Fast start propels wrestling past Jamestown
Friday, January 5, 2018
Fast start propels wrestling past Jamestown
John Olivieri claimed a 4-3 Decision at 184 late Thursday against Jamestown's MAtthew Hernandez in CU's 29-9 win. (Credit Tim Tushla)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Josh Parrett registered a Technical Fall and six other Cumberland wrestlers won by Decision, as the Phoenix posted a 29-9 victory over the University of Jamestown late Thursday at the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Parrett registered a 16-0 Tech Fall against Stuart Brandt at 133 after Keyshawn Laws opened the match with a 6-0 Decision over Jesus Barajas at 125. Seventeenth-ranked Austin Meyn followed Parrett with a 14-8 Decision versus Devon Lyle at 141 and Evan Cole collected a 10-3 Decision against Antonio Ruiz at 149.

Shota Sisco, ranked 14th at 157, continued his solid freshman campaign with a 6-4 Decision over Justin Folsom and Jacob Clark claimed a 7-3 Decision versus Kade Thompson at 165.

Jamestown got on the board at 174, with seventh-ranked Mike Zupan posting a 3-2 Decision against CU’s Brett Clark, but John Olivieri recorded a 4-3 Decision at 184 for Cumberland. The teams traded Forfeits at the final two weight classes.

The Phoenix return to action next weekend at the Fire Duals in Lakeland, Fla., taking on eighth-ranked Southeastern University and third-ranked Indiana Tech.

 Cumberland University 29, University of Jamestown 9

Wt. Class Winner Result Loser CU JAM
125 Keyshawn Laws (CU) D; 6-0 Jesus Barajas (JAM) 3 0
133 Josh Parrett (CU) TF; 16-0 Stuart Brandt (JAM) 8 0
141 #17 Josh Meyn (CU) D; 14-8 Devon Lyle (JAM) 11 0
149 Evan Cole (CU) D; 10-3 Antonio Ruiz (JAM) 14 0
157 #14 Shota Sisco (CU) D; 6-4 Justin Folsom (JAM) 17 0
165 Jacob Clark (CU) D; 7-3 Kade Thompson (JAM) 20 0
174 #7 Mike Zupan (JAM) D; 3-2 Brett Clark (CU) 20 3
184 John Olivieri (CU) D; 4-3 Matthew Hernandez (JAM) 23 3
197 William Parks (JAM) FOR   23 9
285 #18 Jon Floyd (CU) FOR   29 9

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