Phoenix look dominant against Lincoln Memorial winning 43-3
Monday, November 21, 2022
Phoenix look dominant against Lincoln Memorial winning 43-3
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LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland wrestling cruises to a 43-3 win in their home opener at the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.

Pacey Najdusak started the Phoenix off with a decision over Porter Finstad at 125 and Ellis Haney won via Andrew Overbay in a major decision to put Cumberland up 7-0 after two matches.

The Phoenix started to take off in the 141 match when Sammy Shires picked up a technical fall over Kade Millsaps and then Elijah Griffin followed it up with a technical fall victory over Graham Rocha to put the Phoenix up 17-0.

Eli Clemmons defeated Logan Simpson in a 7-3 decision to bring the score to 20-0 but the Railsplitters got on the board when Nickolas Krauss took down Ethan Gomez in a 9-6 decision.

Anthony Pyron put the Phoenix back on track with a 20-3 technical fall victory over Jack Hill to put Cumberland up 25-3. The Phoenix picked up back to back victories via forfeits at 184 and 197.

River Henry recorded a pin in 1:46 over Gabe Croom in the final match of the day for a final score of 43-3.

Cumberland will be back in action on December 3 to take on Midway University on the road.

125: Pacey Najdusak (CU) over Porter Finstad (LMU) (Dec. 11-6) 3-0
133: Ellis Haney (CU) over Andrew Overbay (LMU) (Maj. 16-7) 7-0
141: Sammy Shires (CU) over Kade Millsaps (LMU) (Tech. 19-3) 12-0
149: Elijah Griffin (CU) over Graham Rocha (LMU) (Tech. 18-3) 17-0
157: Eli Clemmons (CU) over Logan Simpson (LMU) (Dec. 7-3) 20-0
165: Nickolas Krauss (LMU) over Ethan Gomez (CU) in a (Dec. 9-6) 20-3
174: Anthony Pyron (CU) over Jack Hill (LMU) (Tech. 20-3) 25-3
184: Justin Oldknow (CU) over unknown (Forfeit) 31-3
197: Kadin Stutzman (CU) over unknown (Forfeit) 37-3
285: River Henry (CU) over Gabe Croom (LMU) (Fall 1:46)