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Peake and Sanderlin Place at App State; Wrestling Drops SoCon Dual at Campbell

by | Jan 31, 2023

Wildcat Bryce Sanderlin


BOONE, N.C. / BUIES CREEK, N.C. – The Davidson wrestling team traveled to Campbell for a Southern Conference dual and also participated in the Appalachian Open on Saturday. Tanner Peake took second place in the 157-pound division, Bryce Sanderlin took fourth place, and the Wildcats fell to the Camels, 43-3.

Tanner Peake continued to perform at a high level after he made it to the championship bout in the 157-pound division in Boone. Peake got a first-round victory by pin, won by decision in the quarterfinals, and won via medical disqualification in the semis before dropping the championship bout. In the final, Peake found himself down 3-0 heading into the third period before he made a last-minute push. The Flemington, NJ native got an escape with under 40 seconds left then, he got a takedown in the final 15 seconds to tie the score. Virginia Tech’s Jackson Spire was awarded the win via riding time.

Peake went 3-1 on the day and moved to 8-2 overall on the season.

In the 165-pound weight class, Bryce Sanderlin took fourth place after winning his first two matchups. Sanderlin cruised past Alex Mercado with a 17-0 tech fall then took down UNC’s Marcus Murabito in a 5-2 decision. Sanderlin’s run ended in the semifinals when he was removed due to a medical forfeit.

At Campbell, Jaden Hardrick picked up Davidson’s lone victory. The Dayton, Ohio native defeated Riley Augustine in overtime, 3-1. Saturday’s win put Hardrick at 12-12 overall for the year and 3-1 in conference duals.

The wrestling team will return home for a SoCon showdown with The Citadel next Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Campbell Dual

125: #25 Anthony Molton def. Hale Robinson, major dec.  16-4
133: #29 Domenic Zaccone def. Jackson Sichelstiel, tech fall 19-4
141: #32 Shannon Hanna def. Joshua Viarengo, fall 2:45
149: Chris Rivera def.  Noah Frack, major dec. 12-4
157: Troy Nation def. Dan Yetsick, dec. 2-0
165: Dom Baker def. Christian Rutherford, fall 2:53
174: Jaden Hardrick def. Riley Augustine, dec. 3-1 SV
184: #28 Caleb Hopkins def. Cameo Blankenship, dec. 7-6
197: #29 Levi Hopkins def. Gavin Henry, fall 1:47
HWT: #13 Taye Ghadiali win by forfeit 

Appalachian Open

Round of 32
174: Justin Phillips (UVA) def. Anthony Spera, dec. 3-2
174: Michael Goldfeter (UNC) def. Brett Sanderlin, major dec. 12-4

Round of 16
125: Aedyn Concepcion (Gardner-Webb) def. Devon Diaco, major dec. 11-2
157: Tanner Peake def. Devin King (unattached), fall 3:23
157: Austin Paradice (Chattanooga) def. Marc Koch, dec. 9-1
165: Bryce Sanderlin def. Alex Mercado (King), tech fall 17-0
184: Chopper Mordecai (App State) def. Oliver Tipton, fall 2:14

157: Tanner Peake def. Aaron Faison (NC State), dec. 6-2
165: Bryce Sanderlin def. Marcus Murabito (UNC), dec. 5-2

157: Tanner Peake def. Austin Paradice, medical DQ
165: Kamden Munro (Chattanooga) def. Bryce Sanderlin, MF

Third Place
165: Gino Esposito def. Bryce Sanderlin, MF

157: Jackson Spires (VT) def. Tanner Peake, dec. 4-3

Consolation of 16 #1
125: Devon Diaco def. Jajuan Givens (Greensboro College), fall 1:15

Consolation of 16 #2
125: Malik Hardy (The Citadel) def. Devon Diaco, fall 2:03
174: Braden Welch def. Anthony Spera, dec. 2-0
174: Roy Price (The Citadel) def. Brett Sanderlin, fall 6:44

Consolation of 8 #1
157: Marc Koch def. Hayden McCandless (Florida), tech fall 15-0
184: Landon Lewis (Chattanooga) def. Oliver Tipton, dec. 12-8

Consolation of 8 #2
157: Drake Acklin (App State) def. Marc Koch, dec. 6-2 

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