Wrestling Finishes 0-3 at NC State Duals
By ODU Athletics
Dec. 8, 2001
Raleigh, NC-The Old Dominion wrestling team finished a hard afternoon at the N.C. State Duals today, dropping their first three dual meets of the season to N.C. State, Drexel and VMI.
Wrestling without usual starters Matt Small (Chesapeake, VA) and Blake Romano (Boiling Springs, PA), the Monarchs were still able to post some impressive individual results. Senior Jeff Rusak (Reading, PA) picked up three wins while Ben Summerlin (Lynchburg, VA) and Derrell Lorthridge (Wilmington, DE) had two victories.
N.C. State finished the Duals as the top team, posting three wins.
Old Dominion will return to action on December 28, when they take part in the Wilkes Open in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Drexel 32, ODU 13
125 Rob Rebmann (Drexel) dec. John Starkes (ODU), 7-4 133 Joe Cristaldi (Drexel) dec. Paul Jimenez (ODU), 3-2 141 Bill Heverly (Drexel) wbf Matt Epps (ODU), .53 149 Matt Kennett (Drexel) wbf Brad Alford (ODU), 1:10 157 Jason Staso (Drexel) tech. fall Casey Todd (ODU), 20-4 165 Ben Summerlin (ODU) wbf Carl Schmidt (Drexel), 1:17 174 John Adams (ODU) maj. dec. Matt Waller (Drexel), 15-4 184 Jeff Rusak (ODU) dec. Patt Miller (Drexel), 7-4 197 Chris Jones (Drexel) wbf Greg Gill (ODU), 6:17 Hwt Mike Carroll (Drexel) dec. Derrell Lorthridge, 4-0
NC State 28, ODU 13 125 George Cintron (NCS) maj. dec. Charlie Busch, 12-3 133 Ryan McCallum (NCS) maj. dec. Payton Lamb, 14-2 141 Jake Giamoni (NCS) maj. dec. Matt Epps, 17-5 149 Justin Parlier (NCS) dec. Brad Alford, 6-0 157 Casey Todd (ODU) dec. Reuben Ledbetter, 13-5 165 Pierre Pryor (NCS) dec. Ben Summerlin, 8-3 174 Jeff Rusak (ODU) wbf Dustin Kawa, 1:34 184 Jon Godwin (NCS) wins by default 197 Jason Gore (NCS) maj. dec. Greg Gill, 20-6 Hwt Derrell Lorthridge (ODU) dec. Drew Wentz, 7-3
VMI 30, ODU 10 125 Juan Sanchez (VMI) dec. John Starkes, 6-5 133 Oliver Ruiz (VMI) maj. dec. Payton Lamb, 14-3 141 Mark DiSalvo (VMI) maj. dec. Matt Epps, 15-5 149 Mike Parsons (VMI) tech. fall Brad Alford, 17-0 157 Jason Kontopedes (VMI) wbf Casey Todd, .55 165 Ben Summerlin (ODU) dec. Shannon Meehan, 10-3 174 Matt Erwin (VMI) tech. fall John Adams, 24-8 184 Jeff Rusak (ODU) maj. dec. Jason Cox, 24-11 197 Brian Toney (VMI) dec. Greg Gill, 9-8 Hwt. Derrell Lorthridge (ODU) dec. David Walker, 5-2