ODU Wrestling Fares Well At CAA Champs
By ODU Athletics
March 4, 2006
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The semi-finals of the 2006 CAA Wrestling Championships are completed and 20 wrestlers have earned NCAA Championship berths. Hofstra has eight wrestlers who have clinched bids with Old Dominion and Rider each having three wrestlers in the national tournament. Drexel and Sacred Heart have two berths each. Drexel earned four third-place finishes.
In a battle of freshmen 125-pounders, it was Old Dominion's Bryan LaShomb defeating Steve Mytych, 6-3. In the other semi-final Hofstra's Dame Tomasette defeated Rider's Ryan Smith, 12-5, to punch his ticket to the NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City.
At 133 pounds, Old Dominion's Ryan Williams defeated Drexel's Zach Makovsky, 14-3. In the other semi-final Rider's Zack Cunliffe defeated Kyle McCarthy of Sacred Heart.
At 141 pounds, 14th-ranked Charles Griffin of Hofstra defeated Mike Tutunjian of Wagner. At 149 pounds, fifth-ranked Jon Masa advanced for Hofstra as well.
The first six-seed to advance to Oklahoma City was Drexel's Chris Renninger. The junior pinned second-seeded Mike Kessler of Rider in front of a partisan crowd to earn his second win by fall of the Championships. Renninger's fall may have inspired teammate Ryan Hluschak. The sophomore 157-pounder took the mat after Renninger and earned his second fall of the Championships when he pinned Sherwood Fendryk of Sacred Heart.
The final two rounds of consolations will begin at 2 p.m. The championship matches are slated to begin at 6 p.m. Scroll down for third and second round consolation results that took place earlier in the day.
Third Place Matchups and Results:
125: Mytych (DU) dec. Coughlin (GMU), 8-3 133: Gebauer (JMU) dec. Powars (GMU), 3-2 141: Compton (ODU) m.d. Whittaker (BU), 9-1 149: Kessler (RID) dec.. Patterson (Bing), 9-3 157: Fendryk(SH) dec. Wade (Bing), 9-3 165: Gosnell (ODU) m.d. Johns (BU), 9-1 174: Kozar (DU) dec. Hansen (ODU), 4-3 tb 2nd 184: Sforza (BU) dec. Lambert(JMU), 4-2 197: Oplinger (DU) dec. Morrison(RID), 6-5 285: Cowen (DU) wbf. Andriac (HOF),
Complete Championship Semi-Final Results:
125 Pounds (4)Bryan LaShomb (ODU) dec. (1)Steve Mytych (DU), 6-3 (2)Dave Tomasette (HOF) dec. (3)Ryan Smith (RID), 12-5
133 Pounds (4)Ryan Williams (ODU) m.d. (1)Zach Makovsky (DU), 14-3 (2)Zack Cunliffe (RID) dec. (3)Kyle McCarthy (SH), 1-0
141 Pounds (1)Charles Griffin (HOF) m.d. (5)Mike Tutunjian (Wag), 11-2 (2)Chris Davis (SH) dec. (6)B.J. Compton (ODU), 7-6
149 Pounds (1)Jon Masa (HOF) t.f. (5)Nate Patterson (Bing), 7:00 (6)Chris Renninger (DU) wbf. Mike Kessler (RID), 6:30
157 Pounds (1)James Strouse (HOF) dec. (5)Ryan Cunningham(RID), 4-2 (2)Ryan Hluschak (DU) wbf. (3)Sherwood Fendryk (SH), 4:00
165 Pounds (1)Chris Vondruska (HOF) dec. (4)Zachary Johns (BU), 6-1 (3)Steven Tisdell (GMU) dec. (2)Robby Gosnell (ODU), 3-2
174 Pounds (1)Mike Patrovich (HOF) dec. (5)T.J. Hansen (ODU), 4-0 (3)Doug Umbehauer(RID) dec. (2)Nick Kozar (DU), 6-5 tb 2nd
184 Pounds (1)Joe Rovelli(HOF) dec. (4)David Mendoza (ODU), 5-0 (2)Joe Maroney(RID) dec. (6)Matt Moyer (GMU), 4-2
197 Pounds (1)Adam Wright (ODU) dec. (4)Jon Oplinger (DU), 8-5 (3)Chris Wedman(HOF) dec. (2)T.J. Morrison (RID), 9-7 sv
285 Pounds (1)Payam Zarrinpour (SH) dec. (4)Chris Cowen (DU), 6-3 (3)Chris Cvitan (JMU) wbf. (2)Jon Andriac (HOF), 2:31
Final Third Round Consolation Matchups and Results:
125 Pounds Mytych (DU) dec. Statum (BU), 5-1 Coughlin (GMU) MForfeit Smith (RID)
133 Pounds Gebauer (JMU) dec. Makovsky (DU), 3-2 Powars (GMU) dec. McCarthy (SH), 8-1
141 Pounds Whittaker (BU) dec. Tutunjian (Wag), 9-4 Compton (ODU) wbf. Kibler (JMU), 5:55
149 Pounds Patterson (Bing) m.d. Eagan (SH), 13-2 Kessler (RID) m.d. Jacobs (JMU), 18-7
157 Pounds Wade (Bing) dec. Cunningham (RID), 12-9 Fendryk (SH) m.d. Pullano (ODU), 9-0
165 Pounds Johns (BU) dec. Hayes (SH), 2-0 Gosnell (ODU) wbf. Divello (JMU), 2:00
174 Pounds Hansen (ODU) dec. Oates (GMU), 4-2 Kozar (DU) dec. Tripp (BU), 11-4
184 Pounds Lambert (JMU) dec. Mendoza (ODU), 2-1 Sforza (BU) MForfeit Moyer (GMU)
197 Pounds Oplinger (DU) dec. Fox (SH), 7-1 Morrison (RID) m.d. Caruso (GMU), 12-3
285 Pounds Cowen (DU) dec. Dolida (ODU), 9-2 Andriac (HOF) m.d. Connors (BU), 8-0
Completed Second Round Consolation Results:
125 Pounds Statum (BU) dec. Gurien (Bing), 4-2 sv Coughlin (GMU) wbf. Rooney (Wag), 1:58
133 Pounds Gebauer (JMU) maj. Cholewa (Bing), 14-3 Powars (GMU) wbf. Matsura (BU), 4:57
141 Pounds Whitaker (BU) dec. Martin (DU), 7-5 sv Kibler (JMU) MForfeit Palma (RID)
149 Pounds Eagan (SH) wbf. Roberts (BU), 3:50 Jacobs (JMU) dec. Henry (GMU), 10-9
157 Pounds Wade (Bing) m.d. Yorko (JMU), 16-5 Pullano (ODU) m.d. Blumenthal (BU), 20-10
165 Pounds Hayes (SH) wbf. Sirota (Bing), 0:49 Divello (JMU) m.d. Hunter (DU), 14-0
174 Pounds Oates (GMU) MForfeit Dalicandro(SH) Tripp (BU) dec. Anderson (JMU), 7-4
184 Pounds Lambert (JMU) wbf. Sliber (SH), 4:52 Sforza (BU) dec. Stouffer (DU), 8-3
197 Pounds Fox (SH) dec. Cook (CU), 10-5 Caruso (GMU) m.d. Bartley (JMU), 17-4
285 Pounds Connors (BU) dec. Fennell (CU), 8-4 Dolida (ODU) dec. Ciufo (RID), 6-2