Bulldogs split dual matches
Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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

Weight Winner Win Type Loser Score
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
Weight Winner Win Type Loser Score
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