No. 2 Life tops No. 11 Cumberland, 26-14
Sunday, January 30, 2022
No. 2 Life tops No. 11 Cumberland, 26-14
Anthony Maia picked up a pin for six team points. (Credit: Life Sports Information)

MARIETTA, Ga.--No. 11 Cumberland picked up four wins including a po fall victory by Anthony Maia and No. 1 Cole Smith remained perfect beating No. 2 Sid Ohl, but No. 2 Life had too much firepower for the Phoenix to overcome.

The match started at 184 and Austin Antcliffe scored first for the Phoenix holding on for a 4-3 decision over Bryan Canedo to give the Phoenix a 3-0 lead early, but No. 2 Zane Lannom pinned No. 20 River Henry to put Life up 6-3.

No. 7 Patrick Depiazza held on for a 3-2 decision to tie things back at 6-6. No. 2 Brandon Orum defeated No. 9 Carter Cox with a 10-6 decision and the Running Eagles went back ahead 9-6.

Jacob Ruiz upset No. 10 Keshawn Laws with a 7-0 decision to put Life up 12-6, but following this match an unsportsmanlike conduct was called on the Phoenix taking one point from the team score to push the Running Eagles lead to 12-5.

Blaine Fussel lost via a major decision and Eli Clemmons was pinned late in the third period allowing Life to get up 22-5 with three matches left.

Cumberland needed three pins at this point to get the upset victory and No. 8 Anthony Maia delivered with a pin in the first period.

Following the pin was the main event of this match, No. 1 Cole Smith vs No. 2 Sid Ohl. Smith edged Ohl with a 3-2 decision, but it clinched the win for Life at 22-14. 

Matthew Sells lost the final match via a major decision to bring the final score to 26-14.

The Phoenix will return to the mat on Friday when they host Keisier University in a home dual.


No. 2 Life 26, No. 11 Cumberland 14

184 Austin Antcliffe (CU) over Bryan Canedo (Dec. 4-3) 0-3

197 No.2 Zane Lanham over No. 20 River Henry (CU) (Fall 3:51) 6-3

285 No. 7 Patrick DePiazza (CU) over Spencer Dacus (Dec. 2-1) 6-6

125 No. 2 Brandon Orum over No. 9 Carter Cox (CU) (Dec. 10-6) 9-6

133 Jacob Ruiz over No. 10 Keyshawn Laws (CU) (Dec.7-0) 12-5

141 No. 8 Julian Hernandez over Blaine Fussel (CU) (Maj. 16-8) 16-5

149 No. 2 Denver Stonecheck over Eli Clemmons (CU) (Fall 5:44) 22-5

157 No. 8 Anthony Maia (CU) over Stephen Villalobos (Fall 1:43) 22-11

165 No. 1 Cole Smith (CU) over No. 2 Sid Ohl (Dec. 3-2) 22-14

174 No. 4 Asher Eichert over Matthew Sells (CU) (Maj. 16 -3) 26-14