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Monarch Wrestling Falls to No. 7 Missouri and Purdue

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: November 10, 2012
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Nov. 10, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The No. 23 Old Dominion University wrestling team lost both of their duals to begin the 2012-13 season o at the Holloway Gymnasium on Saturday as they fall to No. 7 Missouri, 35 - -1, and to Purdue, 29-9.

Facing their future conference member in the MAC next season, Missouri (1-0) had no problem with the Monarchs as all six of the Tigers’ ranked wrestlers won. Redshirt sophomore Jacob Henderson hung with sixth-ranked Brent Haynes at 197 pounds for the entire match but fell short, 1-0, while 184-pound redshirt sophomore Austin Coburn lost a heartbreaker in overtime to Mike Larson, 2-1.

In the battle of ranked opponents, ninth-ranked Nathan McCormick bested No. 19 junior Scott Festejo at 133 pounds, 9-2, while Missouri’s No. 20 Kyle Bradley upended No. 18 redshirt junior John Nicholson, 4-1, at 157 pounds. Old Dominion was deducted a point for team misconduct and fell 35 to -1.

Against host Purdue (1-0), the Monarchs (0-2) got off to a strong start when No. 27 redshirt sophomore Jerome Robinson upset No. 19 Camden Eppert at 125 pounds, 7-2. Robinson moves to 3-0 on the season. The Boilermakers won the ranked battle at 133 pounds as No. 8 Cashe Quiroga doubled up Festejo, 12-6. Purdue boosted the team scored with falls at 141 pounds and 165 pounds. Nicholson won a tight one at 157 pounds over Purdue’s Tommy Churchard, 4-3, to get back on the winning track.

The Boilermakers picked up a win at 149 pounds behind 15th ranked Ivan Lopouchanski while redshirt sophomore heavyweight Matt Tourdot won a thriller over Alex White in sudden victory one, 3-1, as ODU fell to Purdue, 29-9.

#7 Missouri 35, #23 Old Dominion -1
125: #5 Alan Waters (MIZZ) maj. dec. Rob Deutsch (ODU), 10-2
133: #9 Nathan McCormick (MIZZ) dec. #19 Scott Festejo (ODU), 9-2
141: Nicholas Hucke (MIZZ) dec. #12 Justin LaValle (ODU), 8-4
149: #13 Drake Houdashelt (MIZZ) maj. dec. Alexander Richardson (ODU), 11-1
157: #20 Kyle Bradley (MIZZ) dec. #18 John Nicholson (ODU), 4-1
165: Tyler Prazma (MIZZ) forfeit Robin Ndandula (ODU)
174: Todd Porter (MIZZ) dec. Billy Curling (ODU), 9-4
184: Mike Larson (MIZZ) dec. Austin Coburn (ODU), 2-1 TB2
197: #6 Brent Haynes (MIZZ) dec. Jacob Henderson (ODU), 1-0
HWT: #2 Dominique Bradley (MIZZ) dec. Matt Tourdot (ODU), 4-0

Purdue 29, Old Dominion 9
125: #27 Jerome Robinson (ODU) dec. #19 Camden Eppert (Purdue), 7-2
133: #8 Cashe Quiroga (Purdue) dec. #19 Scott Festejo (ODU), 12-6
141: Brandon Nelsen (Purdue) fall Chris Mecate (ODU), 6:10
149: #15 Ivan Lopouchanski (Purdue) maj. dec. Alexander Richardson (ODU), 10-2
157: #18 John Nicholson (ODU) dec Tommy Churchard (Purdue), 4-3
165: Pat Robinson (Purdue) fall Robin Ndandula (ODU), 4:22
174: Chad Welch (Purdue) dec. Billy Curling (ODU), 6-2
184: Patrick Kissel(Purdue) maj. dec. Austin Coburn (ODU), 10-1
197: #16 Braden Atwood (Purdue) dec. Jacob Henderson (ODU), 5-2
HWT: Matt Tourdot (ODU) dec. Alex White (Purdue), 3-1 SV1

The Monarchs open their home slate on Friday against Wisconsin at the Ted Constant Convocation Center at 7:30 p.m. A pre-match social begins at 6 p.m. in the Big Blue Room. For details, visit

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