North Florida Matmen staff report
NEWBERRY, SC — The Matmen coverage area represented well in Monday’s matchup of nationally-ranked Division II teams at Newberry Monday night.
Tenth-ranked UNC-Pembroke snapped the 25th-ranked Wolves’ dual win streak, taking a 23-17 win, with three straight wins between 165 and 184 that put the dual out of reach.
Earlier in the dual, UNC-Pembroke’s Kaleb Warner (Columbia ’15) won by fall in the third period, pinning Newberry’s David Giantono in 5:55. That fall gave the Braves a 14-3 lead.
Later on, after the dual was secured, Newberry did cut the lead from 15 points down to six, with Brandon Dickman (Creekside ’18) taking a 5-4 win over UNCP’s Marcus Montgomery at 197.
The Braves are 6-5 in duals; Newberry, coached by Clay and Newberry alum Cy Wainwright, is now 10-3.
Coast Guard 25, Merchant Marine 6: At New London CT, the host Bears picked up eight wins in the service academy rivalry Wednesday night. Among those taking wins for Coast Guard was Paul Detwiler (Fleming Island ’18), who won the only match involving two nationally-ranked wrestlers. Detwiler, ranked second in Division III at 184, decisioned #9 Josh Glantzman, a junior at USMMA, 7-4. Detwiler won two additional matches in a tri-meet at home on Saturday, in which Coast Guard defeated Bridgewater State (52-0) and fell to NYU (19-18). Detwiler teched Bridgewater’s Robert Fryar, 16-0 in 2:24, and falled NYU’s Luke Ratchford in 57 seconds, both matches at 184.
Brewton-Parker tri meet: At Mt Vernon GA on Saturday, Southeastern domianted the scene with two wins, hammering Midway (44-9) and the host Barons (33-6), closing out its dual season at 12-7 (4-3 Mid-South Conference). Jason Davis (Fleming Island ’17, ranked #12 in the NAIA at 184) had a second-period tech fall (21-6 in 4:44) against Midway’s Isaiah McDougal, coming back to defeat BPC’s #8 Brooks Climmons, 5-1. “I’m going to see him in a couple weeks (at regionals), so I didn’t want to open up everything I had, stay reserved, and attack on the moments that were open,” Davis said in remarks posted on the Fire’s team webpage.
Briar Cliff 30, Midland 17: At Fremont, NE, the visitors racked up five bonus-point wins Tuesday night, four of those among their bigs from 174 through 285. One of those four was Scott Dollison (Episcopal ’16), who picked up one of three max-point wins for the Chargers with a fall just before the end of the first period, pinning Alton Johnson in 2:57.
Coker 22, Queens University of Charlotte 16: At Hartsville SC on Sunday, the host Cobras (assistant coached by University Christian and Coker alum Robert Parland) won the final four weights, overcoming a 16-6 deficit for the dual win. Chase Clark (Suwannee ’18) started at 141 for Coker and lost by fall in 2:27 to Queens’ Devinaire Hayes.
Loras 49, Dubuque 0: At Dubuque IA, the crosstown visitors won nine matches with bonus points, including the first seven in a row. One of the Spartans that took a loss by fall was Delmontae Davis (Westside ’17), who lost in the second period (3:35) to Loras’ Jacob Krakow.
Dave Edmonds Open: At Sioux City IA on Saturday, Dollison was 2-2 at 285 pounds, both wins on the front side. Dollison teched Iowa Western’s Jon Hamilton (17-1) in the round of 32 and decisioned Dickinson State’s Zach Myers in sudden victory time, 5-3, losing by fall in the quarters to eventual fourth-place finisher Daniel Ausloos of Morningside (:51), and lost by an 8-6 decision to Chadron State’s Mason Watt in consi round 4. Micah Lanier (Wakulla ’18) also competed in the tournament, going 0-2 at 141. Lanier lost by fall to Waldorf’s Edwin Youngdell in 1:25 in the round of 32 and to Morningside’s Maren Cahill in consi round 1 in 2:47.
Wisconsin 30, Maryland 9: At College Park MD on Saturday, the 15th-ranked Badgers rolled up eight wins, four by bonus, with Jens Lantz (133) winning by fall and Tristan Moran (14-4 at 141), Evan Wick (11-3 at 165) and Beau Breske (16-2 at 197) all taking majors. Trent Hillger (5-2 at 285) defeated a higher-ranked Maryland wrestler to close out the dual. “Great win for the guys today. But put the wins and losses aside, I’m proud of their effort again. They did a great job of scoring bonus points all over the place,” UW coach Chris Bono (Bolles & Iowa State alum) said.
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