Dechow Re-enters InterMat Poll, Seven Wrestlers Ranked
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion wrestler Jack Dechow moved into the InterMat top-20 rankings after defeating former All-American and top-5 wrestler Ryan Loder of Northern Iowa Sunday.
At 184 pounds, Dechow beat Loder by a 5-4 decision, which is his fifth victory this season against the top-20.
Monarchs redshirt sophomore Chris Mecate remains ranked at No. 4 by InterMat after defeating another top-20 opponent, Northern Iowa's Joey Lazor by a 10-8 decision.
Brandon Jeske/125/Freshman/Virginia Beach, Va.
Jeske started out his match strong as he led Northern Iowa's No. 5-ranked Dylan Peters by a 4-3 score until he got pinned at 4:47. Jeske is 16-12 and 3-2 as a true freshman this season.
Chris Mecate/141/Redshirt Sophomore/Highland, Calif.
Asics FloWrestling: #6
Mecate took care of his ninth top-20 opponent this season as he beat UNI's Joey Lazor by a 10-8 decision Sunday. Mecate is 25-6 this season and has won five in a row.
Alexander Richardson/149/Sophomore/Jersey City, N.J.
Asics FloWrestling: #18
Richardson defeated UNI's Tyler Patten by a 7-4 decision on Sunday. Richardson is 23-7 this season and has won 11 of his last 12 matches.
Tristan Warner/157/Redshirt Junior/Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Warner took care of UNI's Jarrett Jensen by a 9-0 decision Sunday. Warner finishes the MAC regular season with a 6-2 record and he's won six of his last seven.
Billy Curling/174/Redshirt Senior/Chesapeake, Va.
Curling defeated another top-20 wrestler in Cody Caldwell this past weekend by a 9-6 decision. ODU's 174-pounder has won seven in a row and has put up 75 points during that streak (compared to 29 in his first seven matches).
Jack Dechow/184/Redshirt Freshman/Richmond, Ill.
Asics FloWrestling: #20
Dechow is 14-4 this season and has won seven of his last eight matches after defeating UNI's Loder Sunday.
Kevin Beazley/197/Redshirt Freshman/Howell, Mich.
Beazley picked up a 3-2 decision win against UNI's Basil Minto on Sunday, which gave the Monarchs the team lead momentarily. Beazley has won 16 matches this season as a redshirt freshman for ODU.
Final Regular Season Dual Impact Index (InterMat): Updated Feb. 25
125- Brandon Jeske is No. 39
133- Michael Hayes is No. 70
141- Chris Mecate is No. 8
149- Alexander Richardson is No. 19
157- Tristan Warner is No. 33
165- Devin Geoghegan is No. 65
174- Billy Curling is No. 26
184- Jack Dechow is No. 16
197- Kevin Beazley is No. 39
285- Matt Tourdot is No. 44
Old Dominion continues competition March 8-9 as they travel to Kent, Ohio for the 2014 Mid-American Conference Tournament.
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