February 11, 2012

No. 16 Tornado Triumph in Tri-Meet

*photo gallery coming soon 

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Three King Tornado wrestlers went 2-0 in Saturday morning's tri-meet with Ohio Valley University and Lake Erie College. The No. 16 Tornado handled OVU, losing only one bout the entire dual, and outlasted The Storm, 23-11.

Tywan Claxton (141 lbs.), Jeremy Miller (157 lbs.), and Frank Morgan (197 lbs.) all won both of their matches against their respective opponents. Dondricus Anderson (285 lbs.), Brandon Tressler (184 lbs.), and Cullen King (133 lbs.) all registered pins but went 1-1 in the meet.

King handled Ohio Valley in their first dual of the day, 44-3, losing only one bout in overtime at the tail end of the matchup. The Tornado registered four major decisions, two pins, and a tech fall in the victory. Only one victory resulted in less than four points, that being Frank Morgan's 5-0 decision win over Chase Long in the 197-pound bout.

The final five bouts were the decisive matches that helped King pull away with a 23-11 win over Lake Erie College. Jerrelle McCabe (Virginia Beach, Va.) and nationally-ranked Tywan Claxton (Cleveland, Ohio) both earned wins by decision to gain six of the first nine points of the meet, but an unsportsmanlike conduct foul took away one team point in the meantime to cut the Tornado's lead to 5-3. The two teams swapped wins when King led 8-7 heading into the second leg of the dual with The Storm.

Patrick Spano (Tampa, Fla.) bullied his way to a 7-1 victory of Dylan Zivcic at 165 pounds, followed by Dyvon Passmore surviving a late scare against Matt Vandermeer, 9-7, to help double up Lake Erie by 1 14-7 count. A three-match winning streak was broken when Brandon Tressler (Orlando, Fla.) lost to Josh Linden by decision to draw The Storm within four team points of the Tornado, but the final run meant the most en route to the victory. The Storm entered the dual tied for sixth in the region with Ouachita Baptist.

Frank Morgan (Maynardville, Tenn.), ranked fifth in the country at 197 pounds, gave the Tornado a six-point cushion after defeating Mike Samijlenko, 3-2. Dondricus Anderson (Macon, Ga.) sealed the victory by pinning Lake Erie heavyweight Robert Zappitelli II in 1:46 of the opening period, leading to a 23-11 team win.

The Tornado have wrapped up their regular season and prepare for the Super Regional Tournament, held in Edmond, Okla. on Feb. 24-25. They are currently ranked fourth in the region.

 

LAKE ERIE COLLEGE (41) VS. OHIO VALLEY UNIVERSITY (3)

WGT

WRESTLERS

LEC

OVU

TEAM

125

Justin Toth (LEC) forfeit over Kane Bender Bender (OVU)

6

0

6-0

133

Ian Ross (LEC) decision over Josue Rodriguez (OVU) – 6-2

3

0

9-0

141

Kevin Brunner (LEC) decision over Kyle Honeycutt (OVU) – 6-2

3

0

12-0

149

Zach Vargo (LEC) pin over Timothy Parsons (OVU) – 4:25

6

0

18-0

157

Natthan Ball (LEC) major dec. over Nicco Niday (OVU) – 20-7

4

0

22-0

165

Dylan Zivcic (LEC) forfeit over Tyler George (OVU)

6

0

28-0

174

Matt Vandermeer (LEC) tech fall over Justin Smith (OVU) – 3:53, 15-0

5

0

33-0

184

Jon Schaefer (LEC) tech fall over Seth Jack (OVU) – 6:36, 22-6

5

0

38-0

197

Mike Samijlenko (LEC) decision over Chase Long (OVU) – 4-2

3

0

41-0

285

Blake Lucas (OVU) decision over Robert Zappitelli II (LEC) – 4-2

0

3

41-3

 

OHIO VALLEY UNIVERSITY (3) VS. KING COLLEGE (44)

WGT

WRESTLERS

KING

OVU

TEAM

125

Jerrelle McCabe (KING) forfeit over Unknown (OVU)

6

0

6-0

133

Cullen King (KING) pin over Josue Rodriguez (OVU) – 5:00

6

0

12-0

141

Tywan Claxton (KING) major dec. over Kyle Honeycutt (OVU)

4

0

16-0

149

Nic Stella (KING) major dec. over Timonthy Parsons (OVU) – 12-4

4

0

20-0

157

Jeremy Miller (KING) tech. fall over Nicco Niday (OVU) – 17-2

5

0

25-0

165

Patrick Spano (KING) forfeit over Unknown

6

0

31-0

174

Jonathan Forbes (KING) major dec. over Seth Jack (OVU) – 12-4

4

0

35-0

184

Brandon Tressler (KING) pin over Justin Smith (OVU) – 1st period

6

0

41-0

197

Frank Morgan (KING) decision over Chase Long (OVU) – 5-0

3

0

44-0

285

Blake Lucas (OVU) decision over Dondricus Anderson (KING) – 3-1 (OT)

0

3

44-3

 

LAKE ERIE COLLEGE (10) VS. KING COLLEGE (23)

WGT

WRESTLERS

KING

LEC

TEAM

125

Jerrelle McCabe (KING) decision over Austin Gillihan (LEC) – 6-5

3

0

3-0

133

Ian Ross (LEC) decision over Cullen King (KING) – 5-1
*Unsportsmanlike on KING (-1)

-1

3

2-3

141

Tywan Claxton (KING) decision over Zach Vargo (LEC) – 11-7

3

0

5-3

149

Zach Vargo (LEC) major dec. over Nic Stella (KING) – 13-4

0

4

5-7

157

Jeremy Miller (KING) decision over Nate Ball (LEC) – 4-2

3

0

8-7

165

Patrick Spano (KING) decision over Dylan Zivcic (LEC) – 7-1

3

0

11-7

174

Dyvon Passmore (KING) decision over Matt Vandermeer (LEC) – 9-7

3

0

14-7

184

Josh Linden (LEC) decision over Brandon Tressler (KING) – 10-3

0

3

14-10

197

Frank Morgan (KING) decision over Mike Samijlenko (LEC) – 3-2

3

0

17-10

285

Dondricus Anderson (KING) pin over Robert Zappitelli II (LEC) – 1:46

6

0

23-10