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Monarchs Edge Chattanooga, 20-17; Finish Virginia Duals 2-2

January 13, 2018
By ODU Athletics

HAMPTON, Va. – The Old Dominion (5-5, 2-1 MAC) wrestling team topped Chattanooga (4-6, 2-0 SoCon), 20-17, on Saturday morning at the 38th annual Virginia Duals. The Monarchs finished in third place and split their duals 2-2.

The Monarchs won six bouts out of the 10. 

In a match that came down to bonus points, Michael McGee secured a major decision victory over Fabien Gutirrez at 125 to give the Monarchs a strong start.

At 133, Caleb Richardson won his bout by decision.

“I think the dual came down to Richardson’s match, although he’s been struggling a bit, he got a good one over Debien, he’s (Debien) a good wrestler. It was good for him (Richardson) to get back on track,” explained head coach Steve Martin.

The Mocs got on the board in the 141-pound bout when Mike Pongracz defeat Mason Wohltman by major decision.

At 149, Kenan Carter defeated Zach Shareef by decision.

“Carter wrestled well, although missing his major decision by just a few seconds.”

Larry Early earned a major decision at 157 over Jake Adcock to give the Monarchs bonus points. Early won all four of his matches this weekend, improving his record to 18-7.

At 165, Luke Drugac dropped his match by decision.

Seldon Wright earned a decision over Justin Lampe in the 174-pound bout.

The Mocs earned bonus points when No. 13 Bryce Carr pinned Antonio Agee at 184 and No. 12 Scottie Boykin earned a major decision victory over Noah Bushman at 197, tying the match for Chattanooga.

The dual came down to the final bout. In a back and forth match, Ali Wahab secured a decision victory to lift the Monarchs over the Mocs. 

“Overall we’re so young, we just keep emphasizing to our guys that this is about improving on a daily basis. We’re still figuring it out.”

Final Box
ODU 20 | Chattanooga 17
125: Michael McGee (ODU) md over Fabien Gutirrez (Chat), 12-3
133: Caleb Richardson (ODU) dec. over Chris Debien (Chat), 6-2
141: Mike Pongracz (Chat) md over Mason Wohltman (ODU), 14-2
149: Kenan Carter (ODU) dec. over Zach Shareef (Chat), 10-3
157: Larry Early (ODU) md over Jake Adcock (Chat), 12-1
165: Chad Pyke (Chat) dec. over Luke Drugac (ODU), 6-1
174: Seldon Wright (ODU) dec. over Justin Lampe (Chat), 9-4
184: No. 13 Bryce Carr (Chat) pin over Antonio Agee (ODU), (1:43)
197: No. 12 Scottie Boykin (Chat) md over Noah Bushman (ODU), 17-6
285: Ali Wahab (ODU) dec. over Ben Stacey (Chat), 4-2

Up Next
The Monarchs travel to Buffalo, N.Y. to take on the Bulls (4-4, 2-0 MAC) on Friday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. in MAC dual action. 

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