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Alexander Richardson
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Alexander Richardson 1372475
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 149
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.
High School: St. Peter's Prep

Career Record: 105-42

2015-16: Named first team VaSID All-State... Became the 14th Old Dominion wrestler to eclipse the 100-win milestone... Finished senior season with a 21-8 record and a 16-3 mark in dual meets... Recorded five falls on the year, which was third-highest of any Monarch... Started the season on an eight-match winning streak... Placed fourth at Midlands... Went 6-2 in MAC dual meets... Defeated eventual NCAA fifth-place finisher Mike DePalma of Kent State in the dual meet on Jan. 24.

2014-15: Qualified for NCAA Championships for his third year in a row, where he finished seventh overall and earned All-American accolades … Seeded eighth at the NCAA Championships … Finished the season 29-9 overall and 12-4 in duals … Came in second at the MAC Tournament and earned Honorable Mention All-MAC … Tied for third on the team with 17 decisions and second with six falls, earned 49 team points and four major decisions … Named MAC Wrestler of the Week (11/19) … Claimed first place at the Wolfpack Open and seventh at the Midlands Championship … Defeated No. 7 Tywan Claxton (Ohio), No. 20 Kevin Birmingham (Davidson), No. 17 Colin Heffernan (CMU) and No. 16 Shawn Greevy (Chattanooga).

2013-14: Qualified for the NCAA Championships as a true sophomore at 149 … Seeded 16th at the NCAA's and won his first round match … Finished the season 26-10, 6-2 in the MAC and 15-3 in duals … Placed 7th at the Southern Scuffle and 4th at the Wolfpack Open … Began the season 6-0 … Picked up wins against nationally ranked Tyron Claxton (Ohio), Dylan Cottrell (Appalachian State) and David Habat (Edinboro).

2012-13: Qualified for the NCAA Championships as a true freshman at 149 … Finished season 29-15 and was 6-2 facing CAA competitors … Took second at the CAA championships … Won the Brute Invitational … Also took second at the Cleveland State Open and fourth at the Clarion Open.

Prep: Helped lead St. Peter's Prep to the district and regional championships during his four seasons … Four-time district champion … Three-time regional champion … Finished first at the NHSCA Junior Nationals in 2011 … Placed fourth at the Beast of the East in 2012 … As a senior, he was a New Jersey state champion and placed first at the NHSCA Senior Nationals in 2012.

Off the Mat: Born August 9, 1994 … Son of Alejandro Richardson and Enick Torres … Has three brothers, Alejandro, Alexis, and Allan, and two sisters, Alexandra and Janissa … Volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club and worked with kids at Mat-Time.

Alexander Richardson's Wins over NCAA Qualifiers:
11/4/12 – Tyler Bedelyon (Clarion)
11/4/12 – Raymond Borja (Navy)
12/2/12 – Blake Roulo (Buffalo)
1/1/14 – Dylan Cottrell (Appalachian)
1/2/14 – Mike Racciato (Pitt) W, 8-3 D
1/10/14 – Macaulay Maldarelli (Lock Haven) W, 3-2 D
1/10/14 – David Habat (Edinboro) W, 5-3 D
1/31/14 – Robert Jillard (Northern Illinois) W, 7-5 SV-2
2/9/14 – Tywan Claxton (Ohio) W, 4-3 D
3/8/14 – Robert Jillard (NIU) W, 9-4 D
3/8/14 – Tywan Claxton (Ohio) W, 5-3 D
3/20/14 – Justin Arthur (Clarion) W, 8-2 D
11/16/14 – Solomon Chishko (Va. Tech) W, 7-2 D
11/25/14 – Mike DePalma (Kent State) W, Fall 1:30
1/30/15 – Tywan Claxton (Ohio) W, 4-1 SV-1
3/19/15 – Chris Perez (Princeton) W, D 8-6
3/19/15 – Colin Heffernan (Central Michigan) W, D 2-1
3/20/15 – Cody Ruggirello (Hofstra) W, D 2-0
3/21/15 – Daniel Heff (Lock Haven) W, Fall 2:39
12/29/15 -- Tyson Dippery (Rutgers) W, 10-7 TB D
12/29/15 -- BJ Clagon (Rider) W, Inj. Def. 
1/22/16 -- Colt Cotten (Buffalo) W, 6-0 D
1/24/16 -- Mike DePalma (Kent State) W, 4-2 OT D
2/14/16 -- Nick Barber (Eastern Michigan) W, 9-3 D

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