Matt Tourdot (right) broke through the top-25 rankings in the D1 College Wrestling poll
Matt Tourdot (right) broke through the top-25 rankings in the D1 College Wrestling poll
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ODU Wresting Rankings Roundup

November 13, 2013
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion University wrestling team have eight different wrestlers ranked in Amateur Wrestling News, Intermat, Wrestling Report and D1 College Wrestling polls this week.

Old Dominion received 67 votes to fall just outside the top-25 in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll. ODU is ranked No. 23 in the D1 College Wrestling Poll. 

Redshirt sophomore Chris Mecate (141) posted an 8-0 major decision over Wisconsin's No. 10 Jesse Thielke and a 6-3 decision win against Rider's Paul Kirchner. Mecate was named one of the nominations for the Mid-American Conference Wrestler of the Week.

Intermat: #12
Wrestling Report: #11
D1 College Wrestling: #10
Amateur Wrestling News: #9

Senior Scott Festejo (133) posted an 8-4 decision victory over UNC's Troy Hielmann.

Wrestling Report: #33

Redshirt junior Jerome Robinson (125) did not compete this weekend at the Hokie Duals but is ranked in three of the four polls.

Intermat: #15
Wrestling Report: #14
D1 College Wrestling: #16

Sophomore Alexander Richardson (149) finished 3-0 at the Hokie Duals this past weekend. He defeated Rider's Curt Delia 3-0 via decision, UNC's Nick Heilmann 4-3 via decision and Wisconsin's T.J. Ruschell via pin at 4:43.

Intermat: #16
Wrestling Report: #16
D1 College Wrestling: #16

Redshirt junior Tristan Warner (157) went 2-1 to start the season at the Hokie Duals. He defeated Rider's Wayne Stinson 16-4 via major decision and UNC's Robert Henderson 8-3 via decision.

Intermat: #19
Wrestling Report: #19
D1 College Wrestling: #20

Redshirt freshman Jack Dechow (184) began his ODU campaign with two impressive wins at the Hokie Duals. He defeated UNC's No. 16 Alex Utley 3-2 via decision and Wisconsin's No. 9 Jackson Hein 13-5 via major decision.

Wrestling Report: #19
D1 College Wrestling: #22
Amateur Wrestling News: #18

Redshirt freshman Kevin Beazley (197) competed in his first two matches with Old Dominion at the Hokie Duals. He lost in a tight tiebreaker 7-6 to Wisconsin's Timmy McCall.

Wrestling Report: #31

Redshirt junior Matt Tourdot (285) began the 2013-14 season with two wins at the Hokie Duals. He defeated Rider's Greg Velasco 3-2 via decision and UNC's Bob Coe 9-0 via major decision.

Wrestling Report: #29
D1 College Wrestling: #25

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ODU (2-1) travels to Raleigh, N.C. to compete in the Wolfpack Open this Sunday, November 17 beginning at 9 a.m.

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