ODU Wrestlers Team Ranked 7th in Latest CAA Rankings

December 01, 2003
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Dec. 1, 2003

NORFOLK, VA -The Old Dominion Wrestling team is ranked 7th in the Colonial Athletic Association with 13 points in the first regular season poll of the year. The ranking is an improvement from the 8th place preseason ranking. The Monarchs also have five wrestlers individually ranked in the CAA. John Starkes (Chesapeake, VA) is ranked 6th in the 125 weight class, Chris Buckner (Chesapeake, VA) is fifth in the 133 class after going 1-1 in the ODU Invitational, Dennis Whitby (Lanoke Harbor, NJ) is 6th in the 149 weight class after going 3-0 and winning the 149 title at the ODU Invitational, Adam Wright (Dayton, VA) is 4th in the 184 class with a 2-0 record and winning the 184 title in the Invitational and Derrell Lorthridge (Wilmington, DE) is 2nd in the Heavyweight weight class with a 3-0 record and the title in this year's ODU Invitational. ODU Wrestling travels to Chapel Hill, NC this Saturday, December 6, to take part of the Carolina Open, hosted by the University of North Carolina.

CAA Rankings:
1.  Hofstra		47
2.  Rider		35
3.  Drexel		29
4.  Boston Univ.	29
5.  Sacred Heart	20
6.  George Mason	18
7.  Old Dominion	13
8.  Binghamton          10
9.  Campbell		6
10.  James Madison	3
11. Wagner		0

ODU Ranked CAA Wrestlers: 125: 6. John Starkes 133: 5. Chris Buckner 149: 6. Dennis Whitby 184: 4. Adam Wright Hwt: 2. Derrell Lorthridge