Camels fall to #25 Old Dominion and Navy in Saturday duals
BUIES CREEK – Old Dominion, ranked 25th-nationally in the latest NWCA poll, defeated Campbell 31-7 on Saturday afternoon inside Gilbert Craig Gore Arena. Joey Rizzolino (Easton, Penn.) and John Weakley (Cleveland, Ohio) picked up individual wins for the Fighting Camels.
Rizzolino took a 14-5 major decision over Scott Festejo at 133 pounds to move to 8-9 individually this season. Weakley captured his 21st individual win with a 4-2 decision over Joe Budi. The redshirt senior had a takedown with less than ten seconds remaining in the third period to earn the win.
Campbell took three of the final five bouts while falling to Navy 23-9 on Saturday night. Navy improves to 5-6 after defeating UNC earlier in the day while Campbell falls to 9-14 on the season.
Paul Duggan and James Cook recorded consecutive 9-8 decision wins at 165 at 174 pounds, respectively. Duggan outlasted Michael Brant to get the Camels on the scoreboard before Cook defeated Peter Huntley.
John Weakley took his second win of the day by earning a 13-6 decision over Paul Rands. Weakley moves to 22-7 on the season individually. The Camels also dropped two individual matches by a single point and one match by two points.
Campbell returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 4 in Boiling Springs, N.C. The Camels will wrestle SoCon rival Gardner-Webb at 11 a.m. before facing Millersville.#25 Old Dominion 31, Campbell 7 125: Jerome Robinson (ODU) major dec. Chance Credeur (CU) 12-1 133: Joey Rizzolino (CU) major dec. Scott Festejo (ODU) 14-5 141: #29 Taylor Moeder (ODU) dec. Jordan Tolbert (CU) 6-1 149: Brennan Brumley (ODU) pinned Mark Hartenstine (CU) 1:01 157: #27 John Nicholson (ODU) major dec. Nick Rex (CU) 18-5 165: #27 Tristan Warner (ODU) major dec. Paul Duggan (CU) 13-3 174: #13 Te Edwards (ODU) dec. James Cook (CU) 7-3 184: Billy Curling (ODU) major dec. Matt Cox (CU) 14-2 197: John Weakley (CU) dec. Joe Budi (ODU) 4-2 285: Matt Tourdot (ODU) dec. Joe Nolan (CU) 3-2
Navy 23, Campbell 9
125: Tyler Sackett (Navy) major dec. Chance Credeur 9-1
133: Aaron Kalil (Navy) dec. Joey Rizzolino (CU) 4-3
141: Dustin Haislip (Navy) dec. Jordan Tolbert (CU) 9-5
149: Peyton Walsh (Navy) dec. Mark Hartenstine (CU) 9-5
157: Bobby Barnhisel (Navy) dec. Nick Rex (CU) 11-9
165: Paul Duggan (CU) dec. Michael Brant (Navy) 9-8
174: James Cook (CU) dec. Peter Huntley (Navy) 9-8
184: #13 Luke Rebertus (Navy) major dec. John Merickel (CU) 14-6
197: John Weakley (CU) dec. Paul Rands (Navy) 13-6
285: Daniel Miller (Navy) dec. Joe Nolan (CU) 2-1