Rick Voight

ODU Hosts Monarch Classic, Faces No. 24 Northwestern and Gardner-Webb

November 10, 2017
By ODU Athletics

Old Dominion vs. Northwestern
Old Dominion vs. Gardner-Webb
Match Info – Sunday, Nov. 12
1:00PM (Northwestern) | 2:30PM (Gardner-Webb)
Location – Jim Jarrett Gymnasium (Norfolk, Va.)
Follow – Twitter | Facebook Live


NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion men’s wrestling team will host No. 24 Northwestern and Gardner-Webb on Sunday, Nov. 12 in the Jim Jarrett Gymnasium. Old Dominion will wrestle Northwestern at 1:00 PM ET and Gardner-Webb at 2:30 PM ET. Earlier in the day, Northwestern will wrestle Gardner-Webb at 11:30 AM ET.

ODU enters their first dual match of the season against No. 24 Northwestern. 

The Monarchs are coming off a successful showing at the Hokie Open on Nov. 5. Killian Cardinale and Kevin Budock were crowned champions in their brackets. Larry Early III defeated Stanford’s returning All-American at 157 to move onto the finals. Overall, the Monarchs rallied for a second place team finish, right behind No. 8 Virginia Tech. 

About No. 24 Northwestern
Northwestern has four ranked student-athletes on their squad. At 125, No. 12 Sebastien Rivera is a redshirt freshman after wrestling unattached last year. Ryan Deakin, already sitting with a 3-1 record this season is ranked at No. 9 at 149. Mitch Sliga and Conan Jennings are both ranked in the top 25 respectively. The Wildcats kicked off their season at the Michigan State Open, where they landed with two wrestlers in the finals.

About Gardner-Webb
Led by head coach Daniel Elliot, the Bulldogs have competed at the Hokie Open with the Monarchs as well as wrestled in their first dual of the season against Eastern Michigan, which they fell, 22-11. Michael McGee, Shane Jones, Noah Bushman, and Will Hilliard met with Bulldogs during their time at the Hokie Open.

Ticket Prices
$5 Adult
$4 Youth, Military, F/S, Seniors
$3 Groups 10+
$25 Voucher Books (10 tickets)

The Monarch Classic will be streamed live on Facebook Live. Make sure to follow Old Dominion Wrestling on Facebook.

Free parking is available in Garage B on 43rd Street and Elkhorn. See attached map to view parking. 

Up Next
The Monarchs travel to Annapolis, Md. on Nov. 18 to compete in the Navy Classic.

Voucher Books 
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.

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