Monarch Wrestling Dominates James Madison, Winning 42-3

February 19, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 19, 2004

HARRISONBURG, VA - Old Dominion won the first nine bouts en route to a 42-3 victory against host James Madison in Colonial Athletic Association wrestling Thursday night at JMU's Sinclair Gym in Godwin Hall.

The Monarchs improved to 5-12 overall and to 4-3 in the CAA. The Dukes fell to 2-16 overall, 1-9 in the CAA.

The Monarchs took control early, gaining six points with a forfeit at 125 pounds and then getting back-to-back falls from sophomore Chris Buckner (Chesapeake, Va./Deep Creek) and freshman Mike Davis (Herndon, VA).

Sophomore Adam Wright (Dayton, VA) returned to his Valley home to registered a five-point technical fall for the Monarchs in the 184-pound bout. Wright raised his record to 25-8 overall. Senior heavyweight Derrell Lorthridge (Wilmington, DE) improved his record to a team-best 31-8 with an 8-5 decision.

JMU's lone victory was by senior Justin Gronlie. Making his final home appearance, Gronlie posted a 7-4 decision at 197 pounds. The win upped his season's record to 10-13.

Old Dominion 42, James Madison 3
125 Jared Smith (ODU) won by forfeit
133 Chris Buckner (ODU) fall Todd Schroeder, 1:53
141 Mike Davis (ODU) fall. Brian Kibler, 4:32
149 Dennis Whitby (ODU) d. Chris Wilson, 7-3
157 Jesse Pearce (ODU) t.f. Derek Schoenley, 19-2, 5:57
165 John Adams (ODU) m.d. Andrew Robarge, 12-0
174 Rob Gosnell (ODU) m.d. Jason Chalfant, 8-0
184 Adam Wright (ODU) t.f. Lamont Logan, 23-6, 5:28
197 Justin Gronile  (JMU) d. John Dolida, 7-4
Hwt Derrell Lorthridge (ODU) d. Chris Cvitan, 8-5