No. 6 Cumberland falls to No. 13 Cumberlands, 25-14
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
No. 6 Cumberland falls to No. 13 Cumberlands, 25-14
No. 5 Cole Smith picked up a major decision over No. 15 Jacob McNutt of the Cumberlands. (Credit: Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn.--No. 13  University of the Cumberlands wrestling upset the sixth-ranked Phoenix 25-14 in wrestling action in Williamsburg, Ky. the Phoenix now fall to 8-4 on the year and 2-4 against ranked opponents. 

The match started at the 125 weight class with No. 8 Carter Cox starting Cumberland off right with a 12-4 major decision over Cumberlands' Greg Hudson. Austin Plumlee saw his first action of the season following suit with a decision for the Phoenix to go up 6-0. 

The first marquee match of the day came between No. 17 Keshawn Laws and No. 15 Bryce Nickel. Nickel got the best of Laws just narrowly with a 3-2 decision and put the Patriots on the board, 6-3.

No. 3 Anthony Maia took care of business over Victor Zamora with a 12-8 decision, but No. 17 Weston Miles was able to pin Tyler Moore to tie the match.

No. 5 Cole Smith handled No. 15 Jacob McNutt easily with the major decision 10-1, but No. 12 Jared Swank answered Smith's major decision with a  major for the Patriots over Austin Antcliffe tying the match back up at 13-13.

Gabe Jacobs gets a huge upset over No. 9, John Olivieri, with a 14-2 major decision, but more importantly, it gave the Patriots their first lead of the match, 17-13. Harold Gilmore solidified the victory with a tech fall over Elliot Grinder 16-0 in the third period.

 No. 4 Aaron Jonson capped the day for the Patriots with a 5-3 decision over No. 3 Patrick Depiazza.

The Phoenix will return to action next Friday against No. 2 Life University and Allen University.

#13 Cumberlands 25, #6 Cumberland 14

 Wt. 

Winner

Result

Loser

Cumberland

 Cumberlands

125

#8 Carter Cox (CU)

MD; 12-4

Gage Hudson (UC)

4

0

133

Austin Plumlee (CU) D; 5-2

Ryan Franco (UC)

7

0

141

#15 Bryce Nickel (UC)

D; 3-2 #17 Keshawn Laws (CU)

7

3

149

#3 Anthony Maia (CU)

D; 12-8

Victor Zamora (UC)

10

3

157

#17 Weston Milnes

F; 3:57

Tyler Moore (CU)

10

9

165

#6 Cole Smith (CU) MD; 10-1 #15 (157) Jacob McNutt

14

9

174

#12 Jared Swank (UC) MD; 15-4 Austin Antcliffe (CU)

14

13

184

Gabe Jacobs (UC) MD; 14-2 #9 John Olivieri (CU)

14

17

197

Harold Gilmore (UC) TF; 16-0 Elliot Grinder (CU) 14

22

285

#4 Aaron Johnson

D; 5-2

#3 Patrick Depiazza (CU)

14

25

D - Decision
MD - Major Decision
SV- Sudden Victory
TB- Tiebreaker
TF - Technical Fall
F - Fall
FF - Forfeit
MFF - Medical Forfeit
INJ – Injury
DQ- Disqualification