Dechow Rises Nine Spots to No. 11 in TheOpenMat.com Poll
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. - ODU redshirt freshman wrestler Jack Dechow rose nine spots to No. 11 in TheOpenMat.com poll and four spots to No. 14 in InterMat's poll following his 184 lb. MAC Championship.
Dechow defeated Northern Iowa's Ryan Loder for the second time this season to earn the MAC Championship last weekend. Dechow is 17-4 this season and is now a heavy favorite in the NCAA Tournament.
Brandon Jeske/125/Freshman/Virginia Beach, Va.
Jeske finished the MAC Championships taking third place after he defeated CMU's Corey Keener for the second time this year.
Chris Mecate/141/Redshirt Sophomore/Highland, Calif.
Asics FloWrestling: #6
Mecate took second place at the MAC Championships after a good performance that will lead to his second straight appearance in the NCAA Championships.
Alexander Richardson/149/Sophomore/Jersey City, N.J.
Asics FloWrestling: #18
Richardson finished in second place after taking the No. 1-ranked wrestler Drake Houdashelt to overtime in the final. Richardson also qualifies for his second straight NCAA appearance.
Tristan Warner/157/Redshirt Junior/Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Warner defeated EMU's Brandon Zeerip this past weekend to secure his fourth place finish at the MAC Championships and earn his second NCAA appearance in three years.
Billy Curling/174/Redshirt Senior/Chesapeake, Va.
Curling won his way to the MAC Championship final and took second place to earn his second straight NCAA appearance. Curling also rose a spot to No. 15 in the latest TheOpenMat.com poll.
Jack Dechow/184/Redshirt Freshman/Richmond, Ill.
Asics FloWrestling: #20
Dechow is 17-4 this season and has won eight of his last nine matches after defeating UNI's Loder Sunday.
Kevin Beazley/197/Redshirt Freshman/Howell, Mich.
Beazley finished fourth at the MAC Championships and may find his way to the NCAA's as a redshirt freshman. Beazley finished the season with an 18-14 record.
Final Regular Season Dual Impact Index (InterMat): Updated March 11
125- Brandon Jeske is No. 34
133- Michael Hayes is No. 62
141- Chris Mecate is No. 9
149- Alexander Richardson is No. 17
157- Tristan Warner is No. 27
165- Devin Geoghegan is No. 61
174- Billy Curling is No. 22
184- Jack Dechow is No. 16
197- Kevin Beazley is No. 34
285- Matt Tourdot is No. 42
Old Dominion continues competition March 20 at the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma!
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