Martin Announces Wrestling Schedule for 2017-2018 Season
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion head wrestling coach Steve Martin announced the 2017-2018 wrestling schedule on Friday. The season includes eight home events, including the Blue-Silver Intrasquad, Monarch Classic, non-conference matches, and conference matches. The Monarchs also face five opponents ranked in the WIN Magazine’s preseason rankings.
To kick off the season, the annual Blue-Silver Intrasquad is held on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Jim Jarrett Athletic Administration Building.
The Monarchs travel west for the Southeast Open hosted by Virginia Tech on Nov. 5. Following the Southeast Open, the Monarchs return home on Nov. 12 for the Monarch Classic, which hosts Northwestern and Gardner-Webb. This tournament will be held in the Jim Jarrett Athletic Administration Building.
ODU continues their season in Annapolis, Md. on Nov. 18 for the Navy Classic. On Nov. 19, a handful of Monarchs will head to NC State for the Wolfpack Open.
The team starts regular season dual matches (Nov. 30) at WIN Magazine’s preseason ranked #8 NC State. Not long after, the Monarchs travel to Missouri (Dec. 2) to compete against the preseason ranked Tigers.
On Dec. 19, the Monarchs return home for their dual meet opener at the Ted Constant Center against Northern Illinois.
The Monarchs head back on the road for the Lock Haven Classic on Dec. 29.
The Monarchs open the New Year with a match on Jan. 7 at the Ted against Eastern Michigan.
Following the EMU dual, ODU makes the short trip for the Virginia Duals on Jan. 12-13 at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va. Virginia Tech, UVA, Campbell, and Oklahoma are just some of the competition attending the Virginia Duals.
On Friday, Jan. 19, the Monarchs travel north to the University at Buffalo for a MAC dual.
The Monarchs continue their season with four straight home matches. Starting off the home slate, American (Jan. 21) visits the Ted Constant Center for the ODU alumni match. One week later, Virginia visits the Ted on Sunday, Jan. 28 for an instate match-up.
On Feb. 2, the Navy Midshipmen visit the Ted to avenge their 23-10 loss to the Monarchs in last seasons match. MAC conference foe, Central Michigan travels to Norfolk for Senior Night on Sunday, Feb. 4.
ODU travels to Kent State on Feb. 9 to begin their final three matches on the road before the MAC Tournament. Conference rival Ohio rounds up the MAC regular season on Feb. 11 in Athens, Ohio. Finally, the Monarchs travel to Durham, N.C. on Feb. 17 for a non-conference dual against the Duke Blue Devils.
The Monarchs travel to Mt. Pleasant, Mich. to compete in the 2018 MAC Tournament on Mar. 3-4 hosted by Central Michigan University. The conference tournament will consist of Northern Iowa, Missouri, Central Michigan, Buffalo, Ohio, Northern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, and Kent State.
Following the MAC Tournament, on Mar. 15-17, the NCAA Tournament begins in Cleveland, OH at the Quicken Loans Arena. For two straight years, Penn State took the team title. The Monarchs return two NCAA qualifiers Alex Madrigal and Seldon Wright and a third NCAA qualifier Caleb Richardson, a transfer from Penn.
Wed. Oct. 2 - Blue-Silver Intrasquad
Sun. Nov. 5 - Southeast Open
Sun. Nov. 12 - Monarch Classic
(Northwestern, Gardner-Webb, TBD)
Sat. Nov 18 - Navy Classic
Sun. Nov. 19 - Wolfpack Open#
Thurs. Nov. 30 - NC State
Sat. Dec. 2 - Missouri
Sun. Dec. 17 - Northern Illinois
Fri. Dec. 29 - Lock Haven Classic
F/S Dec. 29-30 - Midlands #
Sun. Jan. 7 - Eastern Michigan
F/Sa. Jan. 12-13 - Virginia Duals
Fri. Jan. 19 - Buffalo
Sun. Jan. 21 - American
Sun. Jan. 28 - Virginia
Fri. Feb. 2 - NAVY
Sun. Feb. 4 - Central Michigan
Fri. Feb. 9 - Kent State
Sun. Feb. 11 - Ohio
Sat. Feb. 17 - Duke
Sa/Su Mar 3-4 - MAC Tournament
Thurs-Sat. Mar. 15-17 - NCAA Tournament
The ODU Monarchs wrestling team wants you at their home matches this season! With the $25 2017-2018 Wrestling Voucher book, fans can use any of the 10 ticket vouchers included, for admission to any of the matches at the Jim Jarrett Athletic Building and the Ted Constant Center.
The 2017 Wrestling Voucher books can now be purchased by CLICKING HERE or by calling the ODU Ticket Office at 757-683-4444. Books may also be purchased on entry at any home match.