Hunt wins three times at National Duals
LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Noah Hunt won all three of his matches while sophomore Neil Birt and junior James Casadaban both posted a pair of victories for Cumberland’s wrestling team this past weekend at the NWCA Cliff Keen National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Cumberland went 1-2 as a team in the prestigious event that featured 14 of the nation’s best teams. The Bulldogs lost to third-ranked Univ. of Great Falls and ninth-ranked Lindenwood Univ. and sandwiched a victory over No. 17 Montana State-Northern between the two losses.
Hunt won all three of his matches at 125 pounds. The Dacula, Ga., native defeated ninth-ranked Akmal Adilov of the University of Great Falls by Fall at 6:13, MSU-Northern's Ryan Shelstad, 11-2, and Lindenwood's Jake Johnson, 12-3. Hunt improved his record this season to 19-13 this season.
Birt claimed wins at 141 over MSU-Northern’s Steven Quesada, 13-2, and Lindenwood’s Miles Bolin, 9-0, while Casadaban won 9-6 at 157 against fifth-ranked Ross Mosher from the University of Great Falls and 10-2 over MSU-Northern’s Tay Todd. Birt upped his record this season to 13-6 at 141, while Casadaban is now 22-5 this year.
The Bulldogs host the Cumberland Duals Friday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center starting at 2 p.m. and the CU Invitational Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.
Cumberland Duals Schedule
Round 1 – 2 PM
Univ. of the Cumberlands vs McKendree Univ.
Oklahoma City Univ. vs Limestone College
Lindsey Wilson College vs Marion Military Academy
Round 2 – 4 PM
Limestone College vs Cumberland Univ.
Univ. of the Cumberlands vs Oklahoma City Univ.
McKendree Univ. vs Lindsey Wilson
Round 3 – 6 PM
Oklahoma City Univ. vs Cumberland Univ.
Univ. of the Cumberlands vs Limestone College
Marion Military Academy vs. McKendree Univ.
#3 Univ. of Great Falls 31, #12 Cumberland Univ. 13
|125||Noah Hunt (CU)||FALL||Akmal Adilov (UGF)||6:13|
|133||Matt Scheve (CU)||MD||Bryan Borst (UGF)||13-5|
|141||Jason Costello (UGF)||DEC||Neil Birt (CU)||3-1|
|149||Byron Kuylen (UGF)||MD||Andy Shoultz (CU)||11-3|
|157||James Casadaban (CU)||DEC||Ross Mosher (UGF)||9-6|
|165||Michael Hader (UGF)||MD||Nick Sasfy (CU)||19-5|
|174||Brendon DeCock (UGF)||DEC||Trey Myers (CU)||3-2|
|187||Michael French (UGF)||TF||Kyle Studer (CU)||16-1; 5:20|
|197||Alex Calvi (UGF)||FALL||Eric Metzler (CU)||4:25|
|285||Eric Hinebaugh (UGF)||FALL||BJ Stewart (CU)||2:38|
#12 Cumberland Univ. 33, #17 Montana State-Northern 14
|125||Noah Hunt (CU)||MD||Ryan Shelstad (MSU)||11-2|
|133||Ryan McKenzie (CU)||FOR|
|141||Neil Birt (CU)||MD||Steven Quesada (MSU)||13-2|
|149||Andy Shoultz (CU)||DEC||Brandon Leliefeld (MSU)||5-4|
|157||James Casadaban (CU)||MD||Tay Todd (MSU)||10-2|
|165||Nick Sasfy (CU)||FALL||Jim Smith (MSU)||5:53|
|174||Austin Ouellette (MSU)||DEC||Trey Myers (CU)||2-0|
|187||Evan Himebauch (MSU)||TF||Kyle Studer (CU)||18-0; 4:57|
|197||Evan Mattingly (MSU)||FOR|
|285||BJ Stewart (CU)||FOR|
#9 Lindenwood Univ. 28, #12 Cumberland Univ. 11
|125||Noah Hunt (CU)||MD||Jake Johnson (LIN)||12-3|
|133||Ryan McKenzie (CU)||DEC||Galen Williams (LIN)||4-2|
|141||Neil Birt (CU)||MD||Miles Bolin (LIN)||9-0|
|149||Sam Schmitz (LIN)||FALL||Andy Shoultz (CU)||2:40|
|157||Brian Oeschner (LIN)||DEC||James Casadaban (CU)||8-3|
|165||Chris Chionuma (LIN)||MD||Nick Sasfy (CU)||18-9|
|174||John Murray (LIN)||DEC||Trey Myers (CU)||5-4|
|187||Robbie Hicklin (LIN)||DEC||Kyle Studer (CU)||8-5|
|197||Daniel Chionuma (LIN)||FALL||Eric Metzler (CU)||6:34|
|285||Tyler Porras (LIN)||DEC||BJ Stewart (CU)||15-10|
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