The Citadel tops Duke, falls to No. 24 North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Odie Delaney earned wins in each of his two bouts on Sunday to move into a tie for second place in school history with 117 career wins as The Citadel wrestling team split a pair of matches at the UNC Duals. The Bulldogs downed Duke 19-17 before falling to North Carolina, 27-9.
With the Bulldogs down 17-15 heading into the final bout, heavyweight Odie Delaney earned a major-decision victory over Duke's Brian Self to clinch The Citadel's seventh win of the season and eighth consecutive against the Blue Devils.
An 11-4 decision over Tar Heel heavyweight David Woody in the Bulldogs' second dual moved Delaney into a tie with Travis Piccard ('06) for second-most wins in Citadel history with 117. The redshirt senior is now just eight shy of tying Ryan McClester ('06) for most in school history.
After the Bulldogs dropped their first two matches, The Citadel's seventh-ranked Ugi Khishignyam earned a 5-1 decision over Duke's Tanner Hough to pull the Bulldogs within four, 7-3. The win was Khishignyam’s conference-leading 35th.
Following a Jordan Dix loss, Matt Frisch and Vincent Bellaran collected wins by decision and fall, respectively, to give the Bulldogs their first lead of the match, 12-10.
A Josh Tuck win by decision, in between losses at 174 and 197 pounds, left The Citadel down 17-15 heading into the heavyweight bout. Delaney sealed the victory by a 14-3 margin to earn his 33rd win of the season and third by major decision.
It was all North Carolina in the second dual of the day as the 24th-ranked Tar Heels notched wins in each of the first four bouts, including an overtime win by No. 6 Evan Henderson over No. 7 Khishignyam at 141.
After a scoreless first period, the two ranked grapplers exchanged escapes to start the next two periods and closed out the seven-minute regulation at a 1-1 tie.
Henderson earned a takedown in overtime to top the Mongolia native by a 3-1 score. Henderson has now edged out the Bulldog grappler twice this season in close matches.
Frisch put The Citadel on the board in the 157-pound bout with an 8-6 decision over UNC's Chris Mears. The redshirt freshman improved his record to 26-13 on the season.
A win by Marshall Haas at 197 pounds, followed by an 11-4 win in Delaney's regular-season finale, concluded the match with the Tar Heels on top, 27-9.
The Citadel (7-6, 5-2 SoCon) will take the next three weeks to prepare for the Southern Conference Championships held on March 9 in Lexington, Va.
The Citadel 19, Duke
125-Peter Terrezza (Duke) dec. Joaquin Marquez (Citadel), 8-3
133-Brandon Gambucci (Duke) maj. dec. Aaron Hansen (Citadel), 12-3
141-#7 Ugi Khishignyam (Citadel) dec. Tanner Hough (Duke), 5-1
149-Marcus Cain (Duke) dec. Jordan Dix (Citadel), 8-3
157-Matt Frisch (Citadel) dec. Immnuel Kerr-Brown (Duke), 6-1
165-Vincent Bellaran (Citadel) pin Randy Roden (Duke), 6:04
174-Trey Adamson (Duke) maj. dec. Jack Duane (Citadel), 19-5
184-Josh Tuck (Citadel) dec. Dylan Ryan (Duke), 5-2
197-Diego Bencomo (Duke) dec. Marshall Haas (Citadel), 5-3
HWT-#13 Odie Delaney (Citadel) maj. dec. Brian Self (Duke), 14-3
North Carolina 27,
The Citadel 9
125-#7 Nathan Kraisser (UNC) maj. dec. Joaquin Marquez (The Citadel), 10-1
133-#19 Joey Ward (UNC) pin Aaron Hansen (The Citadel), 2:14
141-#6 Evan Henderson (UNC) dec. #7 Ugi Khishignyam (The Citadel), 3-1
149-Christian Barber (UNC) dec. Jordan Dix (The Citadel), 3-0
157-Matt Frisch (The Citadel) dec. Chris Mears (UNC), 8-6
165-John Staudenmayer (UNC) tech. fall Vincent Bellaran (The Citadel), 5:22
174-Tanner Eitel (UNC) dec. Jack Duane (The Citadel), 7-4
184-Alex Utley (UNC) dec. Josh Tuck (The Citadel), 6-2
197-Marshall Haas (The Citadel) dec. Frank Abbondanza (UNC), 4-0
HWT-#13 Odie Delaney (The Citadel) maj. dec. Jake Barnhart (UNC), 11-4
Campbell splits with North Carolina and Duke, falls to Ohio
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Campbell split two matches against ACC opponents Sunday at the Carolina Duals, as it fell to No. 24 North Carolina 26-19 but bounced back to defeat Duke 20-19. The Fighting Camels later faced Ohio in Durham, N.C., falling 36-16.
Campbell now stands at 7-9 overall.
In Campbell’s first match of the day, a late-meet surge couldn’t put the Camels over the Tar Heels.
At 125 pounds, freshman No. 27 Eric Montoya was pinned by No. 7 Nathan Kraisser. Campbell quickly answered, as redshirt junior Tanner Bidelspach pinned No. 19 Joey Ward in 3:53.
UNC won two in a row at 141 and 149 pounds, as No. 6 Evan Henderson posted a 13-4 major decision over freshman Michael Dahlstrom and Christian Barber blanked redshirt junior Brent Jorge 5-0.
Redshirt junior Nick Rex won an overtime battle over Chris Mears, earning a 6-4 decision at the 157-pound spot.
The Tar Heels came back to win three matches at 165, 14, and 184 pounds. At 165, John Staudenmayer won an 8-4 decision over sophomore Paul Duggan. UNC then posted two technical fall victories as Tanner Eitel defeated redshirt freshman Cody Ryba (174 pounds) in 4:00 and Alex Utley won in 7:00 over freshman Taylor McGiffen (184 pounds).
The Fighting Camels won the final two matches to cut the UNC lead to only seven. Senior John Merickel pinned Frank Abbondanza in 4:48 at 197 pounds. It was his fourth pin of the year.
In the heavyweight bout, sophomore Joe Nolan earned his first major-decision victory of the year over David Woody, 9-1.
In Campbell’s second meet of the day, it edged Duke by one point, earning its first victory over an ACC team this year.
Montoya picked up his 30th win of the year at 125 pounds as he posted an 11-3 major decision over Peter Terrezza.
Duke came back to win three matches in a row, as Brandon Gambucci pinned Bideslpach (133) in 2:46, Tanner Hough blanked Dahlstrom (141) 6-0, and Marcus Cain edged Jorge (149) 3-0.
At 157 pounds, Rex won his second overtime bout of the day, defeating Immanuel Kerr-Brown 6-4.
Next at 165 pounds, Duggan picked up an 11-2 major-decision victory over Randy Roden.
The Fighting Camels and Blue Devils traded wins in the final four matches. At 174, Trey Adamson posted a 15-4 major decision over Ryba.
McGiffen notched his third pin of the year as he stuck Dylan Ryan in 4:17 at 184 pounds.
At 197 pounds, Merickel fell to Diego Bencomo 11-6.
Nolan clinched the team victory for the Camels at 285 pounds, as he defeated Brian Self 3-1 in an overtime decision.
Against Ohio at the Voyager Academy in Durham, Montoya and Bidelspach picked up victories at 125 and 133, respectively.
No. 24 North Carolina
26, Campbell 19
125-#7 Nathan Kraisser (UNC) by fall over #27 Eric Montoya (Campbell), 3:53
133-Tanner Bidelspach(Campbell) by fall over #19 Joey Ward (UNC), 0:37
141-#6 Evan Henderson (UNC) by major decision over Michael Dahlstrom (Campbell), 13-4
149-Christian Barber (UNC) by decision over Brent Jorge (Campbell), 5-0
157-Nick Rex (Campbell) by OT decision over Chris Mears (UNC), 6-4
165-John Staudenmayer (UNC) by decision over Paul Duggan (Campbell), 8-4
174 – Tanner Eitel (UNC) by technical fall Taylor McGiffen (Campbell), 4:00
184 – Alex Utley (UNC) by technical fall over Matt Cox
197-John Merickel (Campbell) by fall over Frank Abbondanza (UNC), 4:48
HWT-Joe Nolan (Campbell) by major decision over David Woody (UNC), 9-1
Campbell 20, Duke 19
125-#27 Eric Montoya (Campbell) by major decision over Peter Terrezza (Duke), 11-3
133-Brandon Gambucci (Duke) by fall over Tanner Bidelspach (Campbell), 2:46
141-Tanner Hough (Duke) by decision over Michael Dahlstrom (Campbell), 6-0
149-Marcus Cain (Duke) defeats Brent Jorge (Campbell) by decision, 3-0
157-Nick Rex (Campbell) by OT decision over Immanuel Kerr-Brown (Duke), 6-4
165-Paul Duggan (Campbell) by major decision over Randy Roden (Duke), 11-2
174- Trey Adamson (Duke) by major decision over Taylor McGiffen (Campbell), 15-4
184- James Cook (Campbell) by fall over Dylan Ryan (Duke), 4:17
197-Diego Bencomo (Duke) by decision over John Merickel (Campbell), 11-6
HWT-Joe Nolan (Campbell) by OT decision over Brian Self (Duke), 3-1
Ohio 36, Campbell 6
(at Voyager Academy, Durham, N.C.)
125- Eric Montoya (C) dec K. Powell 3-2
133- Tanner Bidelspach (C) dec J. Munos 1-0
141- K. Squire (O) dec. Michael Dahlstrom 5-0
149- A. Romanchik (O) won by medical default
157- S. Chino (O) dec. Nick Rex 4-3
165- H. Hightower (O) WBF over Paul Duggan
174- C. Walters (O) dec. Taylor McGiffen 4-0
184- M. Duckworth (O) WBF over Matt Cox
197- P. Wellington (O) dec. John Merickel
285- J. Johnson (O) WBF over Joe Nolan
SIUE picks up pair of wins, falls to Indiana
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE wrestling took a step forward Sunday with two dual victories at the Vadalabene Center.
SIUE improved to 5-17 with a 52-6 victory over Knox and a 38-9 triumph over Lindenwood (Belleville). SIUE dropped a 33-12 decision to Indiana.
The 52 dual-match points was the most scored by the Cougars since SIUE scored 44 against Briar Cliff during the 2004-05 season.
SIUE opened the day with a quick match against Knox. The Cougars accepted three forfeits and walked over Knox with five first-period pins from Dillon Pousson, Kyle Lowman, Adam Osmoe, Jake Residori and Derek Nagel. It was Senior Day for Pousson and Lowman.
The Cougars followed up the win over Knox with a win over Lindenwood (Belleville). Pins by Lowman, Residori and David Devine paced the team.
Patrick Myers and Residori earned wins over Indiana, and Josh Wood accepted a forfeit to account for the scoring.
The Cougars have two Southern Conference matches left. SIUE faces VMI and Chattanooga next Saturday in Chattanooga, Tenn.
SIUE 52 Knox 6
125 – Matthew Sugai (Knox) won by forfeit
133 – Patrick Myers (SIUE) won by forfeit
141 – Dillon Pousson (SIUE) pinned Mario Frye (Knox), 1:16
149 – Logun Taylor (SIUE) def. Eric Vogel (Knox), 11-0
157 – Kyle Lowman (SIUE) pinned Aaron Hoover (Knox), 0:37
165 – Adam Osmoe (SIUE) pinned Ryan Lambert (Knox), 2:45
174 – Jake Residori (SIUE) pinned Greg Ventris (Knox), 2:34
184 – Derek Nagel (SIUE) pinned Ruben Villalobos (Knox), 0:41
197 – Josh Wood (SIUE) won by forfeit
285 – David Devine (SIUE) won by forfeit
SIUE 38 Lindenwood
125 – Colton Howell (L) won by forfeit
133 – Patrick Myers (SIUE) def. Cooper Powell (L), 13-1
141 – Dillon Pousson (SIUE) won by tech fall over Bradley Wisdom (L), 6:04 21-3
149 – Jesse Freise (L) won by decision over Logun Taylor (SIUE), 12-6
157 – Kyle Lowman (SIUE) pinned Batchuluun Zulkhuu (L), 1:38
165 – Adam Osmoe (SIUE) def. Ted Parker (L), 10-1
174 – Jake Residori (SIUE) pinned Larry Lanier (L), 1:29
184 – Deshoun White (SIUE) def. David Cox (L), 10-5
197 – Josh Wood (SIUE) def. Kameron Harris (L), 11-0
285 – David Devine (SIUE) pinned Dustin Fullerton (L), 6:13
Indiana 33 SIUE 12
125 – Joseph Duca (IU) won by forfeit
133 – Patrick Myers (SIUE) def. Alonzo Shepherd (IU), 7-3
141 – Alex Gregory (IU) def. Dillon Pousson (SIUE), 8-1
149 – Preston Keiffer (IU) pinned Brandon Brindley (SIUE), 6:06
157 – Geno Capezio (IU) def. Kyle Lowman (SIUE), 5-2
165 – Ryan Leblanc (IU) pinned Adam Osmoe (SIUE), 6:10
174 – Jake Residori (SIUE) def. Cheney Dale (IU), 6-2
184 – Lucas Sheridan (IU) pinned Derek Nagel (SIUE), 4:01
197 – Josh Wood (SIUE) won by forfeit
285 – Adam Chalfant (IU) def. David Devine (SIUE), 6-2
Davidson falls to NC State, Ohio Northern
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Sophomore Anthony Elias earned an 11-8 decision over No. 24 Sam Speno of NC State, but Davidson was defeated by Ohio Northern, 20-18, and NC State, 37-9, in a nonconference wrestling tri-meet Sunday afternoon in Belk Arena.
NC State (5-5, 0-2 ACC) went 2-0 for the day, earning a 32-11 victory over Ohio Northern (16-4, 4-1 OAC) in the first match of the meet.
Davidson (6-13, 1-5 SoCon) held an 18-17 lead entering the final bout against Ohio Northern, but heavyweight Cody Lovejoy was able to earn a 7-2 decision over Ed Isola.
The Wildcats spotted the Polar Bears six points to start the match after forfeiting at 125 pounds but built a 12-6 lead after Elias and Matt Zarth (141) both earned decisions and 149-pounder Kevin Birmingham pinned Jonathan Hoopes in 2:15. ONU rallied, though, and built a 17-12 lead with a pair of decisions at 157 and 165 and a technical fall at 174 pounds by Kyle Kwiat, the defending NCAA Division III national champion and current No. 1 at the weight class.
Sophomore Ian Solcz earned a one-point decision at 184 pounds and junior Scott Patrick put the Wildcats in position to win after he rallied from a 6-0 deficit after nearly getting pinned in the first period and took a thrilling 14-7 decision at 197.
Davidson’s 165, 174, 184 and 197-pound wrestlers were all wrestling up a weight class.
Against NC State, Elias led from the start, earning a pair of first-period takedowns and scoring back-points in the second period in addition to another takedown, to build an 8-4 lead. Speno, who is ranked No. 24 in the nation in the NCAA Coaches Poll, rallied for his first takedowns in the final frame, but it was not enough as Elias escaped twice and earned the riding time point for the final margin.
Solcz (174) and Patrick (184) both earned decisions to also finish the day undefeated. Matthew Nereim (157) and Mike Kosoy (285) paced the Wolfpack with wins by fall.
Davidson will conclude the regular season Sunday at 1 p.m. in Belk Arena, hosting Appalachian State.
Northern 20, Davidson 18
125: Jerome Pasquale (O) won by forfeit
133: Anthony Elias (D) dec. Jeremy Jones (O) 9-3
141: Matt Zarth (D) dec. Shaun Lee (O) 10-3
149: Kevin Birmingham (D) pinned Jonathan Hoopes (O) 2:15
157: Kyle Brezovec (O) dec. Patrick Devlin (D) 2-0
165: Tyler Gargano (O) dec. Nathaniel Powers (D) 6-3
174: Kyle Kwiat (O) tech fall CT Talevi (D) 17-0 (2:54)
184: Ian Solcz (D) dec. Kyle Raber (O) 5-4
197: Scott Patrick (D) dec. Michael Pawlitz (O) 14-7
285: Cody Lovejoy (O) dec. Eddie Isola (D) 7-2
State 37, Davidson 9
125: Michael Avelar (N) won by forfeit over
133: Anthony Elias (D) dec. No. 24 Sam Speno (N) 11-8
141: Tyler Hunt (N) maj. dec. Matt Zarth (D) 14-3
149: Thomas Gantt (N) dec. Kevin Birmingham (D) 11-6
157: Matthew Nereim (N) pinned Nathaniel Powers (D) 0:23
165: No. 27 Nijel Jones (N) won by forfeit
174: Ian Solcz (D) dec. Patrick Davis (N) 4-0
184: Scott Patrick (D) dec. Keegan Cerwinski (N) 11-5
197: William Cook (N) won by forfeit
285: Mike Kosoy (N) pinned Eddie Isola (D) 1:16