Wrestling claims dual wins over Southeastern, Ouachita Baptist
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Wrestling claims dual wins over Southeastern, Ouachita Baptist
Sean Nguyen posted a pair of wins at 125 in CU's dual matches Saturday over Southeastern and Ouachita Baptist. (Credit Tim Tushla)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sean Nguyen, Sammy Rosario and Kyle Delaune each posted a pair of victories and 17th-ranked Cumberland jumped ahead early in both duals en route to a 23-13 win against No. 19 Southeastern University and a 27-15 victory over Ouachita Baptist in wrestling action on Saturday in Lakeland, Fla.

Nguyen collected a 12-6 Decision over Southeastern’s Olson Delisca and an 18-6 Major Decision versus Ouachita’s Tyson Hume at 125, getting the Phoenix (10-3) off to good starts in both matches.

Rosario, ranked fifth at 133, followed with a 14-3 Major Decision against Southeastern’s Jaaziel Santana and pinned Ouachita’s Weston Cronan at 4:49.

Seventh-ranked Delaune picked up a Forfeit at 184 versus Southeastern and recorded a 19-1 Technical Fall over Ouachita’s Aaron Clayton.

Nguyen and Rosario gave Cumberland a 7-0 lead in the match against Southeastern, but SEU’s Caleb Rudisill registered a 8-6 Decision in Sudden Victory versus 15th-ranked Austin Meyn at 141, though CU’s Evan Cole followed with a 9-1 Major Decision at 149 against 10th-ranked Adrian Hughes.

Southeastern’s ninth-ranked Giovanny Bonilla tallied a 14-7 Decision over No. 12 Nate Croley at 157 and SEU’s fifth-ranked Tim Dinsdale posted a 12-2 Major Decision versus No. 16 Peter Donchev at 165. The Fire pulled ahead in the match, 13-11, with 13th-ranked Zach Colgan’s 11-6 Decision against No. 11 Orlando Nawade at 174.

Delaune’s Forfeit put the Phoenix back ahead and Matt Carroll followed with a 14-8 Decision at 197 over Zechariah Rives. Tommie Turner finished off the match with a 3-2 Decision in a tiebreaker against Silas Root.

Victories by Nguyen and Rosario gave Cumberland a 10-0 lead versus Ouachita and Brandon Weber added three more points with a 5-4 Decision over Harrison Bamman at 141.

The Tigers got on the board at 149, with third-ranked Blake Clevenger pinning Javon Walker at 4:02, but Croley registered an 8-1 Decision against Connar Loderhose at 157.

Ouachita pulled within 16-12 with a pin by Jonathan Woods at 165 over John Oliveiri at 4:28, but Nawade won an 8-6 Decision over Kaleb Rippy at 174 and Delaune destroyed Aaron Clayton at 184 for an almost insurmountable 24-12 advantage.

OBU’s Austin Hailey posted a 2-1 Decision against Tony Crowell at 197, but Cumberland freshman Jon Floyd ended the day with a 3-2 Decision against Jerhett Lett.

Cumberland heads to Marshall, Mo., next weekend for the two-day Missouri Valley College Invitational before getting back into Mid-South Conference action at home January 27 versus Truett-McConnell.

#17 Cumberland Univ. 23, #19 Southeastern Univ. 13

Wt. Class Winner Result Loser CU SEU
125 Sean Nguyen (CU) D; 12-6 Olson Delisca (SEU) 3 0
133 #5 Sammy Rosario (CU) MD; 14-3 Jaaziel Santana (SEU) 7 0
141 Caleb Rudisill (SEU) SV-1; 8-6 #15 Austin Meyn (CU) 7 3
149 Evan Cole (CU) MD; 9-1 #10 Adrian Hughes (SEU) 11 3
157 #9 Gionvanny Bonilla (SEU) D; 14-7 #12 Nate Croley (CU) 11 6
165 #5 Tim Dinsdale (SEU) MD; 12-2 #16 Peter Donchev (CU) 11 10
174 #13 Zach Colgan (SEU) D; 11-6 #11 Orlando Nawade (CU) 11 13
184 #7 Kyle Delaune (CU) FOR   17 13
197 Matt Carroll (CU) D; 14-8 Zechariah Rives (SEU) 20 13
285 Tommie Turner (CU) TB-1; 3-2 Silas Root (SEU) 23 13

#17 Cumberland Univ. 27, Ouachita Baptist 15

Wt. Class Winner Result Loser CU OBU
125 Sean Nguyen (CU) MD; 18-6 Tyson Hume (OBU) 4 0
133 #5 Sammy Rosario (CU) F; 4:49 Weston Cronan (OBU) 10 0
141 Brandon Weber (CU) D; 5-4 Harrison Bamman (OBU) 13 0
149 #3 Blake Clevenger (OBU) F; 4:02 Javon Walker (CU) 13 6
157 #12 Nate Croley (CU) D; 8-1 Connar Loderhose (OBU) 16 6
165 Jonathon Woods (OBU) F; 4:28 John Oliveiri (CU) 16 12
174 #11 Orlando Nawade (CU) D; 8-6 Kaleb Rippy (OBU) 19 12
184 #7 Kyle Delaune (CU) TF; 19-1 Aaron Clayton (OBU) 24 12
197 Austin Hailey (OBU) D; 2-1 Tony Crowell (CU) 24 15
285 Jon Floyd (CU) D; 3-2 Jerhett Lett (OBU) 27 15

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