Jimenez Finishes Third At Wilkes Open Tournament

January 03, 2001
By ODU Athletics
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - Old Dominion junior Paul Jimenez (Norfolk, Va), from nearby Lake Taylor High School, took third place last week at the Wilkes Open Wrestling Tournament in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The former CAA Champion at 125 rolled to 4-1 record over the meet, with his only blemish coming in a overtime loss to Lehigh's Terrance Clendenin.

Several other Monarch wrestlers also had solid showings at the tournament. Sophomores Matt Epps (Mechanicsville, VA) and Jesse Pearce (Norfolk, VA) finished with 3-2 records, as did freshman heavyweight Derrell Lorthridge (Wilmington, DE).

Final Results-December 28/29

125 lbs.
Adam Renner (Slippery Rock) WBTF Roger Stewart (Unatt-ODU), 15-0; 5:35
Tom Prairie (Blair) dec. Charlie Busch (ODU), 9-3
Paul Jimenez (ODU) dec. Doug Jesse (Cornell), 5-1
Charlie Busch (ODU) WBTF Roger Stewart (Unatt-ODU), 17-2; 5:25
Paul Jimenez (ODU) MED FORF. Matt Zerby (UPJ)
Omar Porrata (Unatt-Millersville) def. Charlie Busch (ODU)
Terrance Clendenin (Unatt-Lehigh) OT Paul Jimenez (ODU), 3-1; sv
Paul Jimenez (ODU) dec Josh Perrin (Bucknell), 4-3
Paul Jimenez (ODU) dec Adam Renner (Slippery Rock), 5-3	*3rd place bout*

133 Matt Epps (ODU) dec. Jeremy Weller (Bucknell), 15-8 Chris Matarrese (Unatt-Slippery Rock) dec. Matt Epps (ODU), 9-2 Matt Epps (ODU) Major Greg McCarty (Slippery Rock) 18-4 Matt Epps (ODU) WBF Louis Vecchio (Hofstra), 3:43 Byron Warner (Cornell) dec. Matt Epps (ODU), 11-9

141 Jared Sullivan (UTC) dec. Will Carroll (ODU), 10-6 Eric Eisenhart (Cornell) dec. Will Carroll (ODU), 12-11

149 Dennis Whitby (ODU) dec. Dave Edwards (Buffalo), 11-6 Brad Cieleskie (Slippery Rock) dec. Dennis Whitby (ODU), 7-6 Brad Washburn (ESU) MED FORF. Dennis Whitby (ODU)

157 Jesse Pearce (ODU) dec. Artie Weidler (Nassau), 8-2 Drew Zollars (Unatt-Mt. Union) OT Jesse Pearce (ODU), 5-3, sv Jesse Pearce (ODU) WBTF Roger Clancy (Slippery Rock) 15-0; 4:25 Jesse Pearce (ODU) WBF Joe Amalfitano (Nassau), 2:35 Matt Catullo (Pitt) dec. Jesse Pearce (ODU), 5-3

165 Jake Cairns (ODU) dec. Robbie Griffin (Harvard), 11-4 Andy Cote (Unatt-Millersville) OT Jake Cairns (ODU), 2-1, tb Jeremy Sauve (Penn St.) MED FORF. Jake Cairns (ODU)

184 Rich DeSoto (Cornell) WBF Matt Small (ODU), 0:55 Chris Gafner (Cornell) dec. Matt Small (ODU), 11-5

197 Brad Krepps (ODU) WBF Dave Irizarry (Nassau), 1:35 Ryan Cummins (Penn St.) WBF Louverture Jones (ODU), 2:51 Todd Cerone (Montclair St.) dec. Brad Krepps (ODU), 9-8 Ben Bonaventura (Unatt-Hofstra) WBF Louverture Jones (ODU) 3:30 Craig Buckley (Rutgers) OT Brad Krepps (ODU), 4-3, tb

Hwt. Derrell Lorthridge (ODU) WBF James Feeley (ESU), 5:23 Kevin Herron (Missouri) WBF Derrell Lorthridge (ODU), 1:20 Derrell Lorthridge (ODU) TB Russell Keefe (UPJ), 1-1; tb Derrell Lorthridge (ODU) dec. Frank Sabatino (Rutgers), 3-2 Jacob Lininger (Pitt) WBF Derrell Lorthridge (ODU), 1:50

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