Wrestling Receives Votes in NWCA Preseason Top-25 Poll

October 27, 2010
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 27, 2010

NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion University received votes in the preseason Top-25 poll released by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).

The Monarchs are led by seniors James Nicholson and Kyle Hutter, who have received preseason rankings in the top-10 in a majority of the polls. Nicholson is ranked No. 9 at 125-pounds by TheOpenMat.com, which had their first preseason poll come out on Monday, while Hutter is ranked No. 7 at 133-pounds.

Cornell was the unanimous choice at No. 1 in the NWCA poll followed by Boise State and Oklahoma State.

ODU will once again face off against the toughest competition in the country, as they face four teams ranked in the top-25 in duals, No. 9 Central Michigan, No. 13 Virginia Tech, No. 23 Virginia and No. 25 Iowa State. The Monarchs will also face 14 of the top-25 teams throughout the season at various tournaments.