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ODU Wrestling Set to Compete in Beast of the East Tournament

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: December 18, 2003
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Dec. 18, 2003

NORFOLK, VA -The Old Dominion Wrestling team will compete in the 2nd Annual Brute "Beast of the East" Collegiate Invitational tournament, held in Newark, DE, Friday. This will be the 11th overall year of the event. The tournament is an all-day event, which will showcase 18 of the top wrestling programs in the nation, including four Colonial Athletic Association schools.

ODU comes into the tournament after impressive performances at the ODU Invitational and the Rubbermaid Open on the campus of North Carolina, taking eight of the 10 weight classes in the Invitational and placing four wrestlers in North Carolina. Jesse Pearce (Norfolk, VA) led the way at the Rubbermaid Open, placing 2nd, falling only to the #3 ranked wrestler by InterMat, Ohio's Jake Percival.

Beast of the East Schools:
Appalachian State
Binghamton
Bloomsburg
Buffalo
Delaware State
Drexel
Duke
East Stroudsburg
Kent State
George Mason
North Carolina
Northwestern
Ohio
Old Dominion
Pittsburgh
Princeton
Rider
Virginia

Projected Starters: 125: Andy Lacroix 133: Chris Buckner 141: Donald Motley 149: Dennis Whitby 157: Jesse Pearce 165: John Adams 174: Matt Ulrey 184: Adam Wright 197: Matt Hairston 285: Derrell Lorthridge

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