Wrestling Monarchs Storm Past CMU, 24-9
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Winning seven of the 10 bouts, the Old Dominion (2-2, 1-1 MAC) wrestling team dominated CMU (2-3, 1-1 MAC) on the road by a 24-9 final score. Sa’Derian Perry, Shane Jones and Seldon Wright earned bonus points for the Monarchs on Friday night.
"I thought our guys wrestled well and really stepped up and took more responsibility individually with us as we were down a couple starters," said head coach Steve Martin. "It's always about the next man up and taking advantage of opportunities when they're called upon."
Starting off the match, Michael McGee earned a 7-4 decision over Drew Hildebrandt to put the Monarchs on top first. The Chippewas answered at 133 to tie up the dual after a close 7-6 decision over Killian Cardinale.
Earning bonus points for the Monarchs, Perry put ODU back on top with a 12-3 major decision win. Making his dual debut this season at 149 pounds, Kevin Budock trailed through two periods but a takedown in the final frame earned him the 4-3 win over Dresden Simon.
At 157 pounds, Larry Early lost just his second match of the season to Logan Parks by a 4-0 decision. Old Dominion led CMU, 10-6 at the intermission.
Adding more bonus points for ODU, Jones secured a 14-4 major decision over Blake Montrie at 165 pounds. At 174, Wright earned a 14-5 major decision to extend the Monarch lead. Both Monarchs earned multiple takedowns in theirs bouts.
At 184 pounds, Antonio Agee earned a takedown in the first period but after two escapes from CMU’s Jordan Atienza, the bout was tied 2-2 heading into the final period. In the third, Agee started on bottom and worked for the escape, which was the difference in the match as he took a 3-2 win by decision.
Collecting the fifth-straight ODU win, Tim Young worked for a last second takedown to earn a 4-2 decision at 197 pounds.
In the final match of the night, Ali Wahab battled No. 18 Matt Stencel to the very end but dropped a 4-1 decision.
ODU beat CMU for the first time since the 2014-2015 season.
ODU 24 CMU 9
125: #18 Michael McGee (ODU) dec. over Drew Hildebrandt (CMU), 7-4
133: Deven Perez (CMU) dec. over Killian Cardinale (ODU), 7-6
141: Sa’Derian Perry (ODU) MD over Drew Marten (CMU), 12-3
149: Kevin Budock (ODU) dec. over Dresden Simon (CMU), 4-3
157: Logan Parks (CMU) dec. over #3 Larry Early (ODU), 4-0
165: Shane Jones (ODU) MD over Blake Montrie (CMU), 14-4
174: #20 Seldon Wright (ODU) MD over Collin Lieber (CMU), 14-5
184: Antonio Agee (ODU) dec. over Jordan Atienza (CMU), 3-2
197: Tim Young (ODU) dec. over Landon Pelham (CMU), 4-2
285: #18 Matt Stencel (CMU) dec. over Ali Wahab (ODU), 4-1
The Monarchs travel southwest to face Northern Illinois on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. The dual will be streamed on ESPN+. View the preview here.
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