Seven Monarchs Compete in 23rd Annual WVU Open

November 17, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Nov. 17, 2004

MORGANTOWN, WV - Seven Old Dominion wrestlers traveled to Morgantown, WV, to compete in the 23rd annual West Virginia Open Nov. 7.  Junior transfer Shanon Slack (Richmond, VA/141 lbs) led the way for the Monarchs, placing third after going 8-1 for the day.  Freshman B.J. Compton (Christiansburg, VA/133 lbs) also had a solid day, knocking off nationally ranked opponents.  There was no team score for the event.


B.J. Compton had an impressive day at 133 pounds, beating Clarion's Sean Farley by a 21-8 major decision, Appalachian State's Terryll Williams by a 2-1 decision and then beating 17th ranked Josh Keefe of UT-Chattanooga by a 12-11 decision.  Compton fell in the semifinals to West Virginia's Seth Lisa, the eventual champion, by a 5-2 decision, then came back through the consolations to the third-place bout before defaulting.

Shanon Slack started off slow, and fell to Clarion's Frank Edgar, ranked 16th in the nation in the second round by an 8-5 decision. Edgar went on to win the tournament. Slack then reeled off seven straight wins, beating Michael Keefe of UT-Chattanooga, also ranked 17th, in the third place bout.

Freshman Hunter Davenport (Chesapeake, VA/Great Bridge) and Sophomore transfer Nick Pullano (Chesapeake, VA/Great Bridge) each won four matches apiece.

John Downin (Herndon, VA) and John Adams (Chesapeake, VA/Deep Creek) also won matches.


WVU Open Results:


B.J. Compton:

d. Sean Farley, Clarion,  MD 21-8

d. Terryl Williams, Appalachian State, Dec 2-1

d. Josh Keefe, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Dec 12-11

lost Seth Lisa, West Virginia, Dec 5-2

d. Bryan Gibson, Duke, Dec 9-7

lost Josh Keefe, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Med. For.



Shanon Slack:

d. Kyle Harger, Maryland, MD 10-2

lost Frank Edgar, Clarion, Dec. 8-5

d. Chevon Schard, American, MD 14-3

d. Dan Shvartsman, Duke, MD 12-3

d. Ryan Finn, Mercyhurst, MD 12-3

d. Albert Madsen, Ohio, TF 16-1

d. Mark McCauley, Lehigh, MD 12-4

d. Vincent Gioriella, West Virginia, TF 16-1

d. Mike Keefe, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Dec. 9-5



Hunter Davenport:

d. Brian Cook, Pitt-Johnstown, MD 10-2

d. Nick Rivero, Slippery Rock, Forfeit

d. Zach Rosson, Virginia, Dec. 3-1

lost Kevin Artis, UNC-Greensboro, Dec. 3-2

d. Daniel Elliot, George Washington, Dec. 7-5

lost Matt Gulosh, Navy, Dec. 6-5


Josh Tyler:

d. A.J. Denterie, George Washington, Forfeit

lost David Jauregui, West Virginia, MD 15-7

lost Ryan Scott, Appalachian State, Dec. 3-1



John Downin:

d. J.J. Shea, George Washington, Dec 12-7

lost Shaheim Bradshaw, Brockport, MD 13-5

d. Dan Nanman, Unattached, Forfeit

lost Ethen Heben, Navy, Dec 7-0


Nick Pullano:

Lost Keeger Mueller, Oklahoma State, Dec. 5-1

d. Josh Sizemore, Lock Haven, TF 19-4

d. Steven Muldrow, Oklahoma State, Dec. 4-3

d. Shaheim Bradshaw, Brockport, Dec. 11-9

lost Ryan Kennet, Maryland, Dec. 10-3



John Adams:

Lost Andrew Winfield, Penn State, Dec. 7-4

d. Brandon Clark, Brockport, Dec. 7-2

lost Kyle Deliere, Pitt, Dec. 5-0