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Monarchs Defeat Campbell, 22-18; Drops Duals to No. 9 Virginia Tech and Iowa State at Virginia Duals

January 12, 2018
By ODU Athletics

HAMPTON, Va. – The Old Dominion (4-5, 2-1 MAC) wrestling team wrestled three matches on Friday, including a win over Campbell and a loss to No. 9 Virginia Tech and Iowa State. The Monarchs will wrestle Chattanooga tomorrow at 10 a.m. on mat 3.

The Monarchs defeated Campbell, 22-18, lost to the Hokies, 28-9, and dropped their final match to the Cyclones, 25-12.

“We were fortunate to wrestle the No. 9 team in the country and a Big 12 team in Iowa State," said head coach Steve Martin

 In their first match of the day, the Monarchs defeated the Fighting Camels of Campbell, 22-18. Michael McGee, Alex Madrigal, Larry Early, and Antonio Agee all secured bonus points en route to the Monarch victory.

To start off the match, Michael McGee notched a major decision over Korbin Meink.

At 133, Caleb Richardson lost to Nathan Boston by decision.

Picking up bonus points at 141, Alex Madrigal did not let his opponent score one point, winning 16-0. 

At 149, Kenan Carter defeated Zachary Barnes, 6-4.

Larry Early added bonus points for Old Dominion at 157 with a major decision over Austin Kraisser.

At 165, Luke Drugac was pinned by Quentin Perez.  

In a match that came down to the last seconds, Seldon Wright dropped his match against Andrew Morgan, 7-5.

Highlighting the dual, Antonio Agee picked up six team points for the Monarchs as he pinned Luke Funck.

At 197 and 285, Noah Bushman and Ali Wahab both lost close matches by decision. 

In the Monarchs second dual of the day, No. 9 Virginia Tech, defeated ODU, 28-9.

To start off the match, Michael McGee was defeated by decision, 9-3.

At 133, No. 13 Dennis Gustafson topped Caleb Richardson after going back and forth through three periods.

Notching the first Monarch victory of the dual, Alex Madrigal won by decision over Brent Moore.

In the 149-pound match, Kenan Carter dropped his bout by decision.

In the second Monarch victory of the dual, Larry Early defeated B.C. LaPrade, 10-3 at 157. 

At 165, the match was stopped in the first period due to a Monarch injury.

Marking the last Monarch victory of the match, Seldon Wright secured a win by decision over Hunter Bolen, 10-6.

In the final three matches of the dual, all three Monarchs faced nationally ranked opponents from Virginia Tech. Connor Frey saw action against No. 8 Zack Zavinsky at 184, ultimately being defeated by the Hokie. At 197, No. 2 Jared Haught defeated John D’Agostino. Wrapping up the dual, Ali Wahab lost to No. 18 Andrew Dunn by decision.

“Bottom line is, they’re just a little bit better than us. I know we left a couple matches out there. But, not too bad against the number nine team in the country,” explained Steve Martin.

The Monarchs final match of the day came against Iowa State. ODU dropped their final match, 25-12. The Monarchs will wrestle Chattanooga on Saturday at 10 a.m. on mat 3.

To start off the match, Michael McGee secured bonus points for the Monarchs with a technical fall over Sinja Briggs.

At 133, No. 22 Ian Parker defeated Caleb Richardson by decision.

In a bout that was cut short due to a Monarch injury, the Cyclones took the lead in the 141-pound bout.

“We left a few out there in the Iowa match as well. The injury default really killed us too.”

At 149, Jarrett Degen defeated Kenan Carter by decision.

Larry Early picked up a decision over Chase Straw in a close match that ended, 6-4.

Luke Drugac dropped his match at 165.

At 174, Seldon Wright secured bonus points for the Monarchs with a major decision over Hank Swalla.

In the final three bouts of the dual, the Cyclones picked up two decision wins and a major decision victory at 197.

Final Box
ODU 22 | Campbell 18
125: Michael McGee (ODU) md over Korbin Meink (CAMP), 19-6
133: Nathan Boston (CAMP) dec. over Caleb Richardson (ODU), 6-0
141: Alex Madrigal (ODU) TF over Jonathan Ryan (CAMP), 16-0
149: Kenan Carter (ODU) dec. over Zachary Barnes (CAMP), 6-4
157: Larry Early (ODU) md over Austin Kraisser (CAMP), 15-5
165: Quentin Perez (CAMP) pin Luke Drugac (ODU), (3:58)
174: Andrew Morgan (CAMP) dec. over Seldon Wright (ODU), 7-5
184: Antonio Agee (ODU) pin Luke Funck (CAMP), (6:02)
197: Chris Kober (CAMP) dec. over Noah Bushman (ODU), 5-4
285: Jere Heino (CAMP) dec. over Ali Wahab (ODU), 8-2 

Final Box
No. 9 Virginia Tech 28 | ODU 9
125: Kyle Norstrem (VT) dec. over Michael McGee (ODU), 9-3
133: No. 13 Dennis Gustafson dec. over Caleb Richardson (ODU), 9-4
141: Alex Madrigal (ODU) dec. over Brent Moore (VT), 13-6
149: Ryan Blees (VT) dec. over Kenan Carter (ODU), 6-2
157: Larry Early (ODU) dec. over B.C. LaPrade (VT), 10-3
165: No. 4 David McFadden (VT) MFF over Ben Schram (ODU)
174: Seldon Wright (ODU) dec. over Hunter Bolen (VT), 10-6
184: No. 8 Zack Zavinsky (VT) TF over Connor Frey (ODU) 16-0
197: No. 2 Jared Haught (VT) TF over John D’Agostino (VT), 18-2
285: No. 18 Andrew Dunn (VT) dec. over Ali Wahab (ODU), 8-4

Final Box
Iowa State 25 | ODU 12
125: Michael McGee (ODU) TF over Sinja Briggs (Iowa St), 17-1
133: No. 22 Ian Parker (Iowa St) dec. over Caleb Richardson (ODU), 5-1
141: Kanen Storr (Iowa St) MFF over Alex Madrgial (ODU)
149: Jarrett Degen (Iowa St) dec. over Kenan Carter (ODU), 9-2
157: Larry Early (ODU) dec. over Chase Straw (Iowa St), 6-4
165: Logan Breitenbach (Iowa St) dec. over Luke Drugac (ODU), 7-2
174: Seldon Wright (ODU) md over Hank Swalla (Iowa St), 13-5
184: Dane Pestano (Iowa St) dec. over Antonio Agee (ODU), SV-1 6-4
197: Samuel Colbray (Iowa St) md over Noah Bushman (ODU), 17-6
285: Marcus Harrington (Iowa St) dec. over Ali Wahab (ODU), 7-2

Up Next
The Monarchs travel to Buffalo, N.Y. to take on the Bulls (4-4, 2-0 MAC) on Friday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. in MAC dual action. 

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