November 21, 2010

King Wrestlers compete at Kaufman-Brand Open

OMAHA, Neb. - King College wrestlers were able to pick up wins Saturday at the Kaufman-Brand Open hosted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

The event had over 700 wrestlers from 35 teams in 12 different states. Wrestlers were placed into two divisions based on age.

Patrick Spano (Tampa, Fla.) might have lost his first match in the 174-pound bracket, but he rallied. Five wins later in the wrestleback bracket got him into the third-place match, but he would have to settle for fourth after a defeat against Mark Fiala from national power Nebraska Omaha.

Caleb Myers (Greeneville, Tenn.) started the 133-pound bracket with a win, but then was sent to the wrestleback bracket where he advanced to the next round.

Nic Stella (Sweet Home, N.Y.) opened the 149-pound tournament with a win, but back-to-back defeats ended his day.

Brandon Tressler (Orlando, Fla.) had a win before going to the wrestleback bracket in the 184-pound event.

Dondricus Anderson (Macon, Ga.) picked up a win as a 285-pounder on the wrestleback side.

Javari Williamson (Chespeake, Va.) won twice on the wrestleback bracket in the 133-pound division.

Trevor Wentt (Virginia Beach, Va.) had a 14-1 decision in the 165-pound wrestleback bracket, but then lost his next match.

Josh Richardson (Elizabethton, Tenn.) and John Forbes (Miami, Fla.) both picked up a win in a 174-pound wrestleback matches.

King will wrestle at the Penn State Open on Dec. 5 before a dual match at home on Dec. 7 with Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) College.