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Daryl Thomas returns to the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast to look back at the dual loss against No. 9 NC State, a match the Monarch coaching staff believe they could have won. Coach Thomas explains why, as well as going match-by-match on what ODU needs to improve upon. Coach Thomas also briefly talks about Kevin Beazley's freestyle event in New Yor…
 
Wrestling season is here and on Episode 67 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, we catch up with ODU head wrestling coach Steve Martin and look at the lineup we expect to see on the mat this year. The entire squad will head down to Charleston, South Carolina and compete at The Battle at The Citadel and compete for starting spots, since not everyth…
 
Episode 66 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, today, we visit with associate head coach Daryl Thomas. Practice has started and a new season of Monarch wrestling is here. On today’s show, we’ll break down the opening week of practice and talk about this year’s schedule and the opponents we’ll see coming to The Ted this year and what road trips Mo…
 
On August 27, 2019, former ODU Monarch wrestler and coach Jamie Kelly passed away suddenly. On Episode 65 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, we honor the memory of our friend and fellow Monarch. This episode features a number of stories and interviews about JK, presented in a manner to serve as a memorial episode. This episode features ODU alum …
 
Episode 64 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast visits with one of the newest members of the wrestling coaching staff, 2017 NCAA Division I All-American Kevin Beazley. The former 197-pounder returns to the area after competing at the University of Michigan for his final year of eligibility and working towards his master's degree. An injury derailed…
 
Episode 63 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast is live with Associate head coach Daryl Thomas. Coach Thomas gives Monarch Nation a recap of the postseason lineup after an All-American finish by Larry Early and a Round of 12 finish by Michael McGee. Sa'Derian Perry also qualified for the NCAA championships. We'll also quickly discuss the ODU wrestl…
 
Old Dominion earned its 19th Division I All-American accolade in Pittsburgh at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Junior 157-pounder Larry Early finished eighth at 157 pounds to become the 16th individual Division I All-American in school history. On Episode 62 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, we talk with Early, an Illinois nat…
 
On Episode 61 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, we meet Ragean Hill, Associate Athletic Director for Student Athlete Academic Services and the Senior Women's Administrator. Hill will talk about her background, the influence of academic advising and the shifts over the years. She'll also break down how things work in regards to APR with revenue …
 
The Mid-American Conference will be hosting its conference wrestling championship at Old Dominion University's Ted Constant Convocation Center on March 8-9 and to talk about the impact on the school and revenue is Associate A.D. of Revenue and Marketing, Dr. Jason Chandler. Chandler talks about his course through sports, starting in his native Nort…
 
Associate head coach Daryl Thomas gives Monarch Wrestling fans a mid-season breakdown as the wrestling squad heads into a pair of weekend dual meets with SIU Edwardsville and Duke. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | iHeartRadio | TuneIn | Google Play Music | RSS | Android App | iOS App JOIN THE TEAM And if you're a fan of …
 
There were a number of Old Dominion wrestling alumni coaching at the 2019 Virginia Duals at the Hampton Coliseum over the weekend. Four teams in the Southeastern District - Great Bridge, Grassfield, Hickory and Oscar Smith - are all led by ODU wrestling alums. The most recent episode of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast talks with Jesse Pearce from…
 
Old Dominion head wrestling coach Steve Martin breaks down the loss to NC State on Friday and prepares for an upcoming battle with former pupil Matt Storniolo as the Monarchs head to Evanston, Illinois to take on Northwestern on December 7. All that and some anecdotes from Coach Martin on how he still hassles high school officials on the latest edi…
 
Josh Tyler was part of the ODU Monarch wrestling program during Gray Simons last year as the head coach and bridged the gap of athletes who were in the program when current coach Steve Martin took over the program. Tyler, who has spent time fighting in Mixed Martial Arts and creating his own company called Savage Gentleman, recaps what got him into…
 
Associate head coach Daryl Thomas kicks off the fifth season of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast as we recap the Princeton Open and preview the lineup coming up on November 11 against Missouri. There's still questions as to who is going to be wrestling at which weights this year, but we also talk depth and what to expect with the WHITEOUT at The T…
 
Coach Steve Martin talks about the recent departure of his longtime assistant Mike Dixon as we introduce a new school year in Norfolk for Episode 53 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast. Coach Martin talks about how Dixon found his way to Norfolk and some of the stories that go with it, as well as the promotion of Daryl Thomas and hiring of Steven …
 
Daryl Thomas returns to the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast just days before he's getting married. It's been a hectic schedule for Thomas, who is entering his second year on staff and first as the Associate Head Coach, a promotion he received over the summer. On Episode 52, Thomas talks about how the transition has been and what he learned from outgo…
 
Episode 51 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast visits with the newest member of Monarch Nation, assistant coach Steven Rodrigues. The New York native and All-American from the University of Illinois is reunited with former teammate Daryl Thomas and Rodrigues is already hitting the ground running with his new post in Norfolk. We get to meet Rodrigu…
 
Illinois native and MAC Freshman of the Year Michael McGree joins the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast to talk about the success during his true freshman season on the mats in Norfolk. McGee was a conference champion and NCAA qualifier at 125 pounds and was also an NWCA Division I All-Academic selection. He'll talk about the unique pronunciation of hi…
 
Associate head coach Mike Dixon returns to the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast with a recap of the MAC Championships and the 2018 NCAA Division I Championships. The four-year streak of All-Americans came to an end, but all four Monarchs who competed at the NCAA championships will be back next season as the team graduates just one starter. We'll dive …
 
Old Dominion University played its first competitive football game in over 50 years in August of 2009. In 10 seasons, coach Bobby Wilder's team became an instant force in FCS competition before a call from Conference USA and FBS football became a reality. Part of that reality is Monarch football players now competing in the NFL. Rick Lovato was Mon…
 
On Episode 47 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, we'll catch up with head wrestling coach Steve Martin about the action over the holiday break, the win over Eastern Michigan and the forecast for the upcoming Virginia Duals. We'll then have a chance to meet and introduce Monarch Nation to assistant wrestling coach Daryl Thomas, who joined the sta…
 
Episode 46 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast reviews the first month of the season with Associate Head Coach Mike Dixon. The Monarch wrestling program is off to a 2-3 start with wins over Gardner-Webb and Northern Illinois, the most recent win coming on December 19 at The Ted. Coach Dixon talks about the start of the season and the decision to w…
 
Jeff Rusak was recently induced into the Old Dominion Sports Hall of Fame. The Pennsylvania native and now Virginia Beach firefighter was a four-time NCAA qualifier, a two-time conference champion and one of the most prolific pinners in ODU wrestling history. On Episode 45 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, Rusak talks about his career, his jour…
 
The Old Dominion wrestling program announced its 2017-18 schedule earlier this week and on Episode 44 of the ODU Monarch Matcast, we'll talk with Associate Head Coach Mike Dixon about it. The Monarch wrestling program will first have a Monarch Day of Giving on October 6 where the staff and team is looking for 200 gifts of any denomination to contri…
 
Associate Head Coach Mike Dixon joins the Monarch Matcast on the floor of the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota at the USA Wrestling Cadet and Junior Nationals. Fargo, as the tournament has simply been known, is one of the most fertile recruiting grounds and coaches from all divisions are flocking to the Fargodome to recruit. We'll talk with coach D…
 
Associate Head Coach Mike Dixon recaps the MAC Championships and NCAA Division I Championships on Episode 42 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast. Redshirt junior Kevin Beazley earned the program's 18th Division I All-American honor by placing eighth at 197 pounds. The placement gave the Monarchs an All-American for the fourth straight year and tie…
 
Episode 41 of the ODU Monarch Matcast previews the upcoming Mid-American Conference championships to be held at the University of Northern Iowa on March 4-5. Jason Bryant breaks down the weight-by-weight prospectus on the chances of each Monarch wrestler in making the 2017 NCAA Division I Championships. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW iTunes | Stitcher | Spr…
 
Mike Dixon catches back up with us on Episode 40 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast from the road as he's out recruiting for the incoming class. The Monarchs close out the regular season with a February 19 dual at the Ted Constant Convocation Center with a 1 p.m. dual with Kent State. The wrestling program will honor three seniors -- Kevin Johnso…
 
Episode 39 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast visits with Stafford native and Monarch senior Mikey Hayes. A graduate of powerful Colonial Forge High School, Hayes came to ODU as a walk-on after placing three times at the Group AAA state championships, but failing to win a state championship. A career that started spanning multiple weight classes,…
 
From the Virginia Duals in Hampton, Virginia, Episode 38 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast features former Monarch wrestler and current booster Bill Calley. Calley has been a longtime supporter of the program since his career ended in the early 1980s. He's a local official and has seen a number of coaches come through and the impact the program …
 
After five years with the Old Dominion wrestling team as a competitor, Tristan Warner has stayed close to the program, but in a more official capacity. As ODU football is set to play in its first bowl game, Warner visits the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast to talk about his time in the school's Sports Information Office, working as a graduate assista…
 
Episode 36 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast circles back with redshirt junior Kevin Beazley. The Michigan native is back on the mats at ODU after taking an Olympic redshirt to train in Greco-Roman wrestling. An injury cut short his journey towards Rio, but he's back in Norfolk looking to earn All-American honors for the first time. Beazley expl…
 
Alumni weekend is coming as Old Dominion will host fifth-ranked Missouri on November 13 at 1 p.m at The Ted. The Monarchs are building this weekend around the dual and the football team's home game against Southern Miss. The football Monarchs are bowl-eligible for the first time in school history and the excitement around the game along with the wr…
 
Episode 34 of the Old Dominion Wrestling Monarch Matcast visits with one of the true legends in wrestling, former coach Gray Simons. As a wrestler, Simons was one of the greatest. A four-time NAIA champion and three-time NCAA champion at Lock Haven, he also made two Olympic teams. A Norfolk native who wrestled at Granby High School under legendary …
 
We kick off the third season of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast with head wrestling coach Steve Martin. Coach Martin runs down some of the summer time activities and already starts to eye the first official home date of the season, the November 13 dual against national powerhouse and MAC champion Missouri. The Monarchs return NCAA qualifiers Bran…
 
Episode 32 of the Old Dominion Wrestling Monarch Matcast catches up with 2009 NCAA finalist Ryan Williams. Currently employed by wrestling-friendly Mythics in Virginia Beach, Williams recaps the rise to the NCAA finals his senior season after coming out of Cumberland Valley High School in Pennsylvania with some unfinished business. Williams recalls…
 
Episode 31 of the Old Dominion Wrestling Monarch Matcast talks with two-time All-American Chris Mecate, the 2016 Old Dominion Alumni Association Male Athlete of the Year. The California native became the first wrestler in Old Dominion's Division I history to become a back-to-back All-American and just the third wrestler in the program's history at …
 
Episode 30 of the Old Dominion Wrestling Monarch Matcast revisits the NCAA Division I Championships with head wrestling coach Steve Martin. Senior Chris Mecate ended his career as a two-time All-American, while ODU's two other qualifiers, Brandon Jeske at 125 and Jack Dechow at 184, each won multiple-bouts before being eliminated. Coach Martin will…
 
The regular season is over and Associate Head Coach Mike Dixon will join Episode 29 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast to recap the dual meet portion of the schedule and give a preview of the upcoming MAC championships set for Ypsilanti, Michigan on March 5-6. With a 6-13 record and a 1-7 mark in the MAC, it was a disappointing season in dual com…
 
One of the more entertaining personalities on the Old Dominion wrestling team is senior Austin Coburn. A native of the Richmond, Va., area, Coburn was a state champion in 2011 at Cosby High School and opted to enroll at ODU. On Episode 28 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, Coburn talks about his move up through four different weight classes, his…
 
With the Midlands and the Virginia Duals in the rearview, the focus for the Old Dominion University wrestling team is on the conference schedule. On Episode 27 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast, Associate Head Coach Mike Dixon talks about a few individual performances from the Midlands and the Virginia Duals and then we look into Alumni Weekend …
 
Doug Ripley is living the dream when it comes to being an Old Dominion Monarch fan. One of the main voices for ODU athletics with public address and women's basketball, Ripley visits Episode 26 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast to chat about the wrestling program. A graduate of Cox High School in Virginia Beach, Ripley has been the voice for num…
 
Episode 25 of the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast visits with head wrestling coach Steve Martin. The Monarchs are coming off a trip to California where they picked up wins over Cal Poly and San Francisco State. The win over Cal Poly was the Monarchs' first over the Mustangs as the schools met for the first time in 33 years in a dual. ODU has two big …
 
Episode 24 of the Old Dominion Wrestling Monarch Matcast recaps the opening weekends of the season with head wrestling coach Steve Martin. The Monarchs had several wrestlers in action at the Hokie Open in Blacksburg and the Jonathan Kaloust Open in Binghamton, N.Y. Coach Martin will give a breakdown of the performances he was pleased about and then…
 
On Episode 23 of the Old Dominion Wrestling Monarch Matcast, head coach Steve Martin will give some insight into the upcoming season with a look into the Blue-Silver intrasquad match on October 28 and the upcoming open season before heading to Virginia for the first dual of the season against the Cavaliers on November 15. With 15 fresh faces in the…
 
Alexander "Lenny" Richardson finally broke through during his junior year at Old Dominion. On Episode 22 of the Old Dominion Wrestling Monarch Matcast, Richardson finally lets us know what name he'd like to be called, his decision to come to Old Dominion and what goals he's reaching for this season. A senior from Jersey City, N.J., Richardson has t…
 
Season 2 of the Monarch Matcast is live with Episode 21 with Old Dominion University head wrestling coach Steve Martin. Coach Martin recaps the summer with ODU alumni and coaches present at the World Championships in Las Vegas and also looks towards a big 2015-16 season that sees the Monarchs bring three returning All-Americans to the mat. Season t…
 
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