Wrestling completes comeback in 20-19 victory
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Wrestling completes comeback in 20-19 victory
Kyle Deluane registered a 6-2 Decision at 184 in CU's 20-19 victory over the University of the Cumberlands. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Dustin Harris won by Fall and Kyle Delaune and Scott Stewart each picked up Decisions in the final four matches, with Stewart clinching a 20-19 Cumberland victory with a 5-2 Decision at 285 in wrestling action Saturday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

The Bulldogs fell behind, 10-0, and trailed 16-8 after six bouts before mounting a comeback. Harris pinned Sean Bateman in 29 seconds at 174 and Delaune registered a 6-2 Decision over Brocky Leidecker at 184, giving CU a 17-16 edge.

The Patriots’ Devin Morris eeked out a 1-0 Decision versus Christian Varner at 197, but Stewart clinched the team victory in the heavyweight class.

CU’s Ethyn Holbrook won a 4-1 Decision at 141 to get the Bulldogs on the board and eighth-ranked Jake Williams racked up his 17th victory this semester with a 19-4 Technical Fall at 149 against Landon Burkhalter.

Thirteenth-ranked James Nolan started the match with a pin at 2:33 over CU’s Chris Mosher at 125 and 13th-ranked Grant Burkhalter followed with a 13-4 Major Decision for the Patriots versus Robbie Resendiz at 133.

Tristan Macri recorded an 8-2 Decision against Nate Croley at 157 and Scott Deluse won a 4-3 Decision over Peter Donchev at 165, giving the Cumberlands the 16-8 advantage before the final four bouts.

Cumberland competes again in two weeks at the NAIA East Region Qualifier in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Cumberland Univ. 20, Univ. of the Cumberlands 19

Wt. Class Winner Loser Type; Score CU UC
125 #13 James Nolan (UC) Chris Mosher (CU) F; 2:33 0 6
133 #13 Grant Burkhalter (UC) Robbie Resendiz (CU) MD; 13-4 0 10
141 Ethyn Holbrook (CU) Bobby Ehman (UC) D; 4-1 3 10
149 #8 Jake Williams (CU) Landon Burkhalter (UC) TF; 19-4 8 10
157 Tristan Macri (UC) Nate Croley (CU) D; 8-2 8 13
165 Scott Deluse (UC) Peter Donchev (CU) D; 4-3 8 16
174 Dustin Harris (CU) Sean Bateman (UC) F; 0:29 14 16
184 Kyle Delaune (CU) Brocky Leidecker (UC) D; 6-2 17 16
197 Devin Morrow (UC) Christian Varner (CU) D; 1-0 17 19
285 Scott Stewart (CU) Nick Auxier D; 5-2 20 19

D - Decision
MD - Major Decision
TF - Technical Fall
F - Fall
FOR - Forfeit
MED - Medical