Monarch Grapplers open home season with a win.

November 22, 2003
By ODU Athletics

Nov. 22, 2003

Complete Results

Norfolk, VA - The Old Dominion University Wrestling Team got off to a good start as they captured first place finishes in eight weight classes to come out on top in the team standings. The Monarchs gave up championships in only the 125 and 197 weight class brackets; UNC Pembroke, who placed second, overall, won both. Freshman Mike Davis (133, Herndon, VA), and Donald Motley (141, Chesapeake, VA), both introduced themselves to the home mat by placing first in their brackets. Benefiting from experience while winning their weight were Seniors Derrell Lorthridge (285, Wilmington, DE), Dennis Whitby (149, Lanoke Harbor, NJ), and Jesse Pearce (157, Norfolk, VA), Junior John Adams (165, Warrenton, VA), and Sophomores Matt Ulrey (174, St. Mary's, MI), and Adam Wright (184, Dayton, VA). Freshman Andy Lacroix (125, Salem, NH) took second in his first home outing with ODU.

Former Monarch wrestlers Jeff Rusak '02 and Jamie Kelly '98 returned to their home mats for the first time as assistant coaches.

The Monarchs next compete in the Carolina Open in Chapel Hill, NC on December 6th. Team Results: 1. Old Dominion 154.5 2. UNC-Pembroke 87 3. Anderson College 72.5 Apprentice School 72.5 5. Delaware State 21

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