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Wrestling Begins Conference Action at No. 4 Missouri

December 01, 2017
By ODU Athletics

Old Dominion (1-2, 0-0 MAC) at No. 4 Missouri (6-0, 0-0 MAC)
Match Info – Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1PM ET
Location – Hearnes Center (Columbia, Missouri)
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COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Old Dominion wrestling team (1-2, 0-0) begins MAC action against No. 4 Missouri (6-0, 0-0) at 1PM ET in the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Missouri. The Monarchs are most recently coming off a loss to No. 6 NC State, 25-15.

On Thursday night, Kenan Carter recorded a win by decision over two- time NCAA Qualifier and No. 17 ranked Jamal Morris.

Also recording wins on Thursday night against NC State were Michael McGee at 125, Caleb Richardson at 133, and No. 20 Seldon Wright at 174.

The Warm Up
- Caleb Richardson and Seldon Wright remain undefeated in dual action.
- Seldon Wright recorded his 50th career win on Thursday night against NC State’s Sam Melikian.
- True freshman Michael McGee recorded his 11th win as a Monarch and his fourth tech on Thursday night against NC State. 
- The Monarchs led the No. 6 Wolfpack through five bouts.
- The last two dual matches against ranked opponents came down to the last match for the Monarchs

About No. 4 Missouri
Missouri remains undefeated in duals. Most recently, the Tigers defeated Virginia, 18-15 in Charlottesville. The Tigers have seven ranked wrestlers in their probable line up. At 174, No. 4 Daniel Lewis remains undefeated this season. Along with Lewis, No. 4 Jaydin Eierman and No. 2 Joey Lavallee are both undefeated through the 2017-2018 season.

MAC Action
Both teams enter their first match against a MAC opponent for the 2017-2018 season. Last year, Missouri came out victorious in the MAC Championships, while ODU finished in fourth. 

Series History
The Tigers own the series mark over the Monarchs 11-0-1. The last meeting between the two was on November 13, 2016 where the Tigers defeated the Monarchs 36-3.

Probable Starters
ODU vs. No. 4 Missouri

125: Steven Simpson or Michael McGee vs. No. 15 Barlow McGhee
133: Caleb Richardson vs. No. 8 John Erneste 
141: No. 15 Alex Madrigal vs. No. 4 Jaydin Eierman or Nick Nasenbeny 
149: Kenan Carter vs. No. 12 Grant Leeth or Alex Butler 
157: No. 10 Larry Early vs. No. 2 Joey Lavallee or Luke Fortuna
165: Luke Drugac or Ben Schram vs. Connor Flynn
174: No. 20 Seldon Wright or Terrell Forbes vs. No. 4 Daniel Lewis
184: Antonio Agee vs. Canten Marriott or Wyatt Koelling
197: John D’Agostino or Noah Bushman vs. No. 3 Willie Miklus
HWT: Ali Wahab vs. Austin Myers or Rodrigo Diaz       

Up Next
The Monarchs return home to the Ted Constant Center on Tuesday, December 19 at 7PM for a MAC dual against Northern Illinois.

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