Larry Early, Michael McGee, Alex Madrigal, and Seldon Wright compete at NCAA's
Larry Early, Michael McGee, Alex Madrigal, and Seldon Wright compete at NCAA's
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Four Monarchs Open Up NCAA Championships on Thursday at the Quicken Loans Arena

March 14, 2018
By ODU Athletics

Old Dominion at NCAA Championships
Tournament Info – March 15-17, All day
Location – Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland, Ohio)
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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Four Monarchs in Michael McGee, Alex Madrigal, Larry Early, and Seldon Wright begin their NCAA Championships on Thursday, March 15 at 12 p.m. in the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Madrigal (141) and Wright (174) were 2017 national qualifiers.

2018 125-pound MAC Champion Michael McGee (28-8) will face #5 seed Sean Fausz of NC State in the opening round. There are just 16 true freshman in the entire tournament, McGee is one of five true freshman in the 125-pound weight class at the tournament. 

Receiving an at-large bid this season, Alex Madrigal (20-8) returns to the NCAA Championship after a seventh place finish at the MAC Championship at 141 pounds. The redshirt sophomore faces #4 seed Joey McKenna of Ohio State in the first round. 

Redshirt sophomore Larry Early (27-10) also recieved an at-large bid. Early received a pigtail in the NCAA Tournament, where he faces Tyler Marinelli of Gardner-Webb. The pigtail is a match prior to the round of 32. 

Seldon Wright (25-10) finished third in the MAC Championship and earned an automatic berth into the NCAA Championship at the 174-pound weight class. The junior faces #16 seed CJ Brucki of CMU in the first round. 

Opening Round Matchups
125: Michael McGee (ODU) vs. #5 Sean Fausz (NC State)
141: Alex Madrigal (ODU) vs. #4 Joey McKenna (Ohio St)
157: Larry Early (ODU) vs. Tyler Marinelli (Gardner-Webb)
174: Seldon Wright (ODU) vs. #16 CJ Brucki (CMU) 

Schedule
Thursday, March 15
Session I – 12 p.m.
Session II – 6 p.m.
Friday, March 16
Session III – 11 a.m.
Session IV – 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 17
Session V – 11 a.m.
Session VI – 8 p.m.

TV Streaming
The ESPN network will be streaming every match on every mat. 

Date
Time (ET)
Session
Network/
ESPN App Link 
Number of ESPN3 Mat Feeds
Thu, March 15
Noon –  3:30 p.m.
First Round
Eight Mats  
 
7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Second Round
Eight Mats
Fri, March 16
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Third Round  –  Quarterfinals
Eight Mats
 
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Fourth Round  – Semifinals
Six Mats
Sat, March 17
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fifth Session - Medal Round
Three Mats
 
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Sixth Session – Championship Finals
One Mat
 

Tickets
Tickets have been sold out but resold tickets can be found on the ticket exchange, here.

Live Scoring
All live scoring can be found here on TrackWrestling.

Social Media
For everything ODU wrestling at the NCAA Championships, follow @ODUWrestling on twitter, ODUWrestling on Facebook, and @odu_wrestling on Instagram. 

ODU NCAA Social
With the support of ODAF and the Alumni Association, Old Dominion will be hosting an NCAA Social at the Harry Buffalo on Wednesday, March 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Entry will be $40, which includes food and a t-shirt. There will be a cash bar.

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