Former Old Dominion 125-Pounders Find New Homes

Former Old Dominion 125-Pounders Find New Homes

Former Old Dominion NCAA qualifiers Michael McGee and Killian Cardinale announce where they will be transferring to.

Apr 18, 2020 by Kyle Bratke

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Before Old Dominion's heartbreaking decision to drop wrestling, the Monarchs were spoiled at 125 boasting two NCAA qualifiers. Tonight, both Michael McGee and Killian Cardinale announced where they will be continuing their college wrestling careers.

Michael McGee began the season ranked in the top 10, but elected to use his redshirt this season after qualifying for the NCAA Championships his true freshman and sophomore seasons. A year ago in Pittsburgh, the former Monarch made it to the bloodround before falling to Pat Glory. Now, he's headed West. McGee took to Twitter to announce he will be a Sun Devil next season. 

Expect McGee to move up to 133 where he will form a great 1-2 punch with Brandon Courtney who finished the season ranked #7 at 125. The Sun Devils have been a hot topic since the season ended after former assistant Chris Pendleton took the Oregon State job and NCAA champions Frank Molinaro and Mark Perry joined the staff. 

When McGee decided to redshirt that opened the door for Cardinale who made the most of his opportunity and put together a great season. Cardinale turned in a 25-9 record and finished the season ranked #15 in the country. Like his former teammate, Cardinale took to Twitter to announce he's headed to almost heaven, West Virginia to finish his college career. 

Add Cardinale in with Noah Adams who finished the year undefeated and ranked #2 at 197, the nation's #12 incoming recruiting class, and the Mountaineers rebuild effort under Tim Flynn is on track. 

Be sure to keep your eye on our transfer tracker for all of the latest news on wrestlers entering the transfer portal and wrestlers finding new home.