LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Shota Sisco finished third and junior DeAndre Jones placed fourth, leading the Phoenix wrestlers on Saturday at the Mid-South Conference Championships at Warren East High School in Bowling Green, Ky.
Sisco, ranked 19th nationally at 157, pinned Life University’s 14th-ranked Denver Stonecheck at 2:13 in his first bout before losing a 12-7 Decision to Southeastern University’s Dylan Chatterton. The Pickerington, Ohio, native won a 3-1 Decision in Sudden Victory over Lindsey Wilson’s 18th-ranked Bryce Hoffman and then picked up a 3-2 Decision versus Bobby Ehman from the University of the Cumberlands in the third-place match.
Senior Brandon Weber lost his first bout at 149, a 4-2 Decision in Sudden Victory to Southeastern’s 14th-ranked Jake Watters, but picked up two wins in the wrestleback. The Lawrenceville, Ga., native posted a 13-8 Decision against Life’s Marcus Abreu and registered a 4-2 Decision in Sudden Victory over Campbellsville University’s 10th-ranked Jayce Carr. He then lost by Fall at 6:03 to 16th-ranked Trent Leon from the University of the Cumberlands.
Sophomore John Olivieri, ranked 20th in the country at 184, won a 3-2 Decision in his first bout at over Southeastern’s 19th-ranked Jason Davis but lost by Fall at 3:46 to Campbellsville’s second-ranked Chuck Sharon. In the wrestleback the Murfreesboro, Tenn., native dropped an 8-7 Decision to Life’s eighth-ranked Hunter Smith but received a Medical Forfeit versus Max Emerson from the University of the Cumberlands.
Junior DeAndre Jones, ranked ninth nationally at 197, dropped a 6-0 Decision to Life’s second-ranked Dalton Bailey in his first match but won a 4-2 Decision in Sudden Victory over Life’s 17th-ranked Diallo Matsimella. The New Bern, N.C., native lost a 3-1 Decision to Lindsey Wilson’s 20th-ranked Corey Hinkle but got another win over Matsimella for fourth place.
Senior Tommie Turner lost a 2-0 Decision to 10th-ranked Quandre Chisolm from the University of the Cumberlands in his first bout at 285 but won a 2-1 Decision against Campbellsville’s Nate Jackson. The Dacula, Ga., native lost a 7-5 Decision to Lindsey Wilson’s fifth-ranked Brandon Reed in the third-place match.
Senior Evan Cole lost his first bout at 149, a 3-1 Decision to Campbellsville’s 15th-ranked Michael Diemer, before coming back with a 5-2 Decision over Brewton-Parker’s Dean Esquibel. He then dropped a 10-4 Decision to Life’s Dimitri Alicea.
Junior Josh Parrett dropped both of his outings at 133, a 5-3 Decision in Sudden Victory to Campbellsville’s Aaron Rugnao and a 4-1 Decision to Brewton-Parker’s Immanuel Henderson.
Senior Austin Meyn, ranked 12th in the country at 141, was pinned by 16th-ranked Trent Leon from the Cumberlands at 3:28 in his first match and took a Medical Forfeit versus Lindsey Wilson’s Lucas McCain in the backdraw.
Redshirt freshman Tanner Tidswell also dropped his first two bouts for the Phoenix, at 149, losing by Tech Fall, 16-0, at 3:51 to second-ranked Tres Leon from the Cumberlands and by Fall at 6:01 to Campbellsville’s David Sparks.
Freshman Matthew Sells lost by Fall at 3:58 to Lindsey Wilson’s fifth-ranked Brett Bradford in his first match at 165 and then dropped a 6-1 Decision to Southeastern’s 16th-ranked Matthew Cates.
Freshman Jacob Clark was pinned at 2:59 by 10th-ranked Hunter Bell from the University of the Cumberlands at 174 and lost by Forfeit to Brewton-Parker’s 20th-ranked Brooks Climmons in the backdraw.