Blackburn inks with CU wrestling

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the signing of Shawn Blackburn this week to scholarship papers for the 2013-14 academic year.


Bulldogs add New Jersey grappler

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the signing of Buena, N.J., native Billy Ward to scholarship papers this week for the 2013-14 season.


Wrestling signs Sartain

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the signing of Tuscumbia, Ala., native Chandler Sartain to scholarship papers this week for the 2013-14 season.


Williams inks with CU wrestling

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the signing of Rio Rancho, N.M., native Ladigo Williams this week to scholarship papers for the 2013-14 season. He is the brother of current CU grappler Jake Williams.


Bulldogs add transfer Jackson

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the signing of Corryton, Tenn., native Stephen Jackson to scholarship papers for the 2013-14 season this week. Jackson is transferring to CU after redshirting last year at King University.


Small, Walker add to wrestling recruiting class

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the signings of a pair of East Ridge, Tenn., products to scholarship papers this week – Kendall Small and Coby Walker – for the 2013-14 season.


Wrestling signs two more

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the signings of Niko Kolgaklis and JohnMark Reddick to scholarship papers this week for the 2013-14 academic year.


Bulldogs ink Bradley Central's Bromley

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the signing of Harrison, Tenn., native Dakota Bromley to scholarship papers this week for the 2013-14 season.


Wrestling adds Baysinger, Gattinella

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the signings of Dalton Baysinger and Tom Gattinella to scholarship papers this week for the 2013-14 academic year.


Summer camps start next week at CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – A host of summer camps begin next week on the Cumberland campus, including baseball and volleyball with softball, basketball, soccer, cheerleading and wrestling to come later in June and into July.


Griffith, Daniels sign with CU wrestling

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the signings of Justus Griffith and Corey Daniels to scholarship papers for the 2013-14 academic year.


Wrestling inks Croley, Varner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the signings of Seymour, Tenn., native Nate Croley and Hixson, Tenn., native Christian Varner to scholarship papers this week for the 2013-14 academic year.


Hunt voted Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland wrestler Zeke Hunt was voted First Team College Division Academic All-District IV by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), as announced Monday by the national organization. As a First Team All-District selection, Hunt’s name will be part of the ballot for Academic All-America.


Bulldogs sign Livingston's McCoy

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the signing of Livingston, Tenn., native Jordan McCoy to scholarship papers for the 2013-14 academic year.


Wrestling inks New Orleans native Brister

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the signing of New Orleans, La., native Ross Brister to scholarship papers for the 2013-14 academic year, the second signee from the Crescent City.


Becker, Herman join CU staff

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the addition of Brandon Becker and Dave Herman to the Bulldog coaching staff for the 2013-14 academic year.


Delaune signs with CU wrestling

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the signing of New Orleans, La., native Kyle Delaune to scholarship papers for the 2013-14 academic year.


Wrestling ranks fifth in nation in team GPA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Zeke Hunt placed second as an individual and Cumberland’s wrestling program placed fifth as a team in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Academic Awards announced this week by the organization.


Allen voted Co-Coach of the Year; 4 earn All-MSC honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Todd Allen was voted Co-Coach of the Year and Zeke Hunt and Joe Gallegos earned All-Mid-South Conference honors, as announced last week by the league office. Michael Gonzalez and David Capers were also named Honorable Mention All-Conference.


Bulldogs finish 14th; Williams, Hunt, Linton all ranked in final poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland finished 14th nationally as a team and Jake Williams, Zeke Hunt and Cody Linton were all ranked in the Top 8 at their respective weight classes in the postseason edition of the NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll, the national office announced this week.


Linton, Williams, Hunt all named All-Americans

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Cody Linton, Jake Williams and Zeke Hunt were all named All-Americans by the NAIA after their performances at the 56th Annual NAIA National Championships held March 1-2 at the Jacobson Exhibition Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Honors were bestowed to the Top 8 finishers in each weight class.


Hunt earns NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Zeke Hunt is one of 33 individuals named 2013 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced this week by the national office in conjunction with the 56th Annual National Championships at the Jacobson Exhibition Center in Des Moines, Iowa.


Linton places fourth, Williams sixth for Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cody Linton dropped a 5-4 Decision in the semifinals of the main draw at 184 and finished fourth overall while Jake Williams and Zeke Hunt both lost matches in the wrestleback for Cumberland in the morning session Saturday at the 56th Annual NAIA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.


Linton reaches semifinals at 184

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Cody Linton outlasted won in the third extra period, reaching the semifinals at 184 for Cumberland at the 56th Annual NAIA Championships on Friday night in Des Moines, Iowa. Jake Williams and Zeke Hunt won matches in the wrestleback to assure three All-Americans for the Bulldogs, the most in one season in the history of the program.


Frazier, Sandefer, Hunt all named MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Three Cumberland wrestlers – Kyle Frazier, Zeke Hunt and Steven Sandefer – were all named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes this week by the league office. Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.50 grade-point-average or above to be eligible for the award.


Hunt, Linton, Gallegos reach quarterfinals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Zeke Hunt, Cody Linton and Joe Gallegos all advanced to the quarterfinals of the 56th Annual NAIA Wrestling Championships with victories in Friday’s opening session at the Jacobson Exhibition Center in Des Moines, Iowa.


Final brackets announced for wrestling championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Final draws for the 56th Annual NAIA Championships were announced Thursday evening for the seven Cumberland wrestlers aiming for national titles starting Friday at the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.


Video streaming available at NAIA Wrestling Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s wrestling team will take part in the 56th Annual NAIA Championships on March 1-2 in Des Moines, Iowa, with video streaming courtesy of NeuLion and the NAIA Network.


Seven grapplers ranked in latest NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 13th nationally in the final regular season edition of the NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll and seven individuals – Jake Williams, Steven Sandefer, Zeke Hunt, Michael Gonzalez, Cody Linton, Joe Gallegos and Aric Fernandez – are all ranked in their weight class, the national office announced this week.


Hunt wins at East Qualifier; Gallegos, Gonzalez both finish second

LEBANON, Tenn. – Zeke Hunt won the individual title at 174 and Michael Gonzalez and Joe Gallegos both lost in the finals, leading the Cumberland wrestlers on Saturday at the NAIA East Region Qualifier in Laurinburg, N.C.


Bulldog grapplers fall at Campbellsville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Steven Sandefer and Jacob Shirley each pinned their opponents in the opening three matches but 11th-ranked Cumberland was unable to sustain the momentum, eventually dropping a 22-18 decision to No. 5 Campbellsville University on Friday night in Campbellsville, Ky.


Wrestling remains 11th; five wrestlers ranked individually

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland remained 11th nationally in the latest edition of the NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll and Jake Williams, Steven Sandefer and Zeke Hunt are all ranked fourth in their individual weight class, the national office announced Wednesday.


Sandefer, Gonzalez, Smith lead CU at Newberry

LEBANON, Tenn. – Steven Sandefer, Tyler Smith and Michael Gonzalez each reached the finals and Zeke Hunt placed third as well, leading the Cumberland wrestling team on Saturday at the Newberry Open in Newberry, S.C.


Bulldogs pin St. Andrews, 33-21

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jake Williams, Steven Sandefer, Zeke Hunt and Cody Linton all won by Fall and Michael Gonzalez and Aric Fernandez also picked up victories in 11th-ranked Cumberland’s 33-21 dual match win Thursday night at St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, N.C.


Gonzalez named MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Michael Gonzalez was voted the Mid-South Conference Wrestler of the Week after posting four victories and winning the 157 weight class at the Mustang Open in Conway, Ark.


Gonzalez, Shirley both win at Mustang Open

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Gonzalez and Jacob Shirley each won their respective weight classes, Jake Williams finished second and Aric Fernandez and Tyler Smith both placed fourth, leading the Cumberland wrestlers on Saturday at the Mustang Open in Conway, Ark.


CU moves up seven spots in NAIA Wrestling Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University jumped seven spots to 11th, the team’s highest ranking of the year, in the latest edition of the NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday.


Shirley, Gonzalez, Hunt lead victory over UC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Zeke Hunt and Jacob Shirley both pinned their opponents and Michael Gonzalez won by Technical Fall, leading 18th-ranked Cumberland to a 23-16 victory over No. 11 University of the Cumberlands in wrestling action here Tuesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Hunt voted Mid-South Wrestler of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Zeke Hunt was voted the Mid-South Conference Wrestler of the Week on Tuesday after winning the title at 174 this past weekend in the CU Open.


Sandefer, Hunt, Linton all win at CU Open

LEBANON, Tenn. – Steven Sandefer, Zeke Hunt and Cody Linton all won their respective weight classes and Jake Williams and Michael Gonzalez both finished second, leading the wrestling teams on Saturday at the Cumberland Open at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Linton, Fernandez lead CU at Lone Star Duals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cody Linton and Aric Fernandez each posted four victories and Steven Sandefer, Jake Williams, Michael Gonzalez, Jacob Shirley and Zeke Hunt all recorded three wins apiece, leading Cumberland’s wrestling team on Saturday at the Lone Star Duals in Grand Prairie, Texas.


CU ranked 18th in latest wrestling poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped one spot to No. 18 in the latest NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll and four grapplers – Jake Williams, Steven Sandefer, Zeke Hunt and Cody Linton – are all ranked in their individual weight classes, as announced this week by the national office.


Wrestling remains 17th in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 17th in this week's NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll and four Bulldogs – Jake Williams, Steven Sandefer, Zeke Hunt and Cody Linton – are all ranked individual in their weight class, as announced this week by the national office.


Bulldogs fall 34-17 against MTSU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jacob Shirley pinned his opponent at 165 and Zeke Hunt won by Technical Fall but Cumberland forfeited three weight classes in a 34-17 loss Saturday against Middle Tennessee at Beech High School in Hendersonville, Tenn.


Shirley wins three times at Newberry

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jacob Shirley won three times and Shane Brown and Tyler Smith each posted a pair of victories, leading the Cumberland wrestling team Saturday at the Newberry Duals in Newberry, S.C.


Wrestling ranked 18th, four grapplers rated nationally

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped four spot to 18th nationally in the NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll and Jake Williams, Zeke Hunt, Steven Sandefer and Cody Linton are all ranked individually in their weight class, as announced Wednesday by the national office.


Brown, Williams pick up victories vs. LWC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Shane Brown and Jake Williams each won Decisions but No. 10 Lindsey Wilson was too much, posting a 31-6 dual match victory over Cumberland here Wednesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Hunt named MSC Wrestler of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Zeke Hunt was named the Mid-South Conference Wrestler of the Week on Thursday after winning his dual match at Shorter University on November 20.


Six grapplers ranked nationally

LEBANON, Tenn. – Six Cumberland wrestlers are ranked in their respective weight classes, including Jake Williams, Jared McKinley, Steven Sandefer, Kirk Johnson, Zeke Hunt and Cody Linton, as released by the NAIA national office last week.


CU wrestling moves up six spots to No. 14

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moves up six spots to No. 14 in the first regular season edition of the NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 poll, the national office announced this week.


Wrestling posts first dual match victory, 33-18

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won six matches, including pins by Zeke Hunt and Cody Linton and a Technical Fall from Jake Williams, and the 18th-ranked Bulldogs posted a 33-18 dual match victory Tuesday at Shorter University in Rome, Ga.


Johnson, Hunt pick up victories in UTC Tri-Match

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kirk Johnson and Zeke Hunt both won their opening matches against 17th-ranked Virginia but Cumberland was blanked in matches versus No. 2 Iowa and host Chattanooga in a tri-match at Maclellan Gym on Friday.


Hunt, McKinley both win at Patriot Open

LEBANON, Tenn. – Zeke Hunt claimed the 174-pound title, Jared McKinley defeated teammate Jake Williams in the final at 141, Kirk Johnson and Joe Gallegos each lost in the finals and Steven Sandefer and Aric Fernandez both finished third, leading Cumberland at the Patriot Open in Williamsburg, Ky.


Gonzalez, Linton, Hunt, Johnson lead CU at The Citadel

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Michael Gonzalez, Zeke Hunt, Cody Linton and Kirk Johnson all finished in the Top 4, leading the Bulldogs over the weekend at The Citadel Open in Charleston, S.C.


Bulldog wrestling hosts intrasquad, alumni meet

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Black Team defeated the White, 21-15, in an intrasquad battle and the CU Alumni won five of seven matches against the current Bulldogs on October 14 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Wrestling ranked 18th, four individuals also rated

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 18th nationally and Jake Williams, Jared McKinley, Steven Sandefer and Cody Linton are all ranked individually in the NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Preseason Top 20 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday.


Nicola headed to Olympic Training Center

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Andrew Nicola was recently named Cadet/Junior Coach of the Year by the Indiana State Wrestling Association. With the honor the CU assistant coach will attend a seminar with the National Coaching Staff of USA Wrestling at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., on October 18-21.


McKinley, Kilgore ink with CU wrestling

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland wrestling program announced the signing of two more athletes for the upcoming season, including two-time Indiana high school state champion Jared McKinley and Whitwell, Tenn., native Devin Kilgore.


Bulldogs ink two more wrestlers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announces the signing of two more wrestlers for the 2012-13 academic year – Indianapolis native Kirk Johnson and Calhoun, Ga., product Tyler Smith. The duo becomes the 13th and 14th signees for the upcoming season.


CU wrestling adds five more signees

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s wrestling program has added five more signees for the upcoming season, including Brian Shockley, David Capers, Jake Williams, Aric Fernandez and Cole Shurlknight.