Wrestling - Archives 2017-18

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Wrestling Adds Steven Rodrigues as Assistant Coach Wrestling Adds Steven Rodrigues as Assistant Coach
Wrestling 06/12/2018

NORFOLK, Va. – Monarch wrestling head coach Steve Martin announced the addition of Steven Rodrigues to the coaching staff on Friday afternoon. Rodrigues replaces Daryl Thomas, who was promoted to assistant head coach on the ODU staff, Rodrigues will work closely with the middle and upper weights.

Martin Announces the Promotion of Thomas to Assistant Head Coach Martin Announces the Promotion of Thomas to Assistant Head Coach
Wrestling 06/07/2018

NORFOLK, Va. – Monarch head wrestling coach Steve Martin announced on Thursday morning the promotion of Daryl Thomas to associate head coach. Thomas spent the last year as assistant coach for ODU.

ODU Signs 2018 NCAA All-American, Sa'Derian Perry ODU Signs 2018 NCAA All-American, Sa'Derian Perry
Wrestling 05/10/2018

NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University wrestling has added 2018 All-American Sa'Derian Perry, a transfer from Eastern Michigan University, head coach Steve Martin announced on Thursday.

Future Wrestling Monarch Receives Prestigious Award at Ellsworth Community College Future Wrestling Monarch Receives Prestigious Award at Ellsworth Community College
Wrestling 04/30/2018

IOWA FALLS, Iowa – Future Monarch Tim Young recently received the Provost's Leadership Award at Ellsworth Community College. The award is given to an individual that displays outstanding leadership qualities throughout their time at Ellsworth. The Provost at Ellsworth personally selects the individual.

Cardinale to Compete in UWW Junior Nationals Cardinale to Compete in UWW Junior Nationals
Wrestling 04/26/2018

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Redshirt freshman Killian Cardinale is set to compete in the UWW Junior Nationals in Las Vegas, Nev. on April 26-28. The UWW Freestyle Junior division is open to anyone who is born from 1998 to 2000. The top eight finishers qualify for the UWW Junior World Team Trials. This event showcases the best wresters around the country.

Carter, McGee Named to NWCA All-Academic Team Carter, McGee Named to NWCA All-Academic Team
Wrestling 04/19/2018

MANHEIM, Pa. – Monarch wrestlers Kenan Carter and Michael McGee both earned a spot on the NWCA Division I All-Academic Team, which was announced Thursday morning. The team is comprised of just 155 student-athletes.

286 Student-Athletes Earn C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll Recognition 286 Student-Athletes Earn C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll Recognition
Academic Services 04/13/2018

NORFOLK, Va. - A total of 286 student athletes from all of Old Dominion University's athletic teams, the highest number of any league member, have earned recognition to the Commissioner's Honor Roll during the 2017-18 academic year, Commissioner Judy MacLeod announced today. Student-athletes named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. This is the fourth year in a row that ODU placed the highest number of total athletes on the honor roll. In all, 2,824 total student-athletes were named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll from the 14 C-USA member institutions.

McGee and Early Earn Spots on VaSID All-State Second Team McGee and Early Earn Spots on VaSID All-State Second Team
Wrestling 04/04/2018

FERRUM, Va. – Michael McGee (125) and Larry Early (157) earned spots on the VaSID All-State Second Team as announced by the organization Wednesday afternoon.

Carter, Drugac, and Richardson Named to Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team Carter, Drugac, and Richardson Named to Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team
Wrestling 04/02/2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Kenan Carter, Luke Drugac, and Caleb Richardson have been named to the 2018 Academic All-MAC Team as announced by the organization Monday afternoon. To be honored for this team, the student-athlete must have a 3.20 GPA or better and have competed in at least 50 percent of the matches.

McGee Named MAC Freshman of the Year McGee Named MAC Freshman of the Year
Wrestling 03/28/2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Old Dominion wrestling's 125-pound Michael McGee was named 2018 MAC Freshman of the year as announced by the organization on Wednesday morning. The Illinois native won the 2018 MAC Championship and was the only true freshman in any weight class to win the MAC Championship since Missouri's J'Den Cox did in 2014.

Season Comes to an End at NCAA Championships for Wrestling Monarchs Season Comes to an End at NCAA Championships for Wrestling Monarchs
Wrestling 03/16/2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio – After the second day of action at the NCAA Championships, the remaining two Monarchs in Michael McGee and Larry Early were eliminated in the morning session. Michael McGee (125) and Larry Early (157) both end their seasons as first-time national qualifiers. Alex Madrigal (141) and Seldon Wright (174) both end their 2018 campaigns as two-time national qualifiers.

McGee and Early Advance to Day Two of NCAA Championships McGee and Early Advance to Day Two of NCAA Championships
Wrestling 03/15/2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Moving on to day two of the NCAA Championships, Michael McGee (125) and Larry Early (157) advance in the consolation bracket after winning their first consolation round matches.