Matches Against No. 8 Hofstra, NC State Highlight Wrestling Home Dual Schedule

January 26, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 26, 2005

NORFOLK, VA -The Old Dominion wrestling team is set to begin their home dual season Sunday, January 30, when they host #8 Hofstra.  For the next four Sundays, including the Hofstra match, ODU will host duals, featuring NC State, James Madison and George Mason.  Each dual will take place in the ODU Field House.  The Monarchs are currently 6-4 overall and 4-1 in Colonial Athletic Association duals.


Sunday, January 30 (1:00 PM)                   #8 Hofstra

The Monarchs will face three-time defending CAA Tournament champions Hofstra, currently ranked #8 in the Amateur Wrestling News poll, in a challenging CAA match-up.  ODU is 1-1-1 all-time against the Pride, but hasn't faced Hofstra since 1993.  Seven Hofstra wrestlers are ranked first in the CAA in their respective weight classes, and nine Pride wrestlers are ranked either first or second.


Potential Match-ups (CAA Rankings):

125:  #1 Christian Staylor (ODU) vs. #2 Dave Tomasette (Hofstra)

133:  #3 B.J. Compton (ODU) vs. #1 Charles Griffin (Hofstra)

141:  #3 Shanon Slack (ODU) vs. #1 Ricky LaForge (Hofstra)

149:  #4 Hunter Davenport (ODU) vs. #1 Jon Masa (Hofstra)

157:  #5 Nick Pullano (ODU) vs. #2 James Strouse (Hofstra)

165:  #2 Robby Gosnell (ODU) vs. #1 Mike Patrovich (Hofstra)

174:  #4 John Adams (ODU) vs. #1 Paul Siemon (Hofstra)

184:  #2 Adam Wright (ODU) vs. #1 Joe Rovelli (Hofstra)

197:  Andrew Jordan (ODU) vs. #1 Chris Skretkowicz

285:  John Dolida (ODU) vs. Gian Villante (Hofstra)


Nationally Ranked Wresters:

125:  Christian Staylor (#17 Amateur Wrestling News; #15 InterMat)

141:  Ricky LaForge (#8 AWN, #7 InterMat)

149:  Jon Masa (#9 AWN, #9 InterMat)

165:  Mike Patrovich (#17 AWN, #13 InterMat)

174:  Paul Siemon (#11 AWN, #11 InterMat)

197:  Chris Skretkowicz (#2 AWN, #3 InterMat)


Sunday, February 6 (1:00 PM)                   NC State (Alumni Match)

ODU hopes to avenge a 27-20 setback one year ago to the Wolfpack in the annual Alumni Match.  Takedown Radio will broadcast live (  All-time, the Monarchs are 2-10 against NC State.


Sunday, February 13 (1:00 PM)            James Madison (Scholarship Match)

The Monarchs will host the Dukes of James Madison in their annual Scholarship Match.  Tickets are $5 and ODU students get in for free with a valid student ID.  For ticket information, call Scott Lowery at 683-3390.  The proceeds from this match will go directly to Old Dominion Wrestling scholarships.


Sunday, February 20 (5:00 PM)            George Mason (Kids Night)

The ODU coaching staff and wrestlers will conduct a free clinic in the Field House, beginning at 3:00 PM.  The clinic is open to all middle school and youth wrestlers.  Both the JMU and GMU duals will help determine seeding for the CAA Championship March 4-5 at Rider University.


In addition to the home dual matches, the Monarchs will compete in three road duals.  ODU travels to Campbell University Thursday night, January 27 for a 7:00 match-up, the Monarchs travel to UNC-Greensboro Thursday, February 3 at 7:00 and the team faces VMI Friday, February 11 at 7:30.