Walton, Olivieri pick up three wins apiece at NWCA National Duals
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Walton, Olivieri pick up three wins apiece at NWCA National Duals
Freshman Nathan Walton won all three of his bouts against ranked opponents Saturday at the NWCA National Duals. (Credit Tim Tushla)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Nathan Walton and junior John Olivieri each won three matches while freshmen Joshua Teaster and Grayson Walthall collected two victories apiece for Cumberland on Friday in the NWCA National Duals in Louisville, Ky.

The Phoenix lost all three dual matches to teams ranked in the Top 20 nationally, dropping a 27-12 decision to second-ranked Indiana Tech, 25-15 to No. 9 Midland University and 36-7 to 17th-ranked Marian University. Cumberland Forfeited matches at 149 and 197 in all three duals.

Walton, ranked 12th nationally at 174, registered a 5-0 Decision against Indiana Tech’s 13th-ranked Jake Weimer and tallied an 11-7 Decision versus Midland’s ninth-ranked Stephon Gray. The Brownsburg, Ind., native finished the day with a 3-0 Decision over Marian’s 15th-ranked Jack Servies.

Olivieri, ranked No. 19 at 184, collected three victories for CU, starting with a 5-4 Decision over Indiana Tech’s 15th-ranked Josue Hill. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native recorded a 9-4 Decision versus Midland’s Zachary Wendle and netted a 13-4 Major Decision against Marian’s Sam Osho.

Teaster outlasted Indiana Tech’s Jon Watkins for a 7-6 Decision at 157 and pinned Midland’s Tristian Snover. The Townsend, Tenn., native dropped an 8-2 Decision to Marian’s Brett Johnson.

Walthall posted a 7-2 Decision versus Indiana Tech’s Joseph Chacon at 285 and won a 7-3 Decision against Midland’s Alton Johnson. The Memphis, Tenn., native lost by Fall at 3:31 to Marian’s 16th-ranked Ethan Bunce.

Cumberland hosts fifth-ranked University of the Cumberlands this Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena and takes on No. 13 Southeastern University next Saturday at 1 p.m. at home as well.

#2 Indiana Tech 27, Cumberland University 12

Wt. Class Winner Result Loser CU INTE
125 #2 Sawyer Miler (INTE) D; 7-3 Austin Plumlee (CU) 0 3
133 #2 Erique Early (INTE) TF; 18-3 Jacob Rhyne (CU) 0 8
141 Da'Vion Williams (INTE) D; 2-1 Alema Favors (CU) 0 11
149 #10 Robert Humphrey (INTE) FOR   0 17
157 Joshua Teaster (CU) D; 7-6 Jon Watkins (INTE) 3 17
165 Jacob Gross (INTE) MD; 9-1 Matthew Sells (CU) 3 21
174 #12 Nathan Walton (CU) D; 5-0 #13 Jake Weimer (INTE) 6 21
184 #19 John Olivieri (CU) D; 5-4 #15 Josue Hill (INTE) 9 21
197 #11 Oscar Martinez (INTE) FOR   9 27
285 Grayson Walthall (CU) D; 7-2 Joseph Chacon (INTE) 12 27

#9 Midland University 25, Cumberland University 15

Wt. Class Winner Result Loser CU MID
125 Daniel Vargas (MID) D; 6-2 Austin Plumlee (CU) 0 3
133 #4 Julian Gaytan (MID) MD; 12-4 Jacob Rhyne (CU) 0 7
141 #2 David Berg (MID) D; 6-4 Alema Favors (CU) 0 10
149 Tristan Zamilpa (MID) FOR   0 16
157 Joshua Teaster (CU) F; 1:03 Tristian Snover (MID) 6 16
165 #7 Dominique Evans (MID) D; 7-3 Matthew Sells (CU) 6 19
174 #12 Nathan Walton (CU) D; 11-7 #9 Stephon Gray (MID) 9 19
184 #19 John Olivieri (CU) D; 9-4 Zachary Wendle (MID) 12 19
197 Dylan Buschow (MID) FOR   12 25
285 Grayson Walthall (CU) D; 7-3 Alton Johnson (MID) 15 25

#18 Marian University 36, Cumberland University 7

Wt. Class Winner Result Loser CU MAR
125 #16 Chris Sharp (MAR) D; 9-3 Austin Plumlee (CU) 0 3
133 #12 Chris James (MAR) F; 2:44 Jacob Rhyne (CU) 0 9
141 Mason Miranda (MAR) D; 9-3 Alema Favors (CU) 0 12
149 #15 Bailey Moore (MAR) FOR   0 18
157 Brett Johnson (MAR) D; 8-2 Joshua Teaster (CU) 0 21
165 Kain Rust (MAR) D; 3-2 Matthew Sells (CU) 0 24
174 #12 Nathan Walton (CU) D; 3-0 #15 Jack Servies (MAR) 3 24
184 #19 John Olivieri (CU) MD; 13-4 Sam Osho (MAR) 7 24
197 Alston Bane (MAR) FOR   7 30
285 #16 Ethan Bunce (MAR) F; 3:31 Grayson Walthall (CU) 7 36

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