Tornado drop first two matches at Super Region II Duals

Tornado drop first two matches at Super Region II Duals

BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men's wrestling team opened the Super Region II Duals on Friday with a pair of tough defeats. The Tornado were ahead early against 23rd-ranked Lake Erie College, but the Storm came back to defeat King 23-16. In the nightcap, King fell behind Tiffin University early and couldn't recover, falling to the Dragons 33-9.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: #23 Lake Erie 23, #22 King 16; Tiffin 33, #22 King 9
LOCATION: Wheeler Center; Belmont, N.C.
RECORDS: King 6-2; Lake Erie 4-5; Tiffin 3-2

HOW IT HAPPENED – LAKE ERIE

  • Reed Jacks got the Tornado off to a good start with a 3:38 pin of Jason Brewster at 125 pounds.
  • Following a Storm technical fall, ninth-ranked Bryce Killian took a 4-0 decision over Zane Johnson to give King a 9-5 lead.
  • Landon Goforth followed Killian with a win, taking a 12-2 major decision over Alexander Lieb that stretched the Tornado lead to 13-5.
  • However, Lake Erie earned four straight wins to take a 20-13 lead before Elijah Seay got the Tornado back on the board.
  • Seay came from behind to defeat Jesse Palser 5-4, pulling King within 20-17.
  • Nevertheless, the Storm took the final bout, winning the dual 23-16.

#23 LAKE ERIE (4-5) 23, #22 KING (6-1) 16

125 – Reed Jacks (KING) pinned Jason Brewster (LEC), 3:38 (KING 6-0)

133 – #10 Forrest Glogouski (LEC) tech. fall Jacob Wynn (KING), 19-3 (KING 6-5)

141 – #9 Bryce Killian (KING) dec. Zane Johnson (LEC) 4-0, (KING 9-5)

149 – Landon Goforth (KING) maj. dec. Alexander Lieb (LEC), 12-2 (KING 13-5)

157 – Andrew Lieb (LEC) maj. dec. Matthew Danner (KING), 15-5 (KING 13-9)

165 – #7 Nick Vandermeer (LEC) tech. fall Bailey Slattman (KING), 16-0 (LEC 14-13)

174 – Brendan Winning (LEC) dec. Darius Rutland (KING), 7-3 (LEC 17-13)

184 – #9 Tyler Hughes (LEC) dec. Kody Eichlin (KING), 9-3 (LEC 20-13)

197 – Elijah Seay (KING) dec. Jesse Palser (LEC), 5-4 (LEC 20-16)

285 – Brandon Houle (LEC) dec. Eldon Valery, Jr. (KING), 6-3 (LEC 23-16)

HOW IT HAPPENED – TIFFIN

  • Tiffin jumped out early over the Tornado in the second match of the day, quickly opening up a 15-0 lead with three straight victories.
  • The lead grew to 34-0 before Seay got the Tornado on the board when he pinned 11th-ranked Nicholas Mason at 197 pounds. Eldon Valery, Jr. won the final bout, earning takedown in overtime to defeat Chase Carter 3-1.
  • However, the Dragons still won the contest 33-9.

TIFFIN (3-2) 33, #22 KING (6-2) 9

125 – Giuseppe Penzone (TU) pinned Reed Jacks (KING), 5:40 (TU 6-0)

133 – Richetshaye Puente (TU) dec. Jacob Wynn (KING), 11-10 (TU 9-0)

141 – Bryan LaVearn (TU) pinned #9 Bryce Killian (KING), 6:02 (TU 15-0)

149 – #9 Trey Grine (TU) maj. dec. Landon Goforth (KING), 16-7 (TU 19-0)

157 – Beau Minnick (TU) dec. Matthew Danner (KING), 7-2 (TU 22-0)

165 – Richard Screptock (TU) dec. Bailey Slattman (KING), 7-2 (TU 25-0)

174 – Chase Boyd (TU) dec. Darius Rutland (KING), 6-0 (TU 28-0)

184 – Hayden Bronne (TU) pinned Kody Eichlin (KING), 0:28 (TU 34-0)

197 – Elijah Seay (KING) pinned #11 Nicholas Mason (TU), 3:26 (TU 34-6)

285 – Eldon Valery, Jr. (KING) dec. Chase Carter (TU), 3-1 (SV-1) (TU 33-9)

Tiffin -1 point for badgering official

UP NEXT

  • King faces fourth-ranked Ashland University at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and 18th-ranked University of Findlay at 1:00 p.m.