Nguyen places fourth, Oiveiri fifth at MVC Open
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Nguyen places fourth, Oiveiri fifth at MVC Open
Sean Nguyen won four matches and placed fourth at 125 at the Missouri Valley College Open. (Credit Chris Wells)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Sean Nguyen placed fourth and freshman John Oliveiri finished fifth, leading the Cumberland wrestling team on Saturday at the Missouri Valley College Invitational in Marshall, Mo.

Nguyen posted three consecutive wins in the main draw at 125, registering a 3-1 Decision over Baker University’s Zane Baugh, an 8-4 Decision versus Dickinson State’s Anthony Locke and a 9-6 Decision against William Penn’s John Altieri. The Spring Hill, Fla., native dropped a 12-5 Decision to Menlo College’s Troy Lakin before collecting a 12-6 Decision over Lyon College’s Dustin Miller. He lost a 9-7 Decision to Oklahoma City’s Mason Naifeh in the third-place match.

Oliveiri recorded three straight victories at 165 in the main draw, starting with a 6-4 Decision in overtime against Waldorf College’s Austin Roys. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native pinned Southeastern University’s Tim Dinsdale at 0:40 and moved on with an Injury Forfeit in the quarterfinals. He lost a 21-5 Technical Fall to Missouri Valley College’s Andrew Simmons and an 18-0 Tech Fall to Grand View’s Ryan Niven. In the fifth-place match he won by Medical Forfeit.

Junior Brandon Weber split four bouts at 141, posting an 18-6 Major Decision over Ottawa University’s Antonio Sandoval before dropping an 11-2 Major Decision to Menlo’s Steele Escobedo. The Lawrenceville, Ga., native collected a 7-3 Decision against Bacone College’s Abel VillaMoreno before losing a 5-2 Decision to Briar Cliff’s Nathan Ryan.

Senior Matt Carroll followed the same format as Weber at 197, recording a 4-1 Decision versus University of Jamestown’s Will Parks before losing by Fall at 3:33 to Concordia [NE] University’s Ken Burkhardt, Jr. The Cumming, Ga., native won a 9-0 Major Decision over Briar Cliff’s Jacob Spencer but lost by Fall at 2:21 to Northwestern College’s Luis Rivera-Santiago.

Freshman Jon Floyd also split his four matches at 285, pinning Benedictine College’s Ron Broyles at 2:16 before losing a 5-3 Decision to Menlo’s Javier Gonzalez. The Springboro, Ohio, native pinned Southeastern’s Silas Root at 2:47 but lost by Fall at 4:49 to Campbellsville University’s Nate Jackson.