Sisco places third, Jones fourth for CU at MSC Championships
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Sisco places third, Jones fourth for CU at MSC Championships
Shota Sisco placed third for the Phoenix in Saturday's Mid-South Conference Championships, posting three wins at 157. (Credit David Gerhart)

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.