Nicholson Named CAA Wrestler of the Month

January 04, 2011
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 4, 2011

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - James Nicholson earned his second-straight Colonial Athletic Association Wrestler of the Month honor, going 5-0 and taking first place at the Southern Scuffle. Nicholson shares the honor with Hofstra's Lou Ruggirello and George Mason's Cayle Byers.

The three-time CAA Champions only competition of the month was at the Southern Scuffle, and he was dominant. He allowed two more points or less in all five of his matches. He defeated No. 20 Jason Lara of Oregon State 8-1 in the semifinals before taking down No. 7 Zach Sanders 4-2 in the finals.

Nicholson moved to 14-0 on the season and is ranked No. 4 in the nation at 125 pounds.

The Monarchs are back in action on Friday as they take on Edinboro in the first round of the Virginia Duals at 9 a.m. in the Hampton Coliseum. ODU will face either Penn State or VMI at 1 p.m. in the second round.