Coker Wrestlers Go 2-1 at Newberry Duals

NEWBERRY, S.C. – The Cobra wrestling team went 2-1 on Saturday (Dec. 7) at Seventh Annual Newberry Duals. Coker defeated Alderson-Broaddus and Darton State College, 20-19 and 27-13, respectively. The Cobras only loss of the day was to the regionally ranked No. 7 Lake Erie Storm, 30-18.  With the wins, the Cobras improve to 4-1 in dual matches this season.

In a battle of first-year programs, the Cobras defeated Alderson-Broaddus 20-19. Gavin Perkins picked up the 5-4 decision at the 125-pound division, while Charlie Huff earned a 19-9 major decision at the 133-pound division. A 6-2 decision by Kevin Thompson in the 149-pound match, a win by forfeit for JD Dykes at 157-pound and a 7-3 decision by Robert Parland at the 197-pound division gave the Cobras the win.

Against Darton State College, Coker opened the match with four straight wins by Perkins (Dec. 6-4), Huff (Dec. 3-2), Rashad Cunningham (Dec. 7-1) and a pin by Thompson to take a 15-0 lead. A pin by Ellison Sanders in the 165-pound division and a pair of victories at the 197-pound division by Parland (Dec. 11-5) and at the 285-pound division by Austin Akins (Dec. 6-2), secured the 27-13 win for the Cobras.

In their final dual of the day, the Cobras jumped out to an early 18-3 lead against the Lake Erie Storm. Perkins and Cunningham picked up wins by forfeit at 125 and 141, while Thompson earned his second pin of the day at the 149-pound division. The Storm proceeded to win the final six straight matches to take home the 30-18 victory.

The Cobras will return to the mat on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Midwest Classic at the University of Indianapolis.

 

Coker 20

Alderson-Broaddus 19

125

Gavin Perkins (Coker) over Cody Buchanan (Alderson Broaddus) Dec 5-4

133

Charlie Huff (Coker) over Jason West (Alderson Broaddus) Maj 19-9

141

Mathew Harris (Alderson Broaddus) over Cameron Pike (Coker) Maj 13-2

149

Kevin Thompson  (Coker) over Tyler Cross (Alderson Broaddus) Dec 6-2

157

Johnathan Dykes (Coker) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

165

Keith Stednitz (Alderson Broaddus) over Ellison Sanders (Coker) Fall 3:00

174

Davis Solak (Alderson Broaddus) over JD Dykes (Coker) Dec 8-4

184

Garrett Onderko (Alderson Broaddus) over Shane Carpenter (Coker) Dec 4-1

197

Robert Parland (Coker) over Nicholas Nester (Alderson Broaddus) Dec 7-3

285

Taylor Ortiz (Alderson Broaddus) over Austin Akins (Coker) Dec 3-2

 

Coker 27

Darton 13

125

Gavin Perkins (Coker) over Quintni Noel (Darton) Dec 6-4

133

Charlie Huff (Coker) over Austin Buffaloe (Darton) Dec 3-2

141

Rashad Cunningham (Coker) over Chase Johnson (Darton) Dec 7-1

149

Kevin Thompson  (Coker) over Corey Wilson (Darton) Fall 4:01

157

Orlando Nawade (Darton) over JD Dykes (Coker) SV-1 3-1

165

Ellison Sanders (Coker) over John Callihan (Darton) Fall 2:02

174

Emory Searles (Darton) over Philip Burrows (Coker) Fall 2:53

184

Jaden Smith (Darton) over Jacob Ralph (Coker) Maj 13-4

197

Robert Parland (Coker) over Harrison Stadnick (Darton) Dec 11-5

285

Austin Akins (Coker) over Jesse Rowlen (Darton) Dec 6-2

 

 

Lake Erie 30

Coker 18

125

Gavin Perkins (Coker) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

133

Austin Gillihan (Lake Erie) over Charlie Huff (Coker) Dec 4-2

141

Rashad Cunningham (Coker) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

149

Kevin Thompson (Coker) over Justin Smith (Lake Erie) Fall 4:30

157

Zach Vargo (Lake Erie) over JD Dykes (Coker) Fall 2:01

165

Jacob Peasley (Lake Erie) over Ellison Sanders (Coker) Fall 4:11

174

Tyler Tesny (Lake Erie) over Zach Dicus (Coker) Maj 10-1

184

Chevez Farris (Lake Erie) over Jacob Ralph (Coker) TF 20-5

197

Jared Merritt (Lake Erie) over Robert Parland (Coker) SV-1 3-1

285

Robert Zappitelli II (Lake Erie) over Austin Akins (Coker) TB-1 6-2