McGee Two-Time MAC Champion, Monarchs Send Three to NCAA Championships
NORFOLK, Va. – Top seeded Michael McGee earned a 5-2 win by decision over Drew Hildebrandt in the 125-pound final on Saturday afternoon. This is the sophomore's second-straight title at 125 pounds. ODU will be sending three automatic qualifiers in McGee, Sa’Derian Perry and Larry Early to the NCAA Championships in Pittsburgh on March 21-23. As a team, the Monarchs took a fourth place finish.
At-large bids will be announced on Tuesday, March 12. The NCAA selection show will be on Wednesday, March 13.
In the 149-pound final, Budock fell to top-seeded Brock Mauller of Missouri by a 6-2 decision. Early was edged by Jarrett Jacques, 3-1 in the 157-pound final. Early earned a spot to the NCAA Championships with his semifinal win on Friday night.
In the fourth Monarch final, Young dropped a close 6-3 decision to Brett Perry of Buffalo. The 197-pound weight class in the MAC only had one spot available in the NCAA Allocations.
Taking seventh at 133 pounds, Trevon Majette earned a convincing 14-2 victory over Austin Macias of SIUE.
In one of the toughest weight classes in the MAC, Perry earned a pin in his fifth place match over Kent State's Cory Simpson. Due to four spots open in the MAC Allocations, Perry had to wrestle after his fifth place bout for a spot in the NCAA Championships. In that bout, the Florida native defeated Marten of CMU for the second time this weekend.
Shane Jones opened his afternoon with a loss to top-seeded Connor Flynn of Missouri. Jones bounced back to defeat Isaac Bast of Kent State to take fifth place at 165 pounds.
The sixth seeded Luke Drugac earned two upsets over the weekend as he took a third place finish at 174 pounds. Drugac took out third seeded Jake Lanning of Buffalo twice over the weekend to finish the MAC Championships with a 3-1 record.
At heavyweight, Will Hilliard pinned his opponent in his seventh place bout.
ALL ODU RESULTS - Final brackets are attached.
125 #1 Michael McGee - CHAMPION
QF – Michael McGee (ODU) TF over Gage Datlovsky (SIUE), 18-0
SF – Michael McGee (ODU) dec. over Dack Punke (MIzzou), 7-1
FINAL – Michael McGee (ODU) dec. over Drew Hildebrandt (CMU), 5-2
133 - #7 Trevon Majette - Seventh Place
QF – Derek Spann (UB) MD over Trevon Majette (ODU)
WB1 – Deven Perez (CMU) dec. over Trevon Majette (ODU), TB-1 7-4
7th Place – Trevon Majette (ODU) MD over Austin Macias (SIUE), 14-2
141 - #4 Sa’Derian Perry - Fifth Place
QF – Sa’Derian Perry (ODU) dec. over Andrew Marten (CMU), 6-1
SF – Jaydin Eierman (Mizzou) fall over Sa’Derian Perry (ODU), 3:00
5th Place – Sa’Derian Perry (ODU) fall over Cory Simpson (Kent State), 2:50
AQ Spot – Sa’Derian Perry (ODU) dec. over Andrew Marten (CMU), 3-0
149 - #2 Kevin Budock - Second Place
QF – Kevin Budock (ODU) dec. over Dresden Simon (CMU), TB-1 6-3
SF – Kevin Budock (ODU) dec. over Alec Hagan (Ohio), TB-2 4-3
FINAL – Brock Mauller (Mizzou) dec. over Kevin Budock (ODU), 6-2
157 - #1 Larry Early - Second Place
QF – Larry Early (ODU) TF over Richard Jackson (Kent State), 18-2
SF – Larry Early (ODU) dec. over Logan Parks (CMU), 3-1
FINAL – Jarrett Jacques (Mizzou) dec. over Larry Early (ODU), 3-1
165 - #7 Shane Jones - Fifth Place
QF – Troy Keller (UB) dec. over Shane Jones (ODU), 9-2
WB1 – Shane Jones (ODU) dec. over Kenny Moore (NIU), 2-1
Cons. SF – Conno Flynn (Mizzou) TF over Shane Jones (ODU), 17-0
5th Place – Shane Jones (ODU) dec. over Isaac Bast (Kent State), 6-5
174 - #6 Luke Drugac - Third Place
QF – Luke Drugac (ODU) dec. over Jake Lanning (UB), 6-5
SF – Brit Wilson (NIU) MD over Luke Drugac (ODU), 12-4
Cons. SF – Luke Drugac (ODU) MD over Logan Stanley (Ohio), 9-1
3rd Place – Luke Drugac (ODU) dec. over Jake Lanning (UB), 5-2
184 - #2 Antonio Agee
QF – Antonio Agee (ODU) dec. over Hunter Yeargan (Ohio), TB-1 2-1
SF – Andrew McNally (Kent State) dec. over Antonio Agee (ODU), 5-3
Cons. SF – Will Feldkamp (NIU) inj. default over Antonio Agee (ODU)
197 - #4 Tim Young - Second Place
QF – Tim Young (ODU) dec. over Landon Pelham (CMU), 13-7
SF – Tim Young (ODU) dec. over Wyatt Koelling (Mizzou), TB-1 3-1
FINAL – Brett Perry (UB) dec. over Tim Young (ODU), 6-3
285 - #4 Will Hilliard - Seventh Place
QF – Caleb Gossett (NIU) MD over Will Hilliard (ODU), 13-2
WB1 – Zack Parker (Ohio) dec. over Will Hilliard (ODU), 7-0
7th Place – Will Hilliard (ODU) fall over Spencer Berthold (Kent State), 1:02
Final Team Scores
- Missouri 180.0
- Buffalo 113.5
- CMU 112.5
- Old Dominion 111.0
- Ohio 99.5
- NIU 98.0
- SIUE 68.5
- Kent State 66.0