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Monarchs Top Kent State, 19-14

February 09, 2018
By ODU Athletics

KENT, Ohio – The Old Dominion (8-8, 4-2 MAC) wrestling team defeated Kent State (11-9, 1-4 MAC) by a score of 19-14 on Friday night in the Memorial Athletic Center. The Monarchs won six out of the ten bouts. 

“The kids battled tonight in a hard fought win on the road. This is the first time we have beaten KSU at their place so we were happy with our kids controlling their own performance,” said head coach Steve Martin. “Collectively as a group we wrestled for seven minutes and fought for our positions, which is a big plus here at the end of the year. Earlier this season Kent State beat UVA and Utah Valley who have been in and out of the top-25, so this was a good win."

Opening up the night with bonus points for the Monarchs, Michael McGee earned a major decision victory over Jake Ferri in the 125-pound bout.

“McGee and Madrigal were dominant in their matches tonight earning a major decision and decision win.”

At 133, Caleb Richardson suffered a loss by decision to Anthony Tutulo. 

At 141, Alex Madrigal defeated Tim Rooney for the second time this season. The sophomore earned a 7-1 victory and now moves to a 17-6 record this season.

Kenan Carter defeated Nick Monico by a 2-0 decision with an escape and riding time ultimately making the difference. Carter improves to 20-11 this season.

In a close bout, Larry Early won the 157-pound match by a 3-2 decision to extend the Monarch lead to 13-3.

“Carter won the old fashioned way by riding out his opponent, which was nice to see. Early defeated an opponent that he had problems with in the past by attacking from start to finish.”

Luke Drugac suffered a loss by major decision at 165.

Extending the lead for ODU, Seldon Wright secured a 5-2 decision over Dylan Barreiro at 174.

In the 184-pound bout, Antonio Agee earned a win by decision over Colin McCracken to give the Monarchs their final win for the night. ODU led 19-7 after Agee’s bout.

“Wright and Agee grinded out wins against hard nosed opponents at 174 and 184.”

Kent State earned bonus points in the 197-pound bout with a major decision over John D’Agostino.

In the final bout, Ali Wahab dropped a decision to Stephen Suglio in the final seconds. 

“We wrestle a tough Ohio team on Sunday so we are looking forward to another opportunity to compete.”

Final Box

ODU 19 Kent St 14
125: Michael McGee (ODU) md over Jake Ferri (KSU), 11-1
133: Anthony Tutolo (KSU) dec over Caleb Richardson (ODU), 3-1
141: #19 Alex Madrigal (ODU) dec over Tim Rooney (KSU), 7-1
149: Kenan Carter (ODU) dec over Nick Monico (KSU), 2-0
157: Larry Early (ODU) dec over Casey Sparkman (KSU), 3-2
165: Isaac Bast (KSU) md over Luke Drugac (ODU), 14-5
174: #17 Seldon Wright (ODU) dec over Dylan Barreiro (KSU), 5-2
184: Antonio Agee (ODU) dec over Colin McCracken (KSU), 6-2
197: Kyle Conel (KSU) md over John D’Agostino (ODU), 16-7
285: Stephen Suglio (KSU) dec over Ali Wahab (ODU), 6-4


Up Next
The Monarchs will face Ohio (4-6, 2-4 MAC) on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio.

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