Phoenix soar past Keiser 40-6 on Senior Day
Friday, February 4, 2022
Phoenix soar past Keiser 40-6 on Senior Day
Cumberland honored 12 seniors prior to the match. (Credit: Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn.--No. 11 Cumberland wrestling cruises to a 40-6 win while honoring 12 seniors prior to the match at the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena Friday afternoon. 

No. 9 Carter Cox started the Phoenix off with a decision over Riley Stevens at 125 and Keshawn Laws won via a forfeit to put Cumberland up 9-0 after two matches.

James Berline held on to defeat Blaine Fussel in a 10-9 decision. Fussel fought from behind, but Berline edged him with one point from riding time. 

Eli Clemmons picked up the pin in the second period over Ryan Mazour for six team points and No. 8 Anthony Maia followed that with a 7-2 decision over George Zertopoulis to put the Phoenix up 18-3. 

No. 1 Cole Smith picked up five points with a 20-2 tech fall over Adam El-Damir and Matthew Sells followed that with a quick pin in the first period to put Cumberland up 29-3. 

At 184, Austin Antcliffe won via a tech fall over Hayden Malson and No. 20 River Henry pinned Brett Bosserman in the first period for the final points for Cumberland in the match. 

Grant Clarkson dropped a 3-2 decision in the final match of the day for the final score of 40-6.

The Phoenix will be back in action on Saturday at the Cumberland Open. The open will start at 9:00 a.m.

125: #9 Carter Cox (CU) over Riley Stevens (KU) (Dec. 3-1) 3-0
133: #10 Keshawn Laws (CU) over unknown (Forfeit) 9-0
141: James Berline (KU) over Blaine Fussel (CU) (Dec. 10-9) 9-3
149: Eli Clemmons (CU) over Ryan Mazour (KU) (Fall 5:00) 15-3
157: #8 Anthony Maia (CU) over George Zertopoulis (KU) (Dec. 7-2) 18-3
165: #1 Cole Smith (CU) over Adam El-Damir (KU) (TF 20-2) 23-3
174: Matthew Sells (CU) over Mitchell Clark (KU) (Fall 0:53) 29-3
184: Austin Antcliffe (CU) over Hayden Malson (KU) (TF 19-4) 34-3
197: #20 River Henry (CU) over Brett Bosserman (KU) (Fall 2:22) 40-3
285: Earnest Johnson (KU) over Grant Clarkson (CU) (Dec. 3-2) 40-6