Harvard #1 ODU #2 as top Academic Wrestling Programs

The wrestling team had an outstanding year in 2014.  ODU became a member of the very competitive MAC Conference for wrestling in 2014.  The ODU Wrestling team had major takedowns on the academic side of the ledger.    Old Dominion University checked in with its highest All-Academic finish in school history, ranking second behind Harvard

http://www.intermatwrestle.com/articles/13226

Tristan Warner was named an Academic All American with a 3.97 GPA.

Tristan Warner also received the prestigious NCAA Elite 89 Award winner. The Elite 89, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes   is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships

The MAC announced ODU’s Tristan Warner and Matt Tour dot to its 2014 Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team. Also receiving honorable mention status were ODU’s Kevin Beazley and Devin Geoghegan.

On the mat ODU showed they belong to the elite in the country, as they finished 3rd in their 1st year.

MAC Wrestling Tournament Final Team Totals:

1. Missouri 118.5

2. Northern Iowa 116

3. Old Dominion 97

4. Ohio 94.5

5. Central Michigan 85.5

6. Kent State 67

7. Eastern Michigan 57.5

8. Northern Illinois 50

9. Buffalo 12.5

Individual MAC Champs and 2nd Place finishers

1st 184:  Jack Dechow (Old Dominion)

2nd 141: Chris Mecate (Old Dominion)

2nd 149: Alexander Richardson (Old Dominion)

2nd 174 Billy Curling (Old Dominion)

 

ODU Sends Six to NCAA’s

125- Brandon Jeske

141- Chris Mecate

149- Alexander Richardson

157- Tristan Warner

174- Billy Curling

184- Jack Dechow

a Jack DECHOW PLACES 4TH AT NCAA’S AND IS CROWNED AN ALL-AMERICAN

Six ODU Wrestlers Named to Virginia All-State Teams.  Jack Dechow, Chris Mecate, Billy Curling, Tristan Warner, Brandon Jeske and Alexander Richardson of the ODU Wrestling team were named to the 2014 Virginia Sports Information Directors All-State Wrestling team

What an outstanding year!

Other Wrestling News

Darin Taylor to be commissioned as Second Lieutenant in US Army Fri.

http://www.odusports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31100&ATCLID=209491528

Kyle Hutter Claims Freestyle Gold Medal at Northeast Senior Regional’s

http://www.odusports.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31100&SPID=127308&SPSID=750410&DB_OEM_ID=31100

 

Wrestling’s Recruiting Class Ranks 21st Nationally (Highest in MAC)

http://www.odusports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31100&ATCLID=209488176

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141- Chris Mecate a the MAC Tournament 

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184- Jack Dechow ODU All American

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