CHARLESTON, SC — It’s said often that wrestlers can compete across all levels of collegiate competition.
Last week, Southeastern proved that again — with local support — in a 22-14 dual win at The Citadel on December 18.
While late matches down the stretch secured the dual, Southeastern needed points early as well, with Jaquan English (Raines/Fleming Island ’18), ranked 18th nationally in NAIA by InterMat, gaining a key decision at 141. English took down the Bulldogs’ Ethan Willis, 4-2, in that weight class.
The Fire pick back up on Mid-South Conference duals action when they return to the mats in Lebanon TN, facing host Cumberland as well as King in a Friday-night tri-meet.
Concordia Duals: On December 19, Doane (NE) was 3-1 on the day with team wins over Arizona Christian (31-15), Williams Baptist (38-10) and Texas Wesleyan (28-17), with a one-point loss to Montana State-Northern (22-21).
Freshman Luke Davis (Clay ’20) started in three of those duals, with decision losses to Montana State’s Kaleb Frank (10-3) and #20 Robert Fairchild (9-7) of Williams Baptist. Davis also lost by fall (2:25) to Arizona Christian’s #9 Elias Gonzales. Doane is now off until January 9, when it competes at Hastings (NE)’s Cusatis Open.