King tops #23 Tiffin, falls to #7 Findlay at Super Region II Duals

King tops #23 Tiffin, falls to #7 Findlay at Super Region II Duals

NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University men's wrestling team accomplished something they hadn't in four years on Saturday as they went 1-1 at the Super Region II Duals. The Tornado knocked off 23rd-ranked Tiffin University 30-16 for their first win over a ranked opponent since 2013. King the fell to seventh-ranked University of Findlay 26-12 later in the day.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 30, #23 Tiffin 16; #7 Findlay 26, King 12
LOCATION: Eleazor Arena; Newberry, S.C.
RECORDS: King 5-4; Tiffin 7-4; Findlay 7-7

HOW IT HAPPENED - #23 TIFFIN

  • The Tornado got off to a great start behind Reed Jacks and 125 pounds and Jacob Wynn at 133 pounds. Jacks took a 16-0 technical fall over Landon Elliot before Wynn pinned Rico Puente in 4:34, giving King an 11-0 lead.
  • The Dragons then picked up a pair of wins, one by forfeit to cut their deficit to 11-9.
  • King answered with four straight wins, started by a 16-6 major decision for Landon Reed over Travis Salyer at 157 pounds.
  • At 165 pounds, Cory Collins pinned Beau Minnick in 4:03 and Joey Mammolenti pinned Chase Boyd in 2:21.
  • Elijah Seay gave King a 30-9 lead with a 5-0 decision over Jared Chambers at 184 pounds.
  • The Dragons had a pair of ranked wrestlers take wins at 197 and 285 pounds, but King took the dual 30-16.

HOW IT HAPPENED - #7 FINDLAY

  • Jacks again got King off to a good start with a 3-1 decision over Schuyler Phillips at 125 pounds.
  • Fifth-ranked Dustin Kirk followed with a 6-5 decision over Devin Rogers, giving king a 6-0 lead.
  • However, Findlay evened the tally as 12th-ranked Josh Wimer took a win by pin at 141 pounds, starting an Oiler run.
  • The win started a streak of four straight wins by ranked wrestlers from Findlay, giving the Oilers a 17-6 lead.
  • At 174 pounds, Mammolenti got King back on the board when he defeated fifth-ranked Bradley Metz 9-4.
  • Seay cut the King deficit to 17-12 with a 6-2 decision over Charles Wells.
  • However, the seventh-ranked Oilers took the final two matches, to win the dual 26-12.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • The Tornado victory over No. 23 Tiffin marked their first win over a ranked opponent since January 11, 2013 when King topped No. 15 Maryville University 30-14.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • King is in action again on Thursday when they travel to Newberry College. The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) dual is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m.

KING (5-3) 30, #23 TIFFIN (7-4) 16

125 – Reed Jacks (KU) tech. fall Landon Elliot (TU), 16-0 (KU 5-0)

133 – Jacob Wynn (KU) pinned Rico Puente (TU), 4:34 (KU 11-0)

141 – No. 9 Trey Grine (TU) wins by forfeit (KU 11-6)

149 – Michael Screptock (TU) dec. Ethyn Ewing (KU), 8-2 (KU 11-9)

157 – Landon Reed (KU) maj. dec. Travis Salyer (TU), 16-6 (KU 15-9)

165 – Cory Collins (KU) pinned Beau Minnick (TU), 4:03 (KU 21-9)

174 – Joey Mammolenti (KU) pinned Chase Boyd (TU), 2:21 (KU 27-9)

184 – Elijah Seay (KU) dec. Jared Chambers (TU), 5-0 (KU 30-9)

197 – No. 12 Kevin Christman (TU) dec. Eldon Valery, Jr. (KU), 2-0 (KU 30-12)

285 – No. 6 Garrett Gray (TU) maj. dec. Cody Davis (KU) 10-0 (KU 30-16)

 #7 FINDLAY (7-7) 26, KING (5-4) 12

125 – Reed Jacks (KU) dec. Schuyler Phillips (UF), 3-1 (KU 3-0)

133 – No. 5 Dustin Kirk (KU) dec. Devin Rogers, (UF), 6-5 (KU 6-0)

141 – No. 12 Josh Wimer (UF) pinned Jacob Wynn (KU) 4:27 (6-6)

149 – No. 1 Nick Goebel (UF) tech. fall Ethyn Ewing (KU), 18-2 (UF 11-6)

157 – No. 6 Joey White (UF) dec. Cory Collins (KU), 3-1 (UF 14-6)

165 – No. 11 Alonzo Turner (UF) dec. Darius Rutland (KU), 3-1 (UF 17-6)

174 – Joey Mammolenti (KU) dec. No. 5 Bradley Metz (UF), 9-4 (UF 17-9)

184 – Elijah Seay (KU) dec. Charles Wells (UF), 6-2 (UF 17-12)

197 – Chancellor Sonnenburg (UF) dec. Eldon Valery, Jr. (KU), 5-0 (UF 20-12)

285 – Luke Fleming (UF) pinned Cody Davis (KU), 1:55 (UF 26-12)