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Robinson Takes Title While Moeder and Miller Place at Edinboro Open

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Release: February 12, 2012
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Feb. 12, 2012

EDINBORO, Pa. - Redshirt freshman Jerome Robinson won the title at 125 pounds while two other Monarchs placed at the Edinboro Open over the weekend.

Robinson went a perfect 4-0 in the competition and remained undefeated on the week after upsetting the 23rd-ranked wrestler on Thursday against NC State in dual action. Earning wins by decision over Michigan State's Brenan Lyon and Notre Dame's Johnny Papesh, Robinson then pinned Binghamton's David White to advance to the finals. In the championship match, he defeated top-seeded Eric Olanowski of Michigan State by a decisive 9-3 advantage to claim the title.

Two additional Monarchs placed in the event as freshman Taylor Moeder took second at 141 pounds and redshirt junior Brett Miller came in sixth at 165 pounds. Moder, who was the top seed at 141, advanced to the finals with a pin of Ohio's Tyler Heminger, an 8-1 decision over Indiana's Eric Roach and an 11-3 major decision over Central Michigan's Christian Cullinan. He fell to third-seeded Joseph Stanzione of Cornell in the final, 8-3. 

Miller won five straight matches in the consolation bracket after losing his opening match of the Edinboro Open. He went 5-3 on the day eventually falling in the fifth place match to Craig Scott of Finger Lakes College to place sixth.

Also competing for the Monarchs was sophomore Scott Festejo at 133 pounds and redshirt freshman Matt Tourdot at heavyweight. Festejo went 3-2 while Tourdot went 2-2 in the event.

Old Dominion returns to action on Friday at No. 19 Binghamton in their final CAA dual of the season. The Monarchs conclude the regular season with a match at No. 20 Virginia on Sunday, Feb. 19.

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