Monarchs Have Six Wrestlers Nationally Ranked
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion University wrestling team has six wrestlers nationally ranked within their respective weight classes this week.
Jerome Robinson/125/Redshirt Junior/ Toledo, Ohio
Robinson picked up his first win this week with a 2-0 decision victory over Kent State's Edilberto Vinas. Robinson is 1-1 since returning to the ODU lineup.
Chris Mecate/141/Redshirt Sophomore/Highland, Calif.
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Mecate moved up at least one spot in each poll after his 5-0 decision win against Kent State's Tyler Small. Mecate improves his record to 10-3 on the year.
Alexander Richardson/149/Sophomore/Jersey City, N.J.
Richardson lost a 7-1 decision to Kent State's Michael DePalma on Monday. Richardson is 8-4 on the season.
Tristan Warner/157/Redshirt Junior/Mechanicsburg, Pa.
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Warner had a difficult challenge this week- No. 8 Ian Miller (Kent St.). Warner would fall short losing 7-2 by a decision. Warner is 8-3 this season.
Jack Dechow/184/Redshirt Freshman/Richmond, Ill.
Dechow was inactive this week. He is 5-2 this season and picked up dual wins against top-16 ranked opponents.
Kevin Beazley/197/Redshirt Freshman/Howell, Mich.
Beazley competed in both the Cleveland State Open and the dual against Kent State. At the Open he won all three matches and finished the tournament as a finalist with ODU teammate Jake Henderson. On Monday against Kent State's Cole Baxter he would lose by a fall at 1:54.
Intermat's Wrestling Media Dual Impact Index: Updated Dec. 17. ODU has 13 wrestlers total.
125- Brandon Jeske is No. 38
125- Buddy Scarborough is No. 56
133- Michael Hayes is No. 61
141- Chris Mecate is No. 12
149- Alexander Richardson is No. 34
157- Tristan Warner is No. 9
174- Billy Curling is No. 44
174- Austin Coburn is No. 36
184- Jack Dechow is No. 9
197- Kevin Beazley is No. 36
285- Matt Tourdot is No. 35
Unattached: Austin Eads (149) is No. 47 and Kevin Johnson (149) is No. 50
Old Dominion competes in the Brute (Cradle Gear) Invitational on Dec. 29 and starts the new year off on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tennessee.