LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Matthew Sells and senior Tommie Turner each picked up pins and senior Evan Cole won a Major Decision in 19th-ranked Cumberland’s 28-17 victory over Brewton-Parker in wrestling action Friday night in Mt. Vernon, Ga.
The Barons (1-9) won the opening bout of the dual at 125, a 6-4 Decision for Christopher Houston over freshman Dominic Robles, but junior Josh Parrett evened the match with a 6-5 Decision at 133 versus Immanuel Henderson and senior Brandon Weber picked up a Forfeit for the Phoenix at 141.
Cole posted a 10-2 Major Decision at 149 against Benghali Touray, but Cumberland (3-9) forfeited at 157, pulling Brewton-Parker within 13-9 in the match.
Sells pinned Taylor Steele at 1:50 at 165, increasing the CU advantage to 19-9, but BPC’s 20th-ranked Brooks Climmons registered a Tech Fall, 25-8, versus Brett Clark at 174. Cumberland’s 20th-ranked John Olivieri collected a 10-4 Decision at 184 versus Jeffrey Pinkney, but again the Barons stayed within striking distance with an 11-6 Decision at 197, as Daniel Anderson won over redshirt freshman Josh Croley.
Turner sealed the victory for the Phoenix with a pin at 2:52 against Draven Smith at 285, the first bout of the year for Turner.
Cumberland competes this Saturday in the Mid-South Conference Championships in Bowling Green, Ky., the qualifying tournament for the 60th Annual NAIA Championships next month in Topeka, Kan.
#19 Cumberland University 28, Brewton-Parker 17
|125||Christopher Houston (BPC)||D; 6-5||Dominic Robles (CU)||0||3|
|133||Josh Parrett (CU)||D; 6-4||Immanuel Henderson (BPC)||3||3|
|141||Brandon Weber (CU)||FOR||9||3|
|149||Evan Cole (CU)||MD; 10-2||Benghali Touray (BPC)||13||3|
|157||Hunter Young (BPC)||FOR||13||9|
|165||Matthew Sells (CU)||F; 1:50||Taylor Steele (BPC)||19||9|
|174||#20 Brooks Climmons (BPC)||TF; 25-8||Brett Clark (CU)||19||14|
|184||#20 John Oliveiri (CU)||D; 10-3||Jeffrey Pinkney (BPC)||22||14|
|197||Daniel Anderson||D; 11-6||Josh Croley (CU)||22||17|
|285||Tommie Turner (CU)||F; 2:52||Draven Smith||28||17|
D – Decision
MD – Major Decision
TF – Technical Fall
F – Fall
FOR – Forfeit
MFOR – Medical Forfeit