January 26, 2001
JMU Defeats Campbell in CAA Opener, Bowyer Earns 100th Victory
HARRISONBURG, Va. - James Madison University wrestling coach Jeff 'Peanut' Bowyer, a native of Phillipsburg, N.J., chalked up the 100th victory of his coaching career tonight as the Dukes routed Campbell University 37-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams. The Dukes upped their overall record to 4-5 while the Camels slipped to 3-6. The clinching victory came in the sixth bout of the night as sophomore Dave Colabella (Monroe, N.Y./Monroe-Woodbury) posted a 5-0 decision against senior Chris Pfeffer (Bayshore, N.Y./Blair Academy). Colabella, on the heels of last weekend's state championship, improved to a team-best 22-9. JMU redshirt freshman Steve Kodish (Schwenksville, Pa./Springford) turned in the most exciting victory of the evening. His takedown with two seconds remaining tied his 197-pound bout with senior John Christian (Tallmadge, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley) at 8-8 and sent the contest into sudden-victory overtime. Kodish dropped and pinned the CAA's defending 184-pound champion 37 seconds into the extra period. Kodish improved to 16-12 overall with the first pin of his career. The Camels posted their lone victory at 133 pounds, when Adam Doherty outlasted Dalton Head 17-12. Campbell returns to action Wednesday night at North Carolina State.
January 20, 2001
Campbell Wins Season's Final Match
BUIES CREEK, NC ? The Campbell wrestling team won eight of its ten events to defeat Davidson 37-6 in the season finale for both teams. The Camels jumped out to a 7-0 lead after wins from Lantz Nixon and Josh McConnell. Davidson's Jeff Libersat defeated Chris Pfeffer to cut the lead to 7-3, but the Camels went on a six-bout win streak. John Christian and John Black recorded back-to-back pins. Andy Bricker secured a decision, follwed by Adam Doherty's pin at 133. Adam Bricker won by default, and Mike Wrinkle picked up the last three team points with a decision over Anthony Albert. Campbell and Davidson both return to action as part of the 2001 Mat Jam on March 3rd. Mat Jam will combine the conference tournaments of the Atlantic Coast, Colonial, and Southern Conferences in Chapel Hill, NC.
January 16, 2001
Campbell Defeats The Citadel 26-10
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Campbell Camels defeated The Citadel Bulldogs, 26-10, in non-conference wrestling action Friday night in Deas Hall. The Camels won eight of ten matches to easily dispatch the Bulldogs. The Camels received a strong effort from the 197 pound John Christian, who defeated The Citadel's Jordan Everett by a score of 15-6. Campbell had a second wrestler reach 15 points as Adam Doherty out-lasted Bulldog Andrew Norris, 15-9, in the 133-pound weight class. The Camels' most convincing win of the night was heavyweight John Black's major decision over The Citadel's John Bohern, 9-1.
January 14, 2001
Blue Devils Earn 12th Win in 23-12 Victory over Campbell
DURHAM, N.C. ? The Duke wrestling team notched its twelfth victory of the season Wednesday night, defeating the Campbell University Fighting Camels 23-12 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke's twelve dual match wins are the most season victories in the program's history. Sophomore Tommy Hoang started the night strong for the Blue Devils, notching a pin in 1:05 against Andy Bricker. Freshman Frank Cornely and junior Daegan Smith recorded major decisions, and junior Harry Clarke, freshman Josh Sheridan, and junior Tom Cass registered victories for Duke as well. Cass' 8-6 decision against Josh Christian improves his season record to 25-5. The Camels picked up wins from Adam Dohery, Mike Wrinkle, Lantz Nixon, and John Black. CU returns to action
January 13, 2001
Campbell Posts 1-2 Mark at NCSU Duals
Campbell Posts 1-2 Mark at NCSU Duals
January 10, 2001
Campbell Handles Gardner-Webb 29-6
BUIES CREEK, N.C.?Campbell won eight of ten bouts, including the first six in a row, and defeated Gardner-Webb 29-6 in collegiate wrestling Saturday at Carter Gym. The Fighting Camels (5-9, 1-3 CAA) jumped out to an early 4-0 lead as Chris Pfeffer won a 9-1 major decision over Garrett Bradford in the 197-pound weight class. Campbell heavyweight John Black defeated Jonathan Richard 6-1 to expand the Fighting Camel lead to 7-0, and Andy Bricker won by default at the 125-pound weight class to send the score to 13-0. Gardner-Webb got on the board late, as Kenneth Wince won a 4-1 decision over Mike Cox at the 157-pound class, and Shawn Brookshire defeated Josh McConnell 2-1 in the 174-pound bout. The Fighting Camels return to action February 14 at Duke in a 7:30 p.m. match.
January 9, 2001
Old Dominion Defeats Campbell in Carter Gym
BUIES CREEK, N. C.?Old Dominion University won three of the first four bouts against Campbell en route to defeating the Fighting Camels 26-15 in a CAA conference match Friday night at Carter Gym. Jeff Rusak recorded his 94th career victory at the 174-pound class for Old Dominion (6-5, 2-1 CAA) by pinning Josh McConnell at the 2:43 mark. The victory helped blow open a 15-9 ODU lead to a 21-9 margin. A pin by the Monarch's Matt Small over Campbell's John Christian at the 184-pound class helped to put the match out of reach for good, as ODU took a 27-9 lead. Campbell (4-9, 1-3 CAA) led the match 6-3 after Adam Doherty pinned Matt Epps at the 1:58 mark in the 133 pound bout, but the lead would be short-lived as ODU won the next three bouts in a row. ODU had one team point deducted after the Monarch's Brad Krepps was called for unsportsmanlike conduct after losing to Jason Greenawalt at the 197 weight class.
January 4, 2001
Campbell Wrestling Takes Best CAA Finish Ever
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. ? The Campbell University wrestling team finished third in the CAA Championship, marking the best finish in the program's history. George Mason won the Colonial Athletic Association for the fifth time in its history and the first time since 1997. The Patriots placed seven wrestlers in the finals and won championships in five of the first seven. American University?s 149-pounder Mark Hoffer was named Colonial Most Outstanding Wrestler. James Madison finished second, while the Camels edged out Old Dominion by one point for third. American, who was not eligible in team competition, grabbed two individual championships. The Camels were led by three second-place finishes. At 125, Andy Bricker took second, losing to GMU's Sean Shea in the finals. 133 saw sophomore Adam Doherty place second to GMU's Matt Hunckler. At heavyweight, senior John Black closed his career with a second place finish to the Brent Lancaster (GMU). Freshman Lantz Nixon, in his first CAA Championship, wrestled back to a third place finish at 165. Last year's champion at 184, John Christian, placed third in the 197 bracket. The CAA Championship was held concurrently with the ACC and Southern Conference tournaments. North Carolina State held off Virginia to win the ACC team title, while Appalachian State used five championships to win the Southern crown
January 1, 2001
George Mason Defeats Campbell in CAA Action
Fairfax, VA -- George Mason won the first nine matches en route to a 38-3 victory over visiting Campbell in a Colonial Athletic Association college wrestling dual meet Thursday at the John Linn Memorial Gymnasium. George Mason improved to 6-0 overall and to 2-0 in the CAA, while Campbell (an associate member of the conference for wrestling only) fell to 3-8 overall, 0-2 in the CAA. The victory gave the Patriots an 87-8-1 mark at the Linn Gym over the past 15 seasons, including a 4-0 mark this year, and raised their all-time record in CAA dual meets to 42-6. Opening at 165 pounds, freshman Tony Howard got the Patriots off to a strong start with a fall in 2:10, freshman Nick Webster followed with a major decision at 174 and sophomore Chip Campbell scored a reversal with 17 seconds left to upset Campbell senior and defending CAA champion John Christian, 8-6, at 184. Sophomore Clay Frook won a decision at 197 before junior heavyweight Brent Lancaster and senior 125-pounder Sean Shea each won by fall for a 28-0 lead. Lancaster recorded his ninth fall of the season in 4:45, and Shea posted his eighth fall of the season (51st of his career, 39th in the first period) in 1:27. George Mason continued to roll as sophomore Matt Hunckler scored a decision at 133, sophomore Donnie DeFilippis (ranked fifth in the nation by both Amateur Wrestling News and InterMat) won a major decision at 141 and sophomore Adrian