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Eads, Romero, Saavedra Place at Wolfpack Open

November 20, 2016
By ODU Athletics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Three Old Dominion wrestlers registered top-six finishes at the NC State Wolfpack Open Sunday in Raleigh. Austin Eads placed fourth at 157, Abner Romero claimed fifth place at 165 and Emilio Saavedra grabbed sixth at 141. 

After falling to the eventual finalist in the first round, Eads reeled off six victories including four wins via bonus points to battle back through the consolation bracket for fourth place. The redshirt junior from Lee's Summit, Missouri finished the day 6-1 with two tech falls and a major to his credit. 

Freshman Abner Romero impressed at 165, earning fifth place in his second consecutive collegiate tournament. Romero, who also lost to the eventual finalist in the opening round, stormed back through the consolations, winning six matches in a row to claim fifth. The native of Clovis, California finished the day with a 6-1 record that included a major, tech fall and a pin. 

Redshirt sophomore Emilio Saavedra recorded a sixth-place finish at 141 after going 5-1 on the day. After dropping his opening match to the eventual third-place finisher, Saavedra pinned four consecutive opponents before narrowly defeating teammate Kevin Budock, 6-4, in the consolation semis. Saavedra medically forfeited to sixth place. 

Wolfpack Open Results for Old Dominion
College 133 - Josh Markham's place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Josh Markham (Old Dominion) won by decision over Keegan Duncan (Gardner-Webb Unnattached) (Dec 5-1)
Champ. Round 2 - Zack Barker (Campbell University unattached) won by fall over Josh Markham (Old Dominion) (Fall 0:45)
Cons. Round 2 - Josh Markham (Old Dominion) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Josh Markham (Old Dominion) won by major decision over Marshall Brown (North Carolina State) (Maj 15-7)
Cons. Round 4 - Josh Markham (Old Dominion) won by decision over Tariq Wilson (NC State-Unattached) (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Round 5 - Josh Markham (Old Dominion) won by decision over Reid White (Campbell Univesity) (Dec 9-7)
Cons. Round 6 - Dylan Hyder (Air Force) won by decision over Josh Markham (Old Dominion) (Dec 8-6)

College 133 - Jaquan Loney's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jaquan Loney (Old Dominion) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Jaquan Loney (Old Dominion) won by decision over Josh Finesilver (Blue Blood Wrestling Club) (Dec 9-7)
Champ. Round 3 - Garrett Hancok (Gardner-Webb) won by fall over Jaquan Loney (Old Dominion) (Fall 3:24)
Cons. Round 4 - Reid White (Campbell Univesity) won by decision over Jaquan Loney (Old Dominion) (Dec 8-4)

College 141 - Emilio Saaverda's place is 6th and has scored 16.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Cole Martin (University of Wisconsin) won by fall over Emilio Saaverda (Old Dominion) (Fall 5:13)
Cons. Round 1 - Emilio Saaverda (Old Dominion) won by fall over Brandon Leynaud (Duke unattached) (Fall 2:18)
Cons. Round 2 - Emilio Saaverda (Old Dominion) won by fall over Austin Powell (Campbell University unattached) (Fall 2:47)
Cons. Round 3 - Emilio Saaverda (Old Dominion) won by fall over Lyle Plummer (Air Force) (Fall 4:05)
Cons. Round 4 - Emilio Saaverda (Old Dominion) won by fall over Josh Giorgio (Air Force) (Fall 2:03)
Cons. Semi - Emilio Saaverda (Old Dominion) won by decision over Kevin Budock (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 6-4)
5th Place Match - Zach Finesilver (Duke) won by medical forfeit over Emilio Saaverda (Old Dominion) (MFF)

College 157 - Austin Eads's place is 4th and has scored 14.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Austin Eads (Old Dominion) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Mitch Finesilver (Duke unattached) won by decision over Austin Eads (Old Dominion) (Dec 8-4)
Cons. Round 2 - Austin Eads (Old Dominion) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Austin Eads (Old Dominion) won by tech fall over Hunter Jones (WVU Unattatched) (TF 16-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Austin Eads (Old Dominion) won by major decision over Jahi Jones (Maryland) (Maj 15-2)
Cons. Round 5 - Austin Eads (Old Dominion) won by tech fall over Micheal Elliott (Appalachian State University) (TF 16-1)
Cons. Round 6 - Austin Eads (Old Dominion) won by decision over Wade Hodges (Maryland) (Dec 10-6)
Cons. Round 7 - Austin Eads (Old Dominion) won by decision over Tony Palumbo (Davidson College) (Dec 7-1)
Cons. Semi - Austin Eads (Old Dominion) won by decision over Ryan Mosley (Gardner-Webb) (Dec 10-7)
3rd Place Match - Justin Staudenmayer (Plymouth Meeting) won by forfeit over Austin Eads (Old Dominion) (FF)

College 157 - Benjamin Schram's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Benjamin Schram (Old Dominion) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Izaec Quintanilla (University of Wisconsin) won by tech fall over Benjamin Schram (Old Dominion) (TF 16-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Benjamin Schram (Old Dominion) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Carl Guess (Appalachian State Unattached) won by medical forfeit over Benjamin Schram (Old Dominion) (MFF)

College 174 - Kaleab Fetahi's place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Kaleab Fetahi (Old Dominion) won by decision over Kyle Rogers (WVU Unattatched) (Dec 4-3)
Champ. Round 2 - Nick Reenan (North Carolina State) won by decision over Kaleab Fetahi (Old Dominion) (Dec 16-9)
Cons. Round 2 - Fox Baldwin (Virginia unattached) won by tech fall over Kaleab Fetahi (Old Dominion) (TF 19-4)

College 174 - Antonio Agee's place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Antonio Agee (Old Dominion) won by decision over Santonio Cathery (University of Wisconsin) (Dec 5-2)
Champ. Round 2 - Michael Billingsley (Air Force) won in tie breaker - 2 over Antonio Agee (Old Dominion) (TB-2 7-6)
Cons. Round 2 - Cody Hughes (Virginia unattached) won by decision over Antonio Agee (Old Dominion) (Dec 5-3)

Wolfpack Open Results for Old Dominion Unattached
College 133 - Sam Ring's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Sam Ring (Old Dominion Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Sam Ring (Old Dominion Unattached) won by decision over Dylan Rossetti (St. Andrews University) (Dec 7-2)
Champ. Round 3 - Garrett O`Shea (Air Force) won by major decision over Sam Ring (Old Dominion Unattached) (Maj 8-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Thierry Washington (Appalachian State Unattached) won by decision over Sam Ring (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 5-3)

College 133 - Connor Wallace's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Connor Wallace (Old Dominion Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Garrett Clifford (American Unattached) won by decision over Connor Wallace (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 9-5)
Cons. Round 2 - Connor Wallace (Old Dominion Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - George Micky Phillippi (Virginia unattached) won by decision over Connor Wallace (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 10-3)

College 141 - Kevin Budock's place is 8th and has scored 9.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jamel Morris (NC State-Unattached) won by decision over Kevin Budock (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 1 - Kevin Budock (Old Dominion Unattached) won by decision over David Walker (Air Force) (Dec 9-3)
Cons. Round 2 - Kevin Budock (Old Dominion Unattached) won by fall over Billy McClelland (Davidson College) (Fall 2:54)
Cons. Round 3 - Kevin Budock (Old Dominion Unattached) won by fall over Christian Beach (Appalachian State Unattached) (Fall 0:57)
Cons. Round 4 - Kevin Budock (Old Dominion Unattached) won by decision over Luke Rowh (University of Wisconsin) (Dec 3-0)
Cons. Semi - Emilio Saaverda (Old Dominion) won by decision over Kevin Budock (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 6-4)

College 149 - Tanner Stephens's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Tanner Stephens (Old Dominion Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Tanner Stephens (Old Dominion Unattached) won by decision over Mattheos Lozier (Virginia Tech) (Dec 10-9)
Champ. Round 3 - Kennedy Monday (UNC Unattached) won by decision over Tanner Stephens (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 11-7)
Cons. Round 4 - Rian Burris (The Citadel-Unattached) won by decision over Tanner Stephens (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 17-10)

College 149 - Chris Mauriello's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Chris Mauriello (Old Dominion Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Andrew Crone (University of Wisconsin) won by decision over Chris Mauriello (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 13-7)
Cons. Round 2 - Sam Martino (Virginia unattached) won by medical forfeit over Chris Mauriello (Old Dominion Unattached) (MFF)

College 149 - William Verallis's place is unknown and has scored 3.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - William Verallis (Old Dominion Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - William Verallis (Old Dominion Unattached) won by tech fall over Fawaz Busisou (American) (TF 17-0)
Champ. Round 3 - Benjamin D. Barton (Campbell Univesity) won by decision over William Verallis (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Round 4 - Sam Martino (Virginia unattached) won in sudden victory - 1 over William Verallis (Old Dominion Unattached) (SV-1 5-3)

College 157 - Blake Sutherland's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Blake Sutherland (Old Dominion Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Anthony Wokasch (American Unattached) won by fall over Blake Sutherland (Old Dominion Unattached) (Fall 2:06)
Cons. Round 2 - Blake Sutherland (Old Dominion Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Daniel Richardson (Campbell Univesity) won by decision over Blake Sutherland (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 5-0)

College 157 - Jacob Curling's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Curling (Old Dominion Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Chad Pyke (North Carolina State) won by tech fall over Jacob Curling (Old Dominion Unattached) (TF 16-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Brian LaPrade (Virginia unattached) won by fall over Jacob Curling (Old Dominion Unattached) (Fall 4:16)

College 157 - Shane Jones's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Shane Jones (Old Dominion Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Shane Jones (Old Dominion Unattached) won by decision over Micheal Elliott (Appalachian State University) (Dec 4-0)
Champ. Round 3 - Dane Robbins (Air Force) won by decision over Shane Jones (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 4 - Daniel Richardson (Campbell Univesity) won by decision over Shane Jones (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 7-5)

College 165 - Abner Romero's place is 5th and has scored 13.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Abner Romero (Old Dominion Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Tyler Marinelli (Gardner-Webb) won by major decision over Abner Romero (Old Dominion Unattached) (Maj 10-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Abner Romero (Old Dominion Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Abner Romero (Old Dominion Unattached) won by tech fall over Elliott Raiford (Appalachian State University) (TF 18-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Abner Romero (Old Dominion Unattached) won by fall over Noah Satterfield (Davidson College) (Fall 0:51)
Cons. Round 5 - Abner Romero (Old Dominion Unattached) won by decision over Luke Drugac (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 7-1)
Cons. Round 6 - Abner Romero (Old Dominion Unattached) won by decision over Thomas Flitz (Appalachian State Unattached) (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Round 7 - Abner Romero (Old Dominion Unattached) won by major decision over Tyler Wiederholt (Air Force) (Maj 13-2)
5th Place Match - Abner Romero (Old Dominion Unattached) won by decision over Alex Lopouchanscki (Air Force) (Dec 5-2)

College 165 - Luke Drugac's place is unknown and has scored 3.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Luke Drugac (Old Dominion Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Luke Drugac (Old Dominion Unattached) won by major decision over Garrett Church (Appalachian State Unattached) (Maj 14-1)
Champ. Round 3 - Brian Hamann (North Carolina State) won by decision over Luke Drugac (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 4 - Luke Drugac (Old Dominion Unattached) won by decision over Matt Finesilver (Blue Blood Wrestling Club) (Dec 4-1)
Cons. Round 5 - Abner Romero (Old Dominion Unattached) won by decision over Luke Drugac (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 7-1)

College 174 - Dean Drugac's place is unknown and has scored 2.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Connor Bass (Duke) won by decision over Dean Drugac (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 7-3)
Cons. Round 1 - Dean Drugac (Old Dominion Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Dean Drugac (Old Dominion Unattached) won by major decision over Spencer Woods (Maryland) (Maj 9-0)
Cons. Round 3 - Dean Drugac (Old Dominion Unattached) won by decision over Randy Meneweather Ii (Air Force) (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 4 - Andrew Morgan (Campbell University unattached) won by major decision over Dean Drugac (Old Dominion Unattached) (Maj 8-0)

College 174 - Terrell Forbes's place is 8th and has scored 11.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Randy Meneweather Ii (Air Force) won by decision over Terrell Forbes (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 6-2)
Cons. Round 1 - Terrell Forbes (Old Dominion Unattached) won by fall over Tucker Leavitt (WVU unattached) (Fall 2:05)
Cons. Round 2 - Terrell Forbes (Old Dominion Unattached) won by decision over Lance Armenta (UNC) (Dec 7-1)
Cons. Round 3 - Terrell Forbes (Old Dominion Unattached) won by fall over Prince Hyeamang (American Unattached) (Fall 2:01)
Cons. Round 4 - Terrell Forbes (Old Dominion Unattached) won by injury default over Michael Billingsley (Air Force) (Inj. 3:33)
Cons. Semi - Austin Trott (Gardner-Webb) won by tech fall over Terrell Forbes (Old Dominion Unattached) (TF 17-0)

College 184 - Connor Frey's place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Konner Pritchard (Davidson College) won by decision over Connor Frey (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 1 - Connor Frey (Old Dominion Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Connor Frey (Old Dominion Unattached) won by decision over Roman Romero (Duke unattached) (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 3 - Brandon Skinner (Campbell University unattached) won by fall over Connor Frey (Old Dominion Unattached) (Fall 4:58)

College 285 - Eric Hall's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Andrew Gunning (UNC Unattached) won by fall over Eric Hall (Old Dominion Unattached) (Fall 4:12)
Cons. Round 1 - Eric Hall (Old Dominion Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Lathan Bumgarner (Gardner-Webb Unnattached) won by fall over Eric Hall (Old Dominion Unattached) (Fall 2:15)

College 285 - Ali Wahab's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Ali Wahab (Old Dominion Unattached) won in sudden victory - 1 over Dan Herman (Unattached) (SV-1 4-3)
Champ. Round 2 - Ali Wahab (Old Dominion Unattached) won by decision over Andy Bennett (Gardner-Webb) (Dec 5-1)
Quarterfinal - Mike Kosoy (North Carolina State) won by tech fall over Ali Wahab (Old Dominion Unattached) (TF 21-6)
Cons. Round 4 - Edwin Rubio (Virginia-attached) won by decision over Ali Wahab (Old Dominion Unattached) (Dec 3-1)

 

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