Tornado Tear Through Crusaders in Shutout Win

 

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The No. 16 King Tornado took to the road and made their presence known in a regional dual match against Belmont Abbey College. The Tornado shut out the Crusaders, 47-0, Wednesday night for their second straight win against a region opponent.

After taking a quick 12-0 lead from a pair of Belmont Abbey forfeits at the 125 and 133-pound division, Blake Bowman (Hillsville, Va.) recorded the first of three pins for the Tornado team. Bowman pinned Jake Nelson in the second period with 32 seconds remaining in the frame.

Nic Stella (Sweet Home, N.Y.) and Jeremy Miller earned wins by decision to extend King's lead to 24-0. Miller edged out Brandon Wilkins, 11-10, in the 157-pound class for his second win this week.

Patrick Spano (Tampa, Fla.) recorded a technical fall with a decisive 17-0 win over Ian Kelly for a quick five points. Dyvon Passmore (Miami, Fla.) pinned Ryan Gregory early in the second period before Brandon Tressler (6-3) and Frank Morgan (3-2) earned decision wins. Dondricus Anderson (Macon, Ga.) pinned Will Robinson in the heavyweight division in the first period to complete the shutout, 47-0.

King, ranked 16th in the country in NCAA Division II, will return to the mat for their final home match in a tri-meet with Ohio Valley and Lake Erie College on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Student Center Complex. The meet is also the last before the Super Regional Tournament, held in Edmond, Okla. from Feb. 24-25.

 

NO. 16 KING COLLEGE vs. BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE

WGT

WRESTLERS

KING

BAC

TEAM

125

Jerrell McCabe (KING) v. none (BAC) – forfeit

6

0

6-0

133

Cullen King (KING) v. none (BAC) – forfeit

6

0

12-0

141

Blake Bowman (KING) v. Jake Nelson (BAC) – pin (6:28)

6

0

18-0

149

Nic Stella (KING) v. Nick Sgroi (BAC) – dec., 7-3

3

0

21-0

157

Jeremy Miller (KING) v. Brandon Wilkins (BAC) – dec., 11-10

3

0

24-0

165

Patrick Spano (KING) v. Ian Kelly (BAC) – 17-0

5

0

29-0

174

Dyvon Passmore (KING) v. Ryan Gregory (BAC) – pin, 4:23

6

0

35-0

184

Brandon Tressler (KING) v. Jerami Bartley (BAC) – dec., 6-3

3

0

38-0

197

Frank Morgan (KING) v. Nick Rees (BAC) – dec., 3-2

3

0

41-0

285

Dondricus Anderson (KING) v. Will Robinson (BAC) – pin, 2:30

6

0

47-0

 

FINAL SCORE: King 47, Belmont Abbey 0