ASHLAND, Ohio – Senior Dyvon Passmore (Miami, Fla.) and freshman Cody Davis (Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) finished sixth in their respective weight classes to lead the Tornado at the Super Region II Championships, hosted by Ashland University, which concluded on Sunday.
The fifth-seeded Passmore started off with a loss by pin to fourth-seed Jacob Cramer of Tiffan University in the 174-pound class. However, Passmore rebounded with a 10-2 major decision victory over Demetre Liguroi of Limestone. Passmore then earned another major decision victory over Joshua Ploof of Central Missouri by a score of 12-4.
In his fourth match, Passmore lost by pin fall at the 6:37 mark to sixth-seed Dylan Zivcic of Lake Erie College. Passmore went up against third-seeded Bryson Hall of Ashland in the fifth-place match. Passmore fought hard but lost by pin at the 6:14 mark to finish in sixth-place.
Davis began his work in the 197-pound class against top-seeded Brandonn Johnson of Notre Dame College. Johnson defeated Davis by pin fall at the 1:35 mark. Johnson went on to win the 197-pound championship. Davis then earned a tough 3-1 decision win over Helmut Rentschler of Truman State. Davis got his second straight win against Alek Hughes of Tiffan University with a 4-0 decision victory.
Davis' next match was against fifth-seeded Justin Tribble of Limestone. Tribble defeated Davis by decision, 6-2, to send Davis to the fifth-place match to face fourth-seeded Mike Samijlenko of Lake Erie College. Davis put up a great effort but lost the closely-fought contest to finish in sixth-place.
Unfortunately, no King wrestlers advanced to the National Championships to be held in a couple of weeks, so this marks the end of the King wrestling season. "It was good to see some promise for next year," stated Head Coach Nate Moorman, referring to the efforts from the freshman, Cody Davis.