LEBANON, Tenn. – Nate Croley registered a Major Decision and Sean Nguyen and Orlando Nawade each picked up victories, but seventh-ranked University of the Cumberlands used two pins and a Technical Fall to post a 27-16 victory over Cumberland in wrestling action Wednesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.
The Phoenix (12-6) started the match with a 9-4 Decision by Nguyen against John Williams at 125, but the match turned quickly with a pair of pins by the Patriots in the next two bouts.
Fourth-ranked Jake Sinkovics pinned Josh Elpers at 3:16 at 133 and third-ranked Tres Leon pinned Brandon Weber at 4:17 at 141. Fourteenth-ranked Hunter Bell followed with a 16-0 Tech Fall over Evan Cole at 149 for a 17-3 UC advantage in the match.
Croley, ranked eighth at 157, ended the stretch for the visitors with a 17-7 Major Decision against Bobby Ehman, but Tristan Macri collected a 13-3 Major Decision versus CU’s 10th-ranked John Olivieri.
Nawade recorded a 3-2 Decision at 174 against Max Emerson, but UC’s Cameron Jones nipped No. 5 Kyle Delaune in a 4-3 Decision at 184. Fourth-ranked Ramsey Bloy finished off the match for the Patriots with a 6-4 Decision over Matt Carroll at 197. UC forfeited the bout at 285.
#17 Univ. of the Cumberlands 27, #13 Cumberland Univ. 16
|125||Sean Nguyen (CU)||D; 9-4||John Williams (UC)||3||0|
|133||#4 Jake Sinkovics (UC)||F; 3:16||Josh Elpers (CU)||3||6|
|141||#3 Tres Leon (UC)||F; 4:17||Brandon Weber (CU)||3||12|
|149||#14 Hunter Bell (UC)||TF; 16-0||Evan Cole (CU)||3||17|
|157||#8 Nate Croley (CU)||MD; 17-7||Bobby Ehman (UC)||7||17|
|165||Tristan Macri (UC)||MD; 13-3||#10 John Olivieri (CU)||7||21|
|174||Orlando Nawade (CU)||D; 3-2||Max Emerson (UC)||10||21|
|184||Cameron Jones (UC)||D; 4-3||#5 Kyle Delaune (CU)||10||24|
|197||#4 Ramsey Bloy (UC)||D; 6-4||Matt Carroll (CU)||10||27|
|285||Jon Floyd (CU)||FOR||Devin Morrow (UC)||16||27|
D – Decision
MD – Major Decision
TF – Technical Fall
F – Fall
FOR – Forfeit
MFOR – Medical Forfeit