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Wildcat Wrestling Tackles Quad Meet

by | Nov 15, 2021

Wildcat Jake Fernicola wrestled in the 285 pound class in the ‘Cats quad meet on Saturday.


DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson wrestling hosted their first Quad Meet in program history Saturday at Belk Arena, competing against No. 12 Rutgers (6-0), Clarion and Chattanooga. The ‘Cats fell 18-16 to Chattanooga, 34-6 to Rutgers and 29-12 to Clarion. The Wildcats won 12 individual matches. 

Individual highlights include Kyle Gorant, Gavin Damasco, Bryce Sanderlin, Gavin Henry and Mitchell Trigg wins against their Chattanooga opponents. Joshua Viarengo, Jaden Hardrick and Steven Newell won their bouts against members of the ranked Rutgers squad. Gorant, Sanderlin and Trigg also registered victories over their foes from Clarion. 

The Wildcats host West Virginia on Friday, Nov. 19 for a 7 pm dual. 

Individual results are below. 

Chattanooga 18, Davidson 16
125: Fabian Gutierrez (UTC) fall over Hale Robinson (DC), 1:41
133: Kyle Gorant (DC) dec. over Brandon Palmer (UTC) Gorant, 9-5
141: Gavin Damasco (DC) SV over Colton Landers (UTC), 4-2
149: Noah Castillo (UTC) dec. over Garrett Stewart (DC), 5-3
157: Bryce Sanderlin (DC) SV over Weston Wichman (UTC), 6-4
165: Caleb Waddell (UTC) dec. over Jaden Hardrick (DC), 9-2
174: Carial Tarter (UTC) dec. over Steven Newell (DC), 9-4
184: Gavin Henry (DC) dec. over Matthew Waddell (UTC,) 9-6
197: Thomas Sell (UTC) dec. over Owen Vietmeier (DC), 10-7
285: Mitchell Trigg (DC) maj. dec. over Mattias Erving (UTC), 16-2

Rutgers 34, Davidson 6
125: Dylan Sawver (RU) tech. fall over Hale Robinson (DC), 16-0, (1:29)
133: Sammy Alvarez (RU) dec. over Kyle Gorant (DC), 11-5
141: Joshua Viarengo (DC) tech. fall over Michael Cetta (RU), 18-3
149: Michael VanBrill (RU) maj. dec. over Noah Frack (DC), 10-0
157: Robert Kanniard (RU) maj. dec. over Bryce Sanderlin (DC), 15-4
165: Jaden Hardrick (DC) dec. over Andrew Clark (RU), 3-1
174: Steven Newell (DC) dec. over Connor O’Neill (RU), 6-5
184: John Poznanski (RU) maj. dec. over Gavin Henry (DC), 19-5
197: Kyle Epperly (RU) fall over Owen Vietmeier (DC), 1:27
285: Alex Esposito (RU) dec. over, 9-2 Jake Fernicola (DC)
133: Devon Britton (RU) fall over Sam Nini (DC), 1:31

Clarion 29, Davidson 12
125: Joey Fischer (CU) fall over Hale Robinson (DC), 3:50
133: Kyle Gorant (DC) dec. over Alex Blake (CU), 6-0
141: Seth Koleno (CU) dec. over Gavin Damasco (DC), 6-5
149: Brent Moore (CU) fall over David Loniewski (DC), 0:59
157: Bryce Sanderlin (DC) dec. over Trevor Elfvin (CU), 3-1
165: Cameron Pine (CU) dec. over Jaden Hardrick (DC), 6-1
174: John Worthing (CU) fall over Steven Newell (DC), 2:43
184: Gavin Henry (DC) dec. over Ryan Weinzen (CU), 5-3
197: Will Feldkamp (CU) tech. fall over Owen Vietmeier (DC), 21-6, (5:55)
285: Mitchell Trigg (DC) dec. over Austin Chapman (CU), 4-1 (OT 5)
133: Nick Cambria (DC) maj. dec. over Mason Prinkey (CU), 11-1
184: Max Wohlabaugh (CU) fall over Lachlan Rosato (DC), 3:59 

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