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    Default Hofstra 22 Old Dominion 19

    Old D made a game run at Hofstra spirited by Nicholson's upset of Tomasette at 125.

    125 J. Nicholson (Old Dominion) SV D. Tomasette (Hofstra) 8-6
    133 L. Ruggirello(Hofstra) FALL K. Hutter(Old Dominion) 1:15
    141 C. Griffin(Hofstra) MD R. Williams(Old Dominion) 13-4
    149 K. Baxter(Old Dominion) FALL Rotella, Jeff(Hofstra) 2:20
    157 J. Bonilla-Bowman(Hofstra) MD Rivera, Dan(Old Dominion) 20-7
    165 C. Brown(Old Dominion) DEC Tortora, Anthony(Hofstra) 6-4
    174 A. Lucas(Hofstra) MD N. Pullano(Old Dominion) 18-5
    184 J. Strawn(Old Dominion) MD J. Danz(Hofstra) 12-0
    197 J. Rovelli(Hofstra) MD D. Mendoza(Old Dominion) 8-0
    285 Totusek, Andrew(Old Dominion) TB Daddino, Thomas(Hofstra) 3-2

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    If I were a Hofstra fan, I would go absolutely nuts about their lack of heavyweights. (I know I'm opening the door for Big to tell his sad tales, sorry.) How many duals have they lost because they can't finish?

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    My tales are reality even if they are sad. The truth is Hofstra doesn't have enough finances in my opinion to develop good HWTs. A good HWT would be a big guy that weighs 250 or more. This HWT would need a couple of decent HWT partners as well to practice everyday. They figure they rather spend the money at other weights and look to football to get their HWTs.

    See, the problem is Hofstra wants to compete with the best. That requires a balanced lineup and lots of money to recruit guys that can fill different weights. They get a good 141 pounder and this guy can wrestle possibly at several different weights for them if needed. A HWT can only wrestle at one weight. They are not going to throw money on just one weight, HWT. But many HWTs that choose to play football at Hofstra eventually either choose not to wrestle or are way out of shape after football season. That is why you don't see good HWTs at Hofstra.

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    I used to workout at Hofstra with their HWT back in 2000-2001 season when I was in grad school at Adelphi which is 20 minutes away from Hofstra. If I didn't come to workout, their HWT had only their 197 pounder, Daddino, to wrestle. No other big guys were there at all. That is not a good situation.

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    They need to develop a club team, which could benefit all weights, much like Northwestern and Cornell have done recently. Obviously, the powerhouse schools have been doing that for a while. If Hofstra, and Hofstra's boosters, want them to continue to do well, then they need to find the money. Everything I'm typing here are things that Tom Shifflet is probably well-aware of, and he's a good coach who can make things happen-it just doesn't happen overnight.

    By the way, does anyone know if their scholarships are fully funded?

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    They have strict rules against guys that are not on the team coming in to workout. Eventually Tom Ryan told me I could not come anymore for the 2001-2002 season because their athletic department was against it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    They have strict rules against guys that are not on the team coming in to workout. Eventually Tom Ryan told me I could not come anymore for the 2001-2002 season because their athletic department was against it.
    That was 6 years ago - different coach. Also, if it's a club, they will be paid and screened, and though some schools have rules on random outsiders, they might not about people they pay to come in.

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    With a Nicholson upset and Hofstra starters out at 149 and 165.....this was as good as it gets for ODU.
    I wish I could kick Matt Dragon in the balls. In his Dragonballz.

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    Default Re: Hofstra 22 Old Dominion 19

    Agreed, but Nichoslon's now beaten Tomasette twice in the last month. It's further complicated by Nicholson's loss to Drexel's Steve Mytych on Friday.

    Smith's out for a while due to the injury sustained against Churella at National Duals, and Patrovich was still a tad gimpy on his ankle.

    Brown wrestled like doo-doo all weekend. That's the outcome I'd have expected against Patrovich, not against Tortora and definitely not a loss to Detweiler.

    Williams takes Griffin into OT in Vegas, gives up the major in a dual meet. ODU could have snaked the meet with a bump, had freshman Buffy Okigbo made weight for the second day. Okigbo would have slid in at 149 against Rotella (who'd lost to Mason's Aaron Keeton earlier in the day) and bumped Baxter up to wrestle Bonilla-Bowman. Baxter beat BB last year, but it could have been the key swing match in the dual.

    EVERY match Hofstra won was by bonus points. But I agree with Grips for the time being, it's as close as it gets for this season. Brown needs to get his ass in gear and Williams has never wrestled well during the CAA Duals. The match against BU was ugly (the entire dual).

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