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Peake Makes Davidson Wrestling History

by | Apr 30, 2023

Tanner Peake was undefeated in Puerto Rico.


GURAPO, PUERTO RICO – Davidson first year wrester Tanner Peake made Davidson history when he went undefeated at Puerto Rico’s Federación de Luchas Asociadas, a United World Wrestling qualifying event this weekend. He became the first Davidson wrestler to make a national team.

Peake, a first-year wrestler from Flemington, N.J., won all three matches he competed in on Saturday and won all of them by scores of 10-0 in the U20 freestyle format. The New Jersey native first defeated Mickey Ferreira then defeated previous Puerto Rican team-member, Erick Martinez, in back-to-back bouts to secure his spot as Puerto Rico’s U20 representative at 74 kilograms (163 pounds).

Saturday’s performance sets Peake up for a trip to Santiago, Chile from July 6th through July 9th to participate in the Pan-American Championships. This event serves as the continental wrestling championships for nations from North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

“It is an incredible honor to make a national team,” said head coach Nate Carr Jr. who traveled to Gurapo with Peake. “We are so excited for Tanner and are incredibly proud of the hard work he has put in. We are so thrilled for him to have this opportunity to compete and showcase his skills as one of the top U20 wrestlers in the world.”

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