SIUE Wrestling Faces Old Dominion

Old Dominion

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE's run through the Mid-American Conference continues Friday at Old Dominion.

The Cougars, 1-9 overall and 1-4 in the MAC, travels to Norfolk, Virginia, to take on Old Dominion at the Ted Constant Center in a 6 p.m. CT match. Old Dominion enters the match with a 5-5 overall dual match record and a 3-2 mark in league action.

SIUE 157-pounder Justin Ruffin was singled out earlier this week as No. 25 in the first NCAA Coaches ranking. Ruffin holds a 12-6 record overall and a team-leading 8-2 mark in dual matches.

Old Dominion enters the match with four wrestlers ranked nationally, including sixth-ranked 157-pounder Larry Early.

"If you go out with the same attitude and intensity every time, it doesn't matter whether you wrestle in front of the home crowd or front of another crowd," said SIUE Head Coach Jeremy Spates." We want to look for that consistency when we get out on the road."

SIUE Lineup
125 - Gage Datlovsky
133 - Jacob Blaha 
141 - Lucas Bernal 
149 - Tyshawn Williams 
157 - Justin Ruffin
165 - Nate Higgins
174 - Kevin Gschwendtner
184 - Sergio Villalobos
197 - Jake Godinez 
285 - Colton McKiernan

Old Dominion Lineup
125 #18 Michael McGee
133 Trevon Majette or Steven Simpson
141 #10 Sa'Derian Perry 
149 Kenan Carter or Kevin Budock 
157 #6 Larry Early 
165 Shane Jones 
174 #23 Seldon Wright 
184 Dean Drugac 
197 Tim Young 
285 Ali Wahab or River Henry