LOUISVILLE,Ky.-- No. 7 Southeastern took an early lead and never looked back with 24-13 win against No. 9 Cumberland ending the CU's time at the NWCA National Duals.
Isaac Crowell put the Fire up 3-0 after a 7-3 decision victory over first Carter Cox in the 125 class. Keshawn Laws tied up the match at 3-all after a 12-5 decision victory over Xavier Williamson.
The Phoenix were unable to keep the momentum after Laws's victory as Blaine Fussell fell to Kael Brisker 22-4 by way of technical fall in the 141 class. The Fire claimed an 11-3 match lead over the Phoenix with a 9-5 decision victory by Maxwell Kauffman over Eli Clemmons.
Anthony Maia earned a big decision victory over Trace Braun by a score of 9-5 cutting into the Fire's lead at the halfway point in the match 11-6. Cole Smith followed suit and earned a 12-3 major decision victory over Wyatt Kirkham, his third victory of the tournament.
Matthew Sells fell to Stephen Kelle with an 11-1 major decision loss while Austin Antcliffe was pinned by Blake Rypel in the 184 class. River Henry lost his match to Trillyon Fils-Aime by a 2-1 decision, followed by Patrick Depiazza's 7-6 decision win over Gage Braun in the 285 weight class.
Cumberland takes on the RV Hastings and No. 7 Southeastern again at the Fire Duals on Sunday Jan. 15 from Lakeland, Fla.
No. 7 Southeastern defeated No. 9 Cumberland (Tenn.) 24-13