ODU Wrestling Tops Delaware State 36-7

February 21, 2003
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 21, 2003

The Old Dominion wrestling team defeated Delaware State 36-7 on Thursday in non-conference action in Dover, DE.

The Monarchs won eight of the ten weight classes to earn the victory. ODU is now 6-9 overall on the season with a 2-4 conference mark.

Highlighting the win for ODU was senior Ben Summerlin (Lynchburg, VA) who picked up his tenth pin of the season in just :50 seconds over the Hornet's Josh Keitt. He is now 22-4 on the year while teammates Derrell Lorthridge (Wilmington, DE) and Adam Wright (Bridgewater, VA) both improved their win totals to a team-high 24. Lorthridge defeated David Mears with a 15-3 major decision at heavyweight and 184-pounder Wright won via forfeit. Also picking up major decisions was redshirt freshman Chris Buckner (Chesapeake, VA) at 133, with a 14-0 score, and senior Dave Kaplan (Woodbridge, VA) earned a 17-7 major at 165 pounds.

ODU returns home for the final time on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. when they host James Madison in the ODU Fieldhouse. The five Monarch seniors will be honored in a pre-match ceremony.

ODU 36  Delaware State 7

125: John Starkes (ODU) by forfeit 133: Chris Buckner (ODU) MAJ Walter Robeson, 14-0 141: Myaron Draxton (DSU) MD Charlie Busch, 15-5 149: Rashad Vance (DSU) Dec Jon Stovich, 9-4 157: Dennis Whitby (ODU) Dec John Smith, 6-4 165: Dave Kaplan (ODU) MAJ Marco Hall, 17-7 174: Ben Summerlin (ODU) Fall Josh Keitt, :50 184: Adam Wright (ODU) by forfeit 197: Greg Gill (ODU) Dec Rashaan Torian, 6-5 285: Derrell Lorthridge (ODU) MAJ David Mears, 15-3