I hope y’all enjoyed this last weekend of #SoConWR action! While most other schools have found their dual meet schedules for the season, we have a #SoConWR Centennial Celebration coming up this weekend. Let’s get into the action from this past weekend:
Friday, February 18:
Gardner-Webb hosted Presbyterian College, winning the dual 28-7.
Gardner-Webb won eight out of the ten boots, with notable performances at 141, 165, and 197. Trevon Majette (GW, 141) scored an 11-3 major decision victory over Khalid Brinkley (PC, 141). 165lb RJ Mosley (GW) had the lone techfFall of the evening, scoring 17-2 over Sean Getty (PC). Last but certainly not least, Anthony Perrine (GW, 197) also locked up an 11-3 major decision win for the Runnin’ Bulldogs over Aiden Jean (PC, 197).
Presbyterian picked up their two wins at 125 and 157. Jacob Brasseur (PC, 125) started off the evening with a 16-2 major decision victory over Aedyn Concepcion (GW), and Zachary Phillips (PC, 157) secured a 7-3 decision over Taylor Parks (GW).
Chattanooga shuts out Bellarmine, 44-0.
To cap off their Southern Conference season, the Mocs hit the road to Louisville, Kentucky, to face off against the Bellarmine Knights. Notable wins for the Mocs were two falls at 157 and 184, Lincoln Heck (UTC) pinned Alex Rhine (BU) and Thomas Sell (UTC) pinned Sam Schroeder (BU). Matthew Waddell (197) also scored an 18-1 tech fall over Bryant Wilkinson.
Appalachian bests Davidson 34-6, earning the SoCon regular-season championship.
Appalachian had two duals left in their SoCon schedule: Davidson and Presbyterian, and only needed one win to officially clinch the Southern Conference Championship title. The Mountaineers won eight out of ten boots, dropping matches at 184 and 197. Notable victories for App State include #23 Caleb Smith’s (125) fall over Hale Robinson (DC), and heavyweight Mike Burchell’s (APP) fall over Mitchell Trigg (DC) ). Davidson’s Gavin Henry (184) picked up a 6-3 Decision over Brett Mordecai, and Finlay Holston (197) had a close 3-2 win over Wyatt Miller.
Sunday, February 20:
UTC brings home a B1G win over Indiana University, 21-15.
The Chattanooga Mocs had to bring the thunder one last time this season, posting a win over a B1G opponent. The Mocs won six out of ten matches, mostly by close decisions. To help seal the deal and bring home a win, Carial Tarter (174) pinned Isiah Levitz (IU), which earned him #SoConWR of the Week!
App State shuts out Presbyterian 46-0, ends the season undefeated in the conference.
App State traveled to Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville, SC, to face off against the Presbyterian Blue Hose. App State came ready to scrap, with five major decisions, four technical falls, and one pin to shut out Presbyterian College.
The Citadel beats VMI in a military showdown, 32-5.
The Citadel closed their SoCon season with a massive dual victory over military rival VMI, winning eight out of ten bouts. VMI picked up wins at 141 and 197, Freddie Junko posted a 5-1 decision over Jackson Bradford, and Tyler Mousaw won 12-9 over Ben Stemmet. One team point was deducted for VMI after the 197 bout for delay of match. Notable wins for The Citadel were at 133, 157, and 165. Jake Rotunda (133) secured a fall over Patrick Maglathin, as well as Dazjon Casto (157) over Seth Fillers. Selwyn Porter had the one major decision victory of the afternoon, beating Blake Showers 13-2.
This weekend we’ve got one last dual meet on the schedule: Davidson is hosting Presbyterian for their Centennial Celebration! 100 years of Davidson Wrestling will be celebrated at the event this Sunday; the match starts at 1:00pm. I’ll be there covering the event, and I hear we’re going to learn about upcoming changes to Davidson Wrestling! Stay tuned for all the updates here on InterMat and as always, you can keep up with me on Twitter @gallardo_rachel. And if you see me – don’t be shy, come say hi!
Oh! And we can’t forget that on March 5th, the Southern Conference Championships will be held in Boone, North Carolina, at the Holmes Convocation Center. Tickets are on sale NOW! You won’t want to miss this Southern Conference scrapping. I know I won’t!
As always, stay safe, stay healthy, stay happy,