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Get the inside scoop on everything associated with the wrestling program at Old Dominion University. Interviews with coach Steve Martin and his staff along with news, reviews, previews and interviews on everything related to Monarch Wrestling. 

Oct 10, 2014

On Episode 3 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, we talk with head coach Steve Martin as the first day of official practice kicks off on October 10. Coach Martin talks about Jack Dechow's appearance at the NWCA All-Star Classic as well as his expectations for the five returning wrestlers with NCAA championship experience.

Coach Martin also goes into some detail about how he's tweaked the schedule to allow a better time to prepare going into the second year of competition in the Mid-American Conference. 

We also talk with senior 165-pound wrestler Tristan Warner. The Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania native recently spoke at the ODAF Athletic Endowed Scholarship Luncheon. Warner won the NCAA's Elite 89 Award last season. The Elite 89 Award is awarded to an athlete in each of the NCAA's 89 championship sports with the highest GPA at the championship site. Out of 330 qualifiers, Warner's 3.97 GPA was tops. The double major in Communications and Criminal Justice. Impressive.

Warner also talks about why he chose ODU, the ties back to Cumberland Valley High School and what it'll be like to have his younger brother T.C. on the team with him this year.  

He's back at 165 after going 174, 165 and 157, in that order!

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