Old Dominion's Rusak 180 Pound Sambo Wrestling Champ

August 23, 1999
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. (April 19) -- Freshman Jeff Rusak (Reading, PA) won the 180.5 pound SAMBO National Championship at Quantico Marine Academy. Rusak won all four of his matches to earn his sixth SAMBO wrestling title.

The freshman, who wrestled in the 157-pound weight division for Old Dominion this season, earned three submissions and one technical fall in four matches at the nationals. It is his sixth title in six different divisions.

Rusak completed one of the most successful freshman campaigns in the country this season, finishing 34-6 overall, with a perfect 18-0 dual meet record. He finished second in the Colonial Athletic Association at 157 pounds and moved into the NCAA Championships, where he won two matches.

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