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Wildcat Wrestling Wins Big on Senior Day, Take Down Presby 26-11

by | Mar 1, 2022

Kyle Gorant earned a major decision over Presbyterian’s Dominic Chavez.


DAVIDSON, N.C. – On Senior Day, Davidson Wrestling celebrated two things – 100 Years of Davidson Wrestling and a victory in their final regular season home dual, defeating Presbyterian College, 26-11, inside Belk Arena. The ‘Cats (5-10, 3-5) won seven of the 10 duals on Sunday to end their season. 

“Today was a great day for Davidson Wrestling,” head coach Andy Lausier said. “Celebrating 100 years of our program was so special, and we can’t wait to keep building. I am so grateful to all who are involved in this program, and especially our seniors.”

Davidson honored six seniors before the match – Evan Clark, Erik Eva, Lachlan Rosato, Finlay Holston, Kyle Gorant and Mitchell Trigg – and three of them won each of their matches. Gorant and Holston both earned major decisions over their opponents while Trigg held on for a 4-0 decision to close it out for the ‘Cats. 

After dropping the 125 match, Gorant’s 10-1 major brought the ‘Cats within one, 5-4. Nick Cambria registered a 2-1 decision over his opponent to put Davidson in the lead 7-5. After Bryce Sanderlin’s match gave Davidson a 10-8 lead, the ‘Cats never looked back. 

Jaden Hardrick already had a 2-0 advantage before he pinned his opponent in the first round at 2:11 to notch his second pin of the season. Gavin Henryregistered a 5-3 decision before Holston’s 12-0 major over Aiden Jean of Presbyterian. 

Davidson will head to the Southern Conference Tournament next Saturday, March 5. 

Davidson 26, Presbyterian 11
125: Jacob Brasseur (Presbyterian College) over Hale Robinson (Davidson) (TF 16-0 4:04) 
133: Kyle Gorant (Davidson) over Dominic Chavez (Presbyterian College) (MD 10-1) 
141: Nick Cambria (Davidson) over Khalid Brinkley (Presbyterian College) (Dec 2-1)  
149: Reid Stewart (Presbyterian College) over Matthew McLaughlin (Davidson) (Dec 6-0)
157: Bryce Sanderlin (Davidson) over Zachary Phillips (Presbyterian College) (Dec 7-0) 
165: Jaden Hardrick (Davidson) over Sean Getty (Presbyterian College) (Fall 2:11) 
174: Mason Watkins (Presbyterian College) over Lachlan Rosato (Davidson) (Dec 5-2)
184: Gavin Henry (Davidson) over David Bertrand (Presbyterian College) (Dec 5-3) 
197: Finlay Holston (Davidson) over Aiden Jean (Presbyterian College) (MD 12-0)    
285: Mitchell Trigg (Davidson) over Will Pontoon (Presbyterian College) (Dec 4-0)

149 Mike Ramerez (Presbyterian College) over Sam Nini (Davidson) (Dec 4-2)

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