Monarchs' Rusak Named CAA Rookie Wrestler of the Year

August 23, 1999
By ODU Athletics
RICHMOND, Va. (April 22) -- Old Dominion's Jeff Rusak (Reading, PA/Muhlenburg HS) was selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie Wrestler of the Year. The redshirt freshman completed one of the most successful inaugural seasons in the country this year, posting a 34-6 record.

Rusak completed the season with a perfect 18-0 dual meet record and finished second in the CAA at 157 pounds. He earned a wildcard berth into the NCAA Championships where he won two matches before bowing.

Rusak recently won the 180.5 pound division in the SAMBO National Championships.

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