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Chris Mecate Wins 'CAA Rookie of the Week' Award

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: February 12, 2013
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Feb. 12, 2013

NORFOLK, Va. – The Colonial Athletic Association has announced that Old Dominion University’s redshirt sophomore, Chris Mecate, as the CAA Rookie Wrestler of the Week for all competition Feb. 5-11.

Mecate is coming off his seventh consecutive victory in a 6-2 decision against the University of Virginia’s No. 15 Joe Spisak. Spisak was an NCAA qualifier at 133 pounds in 2011. Mecate’s last loss came over a month ago at the Virginia Duals on Jan. 11.

For the year, Mecate is 32-7 overall, 6-1 in duals and 3-0 in CAA matches. This week, Mecate is nationally ranked as high as No. 11 within the 141-pound weight class.

The Monarchs will be back in action this Thursday, Feb. 14, when they will host George Mason at 8:00 p.m. for Senior Night in the Ted Constant Convocation Center. A pre-match social will be held in the Big Blue Room of the Ted Constant Center. The free social will begin at 6:30 p.m. Adults beverages will be provided. Please R.S.V.P. on using the Event Code: WR21

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