Three King wrestlers reach semis at Central Missouri

WARRNESBURG, Mo. – On Sunday, the King University men's wrestling team competed at the University of Central Missouri Open. Garrett Fosdyck, Cody Davis and D'Marcus Spencer all reached the semifinals of their weight classes as Fosdyck earned the best finish of fourth at the event.

At 285 pounds, Fosdyck earned his first win of the day on a 6-1 decision over Brian Duncan of Wentworth Military Academy before taking a narrow 4-3 decision over Northeast Oklahoma A&M College's Jacoby Brown to advance to the semifinals. In the semis, the sophomore dropped a tough 2-1 decision to Missouri Valley College's Gabi Mussallam. In the consolation bracket, he defeated McKendree University's Coltyn Pease 10-1 on a major decision to move to the third place bout. However, he fell to Trey Page of Fort Hays State University on an 11-1 major decision to take fourth place.

At the same weight class, teammate Davis turned in a sixth place finish after advancing to the semifinals. He started his day with a 15-6 major decision over Northeast Oklahoma A&M's Mike Baker, and followed that with an 8-5 decision over Justin Smith of Missouri Valley. After dropping his semifinal bout, Davis fell to Page on a 6-2 decision before falling Pease in the fifth place match.

Spencer wrestled at the 133 pound weight class and took home a fifth place finish. Spencer opened with a match against Oklahoma State University's Lincoln Lemon, and advanced on a 10-4 decision. The junior then defeated Central Missouri's Hunter Neighbors on a fall in 1:30 to advance to the semifinals. In the semis, Spencer dropped a tough 5-4 decision to McKendree's Brendan Murphy, dropping him to the consolation bracket. In consolation bracket, Spencer faced a pair of Oklahoma State opponents. He dropped the first bout to Dean Heil before topping Brian Crutchmer on a fall in 2:18 to take fifth place.

Andrew Lutterloh also wrestled well at the 285 pound weight class, going 4-2. He won his first match of the day on a 2-0 decision over Eric Mason before falling to the consolation bracket. In the consolation bracket he won three straight matches before falling to Page on a 5-0 decision in the quarterfinals.

King will be in action again next Sunday when they host the King Open in the Student Center Complex. The tournament will begin at 9:00 a.m.