ODU Wresting is ranked 26th in the Amateur Wrestling News and USA Today rankings
ODU Wresting is ranked 26th in the Amateur Wrestling News and USA Today rankings
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ODU Wrestling Preseason Rankings Recap

November 02, 2013
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion University wrestling team is ranked just outside the top-25 (technically No. 26), receiving the most votes with 77 by the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll. ODU has a total of six wrestlers that have been ranked by various polls throughout the preseason.

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Redshirt sophomore Chris Mecate (133) went 37-9 a year ago and earned a bid to the 2013 NCAA Championships. Mecate went 7-0 in CAA dual action and placed fourth at the Southern Scuffle.

Intermat: #12
Wrestling Report: #13
D1 College Wrestling: #12
Amateur Wrestling News: #9

Redshirt junior Jerome Robinson (125) went 17-5 last season. Robinson went 2-0 in CAA dual action and placed fifth in the Southern Scuffle. Robinson earned an at-large bid to the 2012 NCAA Championships.

Intermat: #16
Wrestling Report: #16
D1 College Wrestling: #18
Amateur Wrestling News: #18

Sophomore Alexander Richardson (149) went 29-15 last year. Richardson recorded three victories over NCAA qualifiers during the season and finished second at the CAA Championships.

Intermat: #16
Wrestling Report: #18
D1 College Wrestling: #21

Redshirt junior Tristan Warner (157) returns to the mat after not competing last year due to injury. Warner went 27-16 two seasons ago after qualifying for the 2012 NCAA Championships.

Intermat: #19
Wrestling Report: #19
D1 College Wrestling: #19
Amateur Wrestling News: #20

Redshirt freshman Jack Dechow (184) went 34-12 last season while competing unattached. Dechow finished second in the National Collegiate Open.

Wrestling Report: #20
D1 College Wrestling: #22
Amateur Wrestling News: #18

Redshirt freshman Kevin Beazley (197) went 33-13 a season ago while competing unattached. Beazley led the Monarchs in falls and tied for eighth in the nation for most pins. 

Intermat: #18
Wrestling Report: #20
D1 College Wrestling: #22
Amateur Wrestling News: #18

ODU opens its season on the road at the Hokie Duals (matches begin at 9 a.m) in Salem, Va., on Nov. 10. The Monarchs, who no longer play in the Colonial Athletic Association, will face Iowa State in their home opener on Nov. 24 and Eastern Michigan in their MAC conference opener on Dec. 6.

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