COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Huntingdon wrestling team won seven of the final eight weight classes and knocked off Allen University 30-12 on Saturday.
The win was the fourth-year Hawks' third straight over the NAIA Yellow Jackets.
Huntingdon fell behind 9-0 after the first two weight classes but the Hawks controlled the remainder of the match. Quintez Pearson's 7-5 decision in the 149-pound weight class tied the match and Kaleb Fontenot's 11-5 decision at 157 gave the Hawks the lead for good.
Deon Maxwell won by decision (10-4) at 165, Robbie McKenna won by major decision (10-1) at 174 and Jesse Rowlen won by technical fall (23-8) at 285. Nelson Elder (141-pounds) and Cody Dixon (184 pounds) each won by forfeit.
Coming Up: Huntingdon wrestles in the Truett-McConnell Open on Jan. 20.
Huntingdon College 30, Allen University 12
125- Davon Powell (AU) def. Wade Thomas (HC), 13-7
133- Randy McCary (AU) def. Mason Blakeney (HC), Fall (6:24)
141- Nelson Elder (HC) won by forfeit
149- Quintez Pearson (HC) def. Joshua Dardy (AU), 7-5
157- Kaleb Fontenot (HC) def. Anderson Toe (AU), 11-5
165- Deon Maxwell (HC) def. Anthony Fullard (AU), 10-4
174- Robbie McKenna (HC) def. Rashaan McKenzie (AU), Major Decision, 10-1
184- Cody Dixon (HC) won by forfeit
197- Jordan Flood (AU) def. Kori Walker (HC), 5-2
285- Jesse Rowlen (HC) def. Kendrick Watson (AU), Technical Fall, 23-8