 and is a four-time NCAA qualifier who was the No. 5 national seed in the NCAA Tournament in 2002. The Reading, Pennsylvania native, is the all-time leader in pins at ODU, never lost a collegiate dual match with a career record of 135-19 and was the ODU Athlete of the Year in 2001.

184: Jesse Strawn wrestled from 2006-10 and is a three-time NCAA qualifier. The Holton, Kansas, native has a career record of 128-61, good for the fifth most wins in school history. Of his 128 wins, 45 of them came by pin.

197: Adam Wright is a two-time NCAA qualifier who wrestled from 2003-2006. The Dayton, Virginia native was named the ODU Athlete of the Year in 2006 and is seventh on the all-time wins list at ODU with a career record of 120-31.

HWT: Derrell Lorthridge wrestled at ODU from 2000-2004 and was an NCAA qualifier as a senior when he racked up a record of 37-11 that season. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, he is part of the elite 100-win club at ODU with 104 career victories. 

 

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