NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University men's wrestling team traveled to take on 16th-ranked Newberry College in an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) dual. King gave a pair of forfeits, falling behind early and couldn't recover as Newberry took the contest 30-9.
FINAL SCORE: #16 Newberry 30, King 9
LOCATION: Eleazer Arena; Newberry, S.C.
RECORDS: King 5-5, 2-2 ECAC; Newberry 11-8, 3-0 ECAC
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Tornado fell behind Newberry early as they had to take a pair of forfeits due to injuries, giving the Wolves 12 points.
- Fourth-ranked Dustin Kirk came up for King first at 133 pounds and earned a 5-4 decision over eighth-ranked Jordan Simpson to get King on the board.
- Newberry then took a pair of wins, including a highly contested 6-5 decision at 149 pounds, to take a 12-3 lead.
- Cory Collins got King back on the board at 157 pounds with a 9-4 decision over Joey Rocca.
- The Wolves again took a pair of wins before Elijah Seay earned a tight 2-0 decision with riding time and an escape in the third period to defeat Dennis Flores at 184 pounds.
- Newberry took the final two bouts to take the dual 30-9.
- King returns to Student Center Complex to take on Limestone College on Thursday. The ECAC dual is slated to start at 7:00 p.m.
- Newberry next hosts the Newberry open on Saturday.
#16 NEWBERRY 30 (11-8, 3-0 ECAC), KING 9 (5-5, 2-2 ECAC)
125 – No. 7 Trung Duong (NBY) wins by forfeit (NBY 6-0)
133 – No. 4 Dustin Kirk (KING) dec. No. 8 Jordan Simpson (NBY), 5-4 (NBY 6-3)
141 – Tyler Wicken (NBY) dec. Bryan Flores-Garcia (KING), 11-5 (NBY 9-3)
149 – Austin Palmer (NBY) dec. Ethyn Ewing (KING), 6-5 (NBY 12-3)
157 – Cory Collins (KING) dec. Joey Rocca (NBY), 9-4 (NBY 12-6)
165 – Nick Young (NBY) dec. Darius Rutland (KING), 7-1 (15-6)
174 – No. 6 Huston Evans (NBY) pinned Joey Mammolenti (KING), 1:02 (NBY 21-6)
184 – Elijah Seay (KING) dec. Dennis Flores (NBY), 2-0 (NBY 21-9)
197 – Cody Brundage (NBY) wins by forfeit (NBY 27-9)
285 – Patton Gossett (NBY) dec. Cody Davis (KING), 2-0 (NBY 30-9)