Monarch Wrestling Fourth After First Day of CAA Championships

March 04, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 4, 2005

BOSTON, MA  -The Old Dominion wrestling team is fourth after the first day of the CAA Championships, held at Boston University, with 23 points. Nine Monarchs will compete in Saturday's second day action, as four ODU wrestlers remain in contention to receive at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament.

Christian Staylor (Chesapeake, VA/Great Bridge/125), Shanon Slack (Richmond, VA/141), Robby Gosnell (Warrenton, VA/165) and Adam Wright (Dayton, VA/184) will participate in the Championship bracket Semi-Finals tomorrow.

B.J. Compton (Christiansburg, VA/133), Hunter Davenport (Chesapeake, VA/Great Bridge/149), Nick Pullano (Chesapeake, VA/Great Bridge/157), John Adams (Chesapeake, VA/Deep Creek/174) and John Dolida (Bridgewater, NJ/Hwt.) will compete in consolations. Shea Smith (Virginia Beach, VA/Tallwood/197) was eliminated in consolations action Friday.

Twenty-four wrestlers from the tournament will qualify for the NCAA Tournament, with 20 automatic bids being given to the winners and runners-up of each weight class. The remaining four bids, plus the three alternates will be selected by the coaches following the championship Saturday evening.

CAA Standings (Day One):
Points   Record
1. Hofstra             33     11-0
2. Rider                27.5   9-2
3. Drexel               24     10-5
4. Old Dominion      23     10-7
5. Boston Univ.      21      9-4
6. Sacred Heart     16      7-10
7. GMU                15.5    8-8
8. Wagner             7       4-10
9. Campbell           4       2-13
10. JMU               3.5     2-13

ODU Results:
125: #1 Christian Staylor
Christian Staylor d. Mike Arane (Sacred Heart), MD 12-2
Christian Staylor d. Joe Eurell (Wagner), TF 15-0

Christian Staylor takes on #4 Joe Couglin (GMU) Saturday in the Semi-Finals

133: #3 B.J. Compton
#6 Brett Frimer (BU) d. B.J. Compton, D 3-2
B.J. Compton d. Adam Anster (Wagner), F 1:08

B.J. Compton takes on #2 Tim Harner (Rider) Saturday in Consolations

141: #3 Shanon Slack
Shanon Slack d. Elliott Berger (Campbell), F 6:02
Shanon Slack d. #6 Chris Davis (Sacred Heart), D 5-4

Shanon Slack takes on #2 Dan Fisch (Rider) Saturday in the Semi-Finals

149: #4 Hunter Davenport
#5 Mike Palma (Rider) d. Hunter Davenport, F 2:23
Hunter Davenport d. Tom Sands (Sacred Heart), F 4:26

Hunter Davenport takes on Mike Tutunjian (Wagner) Saturday in Consolations

157: #5 Nick Pullano
#4 Justin Blumenthal (BU) d. Nick Pullano, D 7-4

Nick Pullano takes on Jesse Fendryk (Sacred Heart) Saturday in Consolations

165: #2 Robby Gosnell
Robby Gosnell d. Billy Haydt (Drexel), D 2-1

Robby Gosnell takes on #3 Sherwood Fendryk (Sacred Heart) Saturday in the Semi-Finals

174: #5 John Adams
#4 Brian Lambert (JMU) d. John Adams, MD 12-4
John Adams d. Greg Politi (BU), MD 11-3

John Adams takes on Brian Hocum (Campbell) Saturday in Consolations

184: #2 Adam Wright
Adam Wright d. Jason Chalfant (JMU), MD 17-6

Adam Wright takes on #3 T.J. Morrison (Rider) Saturday in the Semi-Finals

197: Shea Smith
#6 Declan Josephson (Sacred Heart) d. Shea Smith, TF 16-1
#5 Harry Zander (GMU) d. Shea Smith, MD 10-0

Hwt: John Dolida
John Dolida d. John Cichon (Wagner), F 2:52
#1 Tyler Rees (Rider) d. John Dolida, D 3-2

John Dolida takes on #5 Joel Caruso (GMU) Saturday in Consolations