ODU Wrestling Drops Two at CAA Duals
Jan. 24, 2003
The Old Dominion wrestling team lost both of their matches Friday on the first day of action at the first annual Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Duals at George Mason University. In their first contest they dropped a heartbreaker to Binghamton, 22-21, before losing 24-16 to Boston University.
Binghamton earned all of their 22 points by winning five straight matches, including a crucial six-point forfeit at 141 and a fall at 157 by Joe Privitere. Senior 174-pounder Ben Summerlin (Lynchburg, VA) and junior heavyweight Derrell Lorthridge (Wilmington, DE) each won via fall but it wasn't enough for the Monarchs, who fell below .500 for the first this season (3-4/0-2) with the two setbacks tonight. Juniors John Starkes (Chesapeake, VA) and Greg Gill (Chesapeake, VA) recorded wins, at 125 and 197 respectively, during the first match, as did freshman Adam Wright (Bridgewater, VA) at 184.
In the second contest, Boston won six of the 10 bouts, garnering at least four points in five of those six wins. Joe Rivera at 141 and Rayes Gonzales at 157 both won by fall as Leighton Brady at 165 and Chad Grant at 197 each won by technical fall. Starkes, Summerlin, and Lorthridge each grabbed their second wins of the night in their respective classes.
ODU will look to bounce back as they compete twice more on Saturday, facing off against Rider at 11:00 a.m. before closing the weekend with Sacred Heart at 1:00 p.m.
BINGHAMTON 22, OLD DOMINION 21
125 - John Starkes (OD) dec. Kyle Willard, 8-2 133 - John Gartiser (B) dec. Chris Buckner, 13-9 141 - Josh Ruff (B) forfeit 149 - Joe Gartiser (B) major dec. Chad Sichak, 13-3 157 - Joe Privitere (B) wbf Dennis Whitby, 5:43 165 - Ryan Jantzen (B) dec. Matt Ulrey, 4-2 174 - Ben Summerlin (OD) wbf Jarrett Wolvington, 5:22 184 - Adam Wright (OD) dec. Jerome Joe, 6-5 197 - Greg Gill (OD) dec. Derman Lewis, 7-4 HWT - Derrell Lorthridge (OD) wbf Nick Cadmus, 4:59
Match 2 BOSTON UNIVERSITY 24, OLD DOMINION 16 125 - John Starkes (OD) dec. Mike Galorenzo, 9-3 133 - Charlie Busch (OD) forfeit 141 - Joe Rivera (BU) wbf Chris Buckner, 2:17 149 - Zack Johns (BU) major dec. Chad Sichak, 9-0 157 - Rayes Gonzales (BU) wbf Dennis Whitby, 4:39 165 - Leighton Brady (BU) tf Dave Kaplan, 21-6 (7:00) 174 - Ben Summerlin (OD) major dec. Ben Schilens, 14-4 184 - Ed Strauss (BU) dec. Adam Wright, 4-2 197 - Chad Grant (BU) tf Greg Gill, 16-0 (7:00) HWT - Derrell Lorthridge (OD) dec. Courtney Howard, 2-1 (tb