Monarch Wrestling Defeats NC State 23-13
Feb. 6, 2005
NORFOLK, VA -The Old Dominion wrestling team defeated NC State for the first time since the 1959 season Sunday afternoon, winning their dual 23-13 at the ODU Field House. With the win, the Monarchs improve to 9-5 for the season, while NC State drops to 5-6.
ODU took a 7-0 lead after John Adams (Chesapeake, VA/Deep Creek/174) earned a 6-3 decision over NC State's Kevin Gabrielson and Adam Wright (Dayton, VA/184) defeated Jeremy Colbert by a 14-5 major decision. NC State came back, claiming the next two matches to tie the score at 7-7 before Christian Staylor (Chesapeake, VA/Deep Creek/125) earned a 11-3 major decision over Garrett Cummings and B.J. Compton (Christiansburg, VA/133) earned the only pin of the match (4:49) over Jeremy Hartrum to give the Monarchs a 17-7 lead.
Shanon Slack (Richmond, VA/141) defeated Jeff Breese by a 9-3 decision to extend the ODU lead to 20-7 before the Wolfpack won the next two matches by decision to close the gap to 20-13. Robby Gosnell (Warrenton, VA/165) took the final match of the day, defeating NC State's Ryan Nowicki by a 9-4 decision to give ODU the 23-13 win.
The Monarchs return to action on Friday, February 11, when they travel to Lexington, VA to take on Virginia Military Institute at 7:30. ODU returns home next Sunday, February 13, to host James Madison University in their annual Scholarship Match. The JMU match starts at 1:00 at the ODU Field House.
Old Dominion 23, NC State 19
174: John Adams (ODU) d. Kevin Gabrielson (NCSU), D 6-3 3-0
184: Adam Wright (ODU) d. Jeremy Colbert (NCSU), MD 14-5 7-0
197: Zach Garren (NCSU) d. Shea Smith (ODU), MD 11-3 7-4
Hwt: Jainor Palma (NCSU) d. John Dolida (ODU), D 3-1, sv 7-7
125: Christian Staylor (ODU) d. Garrett Cummings (NCSU), MD 11-3 11-7
133: B.J. Compton (ODU) d. Jeremy Hartrum (NCSU), F 4:49 17-7
141: Shanon Slack (ODU) d. Jeff Breese (NCSU), D 9-3 20-7
149: Alex Hernandez (NCSU) d. Hunter Davenport (ODU), D 4-3 20-10
157: Kody Hamrah (NCSU) d. Nick Pullano (ODU), D 5-3 20-13165: Robby Gosnell (ODU) d. Ryan Nowicki (NCSU), D 9-4 23-13