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Best Wrestlers in Old Dominion History

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The top five wrestlers in Monarchs history won a total of eight NCAA medals and include two, two-time All-Americans, two NCAA finalists, and a top-four All-American!

Check out the best Old Dominion wrestlers of all-time ranked by NCAA medals!

Here are the top five!

Rank - Name - Score - Medals

#1 - Buddy Lee - 13 - 4,7
#1 - Chris Mecate - 13 - 6,5
#3 - Jody Staylor - 12 - 2
#3 - Ryan Williams - 12 - 2
#5 - Jack Dechow - 9 - 4

There have been 16 All-American wrestlers who have won 19 medals in Old Dominion history!

http://www.jerseywrestling.com/ncaa_team_profile.php?team=Old+Dominion

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2 hours ago, restlefan said:

James Nicholson was a 2X AA for ODU

This system is VERY basic.  It goes simply by placement points.

1st-16, 2nd-12, 3rd-10, 4th-9, 5th-7, 6th-6, 7th-4, 8th-3

So, Nicholson 8th-3 and 8th-3 would only get him 6 points.

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2 hours ago, MSU158 said:

This system is VERY basic.  It goes simply by placement points.

1st-16, 2nd-12, 3rd-10, 4th-9, 5th-7, 6th-6, 7th-4, 8th-3

So, Nicholson 8th-3 and 8th-3 would only get him 6 points.

Oh I get it, I was just listing another ODU multiple time AA. 

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I am unaware of the NCAA medals ranking system, however, I do know that my brother, Carl Ragland was Old Dominion's 1st National Champ.  He won 1st place in the National Tournament in 1969, & was selected as the Most Outstanding Wrestler in the tournament.  He also won the "Gorrarian" Award by having the most pins in the tournament.  He finished 2nd in the nation in 1966.  His overall record was 109-7-1.  He was never pinned in his career.  He was a 3 X Mason Dixon Outstanding Wrestler, Outstanding Wrestler in Towson Invitational, & Georgia Invitational tournaments - 1965, 2nd in Plebe & Wilkes Open - 1966, Eastern Regional Olympic Champ - 1968, ODC Outstanding Athlete - 1969, Outstanding Athlete by Virginia Beach Sports Club - 1969, Sigma Nu Fraternity Finalist of the Year Award - 1969, listed in "Outstanding College Athletes of America," 1969, highest won/loss percentage of any ODU wrestler in History with a 93% win ratio.  He was selected into ODU Hall of Fame in 1983.  

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55 minutes ago, Greatdane67 said:

Um, I just check the 1969 NCAA Tournament. I do not see his name.

https://nwhof.org/NCAA-Brackets/PDF/NCAA 1969.pdf

Different division?

You didn't look hard enough. He went 1-1 at 152. As stated above, he was a College Division champ, which earned him a spot in the University tournament. Looks like a UWW style bracket back then where you only wrestled back if you lost to a finalist.

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Apologies. These rankings only accounted for DI medals, @Ron.

The ODU rankings for the DI vs DII/College Division are separate at the moment.

http://www.jerseywrestling.com/ncaa_team_profile.php?team=Old+Dominion

http://www.jerseywrestling.com/ncaa_dii_team_profile.php?team=Old+Dominion

Congrats to your brother, Carl Ragland, on an awesome career!

http://www.jerseywrestling.com/ncaa_dii_profile.php?name=Carl Ragland&team=Old+Dominion

 

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Thanks for the information and compliments on Carl.  I recall of a story from Carl, about wrestling in a Wilkes Open Tournament in about 1968, had to be btw 1965-1969 as those are the years that he wrestled at Old Dominion.  Story goes that he wrestled a guy, who was Japanese, that had not lost a match outside of Japan.  My brother won by pin, but lost his next match.  I remember him telling me that he suffered a broken rib in that match.  I have not been able to find the brackets from this match.  Wonder if anyone could be of assistance in locating the brackets that would prove out this story.  

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Ron,
Brackets from that era are hard to come by. I’m working on building a massive database of place winners from college tournaments dating back to the 1950s (and conference tournaments prior)

The brackets ... most are all but lost. From the ODU standpoint, as an alum, I want to document it away from ODU since the school will never update wrestling records again.

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On 4/3/2020 at 10:41 AM, jerseywrestling said:

There have been 16 All-American wrestlers who have won 19 medals in Old Dominion history!

 

1 hour ago, RichB said:

The saddest part is that "there HAVE been 16" might be better "there HAD" been 16. Ok, Gimp will critisize my grammar, but HAVE implies there could be more

Actually, the way I might pain-in-the-ass-it would be that it means they might have had at least 304 AAs.

 

And I'm more likely to critiCize your spelling than your grammar.

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