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Antonio Agee scored a match-winning takedown with five seconds on the clock to help propel the Monarchs.
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ODU Wrestling Tops Campbell, 19-16, to Finish 3-1 at VA Duals

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: January 14, 2017
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HAMPTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion wrestling team (4-6, 1-3 MAC) topped Campbell, 19-16, Saturday morning at the Hampton Coliseum to finish 3-1 at the 2017 Virginia Duals. In a rematch from the 2016 NCAA Championships, Jack Dechow cruised to a 6-3 win over Ville Heino to finish 4-0 on the weekend. 

Campbell struck first with a quick pin from nationally-ranked Nathan Kraisser at 125 and a 12-1 major decision from Jonathan Ryan at 133, but ODU freshman Kevin Budock used a takedown in the tiebreaker to defeat Josh Heil at 141 to get the Monarchs rolling. 

Michael Hayes improved to 3-1 on the weekend with a controlling 9-5 win at 149, while Seldon Wright and Antonio Agee both pulled out narrow one-point victories at 165 and 174, respectively. Agee's win, which ultimately proved to be the difference in the dual meet, came via a go-ahead takedown with five seconds remaining on the clock. 

After Dechow used two takedowns and an escape to top NCAA qualifier Ville Heino, 6-3, at 184, Kevin Beazley racked up nearly six minutes of riding time on his way to a 14-1 major decision at 197 to put the Monarchs up 19-13 heading into the final bout. 

At 285, Campbell's Jere Heino picked up a 7-2 win over Will Hilliard, but the Monarchs prevailed, 19-16. 

Old Dominion 19 Campbell 16

125: No. 13 Nathan Kraisser (CAM) pin Steven Simpson, 0:56. 
133:
Jonathan Ryan (CAM) maj. Josh Markham, 12-1.
141:
Kevin Budock (ODU) dec. Josh Heil, 4-2 TB.
149:
Michael Hayes (ODU) dec. Ben Barton, 9-5. 
157:
Austin Kraisser (CAM) dec. Austin Eads, 10-3. 
165:
No. 17 Seldon Wright (ODU) dec. John Weiss, 4-3. 
174:
Antonio Agee (ODU) dec. Alex Herringshaw, 8-7.
184:
No. 9 Jack Dechow (ODU) dec. Ville Heino, 6-3. 
197:
No. 9 Kevin Beazley (ODU) major Willie Bivens, 14-1.
285:
Jere Heino (CAM) dec. Will Hilliard, 7-2. 

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ODU returns to the Ted Constant Center on Friday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. to host MAC foe Buffalo. 

 

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