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Davidson Wrestling Falls to West Virginia

by | Nov 23, 2021

Davidson Senior Kyle Gorant


DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson wrestling fell to Big 12 competitor West Virginia on Friday night, 34-3, in Belk Arena. The Mountaineers move to 1-1, 0-1 Big 12 and the Wildcats fall to 0-4, 0-0 SoCon. 

Senior Kyle Gorant gave the Wildcats a fighting chance coming out, winning Davidson’s first bout of the night with a 11-2 major decision over Garett Lautzenheiser from West Virginia. The Mountaineers took a commanding lead throughout the rest of the matches, but not without a fight. 

Bryce Sanderlin was down 10-0 after two periods but took over the third. The 157-pounder had two takedowns and a near fall to get within two points, 10-8, but his opponent stole away with the victory after an escape and the riding time point brought him to a 12-8 decision. Steven Newell had a closely contended battle in the 174-pound class, with three takedowns, ultimately losing 10-8 by decision to his opponent from West Virginia. The heavyweight battle between Mitchell Trigg and his opponent, Michael Wolfgram, was the closest of the night with Wolfgram just edging Trigg in an 11-10 decision. Trigg escaped the big man six times and ended the third period at 10-10 with the riding time point giving the Mountaineers their last win of the night. 

125: Colton Drousias (WVU) winner by forfeit
133: Kyle Gorant (Davidson) over Garett Lautzenheiser (WVU) (MD 11-2)
141: Caleb Rea (WVU) over Gavin Damasco (Davidson)  (Dec 6-2)
149: Jeff Boyd (WVU) over Garrett Stewart (Davidson) (MD 13-3)
157: Alex Hornfeck (WVU) over Bryce Sanderlin (Davidson) (Dec 12-8)
165: Peyton Hall (WVU) over Jaden Hardrick (Davidson) (Fall 6:21)
174: Dennis Robin (WVU) over Steven Newell (Davidson) (Dec 10-8)
184: Anthony Carman (WVU) over Gavin Henry (Davidson) (Dec 5-2)
197: Jackson Moomau (WVU) over Owen Vietmeier (Davidson) (MD 14-4)
285: Michael Wolfgram (WVU) over Mitchell Trigg (Davidson) (Dec 11-10)
149: Brayden Roberts (WVU) over David Loniewski (Davidson) (MD 10-0)
*Point deducted from each side for control of the mat during 174

Davidson travels to Fairfax, Va. to participate in the Patriot Open hosted by George Mason on Sunday, Dec. 5. 

Fans can connect directly with Davidson Wrestling on Twitter (@DavidsonWRES) and Instagram (@DavidsonWrestling). 

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