ODU Wrestling Battles GMU And Campbell In Fairfax This Weekend

February 10, 2006
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 10, 2006

NORFOLK, VA - Old Dominion Wrestling travels to Fairfax, Virginia to the campus of George Mason to take on CAA foes the Patriots and the Camels of Campbell University this Saturday. The Monarchs look to improve their 3-1-1 conference record by defeating Campbell (3-9 overall, 2-3 in the CAA), and George Mason (7-5 overall, 5-3 in the CAA).

ODU vs. Mason

Saturday's match against the Patriots will highlight rematches from the Virginia Intercollegiate Tournament. Old Dominion took first at the event for the first time since 1994, George Mason placed fourth. At 125, Bryan LaShomb beat Joe Coughlin by a 9-7 decision. At 133, Ryan Williams scored a 6-4 decision over Will Powars. In the championship bout at 165 pounds, Robby Gosnell beat Tyler Tisdell by a 7-3 decision; Gosnell also beat Ken Jackson in an earlier match at 165 pounds. TJ Hansen beat Randy Oates at 174 pounds by a 12-1 major decision. Finally at 184 pounds, David Mendoza slipped by Matt Moyer 11-10.

The Monarchs are 6-9 all time again the Patriots. GMU enters the dual match this weekend coming off a pair of losses to Franklin and Marshall College (26-18) and Davidson (24-22). Due to injuries, Mason was forced to forfeit the 149 and 157 pound matches in their last competition, costing the team 12 points.

Saturday's Probables:


125	Joe Coughlin	Bryan LaShomb (18-12)
133	Will Powars 	Ryan Williams (22-12)
141	Chris Cartella 	BJ Compton (4-11)
149	Robert Henry 	Jeff Becker (7-12)
157	Mitch Webster Nick Pullano (13-16)
165	Tyler Tisdell 	Robby Gosnell (20-10)
174	Randy Oates 	Bryan Lenhardt (10-12)
184	Matt Moyer 	David Mendoza (10-10)
197	Joel Caruso 	#18 Adam Wright (25-4)
285	Ryan Kittrick 	John Dolida (9-18)

ODU vs. Campbell

Due to Campbell's revamped roster, there are no rematches to report from last year's match up. Campbell and ODU have not met in competition yet this year. The Monarchs are a perfect 9-0 in competition against the Camels beating them last year 49-4.

The Camels recently dropped two matches to the ACC's NC State and Duke. First, NC State won by a 36-15 decision, before Duke picked up their first win of the season by beating Campbell 38-3.

Saturday's Probables:

Campbell ODU

125	Richie Apolinar 			Bryan LaShomb (16-10)
133	Trevour Smith / Doug Locascio 	Ryan Williams (18-11)
141	Elliot Berger 				BJ Compton (4-9)
149	Steve Wiktorek 			Jeff Becker (7-10)
157	Nick Amato 				Nick Pullano (11-16)
165	Brent Poynter 				Robby Gosnell (18-10)
174	Unknown 				Bryan Lenhardt (10-12)
184	Kyle Higgins 				David Mendoza (9-9)
197	Jason Cook 				#18 Adam Wright (23-4)
285	Jeremiah Fennell 			John Dolida (9-18)