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ODU's Festejo overcomes weight issues, aims for conference, NCAA success

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: January 14, 2013
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Jan. 14, 2013

By Dave Fairbank
The Daily Press
January 12, 2013 

NORFOLK — No matter what records and results say, Scott Festejo's toughest recent opponent wasn't a nationally-ranked wrestler or a heavier and stronger workout partner.

The Old Dominion junior's nemesis was Quaker chewy chocolate chip bars and Nature Valley protein bars. Lots of 'em, actually. And the occasional peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich.

Festejo indulged himself between meals. Suddenly, the Monarchs' 133-pounder found himself working out not to hone his conditioning and technique, but to drop weight. His wrestling suffered.

"I didn't start out the year as good as I wanted it to be," Festejo said, "but I've learned from my mistakes."

Read the full story by Fairbank here.

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