Hawks earn eighth win of the season in split with Ozarks and Greensboro

Huntingdon's senior wrestling class has been a part of the first 23 dual-match wins in program history. The fifth-year Hawks set a program record with eight victories this season. (Photo contributed)
Huntingdon's senior wrestling class has been a part of the first 23 dual-match wins in program history. The fifth-year Hawks set a program record with eight victories this season. (Photo contributed)

MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – The Huntingdon wrestling team earned a split against a pair of Division III programs on Saturday's Senior Day.

Huntingdon lost to the University of the Ozarks 30-21 before beating Greensboro 22-20. The fifth-year Hawks, who broke the program record for dual-match wins in a season earlier this month, extended their season record to eight wins with the victory over Greensboro.

Jacob Smith (133 pounds), Michael Mort (149), Wyatt Miller (165), Cody Dixon (184) and Joseph Pearson (285) each won against Greensboro. Pearson's pin in 43 seconds clinched the match for the Hawks. Huntingdon trailed 20-16 entering the final weight class.

Miller and Dixon were both 2-0 on the day. Miller won by decision in each match and Dixon won by decision and major decision. Miller, who now has 43 career victories, is just the second Huntingdon wrestler to reach 40 wins. Former wrestler and current assistant coach DeAndre Beck set the program record with 48 wins.

Mort won by pin against Greensboro and Smith won by decision.

Against Ozarks, Mason Blakeney (141) and Kaleb Fontenot (157) both won by pin and Quintez Pearson (149) won by decision.

  

 

Match Results

University of the Ozarks 30, Huntingdon College 21

125: Nathaneal Rankin (UO) def. Andrew Smith (HC), Fall

133: Corey Muniz (UO) def. Jacob Smith (HC), Fall

141: Mason Blakeney (HC) def. Siaygnoun Hnamnhouane (UO), Fall

149: Quintez Pearson (HC) def. Ny'Trell Dean (UO), 11-6

157: Kaleb Fontenot (HC) def. Russell Miller (UO), Fall

165: Wyatt Miller (HC) def. Kade McMahon (UO), 10-7

174: Ndayambaje John (UO) def. Reagan Prevatt (HC), Fall

184: Cody Dixon (HC) def. Miguel Baray (UO), 3-1

197: Adolfo Sotolongo (UO) def. Jimmy Haynes (HC), Fall

285: Jerhett Lee (UO) def. Joseph Pearson (HC), Fall

                        

Huntingdon College 22, Greensboro College 20

125: Joey Ferigne (GC) def. Ryan Brooks (HC), 6-0

133: Jacob Smith (HC) def. Tony Locke (GC), 3-2

141: Paul Bauberger (GC) def. Mason Blakeney (HC), Major Decision, 14-2

149: Michael Mort (HC) def. Ryan Dominique (GC), Fall

157: Conan Wilson (GC) def. Kaleb Fontenot (HC), Fall

165: Wyatt Miller (HC) def. Quaevon Cannon (GC), 5-4

174: Tyron Dudley (GC) def. Reagan Prevatt (HC), 4-3

184: Cody Dixon (HC) def. Daniel Pearce (GC), Major Decision, 17-7

197: Adolfo Sotolongo (GC) def. Jimmy Haynes (HC), Major Decision, 12-2

285: Joseph Pearson (HC) def. Mykel Williams (GC), Fall

                          

 

Coming Up: Huntingdon hosts the Southeast Wrestling Conference Tournament on Feb. 9.