LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland wrapped up the fall semester with a pair of tough matches, defeating Gardner-Webb, 28-18, and falling to Chattanooga, 36-13, at the DallasFloydRecreationCenter.
The Bulldogs started the tri-match with a win over Gardner-Webb, posting victories in six weight classes, including a major decision by Neil Birt and falls from James Casadaban and Nick Sasfy.
Desean Willis won at 125 for the Bulldogs over Cortney Roberts, 8-3, and Birt defeated Matthew Featherston, 16-0, at 133. Mikey Davis picked up a victory at 141 over Kurt Wentink, 12-2. Casadaban put down Justin Guthrie at 157 in 1:37 and Sasfy did the same at 165 to David Pelsang in 4:30. Trey Myers also posted a win for CU at 174 over Blake Salyer, 10-0.
In the loss to a perennially strong Chattanooga squad, Willis, Birt and Casadaban posted Cumberland’s three victories in the match.
Willis defeated Paul Garza by fall in 3:37, while Birt won 9-4 over Josh Statum. Casadaban posted his win against Kelly Felix, 11-3.
CU returns to action January 9-10 at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Bulldogs will host a dual match versus McKendreeUniversity on Friday, Jan. 16 and then host the Cumberland Open on Saturday, Jan. 17.
Cumberland 28, Gardner-Webb 18
|125||Desean Willis (CU)||DEC||Cortney Roberts (GWU)||8-3|
|133||Neil Birt (CU)||MD||Matthew Featherston (GWU)||16-0|
|141||Mikey Davis (CU)||DEC||Kurt Wentink (GWU)||12-2|
|149||Austin Reese (GWU)||FRFT||Corey Bleaken (CU)|
|157||James Casadaban (CU)||FALL||Justin Guthrie (GWU)||1:37|
|165||Nick Sasfy (CU)||FALL||David Pelsang (GWU)||4:30|
|174||Trey Myers (CU)||DEC||Blake Salyer (GWU)||10-0|
|184||Jonathaon Valasquez (GWU)||DEC||Eric Metzler (CU)||8-5|
|197||Travis Porter (GWU)||DEC||Kyle Studer (CU)||6-1|
|285||Dustin Porter (GWU)||FALL||Justin Virtue (CU)||4:34|
Chattanooga 36, Cumberland 13
|125||Desean Willis (CU)||FALL||Paul Garza (UTC)||3:37|
|133||Neil Birt (CU)||DEC||Josh Statum (UTC)||9-4|
|141||Cody Cleveland (UTC)||DEC||Mikey Davis (CU)||12-4|
|149||Dan Waddell (UTC)||FRFT||Corey Bleaken (CU)|
|157||James Casadaban (CU)||DEC||Kelly Felix (UTC)||11-3|
|165||Brandon Wright (UTC)||MD||Nick Sasfy (CU)||25-10|
|174||Seth Garvin (UTC)||FALL||Trey Myers (CU)||3:38|
|184||Kyle McKee (UTC)||DEC||Eric Metzler (CU)||8-0|
|197||Ethan Winel (UTC)||FALL||Kyle Studer (CU)||1:28|
|285||Cody Sliger (UTC)||MD||Justin Virtue (CU)||20-5|
Win Type Legend
NO MATCH – No Match Wrestled
DEC – Decision
FALL – Fall/Pin
TF – Technical Fall
MD – Major Decision
DQ – Disqualification
FRFT – Forfeit
INJDEF – Injury Default