Wrestling Comes up Short at Bucknell, 20-16

January 21, 2011
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 21, 2011

LEWISBURG, Pa. - Old Dominion University wrestling jumped out to a 13-0 lead but was unable to hang on, falling at Bucknell 20-16 Friday night in Lewisburg.

James Nicholson got Old Dominion (4-8-1) on the board first with a dominating 14-5 major decision over Derek Reber. Nicholson delivered four first period takedowns en route to the victory.

Kyle Hutter received a forfeit at 133 before Brennan Brumley gave ODU a 13 -0 lead with a 4-2 decision over Zac Hancock. Brumley took down Hancock in the first period but Hancock escaped to cut the lead to 2-1. Brumley earned a third period escape and earned the riding time point for the 4-2 win.

Kevin LeValley got two takedowns and two nearfalls to top Joey Metzler 11-2 at 149. At 157, Brantley Hooks took down Micah Blair three times for a 7-2 decision.

Dan Rivera and Corey Lear each earned an escape in regulation. After a scoreless sudden victory, Lear earned an escape in the first 30 second overtime and held down Rivera for a 2-1 decision.

The 174 pound match with David Thompson and Tristan Warner also went into overtime, with Thompson earning a reversal but Warner only able to get an escape in the final overtime, to give Thompson a 4-3 decision.

Joe Budi earned a 2-0 decision over Rob Waltko at 184. Budi got a point in the first period when Waltko was called for two stall warning and earned another in the second period with an escape. That was all Budi would need for the win.

Jay Hahn and Joe McMullan clinched the team win for Bucknell with wins at 197 and 285, respectively.

The Monarchs come home to the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Sunday to face George Mason in the home opener at 5:30 p.m.

Bucknell 20 - Old Dominion 16
125- James Nicholson (Old Dominion) MD Reber, Derek (Bucknell University) 14-5
133- Hutter, Kyle (Old Dominion) For (Bucknell University) 0-0
141- Brennan Brumley (Old Dominion) DEC Hancock, Zac (Bucknell University) 4-2
149- LeValley, Kevin (Bucknell University) MD Joey Metzler (Old Dominion) 11-2
157- Hooks, Brantley (Bucknell University) DEC Micah Blair (Old Dominion) 7-2
165- Lear, Corey (Bucknell University) DEC Dan Rivera (Old Dominion ) 2-1
174- Thompson, David (Bucknell University) DEC Tristan Warner (Old Dominion) 4-3
184- Joe Budi (Old Dominion) DEC Waltko, Rob (Bucknell University) 2-0
197- Hahn, Jay (Bucknell University) MD Jacob Henderson (Old Dominion) 12-4
285- McMullan, Joe (Bucknell University) DEC Michael Chapman (Old Dominion) 11-7