Old Dominion Falls to No. 24 Northwestern, 17-16, Defeats Gardner-Webb, 30-3
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion (1-1) men’s wrestling team defeated Gardner Webb (0-3), 30-3 and fell to No. 24 Northwestern (2-0), 17-16 on Sunday afternoon in front of over 500 fans.
The highlight of the day was nearly defeating Big 10 team and No. 24 ranked Northwestern. Although down a starter at 184, ODU rallied until the very last minute. Picking up a major decision against Northwestern, Alex Madrigal defeated Alec Mckenna, 12-1 at 141.
“I was pleased with how hard we wrestled in both matches, especially this Big 10 team. We fought very hard and it came down to inches,” explain head coach Steve Martin.
In front of a big home crowd, the Monarchs defeated Gardner-Webb, 30-3. The Monarchs won every match except one.
“These matches today gave us an indicator on what we need to work on in practice as far as physically and mentally.”
#24 Northwestern 17, Old Dominion 16
125: #12 Sebastian Rivera (NW) dec. Michael McGee (ODU), 8-3
133: Caleb Richardson (ODU) dec. Colin Valdiviez (NW), 8-2
141: Alex Madrigal (ODU) maj. Alec McKenna (NW), 12-1
149: #9 Ryan Deakin (NW) dec. Kenan Carter (ODU), 5-3
157: #20 Larry Early (ODU) dec. Shayne Oster (NW), 8-5
165: Luke Drugac (ODU) dec. Michael Sepke (NW), 6-1
174: Seldon Wright (ODU) dec. Johnny Sebastian (NW), 3-2
184: #17 Mitch Sliga (NW) maj. Dean Drugac (ODU), 14-4
197: Zack Chakonis (NW) dec. Noah Bushman (ODU), 3-2
285: #14 Conan Jennings (NW) maj. Ali Wahab (ODU), 8-0
Old Dominion 30, Gardner-Webb 3
125: Michael McGee (ODU) dec. Keegan Duncan (GW), 9-4
133: Caleb Richardson (ODU) dec. Philip Anderson (GW), 7-5 (TB)
141: Alex Madrigal (ODU) maj. Denton Spencer (GW), 9-0
149: Kenan Carter (ODU) maj. Joby Armenta (GW), 9-1
157: Tyler Marinelli (GW) dec. Shane Jones (ODU), 5-0
165: Luke Drugac (ODU) maj. Josh Walker (GW), 14-4
174: Seldon Wright (ODU) dec. Christian Maroni (GW), 5-2
184: Connor Frey (ODU) dec. Cole Graves (GW), 3-1 (OT)
197: Noah Bushman (ODU) dec. Anthony Perrine (GW), 8-4
285: Ali Wahab (ODU) dec. Jackson Price (GW), 6-2
The Monarchs travel to the Navy Classic next Saturday, Nov. 18 in Annapolis, Md.
The ODU Monarchs wrestling team wants you at their home matches this season! With the $25 2017-2018 Wrestling Voucher book, fans can use any of the 10 ticket vouchers included, for admission to any of the matches at the Jim Jarrett Athletic Building and the Ted Constant Center.