Chris Mecate joined the ODU Wrestling staff in 2017 at his alma mater... Mecate, ODU's first two-time All-American since 1976 qualified for four NCAA Championships...The ODU standout had a 141-51 career record. Mecate was a 2016 graduate of ODU with a degree in Communications.
During the 2018-19 season, Mecate helped lead Larry Early to All-American status at 157 pounds. Michael McGee and Sa'Derian Perry were also sent to the NCAA Championships. ODU posted a 9-7 dual record.
In his first season on the staff, Mecate helped send four Monarchs to the NCAA Championships in Cleveland, Ohio.