November 17, 2013

Cobra Grapplers Compete in Wolfpack Open

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Coker wrestling team traveled to NC State on Sunday (Nov. 17) for the Wolfpack Open. As one of just four Division II schools at the tournament, the Cobras had a very strong showing against a mainly Division I field. 

Leading the way for the Cobras were Charlie Huff, Ellison Sanders and Austin Akins. All three Coker wrestlers picked up three victories on the day and they were just shy of placing.

Included in their victories was an 8-4 decision for Huff over Newberry's Nick Langford at the 133-pound division. Sanders pinned Newberry's John Fitzpatrick at the 165-pound division. He also earned a 22-7 tech fall against UNC's Riley Allen, as well as an 8-6 decision against NC State's Mikey Amorando. At the 285-pound division Akins' biggest win of the day was a 1-0 decision over Virginia Tech's Brandon Taylor.

The Cobras will now prepare for their first dual meet of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 21) at Limestone College.

Wolfpack Open Results for Coker College

College 125 - Mikel Nelson
Champ. Round 1 - Trung Duong (Newberry) won by decision over Mikel Nelson (Coker College) (Dec 8-3)
Cons. Round 1 - Mikel Nelson (Coker College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Buddy Scarborough (Old Dominion) won by major decision over Mikel Nelson (Coker College) (Maj 10-2)

College 125 - Jordon Ludd (Unattached)
Champ. Round 1 - Jordon Ludd (Unattached) won by major decision over Seharut Suankeow (Virginia Tech Club Wrestling) (Maj 12-2)
Champ. Round 2 - Cody Karns (North Carolina) won by fall over Jordon Ludd (Unattached) (Fall 2:50)
Cons. Round 2 - Josh Brown (Unattached) won by fall over Jordon Ludd (Unattached) (Fall 4:59)

College 133 - RaSean McArthur
Champ. Round 1 - Tony Farace (Maryland) won by major decision over RaSean McArthur (Coker College) (Maj 16-2)
Cons. Round 1 - RaSean McArthur (Coker College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Virgil Toms (Newberry) won by fall over RaSean McArthur (Coker College) (Fall 5:51)

College 133 - Keyon Benjamin (Unattached)
Champ. Round 1 - Anthony Elias (Davidson) won by tech fall over Keyon Benjamin (Unattached) (TF 17-2)
Cons. Round 1 - Keyon Benjamin (Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Keyon Benjamin (Unattached)won in sudden victory - 1 over Dylan Bernier (North Carolina-Pembroke) (SV-1 2-0)
Cons. Round 3 - Michael Hayes (Old Dominion) won by tech fall over Keyon Benjamin (Unattached) (TF 17-2)

College 133 - Christopher Jackson (Unattached)
Champ. Round 1 - Christopher Jackson (Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Jake Smith (North Carolina-Pembroke) won by forfeit over Christopher Jackson (Unattached) (FF)
Cons. Round 2 - Charlie Huff (Coker College) won by injury default over Christopher Jackson (Unattached) (Inj. 0:00)

College 133 - Charlie Huff
Champ. Round 1 - Dennis Gustafson (Virginia Tech) won by major decision over Charlie Huff (Unattached) Maj 12-3)
Cons. Round 1 - Charlie Huff (Coker College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Charlie Huff (Coker College) won by injury default over Christopher Jackson (Unattached) (Inj. 0:00)
Cons. Round 3 - Charlie Huff (Coker College) won by decision over Nick Lankford (Newberry) (Dec 8-4)
Cons. Round 4 - Spencer Slishman (American) won in sudden victory - 1 over Charlie Huff (Coker College) (SV-1 4-2)

College 141 - Joe Fought
Prelim - Javon Johnson (Appalachian State) won by decision over Joe Fought (Coker College) (Dec 9-4)
Champ. Round 1 - Jake Velarde (Old Dominion) won by decision over Joe Fought (Coker College) (Dec 7-1)

College 141 - Ed Stokes (Unattached)
Champ. Round 1 - Daniel Ownbey (North Carolina-Pembroke) won by tech fall over Ed Stokes (Unattached) (TF 20-5)
Cons. Round 1 - Casey Paglia (American) won by fall over Ed Stokes (Unattached) (Fall 5:13)

College 141 - Rashad Cunningham
Champ. Round 1 - Rashad Cunningham (Coker College) won by fall over Lucas Setzer (North Carolina-Pembroke) (Fall 2:41)
Champ. Round 2 - Chris Mecate (Old Dominion) won by decision over Rashad Cunningham (Coker College) (Dec 3-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Michael Dahlstrom (Campbell) won by decision over Rashad Cunningham (Coker College) (Dec 9-3)

College 149 - Kevin Thompson
Prelim - Kevin Thompson (Coker College) won by fall over Luke Ludke (George Mason) (Fall 2:36)
Champ. Round 1 - Alexander Richardson (Old Dominion) won by fall over Kevin Thompson (Coker College) (Fall 1:09)
Cons. Round 1 - Kevin Thompson (Coker College) won by injury default over Chad Hoff (North Carolina-Pembroke) (Inj. 0:00)
Cons. Round 2 - Seiji Borja (Newberry) won by decision over Kevin Thompson (Coker College) (Dec 8-4)

College 149 - Walker Barfield
Prelim - Jake Faust (Duke) won by decision over Walker Barfield (Coker College) (Dec 5-0)
Prelim - Walker Barfield (Coker College) won by fall over Sean Faro (North Carolina-Pembroke) (Fall 1:29)
Cons. Round 1 - Ryan Hunsberger (George Mason) won by decision over Walker Barfield (Coker College) (Dec 7-4)

College 157 - JD Dykes
Champ. Round 1 - Jake Crawford (North Carolina) won by fall over Jd Dykes (Coker College) (Fall 3:54)
Cons. Round 1 - Jd Dykes (Coker College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Jordan Marshall (Old Dominion) won by major decision over Jd Dykes (Coker College) (Maj 10-0)

College 165 - Ellison Sanders
Champ. Round 1 - Ellison Sanders (Coker College) won by fall over John Fitzpatrick (Newberry) (Fall 2:07)
Champ. Round 2 - Matthew Stull (George Mason) won by decision over Ellison Sanders (Coker College) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Ellison Sanders (Coker College) won by tech fall over Riley Allen (North Carolina) (TF 22-7)
Cons. Round 3 - Ellison Sanders (Coker College) won by decision over Mikey Amorando (North Carolina State) (Dec 8-6)
Cons. Round 4 - Ethan Ramos (North Carolina) won by fall over Ellison Sanders (Coker College) (Fall 2:27)

College 174 - Joseph Holland
Champ. Round 1 - Zach Martinez (George Mason) won by fall over Joe Holland (Coker College) (Fall 0:46)
Cons. Round 1 - Joe Holland (Coker College) won by fall over Josh Sawyer (Davidson) (Fall 5:54)
Cons. Round 2 - Nathaniel Powers (Davidson) won by fall over Joe Holland (Coker College) (Fall 2:21)

College 174 - Zach Dicus
Champ. Round 1 - Nick Kee (Appalachian State) won by tech fall over Zach Dicus (Coker College) (TF 18-3)
Cons. Round 1 - Zach Dicus (Coker College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Ridge White (North Carolina-Pembroke) won by fall over Zach Dicus (Coker College) (Fall 5:00)

College 174 - Phillip Burrows
Champ. Round 1 - Zach Epperly (Virginia Tech) won by fall over Phillip Burrows (Coker College) (Fall 2:28)
Cons. Round 1 - Phillip Burrows (Coker College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Brooks Morrison (Virginia Tech) won by tech fall over Phillip Burrows (Coker College) (TF 16-0)

College 197 - Robert Parland
Champ. Round 1 - Robert Parland (Coker College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Robert Parland (Coker College) won in sudden victory - 1 over Michael Moore (Davidson) (SV-1 3-1)
Quarterfinal - Jake Henderson (Old Dominion) won by decision over Robert Parland (Coker College) (Dec 6-1)
Cons. Round 4 - Lee Davis (North Carolina State) won by decision over Robert Parland (Coker College) (Dec 2-1)

College 285 - Tyvon Leacock (Unattached)
Champ. Round 1 - William Doherty (Old Dominion) won by decision over Tyvon Leacock (Unattached) (Dec 4-0)
Cons. Round 1 - Tyvon Leacock (Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Austin Akins (Coker College) won by tech fall over Tyvon Leacock (Unattached) (TF 19-2)

College 285 - Austin Akins
Champ. Round 1 - Austin Akins (Coker College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Eloheim Palma (Campbell) won by fall over Austin Akins (Coker College) (Fall 2:09)
Cons. Round 2 - Austin Akins (Coker College) won by tech fall over Tyvon Leacock (Unattached) (TF 19-2)
Cons. Round 3 - Austin Akins (Coker College) won by decision over Brandon Taylor (Virginia Tech) (Dec 1-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Dan Garwood (Virginia Tech) won by decision over Austin Akins (Coker College) (Dec 10-4)