Phoenix drop squeaker to Baker at NWCA National Duals
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Phoenix drop squeaker to Baker at NWCA National Duals
Jon Floyd battles Indiana Tech's Dylan Cain on Thursday at the NWCA National Duals in Fort Wayne, Ind. Floyd collected an 8-2 Decision in the bout. (Credit Tim Tushla)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland opened a 21-6 lead over 15th-ranked Baker thanks for four Decisions and a pin by Jacob Clark, but the Wildcats won the last four bouts en route to a 22-21 victory over the Phoenix at the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals on Thursday in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Keyshawn Laws and Josh Parrett started the match with Decisions for CU, Laws 7-5 over Dylan Pelland at 125 and Parrett 10-3 against Brandon Dofat at 133. Brandon Weber picked up a Forfeit at 141, but Baker’s 14th-ranked Colby Johnson won by Fall at 5:52 against Evan Cole at 149.

Shota Sisco, ranked 14th for the Phoenix, claimed a 3-1 Decision versus Joseph Tallie at 157, and Clark’s pin of Bryson Wesley at 5:29 gave Cumberland a 21-6 edge in the match.

Baker 11-ranked Lucas Lovvorn won a 12-2 Major Decision against Brett Clark at 174 and fourth-ranked Jacob Smith edged John Oliveiri with a 5-4 Decision at 184. A Forfeit for the Wildcats at 197 left everything to the Heavyweight bout, with David Dow posting a 5-3 Decision over Jon Floyd for the final points.

Cumberland lost 32-9 to third-ranked Indiana Tech in its first match of the day. Austin Meyn, Sisco and Floyd each collected Decisions for the Phoenix, but the Warriors picked up a Major Decision, two Technical Falls and one pin as well as a Forfeit.

Meyn, ranked 17th at 141, recorded an 8-4 Decision against fifth-ranked Gaige Torres while Sisco registered an 8-6 Decision against Jon Watkins and Floyd won an 8-2 Decision over Dylan Cain.

Cumberland was set to face the University of Jamestown late Thursday night in the team’s final match of the event.

#3 Indiana Tech 32, Cumberland University 9

Wt. Class Winner Result Loser CU INT
125 #2 Sawyer Miller (INT) MD; 9-1 Keyshawn Laws (CU) 0 4
133 #2 Erique Early (INT) D; 6-3 Josh Parrett (CU) 0 7
141 #17 Austin Meyn  (CU) D; 8-4 #5 Gaige Torres (INT) 3 7
149 #6 Thomas Garty (INT) TF; 18-3 Evan Cole (CU) 3 12
157 #18 Shota Sisco (CU) D; 8-6 Jon Watkins (INT) 6 12
165 Mason Gaines (INT) TF; 16-0 Jacob Clark (CU) 6 17
174 Mitch Roadruck (INT) F; 5:00 Brett Clark (CU) 6 23
184 Scott Sopko (INT) D; 3-1 John Olivieri (CU) 6 26
197 Tyler Moser (INT) FOR   6 32
285 #18 Jon Floyd (CU) D; 8-2 Dylan Cain (INT) 9 32

 #15 Baker University 22, Cumberland University 21

Wt. Class Winner Result Loser CU BAK
125 Keyshawn Laws (CU) D; 7-5 Dylan Pelland (BAK) 3 0
133 Josh Parrett (CU) D; 10-3 Brandon Dofat (BAK) 6 0
141 Brandon Weber  (CU) FOR   12 0
149 #14 Colby Johnson (BAK) F; 5:52 Evan Cole (CU) 12 6
157 #14 Shota Sisco (CU) D; 3-1 Joseph Tallie (BAK) 15 6
165 Jacob Clark (CU) F; 5:29 Bryson Wesley (BAK) 21 6
174 #11 Lucas Lovvorn (BAK) MD; 12-2 Brett Clark (CU) 21 10
184 #4 Jacob Smith (BAK) D; 5-4 John Oliveiri (CU) 21 13
197 Zack Balden (BAK) FOR   21 19
285 David Dow (BAK) D; 5-3 #18 Jon Floyd (CU) 21 22

D – Decision
MD – Major Decision
TF – Technical Fall
F – Fall
FOR – Forfeit
MFOR – Medical Forfeit