Monarchs Set to Host MAC Wrestling Championships Friday and Saturday
By ODU Athletics
Old Dominion at the MAC Championships
Championship Info – Friday, March 8 at 3 p.m. ET
Saturday, March 9 at 12 p.m. ET
Location – Ted Constant Convocation Center (Norfolk, VA)
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NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion wrestling team is set to compete in the 2019 Mid-American Conference Wrestling Championships on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9. Old Dominion will host their first MAC Wrestling Championship at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Both days will be streamed on ESPN+.
The MAC will send 27 wrestlers to the NCAA Championships, with a possibility of others receiving an at-large bid. Last season, the Monarchs sent two automatic qualifiers to the NCAA Championships, while two received at-large bids.
Looking at ODU
Closing the MAC dual season 5-2, the Monarchs finished in a tie for second with Buffalo. ODU notched a top-25 win this season with a 30-10 victory over Northwestern.
Individually, Michael McGee and Larry Early both earned the top seeds in their respective weight classes. McGee is undefeated in duals and owns a 25-4 season mark. Early took out #2 Hayden Hidlay of NC State earlier in the season. The redshirt junior now holds a 20-3 record. Sa'Derian Perry is also nationally ranked along with McGee and Early. The Florida native is seeded fourth at 141 pounds. He's ranked as high as No. 13 according to Trackwrestling.
Day 1: Friday, March 8
2:00 pm ET Doors Open to Public
2:57 pm ET National Anthem
3:00 pm ET Quarterfinals (40 matches, 3 Mats)
6:00 pm ET Consolation Round 1 (20 Matches, 1 Mat)
Championship Semifinals (20 Matches, 2 Mats)
Day 2: Saturday, March 9
11:00 am ET Doors Open to Public
11:57 am ET National Anthem
12:00 pm ET Consolation Semifinals (20 Matches, 3 Mats)
1:05 pm ET Seventh Place Matches (10 Matches, 3 Mats)
1:45 pm ET Championship Finals Parade & Face Off Introductions
2:00 pm ET Championship Finals; Third Place Matches; Fifth Place Matches (3 Mats)
125. #1 Michael McGee
133. #6 Trevon Majette
141. #4 Sa’Derian Perry
149. #2 Kevin Budock
157. #1 Larry Early
165. #7 Shane Jones
174. #6 Luke Drugac
184. #2 Antonio Agee
197. #4 Tim Young
285. #4 Will Hilliard
27 spots are available in the MAC. See below the allocations for each weight class in the MAC.
125. 4 spots
133. 3 spots
141. 4 spots
149. 1 spot
157. 5 spots
165. 1 spot
174. 2 spots
184. 2 spots
197. 1 spot
285. 4 spots
Tickets can be bought at the door or at ynottix.com. Various session tickets are available. $30 All Session, $130 All Session VIP Package, $25 One Session. VIP includes food, beer, wine and a cash bar for both days.