Here’s a look at Saturday’s duals involving Matmen-area alumni:
Coast Guard 36, WPI 6: At New London CT, the 11th-ranked (D3) Bears opened their season with a solid home victory, taking eight straight wins from 133 through 197.
One of those wins was from second-ranked (184) Paul Detwiler (Fleming Island ’18), who needed just 51 seconds, despite being up a weight, to fall WPI’s Lucas Wilson-Wuestefeld. Detwiler’s pin was one of four Coast Guard bonus-point wins, and the team’s only fall.
Coast Guard will next travel to Rhode Island on November 13 for the Roger Williams Invitational.
Oregon State tri-meet: At Corvallis OR, Campbell took a split of duals, taking down 16th-ranked Lehigh, 22-11, but falling to the 21st-ranked hosts, 23-12.
In both duals, Chad Nix (Fleming Island ’20) got the start at 285 for the Fighting Camels (2-1 in duals for the season), his first starts in his collegiate career after injury derailed his 2020-21 season. Nix faced two ranked 285s, taking a 12-4 loss to Lehigh’s Jordan Wood (10th) and a third-period tech fall loss to OSU’s Gary Truab (24th).
Next up for Campbell will be a shorter trip, this time in-state over to Raleigh NC for the Wolfpack Open, hosted by NC State on November 14.
Chattanooga 25, Cumberland-TN 15: At Chattanooga on Saturday evening, the visiting Phoenix (ranked 5th in NAIA) dropped the final four matches of the dual in their season-opener against their Division I hosts.
At 157, Cumberland’s Kaz Maia (Flagler Palm Coast ’16) fell by a 7-3 count to the Mocs’ Grant Lundy, in the last match of the night, with the dual outcome already decided. Maia is ranked 5th in NAIA at 149.
Cumberland-TN will next compete in today’s Patriot Open, hosted by University of the Cumberlands in Corbin KY.
Here’s a look at area wrestlers/coaches who competed in open tournaments on Saturday:
Jessica Corredor (Missouri Baptist, Dr Phillips ’20): Reached the finals at 109 in the Falcon Invite, contested at the Hartman Arena in Park City KS. Corredor had three wins before losing by fall (2:11) to a familiar face in former Hialeah-Mater Lakes wrestler Jasmine Godinez of Texas Wesleyan. Before that, Corredor sandwiched a 40-second quarterfinal pin over UCumberlands’ Jane Stephens with techs against Texas Wesleyan’s Alexis Saldivar (11-0, rd of 16) and Indian Hills’ Chole Clemons (10-0, semis).
Kishma Davis (Central Baptist, Pace ’19): Placed 6th at the Trojan Open in Little Rock, AR, competing at 141. After losing his round-of-16 match by fall (3:00) to Ozarks’ Jake Dado, the eventual 3rd, Davis won twice in the consis to earn his place finish, with wins over Ozarks’ Austin Paul (fall in 4:32) and Ouachita Baptist’s Hudson Herring (6-2 decision). Davis then took losses in the consi semis to Carl Albert’s Cooper Evans (fall in 2:38) and in the 5th-place match to Ouachita’s Zander Fields (9-0).
Ana Bradshaw (Missouri Baptist, Fletcher ’21): Was 4-2 and one match from placing at the Falcon Invite, competing at 101. On the front, Bradshaw falled Central Christian’s Audree Garcia (1:24) and teched Texas Wesleyan’s Jordyn Denham, 11-0, before losing by fall (3:34) in the quarters to eventual runnerup Esther Walker of Midland. In the consis, Bradshaw teched Central Methodist’s Abby Jastal (11-1) and pinned Garcia (2:06) before losing by fall (1:45) to Texas Wesleyan’s Madison Brown, the eventual 3rd.
Riley White (Missouri Baptist, Matanzas ’21): Was 3-2 at the Falcon Invite at 123. White had front-side wins over Friends’ Yalitza Arroyo (11-0 tech) and Iowa Western’s Rodnesia Smith-Carter (fall in 1:35) before falling to Colorado-Mesa’s Lillian Broadrick, 10-0, in the quarters. White decisioned Ottawa’s Dakota Darby, 8-5, in the consis, but then took a 10-0 loss in the consi quarters to Texas Wesleyan’s Devin Patton, the eventual 3rd.
Daniel Porter (Greensboro, Clay ’18): Was 2-2 at 125 in the Ned McGinley Invitational in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Lost to fourth-seed and host Nicholas Bauer (Wilkes University) by fall in 4:57 in round of 32 on the front, but bounced back with a fall over Kings College’s Darevin Curlee (1:48) and an 8-3 win over former Clearwater Central Catholic wrestler Aiden Prunoske of RIT before a loss by fall (1:13) to Scranton’s Matthew DiGennaro.
Shania Gowan (Missouri Baptist, Dr Phillips ’19): Was 2-2 at 170 at the Falcon Invite, with front-side wins over Hastings’ Jacqueline Carreras (11-0 tech) and Central Methodist’s Shainne Whited (fall in 2:49) before a loss by fall (1:32) to UCumberlands’ Ariana Pereira, the eventual 3rd, in the quarters and to Missouri Baptist teammate Kaylee Gross (2:24) in the consis.
Jonathan Whiting (Brewton-Parker, Clay ’15): Was 1-2 at 285 in the Mount Union Invitational in Alliance, OH. Whiting lost by fall on the front to Mt St Joseph’s Michael Addis (2:27) in the round of 16, but got a forfeit win in the consis before a 3-1 loss to SUNY-Brockport’s Anthony Oca, 3-1.
Josh Bower (Simpson, Matanzas ’19): Was 1-2 in the 149-lb open division at the Luther Hill Invitational in Indianola, IA. Bower lost by a 5-3 decision in the quarters to eventual 4th-place Ryan Ojeda of Grand View, but came back in the consis to pin Briar Cliff’s Angel Palacios in :48. Bower then fell by a 6-5 count in the blood round to eventual 3rd Ben Peters, also of Briar Cliff.
Charlie Owens (Wheaton, Wakulla ’19): Was 0-2 at the Messiah Invitational in Mechanicsburg, PA. Lost to Elizabethtown’s Brian Schneider (eventual runnerup) by fall (4:11) in the round of 16, and then fell in the consis by a 5-3 count to Johns Hopkins’ Jared Osborne, who wound up taking 6th.
Caleb Bower (Simpson, Matanzas ’19): Was 0-2 at the Luther Hill Invite in the open division at 133. Bower took losses on the front to Grand View’s Daniel Leal (eventual 5th, 14-2) and in the consis to St Ambrose’s Matt Robertson (eventual 3rd, fall in 3:33).
Xaiver Sampsel (Graceland, Fleming Island ’16): Was 0-1 at 141 in the open division at the Luther Hill Invitational, losing by injury default in the third period of his quarterfinal match against Grand View’s Blake Haney, the eventual champion. Sampsel did not continue in the consis.
Chris Bono (Wisconsin, Bolles ’92): Bono’s younger Badgers got their first college taste Saturday at the Michigan State Open in East Lansing, with four wrestlers placing in open competition and three more in the fresh/soph division. Wisconsin’s next competition will be at the La Crosse (WI) Center on November 12 against Arkansas-Little Rock in a dual.
(All rankings by Intermatwrestle.com)