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.
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.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Four Monarchs in Michael McGee, Alex Madrigal, Larry Early, and Seldon Wright begin their NCAA Championships on Thursday, March 15 at 12 p.m. in the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Madrigal (141) and Wright (174) are 2017 national qualifiers.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – On Tuesday afternoon, the NCAA announced the 47 at-large bids to the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships. Alex Madrigal (141) and Larry Early (157) both earned at-large berths to the championships, while Michael McGee (125) and Seldon Wright (174) both earned automatic bids during the MAC conference championships. The 2018 NCAA Championships will take place in Cleveland, Ohio at Quicken Loans Arena on March 15-17.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Old Dominion freshman Michael McGee avenged a regular season loss to Brock Hudkins of Northern Illinois to win the 2018 MAC Wrestling Championship in the 125-pound weight class and punch his ticket to the 2018 NCAA Championship. A takedown in overtime lifted the Illinois native over Hudkins for a 3-1 final score. Hudkins was a 2017 NCAA qualifier, who was one match away from placing at the national tournament. Seldon Wright also earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships, which is held at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on March 15-17.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – True freshman Michael McGee will wrestle in the 125-pound MAC Championship tomorrow afternoon against Brock Hudkins of Northern Illinois. The finals will take place tomorrow at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Central Michigan's McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, Mich, which will be streamed on ESPN3.
The Old Dominion wrestling team is set to compete in the 2018 MAC Championships on March 3-4 hosted by Central Michigan University in McGuirk Arena. Due to unforeseen events, adjustments had to be made to the tournament schedule.
NORFOLK, Va. – Five future Monarchs in Savion Haywood, Juwan Robinson, Christos Avgeros, Kellen Ekern, and Matthew Hennessey won state titles in the past two weeks. Four other incoming Monarchs earned postseason laurels in their respective tournaments.