Cumberland Coaches' Show - Wrestling Season Recap
LEBANON, Tenn.--This episode of the coaches show is a recap of the 2022-23 Cumberland Wrestling Season with head coach James Hicks.
Smith finishes Third and Shires took Fifth at NAIA National Championship
WICHITA, Kan.--Cole Smith placed third and Sammy Shires took fifth place during the All-American Rounds of the final day of the NAIA National Championship at Hartman Arena.
Shires and Smith secure All-American status on Day One of National Championship
WICHITA, Kan.--Cumberland Wrestling ends day one of the NAIA National Championships with two guaranteed All-Americans. Sammy Shires shined and Cole Smith earned his third All-American honors joining a short list of Cumberland Wrestlers to accomplish the feat. The Phoenix are currently in 16th place after day one.
Cumberland Wrestling NAIA National Championship Preview
LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Wrestling kicks off their weekend at the National Championships on Friday, Mar. 3, at 9 a.m., with the Championship matches in each weight class taking place on Saturday, Mar. 4 on ESPN 3 at 7 p.m.
NAIA announces list of National Qualifiers with Eight Phoenix
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (Qualifiers by Weight Class | Qualifiers by School | Qualifiers by Conference) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has officially announced the qualifiers for the 2023 NAIA Wrestling National Championships hosted at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kan. The 66th annual event features four sessions and starts on March 3rd before ending on ESPN3 during the Championship bouts on Saturday, March 4th.
Wrestling Claims Four Individual Champions; Finish Second as a Team at MSC Championship
BOWLING GREEN, Ky.--Cumberland University wrestling had a strong showing at the Mid-South Conference Championships today finishing in second as a team with 137.0 points with a program-record four individual champions: Sammy Shires, Eli Clemmons, Cole Smith, and Ryan Long. Following the tournament, Shires was named the Mid-South Conference Freshman of the Year. James Hicks was named the Head Coach of the Year and Tyler Smith was named the Assistant Coach of the Year.
Cumberland Wrestling Stays put at No. 15
LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Wrestling stays put at No. 15 in the final edition of the NAIA Top 20 Coaches' Poll, announced by the national office on Wednesday.
Wrestling Wraps Up Regular Season with Annual Cumberland Open
LEBANON, Tenn.—Cumberland wrestling had a big showing at the annual Cumberland Open featuring wrestlers from all levels across the country.
Phoenix Wrestling Splits Regular Season Championship Dual
Lebanon, Tenn.-- Cumberland splits the regular season championship with a win over Thomas More and a heartbreaking drop to Lindsey Wilson. It came down to the last second of the final match, but Lindsey Wilson was ultimately able to claim the regular season champion title.
No. 15 Phoenix downs No. 20 Patriots to set up MSC Championship Match Friday
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.--No. 15 Cumberland goes on the road and defeats No. 20 the Cumberlands to remain perfect in Mid-South Conference play. The win sets up the Phoenix for a chance to claim the Mid-South Conference Regular Season Championship this Friday at home in Lebanon.
Five Phoenix Place Top 8 at the Blue Raider Open
COLUMBIA, Ky.--Five Cumberland Phoenix finish on the podium for a strong showing for CU at the Blue Raider Open hosted by Lindsey Wilson on Saturday.
Cumberland Wrestling drops two spots to No. 15
LEBANON, Tenn.–Cumberland Wrestling drops two spots in the fifth edition of the NAIA Top 20 Coaches' Poll to No. 15, announced by the national office on Thursday.
Two Phoenix podium at the Missouri Valley Invitational
MARSHALL, Mo.-- Cumberland wrestling finished with two Phoenix on the podiums at the Missouri Valley Invitational.
Five Phoenix remain after day one of the MoVal Invitational
MARSHALL, Mo.—Cumberland wrestling has a trio of Phoenix remaining in the quarterfinals of the Championship Bracket after day one action of the Missouri Valley Invitational.
Wrestling is the biggest mover in the fourth NAIA Top 20 Poll up to No. 13
LEBANON, Tenn.–Cumberland Wrestling makes the biggest move up five spots in the fourth edition of the NAIA Top 20 Coaches' Poll to No. 13 after a convincing win over No. 10 Campbellsville, announced by the national office on Thursday.
Wrestling Dominates Senior Night With Duals Victories
Lebanon, Tenn.-- CU Wrestling honored their seniors with back-to-back duals sweeps over Rio Grande and No. 9 Campbellsville. The Phoenix topped the Tigers for the first time in 14 seasons with the upset victory.
Wrestling Moves Up to No. 18 in NAIA Top 20
LEBANON, Tenn.–Cumberland Wrestling moves up pne spot in the latest edition of the NAIA Top 20 Coaches Poll to No. 18, announced by the national office on Wednesday.
Wrestling drops three ranked matches at the Fire Duals
LAKELAND, Fla.--Cumberland wrestling dropped three ranked matches at the Fire Duals losing to No. 15 Reinhardt, No. 10 Providence, and No. 3 Southeastern.
Cumberland Athletics in Third Place in the MSC President's Cup Standings
LEBANON, Tenn.. – Cumberland Athletics sits in third place in the Mid-South Conference President’s Cup standings after the fall season, conference officials announced on Friday.
Phoenix win two duals in Montgomery
MONTGOMERY, Ala.--Cumberland picked up two big wins in duals against Central Baptist and Huntigdon hosted by the Hawks in Montgomery.
Cumberland Wrestling jumps to No. 19 in NAIA Top 20 Poll
LEBANON, Tenn. –Cumberland wrestling was one of the biggest movers in the third NAIA Top 20 Coaches' Poll jumping into the rankings at No. 19, announced by the national office on Wednesday.
Phoenix go 3-0 at the Midway University Duals
MIDWAY, Ky.-- Cumberland wrestling picked up three dual wins at the Midway University Duals against Pikeville, West Virginia Tech, and host Midway.
Henry earns MSC Wrestler of the Week
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University heavyweight River Henry was voted Mid-South Conference Wrestler of the Week after posting a fall victory over Gabe Croom from Lincoln Memorial, as announced by the league office Monday.
Phoenix look dominant against Lincoln Memorial winning 43-3
LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland wrestling cruises to a 43-3 win in their home opener at the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.
Three Phoenix place Top 5 at the Life Open
MARIETTA, Ga.-- Three Phoenix placed inside the Top 5 at the Wrestlers in Business Network/Life U Open hosted by Life University.
Wrestling remains Receiving Votes in the NAIA Top 20 Poll
LEBANON, Tenn. –Cumberland wrestling remains receiving votes in the first regular season NAIA Top 20, announced today by the national office.
Five Phoenix Place Top 5 at the Kaufman Brand Open
ST. LOUIS, Mo.--Five Phoenix placed inside the Top 5 at the season opener at the Kaufman Brand Open hosted by Maryville in St. Louis.
Cumberland Coaches' Show - 2022-23 Wrestling Season Preview
LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Wrestling fans, this episode of the coaches show is a preview of the upcoming season with head coach James Hicks where he gives us his preview on this season's roster, a look at the upcoming schedule, and more.
Cumberland Athletics Champions Night set for November 1
LEBANON. Tenn.-- Cumberland athletics will be honoring the accomplishments of two teams and four individuals with a commemorative champions night on Tuesday, November 1.
Wrestling is Receiving Votes in the NAIA Top 20 Preseason Poll
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland begins the 2022-23 season receiving votes in the NAIA Top 20, announced today by the national office.
Rise Above Speaker Series - Tim Tebow
Director of Athletics Ron Pavan sits down with WSMV sports anchor Chris Harris to talk about the Rise Above Series Speaker, Tim Tebow.
Phoenix Wrestling Releases 2022-23 Schedule
LEBANON, Tenn.-- Phoenix Wrestling Head Coach James Hicks announces the 2022-23 schedule, which includes five home appearances and the annual Cumberland Open at the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.
Phoenix Wrestling Announces 2022-23 Class
Lebanon, Tenn.-- Cumberland Wrestling head coach James Hicks releases his 2022-23 recruiting class.