Beazley Finishes 8th at NCAA Championships; ODU Places 26th
ST. LOUIS -- Old Dominion wrestler Kevin Beazley finished in eighth place at the 2017 NCAA DI Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis before 18,953 fans Saturday morning. ODU wrestling has now produced at least one All-American in four consecutive seasons.
"We are extremely proud of Kevin Beazley for achieving All-American status," head coach Steve Martin said. "He accomplished the goal he set out for himself of getting on the podium this year, and we fully expect that he will be in position to contend for a national title next year. Beazley lost this morning on a controversial stall call to finish eighth, but he competed hard and did what he needed to do to become an All-American over these last three days. His two pins on Thursday also helped our team score tremendously and had the fans buzzing."
In his lone match of the day, Beazley fell to Rider's No. 8 seed Ryan Wolfe, 2-1, in the seventh-place bout. Both wrestlers traded escapes in the bout, but a controversial second stall warning was issued against Beazley in the second period for backing out of bounds, giving Wolfe the 2-1 decision.
The fifth-year junior from Howell, Michigan wrapped up his season with a 25-8 record and the first All-American finish of his career.
ODU head coach Steve Martin has now accumulated nine All-American finishes from seven different Monarch wrestlers in his 13 seasons at the helm.
As a team, Old Dominion is tied for 26th place with Appalachian State with 13.5 points heading into tonight's final session.
"We fell just one spot outside of placing in the top 25 for the fourth-straight year, finishing in 26th this year," Martin continued. "We are very proud of the fact that we've had at least one All-American in four consecutive seasons. We will continue to set high goals of producing All-Americans and NCAA Champions."
Tonight's parade of All-Americans will commence at 7:35 p.m. ET with the championship finals airing live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.
2017 NCAA Division I Championships Results for Old Dominion
149 - Michael Hayes (19-15) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
Prelim - Michael Hayes (Old Dominion) 19-15 won by tech fall over Kyle Shoop (Lock Haven) 38-17 (TF-1.5 7:00 (16-1))
Champ. Round 1 - Steve Bleise (Northern Illinois) 29-9 won by decision over Michael Hayes (Old Dominion) 19-15 (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Round 1 - Sahid Kargbo (George Mason) 29-5 won by decision over Michael Hayes (Old Dominion) 19-15 (Dec 10-6)
165 - Seldon Wright (20-12) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Logan Massa (Michigan) 31-3 won by tech fall over Seldon Wright (Old Dominion) 20-12 (TF-1.5 4:15 (19-3))
Cons. Round 1 - Keilan Torres (Northern Colorado) 29-16 won by tech fall over Seldon Wright (Old Dominion) 20-12 (TF-1.5 2:38 (16-0))
184 - Jack Dechow (30-5) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jack Dechow (Old Dominion) 30-5 won by decision over Dylan Gabel (Northern Colorado) 25-11 (Dec 6-2)
Champ. Round 2 - Jack Dechow (Old Dominion) 30-5 won in sudden victory - 1 over Nathan Jackson (Indiana) 33-5 (SV-1 7-5)
Quarterfinal - Gabe Dean (Cornell) 34-0 won in tie breaker - 1 over Jack Dechow (Old Dominion) 30-5 (TB-1 4-3)
Cons. Round 4 - Myles Martin (Ohio State) 31-9 won in tie breaker - 1 over Jack Dechow (Old Dominion) 30-5 (TB-1 3-2)
197 - Kevin Beazley (25-7) placed 8th and scored 9.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Kevin Beazley (Old Dominion) 25-7 won by fall over Jake Tindle (SIUE) 19-12 (Fall 2:47)
Champ. Round 2 - Kevin Beazley (Old Dominion) 25-7 won by fall over Aaron Studebaker (Nebraska) 32-10 (Fall 6:11)
Quarterfinal - Brett Pfarr (Minnesota) 31-2 won by decision over Kevin Beazley (Old Dominion) 25-7 (Dec 6-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Kevin Beazley (Old Dominion) 25-7 won by decision over Cash Wilcke (Iowa) 19-13 (Dec 7-6)
Cons. Round 5 - Preston Weigel (Oklahoma State) 22-7 won by major decision over Kevin Beazley (Old Dominion) 25-7 (MD 15-3)
7th Place Match - Ryan Wolfe (Rider) 24-6 won by decision over Kevin Beazley (Old Dominion) 25-8 (Dec 2-1)