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
|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
|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