Tornado's first dual match of season results in 36-6 win over SMC

BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College opened the dual match portion of the men's wrestling schedule with a 36-6 victory over the visitors from Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) College Tuesday.

Spartanburg Methodist got on the board first when Andrew Tillman had a 5-4 decision over Cullen King (Memphis, Tenn.) in the 125-pound match. The Tornado's Caleb Myers (Greeneville, Tenn.) answered with his 10-7 133-pound decision over Randy Stevens to even the score at 3-3.

The Tornado scored seven straight starting with Francisco Bisono (Virginia Beach, Va.) and an 11-5 decision at 141 pound. Nic Stella (Sweet Home, N.Y.) used a 12-3 major decision for four points in the 149-pound meeting.

Nick Voss stopped the Tornado run for Spartanburg Methodist with a decision over John Brasher (McCalla, Ala.) at 157 pounds, but that would be the last points King allowed.

Patrick Spano (Tampa, Fla.) won 18-0 over Reid Welch at 165 pounds and Jon Forbes (Miami, Fla.) followed with a 22-7 victory against Alex Tozzolino at 174. Brandon Tressler (Orlando, Fla.) won the last contested match, 18-5, over Donnee Grase at 184. King picked up the final 10 points via forfeits.

King closes out the calendar year with the highly competitive Midwest Classic Dec. 18-19 in Indianapolis, Ind. Before Tuesday's dual, King wrestled in four open events.



Running Score


Andrew Tillman (SMC) def. Cullen King (KC) 5-4 Dec.

SMC 3-0


Caleb Myers (KC) def.  Randy Stevens (SMC) 10-7 Dec.

King 3-3


Francisco Bisono (KC) def. Damien Kinnerly (SMC) 11-5 Dec.

King 6-3


Nic Stella (KC)  def. David Hardy (SMC) 12-3 MD

King 10-3


Nick Voss (SMC) def. John Brasher (KC) 7-5 Dec.

King 10-6


Patrick Spano (KC) def. Reid Welch (SMC) 18-0 (6:30) TF5

King 15-6


Jon Forbes (KC) def.  Alex Tozzolino (SMC) 22-7 TF5

King 20-6


Brandon Tressler (KC) def.  Donnee Grase (SMC) 18-5 MD

King 24-6


Frank Morgan (KC) wins via forfeit

King 29-6


Dondricus Anderson (KC) wins via forfeit

King 36-6