Wrestling Falls to Gardner Webb on Senior Day
DAVIDSON, N.C. –Freshman Mitchell Trigg opened the match with a first period fall, but wrestling fell to Gardner-Webb in the final Davidson home match of the season Friday night in Southern Conference action at John M. Belk Arena, 22-18.
Trigg was on the offensive quickly, earning an opening minute takedown before flipping his Runnin’ Bulldog opponent for his fourth pin of the season. With the victory, he moves to 14-12 overall and 3-2 in SoCon bouts.
Fellow rookie Kyle Gorant continued his hot stretch at 133 pounds, opening his bout with a pair of first period takedowns en route to an 11-6 decision. Gorant improves to 15-9 overall and 3-2 in league action.
Sophomore Will Baldwin recorded his first win of the year at 149 pounds in a 5-0 blanking of Austin Reames. Baldwin extended his 2-0 edge in the second period with a reversal after starting on bottom. After getting the escape in the final frame, the Hendersonville, N.C., native held his own to get his hand raised.
Down 3-1 to nationally ranked No. 19 Tyler Marinelli, junior Hunter Costa got a second period takedown to knot it at 3-3. Costa eventually fell, but prevented bonus points in a hard effort.
The Wildcats wrap up the regular season Sunday, Feb. 24 when they travel to Campbell for a SoCon dual with the Fighting Camels. First bout from Buies Creek, N.C., is slated for 1 p.m.
Gardner-Webb 22, Davidson 18
285: Mitchell Trigg (DC) fall over Jeffrey Linker (GWU), 2:18
125: Artur Hofer winner by forfeit
133: Kyle Gorant (DC) dec. over Brandon Blight (GWU), 11-6
141: Blake Mulkey (GWU) maj. dec. over Caleb Ziebell (DC), 14-6
149: Will Baldwin (DC) dec. over Austin Reames (GWU), 5-0
157: Evan Schenk (GWU) dec. over Tony Palumbo (DC), 7-3
165: Tyler Marinelli (GWU) dec. over Hunter Costa (DC), 8-3
174: Kyle Homet (GWU) dec. over Noah Satterfield (DC), 8-6
184: Conor Fenn (DC) forfeit over Nathaniel Kale (GWU), 6-0
197: Anthony Perrine (GWU) dec. over Finlay Holston (DC), 6-3