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Brown, Wright Reach Quarterfinals At 2005 Southern Scuffle

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Release: December 30, 2005
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Dec. 30, 2005

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Monarch freshman Chris Brown (Chesapeake, Va.) and senior Adam Wright (Dayton, Va.) highlighted Old Dominion's entries at the 2005 Southern Scuffle held this weekend at the Greensboro Special Events Center. Both Brown and Wright reached the quarterfinals of their respective weight classes.

Brown reached the quarterfinals at 157 with two straight decisions. He opened the tournament with a 9-3 decision over Matt Hill of Edinboro in the Round of 32 and used a 6-4 decision over CAA rival George Mason's Mitch Webster in the Round of 16. The Great Bridge High School product ended his tournament appearance with a pin by Seth Martin from Lock Haven.

Wright finished tournament action with a 3-1 record at 197, including two decisions. His Round of 64 appearance featured a pin in 4:20 against Niels Madsen of VMI, followed by 9-4 decision over Rider's T.J. Morrison in the Round of 32, and an 8-1 decision over Antonio Mirando of Navy in the Round of 16. The Dayton, Virginia native fell as Max Askren from Missouri collected an 11-0 decision.

Also competing at 157 was redshirt sophomore Nick Pullano (Chesapeake, Va.), who reached the Round of 16 as a 12th seed. Pullano used a 5-3 decision over Duke's Addison Nuding to advance from the Round of 32. In the following round against Tony Hook from Oregon State, he fell with a 6-4 decision.

Along with Brown, the Monarch grapplers has several young members of its roster competing in the two-day, 10-mat event.

At 125, freshman Braxdon Scaletta (Valley View, Ohio) was pinned during the Round of 32 by Oregon State's Eric Stevenson.

Freshman Ryan Williams (Cumberland, Pa.) went 1-1 at 133 to reach the Round of 32. Williams pinned Mike Ciotti of Pittsburgh in 1:51, but fell to Terry Jackson of Ohio with a 5-0 decision.

Redshirt sophomore B.J. Compton (Christianburg, Va.) also went 1-1 over the weekend, competing at 131. Opening action in the Round of 64, Compton advanced with a 14-4 decision over Matt Fleming of Ohio State before falling to Leigh's Cory Cooperman with a 12-5 decision.

At 149, freshman Jeff Becker (Slippery Rock, Pa.) fell in his Round of 64 match with as North Carolina State's Joe Caramanica picked up the 16-7 decision.

Rookie Ben Fiacco (Ackworth, Ga.) dropped a 4-2 decision at 165 in the Round of 64 as Fiacco's took on the tournament's seventh seed, Garrett Atkinson of North Carolina.

Freshmen Bryan Lenhardt (Glouchester, Va.) and David Mendoza (Wyomissing, Pa.) both dropped decisions in their respective weight classes. Lenhard fell with a 5-4 decision at 174 in the Round of 64, while Mendoza fell with a 10-5 decision at 184 in the Round of 32.

In the heavyweight bracket, Old Dominion's entry of senior John Dolida (Bridgewater, N.J.) was pinned by Ohio State's Kirk Nail.

The Monarch wrestling team returns to the mat on Saturday, January 7th in Harrisonburg, Virginia competing in the Virginia Intercollegiates.

125:
Round of 32
Eric Stevenson (Oregon State) def. Braxdon Scaletta (Old Dominion) Pin (2:53)

133:
Round of 64
Ryan Williams (Old Dominion) def. Mike Ciotti (Pittsburgh) Pin (1:51) Round of 32
Terry Jackson (Ohio) def. Ryan Williams (Old Dominion) 5-0

141:
Round of 64
Bane Compton (Old Dominion) def. Matt Fleming (Ohio State) 14-4
Round of 32
Cory Cooperman (Lehigh) def. Bane Compton (Old Dominion) 12-5

149:
Round of 64
Joe Caramanica (North Carolina St.) def. Jeff Becker (Old Dominion) 16-7

157:
Round of 32
Chris Brown (Old Dominion) def. Matt Hill (Edinboro) 9-3
Round of 32
Nick Pullano (Old Dominion) def. Addison Nuding (Duke) 5-3
Round of 16
Chris Brown (Old Dominion) def. Mitch Webster (George Mason) 6-4
Round of 16
Tony Hook (Oregon St.) def. Nick Pullano (Old Dominion) Pin (1:51)
Quarterfinals
Seth Martin (Lock Haven) def. Chris Brown (Old Dominion) Pin (2:48)

165:
Round of 64
Garrett Atkinson (North Carolina) def. Ben Fiacco (Old Dominion) 4-2

174:
Round of 64
Eric Chine (Kent State) def. Bryan Lenhardt (Old Dominion) 5-4

184:
Round of 32
Jeremy Colbert (North Carolina State) def. David Mendoza (Old Dominion) 10-5

197:
Round of 64
Adam Wright (Old Dominion) def. Niels Madsen (VMI) Pin (4:20) Round of 32
Adam Wright (Old Dominion) def. T.J. Morrison (Rider) 9-4
Round of 16
Adam Wright (Old Dominion) def. Antonio Miranda (Navy) 8-1
Quarterfinals
Max Askren (Missouri) def. Adam Wright (Old Dominion) 11-0

284:
Round of 32
Kirk Nail (Ohio State) def. John Dolida (Old Dominion) Pin (2:13)

Team Results:

Rank	Points	Team
1.	192.0	MINNESOTA
2.	149.0	U OF MISSOURI
3.	131.0	CORNELL UNIVERSITY
4.	103.0	EDINBORO
5.	94.5	OHIO STATE
6.	86.0	LEHIGH
7.	82.5	KENT STATE
8.	68.5	OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
9.	55.0	U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY
10.	50.5	U OF NORTH CAROLINA
11.	50.0	GARDNER-WEBB
11.	50.0	NORTH CAROLINA ST
13.	48.5	U OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA
14.	46.0	PITTSBURGH
15.	44.0	LOCK HAVEN
16.	39.5	CITADEL
17.	38.0	VIRGINIA TECH
18.	36.5	THE U OF VIRGINIA
19.	31.5	UNC GREENSBORO
20.	30.0	EAST STROUDSBURG
21.	27.0	MARYLAND
22.	26.5	EASTERN MICHIGAN
23.	24.0	OHIO UNIVERSITY
24.	23.5	APPALACHIAN STATE
25.	21.0	VMI
26.	18.5	RIDER UNIVERSITY
27.	16.0	OLD DOMINION U
28.	10.5	CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY
29.	10.0	DUKE UNIVERSITY
29.	10.0	GEORGE MASON
31.	3.0	DAVIDSON COLLEGE
32.	0.0	PRINCETON

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