CU not able to hold onto early lead in loss at UC

Tenth-ranked Cumberland jumped out to an early lead behind wins from Kirk Johnson, Kyle Delaune and Zeke Hunt,
Jan 24, 2014
Kyle Delaune won a 7-4 Decision at his match at 174 on Thursday against the University of the Cumberlands. (Credit Steve Wampler)

 

 

Tenth-ranked Cumberland jumped out to an early lead behind wins from Kirk Johnson, Kyle Delaune and Zeke Hunt, but ninth-ranked University of the Cumberlands posted victories in six of the final seven matches en route to a 23-16 triumph in wrestling action Thursday night in Williamsburg, Ky.

The match began at 165, with 12th-ranked Johnson taking an 8-3 Decision versus Steve Traylor and Delaune followed with a 7-4 Decision against Brocky Leidecker. Hunt’s 10-0 Major Decision over Brandon Rogers at 184 gave the Bulldogs a 10-0 advantage, but the Patriots erased the deficit quickly and never looked back.

Sixth-ranked Sam Johnson posted a 10-2 Major Decision against CU’s 12th-ranked Scott Stewart and No. 4 Courtney Freeman won a 16-6 Major Decision versus Tyler Smith at Heavyweight, cutting the Cumberland lead to 10-8.

Fourth-ranked Javier Carbajal put the Cumberlands ahead for good with a 9-1 Major Decision over Justus Griffth at 125 and No. 11 Andrew Tillman collected a 6-2 Decision versus Dalton Baysinger. Calob Perkins registered a 9-1 Major Decision against Ethyn Holbrook at 141 and Isaac King finished off the win for UC with a 12-1 Major Decision over Brian Shockley at 157.

Jake Williams, ranked fourth nationally, had CU’s only other victory, pinning Steven Melara at 2:43 at 149.

Cumberland will have individuals at the Appalachian State Open in Boone, N.C., and at the Mustang Open in Conway, Ark., this Saturday.

#9 Univ. of the Cumberlands 23, #10 Cumberland Univ. 16

Wt. Class

Winner

Loser

Type; Score

CU

UC

165

#12 Kirk Johnson (CU)

Steve Traylor (UC)

D; 8-3

3

0

174

Kyle Delaune (CU)

Brocky Leidecker (UC)

D; 7-4

6

0

184

Zeke Hunt (CU)

Brandon Rogers (UC)

MD; 10-0

10

0

197

#6 Sam Johnson (UC)

#12 Scott Stewart (CU)

MD; 10-2

10

4

285

#4 Courtney Freeman (UC)

Tyler Smith (CU)

MD; 16-6

10

8

125

#4 Javier Carbajal (UC)

Justus Griffith (CU)

MD; 9-1

10

12

133

#11 Andrew Tillman (UC)

Dalton Baysinger (CU)

D; 6-2

10

15

141

Calob Perkins (UC)

Ethyn Holbrook (CU)

MD; 9-1

10

19

149

#4 Jake Williams (CU)

Steven Melara (UC)

F; 2:43

16

19

157

Isaac King (UC)

Brian Shockley (CU)

MD; 12-1

16

23
 

 

 

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