Monarchs and Bulldogs Lead Way at ODU Invitational
By ODU Athletics
The Monarchs were led by sophomore Jeff Rusak (Reading, PA), who earned pins in all three of his matches to win the 165-pound division. With his three pins today, Rusak now has five pins and one tech-fall in six matches this season.
Senior Chip Reyes (Virginia Beach, VA) won two matches in the round-robin style competition in the 125-pound class to win the division, while freshman Dennis Whitby (Lanoka Harbor, NJ) scored three wins to take the 165-pound class.
Senior Chris Harrington (North Ft. Myers, FL) and sophomore George Sable (Middle Island, NY) finished second in their respective divisions (197 and 184). Brad Krepps (Dauberville, PA) finished in third at 184.
The Citadel scored wins at 141 with Anthony Brooker, 157 with Rob Bell, 184 with Mike Renger and 197 with Pat Hallwood. Howard?s Derek Butts (133) and Milton Yates (174), along with Apprentice?s Derrick Walker (Hwt.) also won their divisions.
The Monarchs return to action on Saturday, November 27, as they travel to Lock Haven, PA, to participate in the Mat Town Tournament.
Event Placewinners 125 First Place: Chip Reyes (ODU) pinned Andrew Noriss (Cit.), 2:54 Second Place: Miles Cox (Dav.) 1-1 record in round robin Third Place: Andrew Noriss (Cit.) 0-2 record in round robin *Reyes was 2-0 in round robin competition 133 First Place: Derek Butts (How.) pinned Ruben Waites (App.), 3:15 Third Place: Danny McCullough (Cit.) won by injury def. over Charlie Busch (ODU) Fifth Place: Clarence Davis (Cit.) dec. Jason Street (DSU), 14-6 141 First Place: Anthony Booker (Cit.) dec. Ian Sellers (Cit.), 9-2 Third Place: Shawn Gillispie (App.) dec. Grant Doombos (Dav.), 12-3 Fifth Place: N/A 149 First Place: Dennis Whitby (ODU) dec. Anthony DelPrior (Cit.), 7-5 Third Place: Stevens Carter (How.) won by injury default over Nick Merrick (Cit.) Fifth Place: Geri Miller (How.) dec. Ray Van Nostrand (ODU), 8-5 157 First Place: Rob Bell (Cit.) dec. Ian Kaplan (Dav.), 3-2 Third Place: John Smith (DSU) dec. Jeff Bender (Dav.), 3-2 Fifth Place: Jesse Pearce (ODU) pinned Josh Mau (Cit.), 3:45 165 First Place: Jeff Rusak (ODU) pinned Epharin Walker (DSU), 1:36 Third Place: Ed Haas (Dav.) dec. Matt Baker (Cit.), 7-4 Fifth Place: Josh Braly (Cit.) 174 First Place: Milton Yates (How.) dec. Jon Gross (Cit.), 6-3 Third Place: Joe Wright (ODU) and Alex Plasencia (ODU)match default Fifth Place: James Blanton (How.) tech. fall Richard Foley (DSU), 16-1 (4:45) 184 First Place: Mike Renger (Cit.) won by injury default over George Sable (ODU) Third Place: Rashaan Torian (DSU) dec. Wes Wooten (Dav.), 6-3 Fifth Place: N/A 197 First Place: Pat Hallwood (Cit.) dec. Chris Harrington (ODU), 11-5 Third Place: Brad Krepps (ODU) dec. Ken Stewart (How.), 6-4 Fifth Place: Louverture Jones (ODU) dec. Charles Thebaud (DSU), 4-2 Hwt. First Place: Derrick Walker (App.) pinned Emauch Shaw (App.), 3:45 Third Place: Troy Bartges (Cit.) dec. Leevi MacDonald (ODU), 3-2 Fifth Place: N/A