Lorthridge Takes Second at Wilkes Open

December 30, 2001
By ODU Athletics

Dec. 30, 2001

Wilkes-Barre, PA-Old Dominion sophomore heavyweight Derrell Lorthridge (Wilmington, DE) finished as the runner-up in the heavyweight division today at the Wilkes Open, capping an impressive afternoon for the ODU wrestling squad.

Lorthridge finished the tournament with four wins and one loss, falling in the championship match to Penn State's Josh Walker. Lorthridge is currently 10-5 on the year.

Also turning in impressive performances today were Jesse Pearce (Norfolk, VA) and Dennis Whitby (Lanoke Harbor, NJ). Pearce advanced to the consolation semifinals at 157 and finished with a 4-2 record, including one pin and one victory by technical fall. Whitby, making his first appearance of the season, wrestled at 165 for the first time in his career and finished the tournament with a 2-2 mark.

Old Dominion will be back in action on January 8, when they host Big 12 powerhouse Missouri at Cox HS in Virginia Beach, VA.


David Germakian (Harvard) WBF Charlie Busch, 2:30
John Starkes dec. Joseph Ketcham (Nassau), 9-8
Jason Slutsky (Boston U.) TB Charlie Busch, 2-2
Andrew Uhrlass (Rutgers) dec. John Starkes, 3-1
John Starkes dec. Billy Thomas (Unatt.), 6-3
Byron Dunlap (UVA) Med. Forf. John Starkes

141 Blake Romano dec. Andy Villeco (Pitt), 4-2 Blake Romano dec. John Conte (Wilkes), 3-1 Rob Becker (GMU) dec. Blake Romano, 4-2 Nate Gulosh (Navy) Med. Forf. Blake Romano

149 Casey Todd dec. Steve Ward (ESU), 6-2 Jean-Pierre Jacquet (Harvard) dec. Brad Alford, 4-0 Casey Todd WBF Jacob O'Donnell (Bucknell) 1:06 Brian Bricker (F&M) dec. Brad Alford (ODU), 6-5 Jason Woodall (Penn St.) WBF Casey Todd, 0:56 Keith Kleckner (ESU) WBF Casey Todd, 1:54

157 Jesse Pearce WBTF David Flynn (Wilkes), 17-0 Jesse Pearce dec. Justin Hoch (Binghampton), 16-10 Justin Nestor (Pitt) dec. Jesse Pearce, 4-1 Jesse Pearce dec. Adam Jonos (Wesleyan), 13-6 Jesse Pearce WBF Chad Scheidegger (GMU), 5:50 Zach Doll (Pitt) dec. Jesse Pearce, 9-5

165 Steven Whitby (LHU) dec. John Adams, 6-4 Andrew Breiner (Cornell) WBF Dennis Whitby, 2:47 Eric Ring (Edinboro) dec. Ben Summerlin, 4-2 Mike Barikian (Navy) dec. Dave Kaplan, 4-2

Ben Summerlin major dec. Paul Ervin (Lehigh), 16-5 Tim Keefe (UPJ) WBF John Adams, 3:55

Dave Kaplan dec. James Allen (Unatt.), 9-4 Ben Summerlin dec. Joseph Angione (ESU), 6-2 Dennis Whitby dec. Tim Keefe (UPJ), 11-8

Mike Robinson (Rider) major dec. Dave Kaplan, 12-3 Brandon Mihalko (ESU) dec. Ben Summerlin, 13-7 Dennis Whitby dec. Will Durkee (UVA), 4-2

Andrew Hemminger (Navy) WBF Dennis Whitby, 3:21

197 Greg Gill dec. Steve Kodish (Unatt.), 4-3 Joel Edwards (Penn St.) major dec. Greg Gill, 12-2 Benjamin Bonaventura (Nassau) dec. Greg Gill, 7-4

285 Derrell Lorthridge WBF Ahmed Zanati (Middlesex), 4:10 Derrell Lorthridge dec. Tony Milone (Bloomsburg), 3-2 Derrell Lorthridge dec. Matt Hawrilenko (Princeton), 5-2 Derrell Lorthridge dec. Jacob Lininger (Pitt), 2-1 Josh Walker (Penn St.) WBF Derrell Lorthridge, 6:36

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