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ODU Wrestling Falls To No. 21 UNI 34-6; Defeats The Citadel 22-13

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: December 17, 2005
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Dec. 17, 2005

NORFOLK, VA - Old Dominion's Wrestling Monarchs (3-2-0) fell to no.21 University of Northern Iowa 34-6 before defeating the Citadel Bulldogs 22-13 Saturday afternoon at the Old Dominion Fieldhouse.

Senior Adam Wright went 2-0 on the day at 197 first beating the Panthers Andrew Anderson 7-3 before upending the Citadel's Mark Thompson 3-2. Senior Shanon Slack had an impressive day at 141 defeating Northern Iowa's Ryan Osgood by a 4-3 margin before dropping a tough battle to no. 15 Sean Markey of The Citadel 7-3. Freshman Ryan Williams beat his Citadel competitor Michael Arias by fall 55 seconds into the match at 133 pounds.

Match-By-Match Highlights Against UNI:

125: Freshman Bryan LaShomb had a near fall and a two takedowns against Seth Wright before getting pinned at 3:43.

133: Junior Michael Martin's escape and takedown against Chris Helgeson wasn't enough as he lost by fall at 2:34.

141: In one of the best matches of the day, senior Shanon Slack registered a 4-3 decision over Ryan Osgood.

149: Freshman Jeff Becker fell by major decision to Colby Geotsch 13-2.

157: Sophomore Nick Pullano fell to Chris Bitetto in a 2-10 decision.

165: Senior Nelson Gosnell was pinned by 8th ranked Nick Baima at 2:10.

174: Freshman Bryan Lenhardt fell to Curt Zinnel by major decision 17-6.

184: Freshman David Mendoza fell to Dan Dunning at a 4-12 decision.

197: Senior Adam Wright defeated Andrew Anderson in a 7-3 decision.

285: Senior John Dolida fell to Tyler Rhodes 3-1 after Rhodes scored a takedown and a near fall.

Match-By-Match Highlights Against The Citadel:

125: Freshman Bryan LaShomb beat Anthony Easter 16-10 after registering three escapes and five takedowns.

133: Freshman Ryan Williams pinned Michael Arias 55 seconds into the match.

141: Senior Shanon Slack fell to no. 15 Sean Markey by a 3-7 margin.

149: Freshman Jeff Becker scored a 4-2 decision over Nick Orio.

157: Freshman Nick Pullano upset Derik Neitz in a 12-0 shutout major decision after registering three near falls and a takedown.

165: Senior Robby Gosnell fell in a close 10-12 match against Dan Thompson.

174: Freshman Bryan Lenhardt fell to Darius Caldwell by a 1-10 major decision.

184: Freshman David Mendoza scored a 7-4 decision over John Dickerson.

197: Senior Adam Wright beat Mark Thompson in a 3-2 decision.

285: Senior John Dolida fell to John Buck 3-1.

Next For The Monarchs...

The Wrestling Monarchs go on the road in the next venture as they travel to Greensboro, North Carolina and UNC-G to compete in the Southern Scuffle. Their next home match is February 3, 2006 against UVA in their annual Scholarship Match.


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