Chris Mecate (right) and ODU compete in the MAC Tournament this Saturday and Sunday
Chris Mecate (right) and ODU compete in the MAC Tournament this Saturday and Sunday
Leslie Wilde

TECHNIQUE OF THE WEEK: CHRIS MECATE

March 04, 2014
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. - ODUSports.com and Monarch Media present this weeks Wrestling Technique of the Week, which gives fans a chance to learn more about the sport of wrestling.

Wrestling Technique of the Week- Slide By

This week's technique features redshirt sophomore wrestler, Chris Mecate (141). In the video Mecate demonstrates how to properly execute a Slide By. A native of Highland, California and Redlands East Valley high school, Mecate finished the year ranked No. 2 in the NCAA RPI and No. 4 in the Final Coaches Panel Rankings. Mecate ended a brilliant 28-9 season,which saw him beat Minnesota's Chris Dardanes and UNC's Evan Henderson. He led ODU with three Tech Falls and finished 7-1 in his first year in the MAC. The 141-pounder had a winning record against the nationally ranked top-20, which included a 3rd place finish at the Southern Scuffle.

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