Monarchs Travel to No. 11 Northwestern for Friday Dual
By ODU Athletics
Evanston, Ill. – Facing their third nationally ranked opponent in three matches, the Old Dominion (0-2) wrestling team is set to face No. 11 Northwestern (1-1) on the road Friday at 1 p.m. ET. The dual will not be streamed.
The Monarchs are coming off a 16-15 loss to No. 5 NC State. Redshirt junior Larry Early handed No. 2 Hayden Hidlay his second loss of his career with a 4-2 win by decision. Early was named MAC Wrestler of the Week on Wednesday afternoon. Michael McGee, Kenan Carter, Seldon Wright and Will Hilliard also picked up wins for ODU against the Wolfpack.
The Wildcats have a win over a ranked opponent this season in #10 Virginia Tech and one loss to an unranked opponent in North Dakota State. Former ODU assistant coach Matt Storniolo is now the Wildcat head coach.
Northwestern has four nationally-ranked wrestlers in Sebastien Rivera (125), Ryan Deakin (157), Johnny Sebastien (174) and Conan Jennings (285).
ODU met the Wildcats for the first time in 2018. The Monarchs dropped that match by a 17-16 final score at home.
ODU vs. Northwestern
125: #16 Michael McGee (ODU) vs. #2 Sebastian Rivera (NU) or Dylan Utterback (NU)
133: Killian Cardinale (ODU) or Trevon Majette (ODU) vs. Colin Valdiviez (NU)
141: #13 Sa’Derian Perry (ODU) vs. Yahya Thomas (NU)
149: Kenan Carter (ODU) or Kevin Budock (ODU) vs. Shayne Oster (NU)
157: #3 Larry Early (ODU) vs. #2 Ryan Deakin (NU)
165: Shane Jones (ODU) or Luke Drugac (ODU) vs. Anthony Petrone (NU)
174: #15 Seldon Wright (ODU) vs. #12 Johnny Sebastian (NU) or Braxton Cody (NU)
184: Antonio Agee (ODU) vs. Brendan Devine (NU)
197: Tim Young (ODU) vs. Zack Chakonis (NU)
285: Will Hilliard (ODU) vs. #18 Conan Jennings (NU)