North Florida Matmen staff report
ALBANY, NY — Davidson made the long trip north to compete Sunday in the 2019 Journeymen MyHouse Collegiate Classic.
Competing among some of the nation’s top talent, Noah Satterfield (Marysville OH ’15, parents live in Ponte Vedra Beach area) was the starter for the Wildcats at 165 pounds.
In round-robin competition, Satterfield lost by fall to Rutgers’ Brett Donner (3:00) and George Mason’s Neil Schuster (2:43), but then took a medical forfeit over Lehigh’s Kent Lane and majored Jose Lao-Cooper of Oklahoma, 10-0, to finish the day 2-2.
Pembroke Classic: At Pembroke NC, five Coker wrestlers (team assistant-coached by University Christian alum Robert Parland) placed in the tournament, led by a runnerup finish from Corey Christie (2nd at 165). Jhavon Innocent (174) was third, and John Watts (125), Alex Braden (141) and Marco Mason (285) each took fifths for the Cobras.
UNC-Pembroke freshman Nathan Golmon (Pace ’19) won two consi-side matches and placed sixth at 157. After a pair of byes, Golmon fell to eventual champion and Division I wrestler Joshua McClure of North Carolina, 13-1, in the quarters. Golmon then knocked off Lander’s Bryson Ethington, 3-2, and Life’s John Jenelle, 11-5, to get to the consi semis, where he fell to Southeastern’s Wyatt Kirkham (former Jensen Beach), 6-2. Golmon then took a 9-2 loss in the fifth-place match to Spartanburg Methodist’s Thomas Schock.
Huntingdon’s Joey Pearson (Ft Walton Beach ’17) was 2-2 in the 285 weight class. Pearson faced two former Camden wrestlers on the front side, downing Lander’s Hayden Malson (4-2) in the round of 16 and losing by a 17-2 tech fall to eventual champion Andre Bissainthe of Life. Pearson then majored G Guess, 15-3, in consi round 4 before falling to Division I Owen Trephan (North Carolina State), the eventual fourth-place finisher, 15-0, in the consi quarters.
The hosts’ Matt Ross (Columbia ’19) was 0-2 at 149. Ross lost by fall to eventual champion Marcelo Sierra of Life (1:39) in the round of 16, then lost by fall in consi round 3 (:29) to Huntingdon’s Quin Pearson.
Cyclone Open: At Ames IA, Iowa Central freshman Lawrence Smith-Jackson (Buchholz ’19) took third in the freshman/sophomore division at 197. Smith-Jackson edged Pratt CC’s Bryce Westmoreland, 3-2, in the quarters, then lost by fall to Division I’s Pete Christensen (Wisconsin) in 27 seconds in the semi. He then pinned a second D1 opponent, Iowa State’s Michael Gilbert, in 1:19, before decisioning Westmoreland a second time, 6-1, for third.
Mat on the Mound: At Blacksburg, VA, Virginia Tech staged its first outdoor wrestling dual, where the 11th-ranked Hokies held off #21 Northwestern, 21-18. Michael DeAugustino (Flagler Palm Coast ’18) started at 125 for the Wildcats, falling 2-0 to VT’s Joey Prata.
Dan Harris Open: At Baldwin, KS, U. of Saint Mary freshman Kevin Castro (Mandarin ’19, no picture available) was 0-2 at 285. Castro lost by fall to Neosho CC’s fourth-place David Watts (:34) in the quarters, then lost by fall to eventual third-place finisher Carlos Cubas (unattached) in 4:44 in consi round 2.
A note from Saturday: At Alliance, OH, at the Mt. Union Open, former Florida High assistant coach Mathew Daner (Tampa Jesuit ’17, no picture available) was 0-2 at 141. Daner fell to Bellarmine’s Sam Glassco, 11-0, on the front side of the bracket, and then lost by fall (1:56) to another Bellarmine wrestler, Zach Larue, in the consis.
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