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11/21/15 Old Dominion Beats S.F. State & Cal Poly

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11/21/15 Old Dominion Beats S.F. State & Cal Poly

Postby Allen Brown » Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:50 pm

GILROY, Calif. -- The Old Dominion wrestling team (2-1) won nine of ten bouts against Division II standout San Francisco State en route to a 33-6 victory in its first of two dual meets on Saturday at Gilroy High School.

Brandon Jeske set the tone early for the Monarchs, securing an 11-3 major decision before California native Emilio Saavedra earned a 7-6 decision victory on the strength of a riding time point.

Fellow California native Chris Mecate earned an 18-4 tech fall over the Gators’ Joshua Weinberg at 141 to extend ODU’s lead to 12-0, and Alexander Richardson followed up with a 3-1 win over Dylan Furtado at 149. Austin Eads kept the ball rolling for Old Dominion with a 4-2 victory over Romeo Medina at 157.

Seldon Wright, Brooks Climmons and Jack Dechow all recorded major decision victories for ODU at 165, 174 and 184, respectively, to propel the Monarchs to a 30-0 lead heading into the final two bouts.

At 197, Austin Coburn was victorious with a 6-1 decision over Calvin Nicholls which improved ODU’s lead to 33-0 before San Francisco State’s Sam Alnassiri earned a fall over John D’Agostino at the 4:14 mark.

No. 12 Old Dominion 33 San Francisco State 6
125: No. 19 Brandon Jeske (ODU) over Brandon Vu MD 11-3
133: Emilio Saavedra (ODU) over No. 7 (in DII) Jordan Gurrola dec. 7-6
141: No. 2 Chris Mecate (ODU) over Joshua Weinberg TF 18-4
149: No. 4 Alexander Richardson (ODU) over Dylan Furtado dec. 3-1
157: Austin Eads (ODU) over Romeo Medina dec. 4-2
165: Seldon Wright (ODU) over Tyson Kuahine MD 18-5
174: Brooks Climmons (ODU) over Mike Marshall MD 12-4
184: No. 6 Jack Dechow (ODU) over No. 7 (in DII) Johnny Costa 16-4
197: Austin Coburn (ODU) over Calvin Nicholls dec. 6-1
285: No. 8 (in DII) Sam Alnassiri (SFSU) over John D’Agostino Fall 4:14


^^^And here is a copy of the Release for the Cal Poly Dual Meet-

GILROY, Calif. -- After dominating San Francisco State, 33-6, the ODU wrestling team picked up its second dual meet victory of the day at Gilroy High School Saturday evening with a 28-9 win over Cal Poly.

“I thought our team improved from last week, as our philosophy of trying to continually put points on the board was executed better in both dual meets today,” head coach Steve Martin said. “We were able to fight for our positions and score on our feet, top and bottom. This was a great homecoming for Chris Mecate and Emilio Saavedra. We wanted to make sure they got to compete in front of their families and friends in California. This will definitely help us recruiting-wise, as we continue to recruit this talented state very hard. We look forward to wrestling against another top 15 team in UNC at home in 3 weeks.”

Starting at 125, ODU’s Brandon Jeske picked up his second bonus-point win of the day, defeating David Gonzalez by a 14-3 major decision. Californians Emilio Saavedra and Chris Mecate followed up with major decision victories of their own for the Monarchs at 133 and 141, winning 12-1 and 11-3, respectively.

Alexander Richardson picked up his second fall of the season at 149 to extend ODU’s lead to 18-0 before the Mustangs got on the board when Colt Shorts defeated the Monarchs’ Austin Eads, 9-4, at 157.

ODU reeled off three straight wins from 165 to 184, as Seldon Wright and Brooks Climmons picked up 13-6 and 6-3 decisions for the Monarchs, respectively, before Jack Dechow earned his third-straight major decision with a 16-6 victory.

At 197, Cal Poly’s undefeated JT Goodwin won a 3-2 decision over Austin Coburn, and Mustang heavyweight Spencer Empey defeated John D’Agostino, 4-1.

The Monarchs improved to 2-1 on the season with the two dual meet victories on the day while Cal Poly dropped to 1-3.

After a three-week hiatus, the Monarchs will be back in action for their home-opener against No. 14 North Carolina at the Ted Constant Center on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.

No. 12 Old Dominion 28 Cal Poly 9

125 — Brandon Jeske (OD) maj. dec. David Gonzalez (CP) 14-3

133 — Emilio Saavedra (OD) maj. dec. Jason DelaCruz (CP) 12-1

141 — Chris Mecate (OD) maj. dec. Connor Pollock (CP) 11-3

149 — Alexander Richardson (OD) pinned Jason Leon (CP) 2:38

157 — Colt Shorts (CP) dec. Austin Eads (OD) 9-4

165 — Seldon Wright (OD) dec. Joe Granger (CP) 13-6

174 — Brooks Climmons (OD) dec. Sohrab Movahedi (CP) 6-3

184 — Jack Dechow (OD) maj. dec. Mitch Woods (CP) 16-6

197 — J.T. Goodwin (CP) dec. Austin Coburn (OD) 3-2

285 — Spencer Empey (CP) dec. John D’Augostino (OD) 4-1


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Tristan Warner
Old Dominion University
Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant (WREST, MGOLF, WGOLF)
Allen Brown
 

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