Chris Mecate

Junior 141-pounder Chris Mecate came to Old Dominion from Highland, California, just east of Los Angeles. How did a West Coast kid end up in Norfolk? We'll find out on Episode 4 of the Monarch Matcast.

Mecate was the fifth-seed at least year's NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, but was knocked off twice during the tournament to wrestlers he'd previously defeated during his college career. Now Mecate has to shake off the disappointment of last March as he tries to earn All-American honors for the first time in his collegiate career.

Mecate talks baseball, the things he's learned around campus the last few years and shares his goals for life after graduation. He also gives Monarch Nation the lowdown on who the funniest guys on the team are and who has the better sense of humor between coaches Steve Martin and Mike Dixon.

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