#19 ODU Wrestling Kicks off 08-09 Season With Intersquad Sunday

October 23, 2008
By ODU Athletics

Oct. 23, 2008

NORFOLK, Va. -- This Sunday, October 26, the 19th ranked wrestling Monarchs will kick off the 2008-09 season with a full day of grappling events. ODU will host its 5th Annual Fall Wrestling Clinic at 9 am, followed immediately at Noon by a fans walkthrough of the new wrestling facility. At 12:30, the 08-09 version of the team will take the mats for the Blue-Silver Intersquad in an exhibition match. Fans are then welcome to join the team for a post-match social at University Pizza on Colley Avenue.

ODU weighs in at #19 in the nation according to the pre-season USA Today/InterMat/NWCA rankings, with four individuals ranked. Six teams that ODU is slated to dual against this year are ranked by the InterMat poll, including #5 Missouri, and #7 Oklahoma State.

Sunday's events will be in the Athletic Administration Building gymnasium on the campus of ODU. Parking will be available in the front and rear of the building, as well as in the Elkhorn Parking Garage on campus.

Registration forms for the clinic can be found on the wrestling page of odusports.com and will be accepted in the gym starting at 8:30 am on Sunday. Cost is $30 and athletes will receive instruction from the ODU coaching staff on a variety of wrestling techniques.

Fans will be invited to view the brand new ODU Wrestling Room between 12:00-12:30. The new room boasts two competition mats, state-of-the-art locker room facilities and coaches offices and team room.

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