Wrestling Has Three Finalists at Navy Classic, Finishes in Third Overall, Ahead of No. 20 Princeton
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Old Dominion wrestling team finished in third at the Navy Classic hosted by the United States Naval Academy. Michael McGee, Larry Early, and Alex Madrigal finished in second place, also having significant matches against nationally ranked wrestlers.
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“I thought we wrestled very hard today in a 17 team field that included three top 25 teams in No. 20 Princeton, No. 24 Purdue and No. 25 Navy.” explained head coach Steve Martin.
Individually, Michael McGee defeated No. 25 Elijah Oliver from Indiana, who is a two-time NCAA Qualifier. McGee also topped Devin Schroder of Purdue, 5-1. McGee then lost in the finals to NCAA qualifier and No. 14 Luke Welch of Purdue.
At 141, Alex Madrigal topped No. 9 Tyler Smith out of Bucknell in the semifinals by a 11-7 decision. Bucknell's Smith is a three-time NCAA Qualifier. Madrigal was stopped by NCAA Qualifier Nick Gill from Navy in the finals.
No. 19 Larry Early fell to Brown's two-time NCAA Qualifier, Justin Staudenmayer by a 3-2 decision, which was decided by Staudenmayer's riding time point.
Junior Seldon Wright topped two ranked wrestlers in No. 19 Tyrel White from Columbia and No. 20 Dylan Lyndy from Purdue. Wright lost a tough match in the semifinals match to No. 7 ranked Jadaen Bernstein of Navy 5-1.
Taking sixth at 133, Caleb Richardson went 4-2 on the day dropping his fifth place match to No. 17 Tutolo from Kent State.
Kenan Carter battled back at 149 to a fourth-place finish as he defeated Jacob Macalooly from Columbia University.
“All in all we were pleased, but this young team can get much better since two thirds of our roster is in their first or second year, we will be much better by the end of the year.”
Old Dominion gained more team points than No. 20 Princeton. The squad also defeated all of their opponents in the MAC that were competing at the Navy Classic.
"We were in first throughout the tournament but Navy passed us in the last round and so did Purdue in the final match of the tournament. Individually, we had several big wins. 125 pounder McGee continues to impress us every week as he had wins over nationally ranked opponents. Madrigal beat the No. 9 kid in the country, Larry Early lost on riding time in the finals but is improving each week. We had several other places like Caleb Richardson who just needs competition as he has not competed in a year and a half. Kenan Carter had a good tournament at 149 but can wrestle with the best with just a few corrections. Wright had a pair of top-20 wins and that is good for his confidence."
1. No. 24 Navy - 112.5
2. No. 25 Purdue - 100.5
3. ODU - 98.5
4. Indiana - 81.5
5. No. 20 Princeton - 74.5
6. American - 72.5
7. Ohio - 69
8. Campbell - 62.5
9. Brown 61.5
10. Oregon St. - 56.5
11. Columbia - 52
12. Bucknell - 46
13. Hofstra 52.5
14. George Mason - 52.5
15. The Citadel - 18
16. Delaware Valley 8.5
Finals: No. 15 Luke Welch (Purdue) dec. over Michael McGee, 4-2
Semifinals: Michael McGee dec. Elijah Oliver (Indiana), 10-3
Michael McGee dec. Devin Schroder (Purdue), 5-1
Michael McGee maj. Kordell Rush (Del Val), 12-3
Michael McGee maj. Caleb Kelly (Navy), 11-0
5th Place Match: No. 17 Anthony Tutolo (Kent State) dec. Caleb Richardson, 2-1
Caleb Richardson dec. Cody Trybus (Navy) 3-2
Nathan Boston (Campbell) dec. Caleb Richardson, 2-0
Caleb Richardson fall over Nick Long (Citadel), :51
Calbe Richardson dec. Cody Trybus (Navy), 7-2
Finals: Nicholas Gil (Navy) maj. Alex Madrigal, 11-2
Alex Madrigal dec. No. 9 Tyler Smith (Bucknell), 11-7
Alex Madrigal tf. over Timothy Rooney (Kent State), 16-0
Alex Madrigal tf. over Kyle Trybus (Navy), 15-0
Alex Madrigal tf. over Ethan Phillips (Citadel), 16-0
3rd Place Match: Jacob Macalooly (Columbia) maj. Kenan Carter, 14-2
Matthew Kolodzik (Princeton) maj. over Kenan Carter, 14-2
Kenan Carter dec. Ryan Burket (Hofstra), 3-1
Kenan Carter maj. Matt Lattanze (Brown), 11-3
Kenan Carter dec. John Kenyon (Navy), 10-3
Finals: Justin Staudenmayer (Brown) dec. Larry Early, 3-2
Larry Early dec. Mike D'Angelo (Princeton), 5-2
Larry Early dec. Austin Kraisser (Campbell), 5-4
Larry Early tf. over Richard Jackson (Kent State), 19-0
3rd Place Match: Seldon Wright dec. No. 19 Tyrel White (Columbia), 3-2 SV
Jadean Bernstein (Navy) dec. Seldon Wright, 5-1
Seldon Wright dec. Dylan Lydy (Purdue), 3-1
Seldon Wright maj. Michael Lopouchanski (Citadel), 16-5
Seldon Wright dec. Myles Terry (Oregon St.), 10-4
The Monarchs will travel to NC State on Thursday, Nov. 30 to take on the Wolfpack at 7 p.m. in Raleigh, N.C.