Wrestling team earns split in home opener

Cody Dixon earned two wins for Huntingdon on Saturday in matches against NAIA opponents Truett-McConnell and Brewton-Parker.
Cody Dixon earned two wins for Huntingdon on Saturday in matches against NAIA opponents Truett-McConnell and Brewton-Parker.

MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – The Huntingdon wrestling team earned a split on Saturday against a pair of NAIA teams in the Hawks' first home matches of the season.

Huntingdon opened the day with a 24-11 win over Truett-McConnell before losing to Brewton-Parker 34-13. The win over Truett-McConnell was the Hawks' second straight against the Bears.

Cody Dixon (197 pounds) and Joseph Pearson (285) led the Hawks with wins in each match. Dixon won 5-1 against Truett-McConnell and won a major decision (11-0) against Brewton-Parker. Pearson won both of his matches by decision, winning 2-1 in the opening match and 5-2 in the final match.

Wyatt Miller (184) won by pin against Truett-McConnell and Mason Blakeney (141), Quintez Pearson (149), Kaleb Fontenot (157) and Pierce Erhardt (165) each won by decision.

The Hawks won three weight classes against Brewton-Parker. In addition to the wins by Dixon and Joseph Pearson, Jacob Smith (133) won by pin.

 

Match Results

Huntingdon College 24, Truett-McConnell 11

125 – Jakree Garrison (TM) def. Andrew Smith (HC), 11-5

133 – Jacob Taylor (TM) def. Jacob Smith (HC), 10-3

141 – Mason Blakeney (HC) def. William Davidson (TM), 4-2

149 – Quintez Pearson (HC) def. Jacob Power (TM), 15-13

157 – Kaleb Fontenot (HC) def. Ian James (TM), 9-2

165 – Pierce Erhardt (HC) def. Roody Edouard (TM), 13-7

174 – Kendrik Koller (TM) def. Robbie McKenna (HC), Fall (1:24)

184 – Wyatt Miller (HC) def. Dalton Hardeman (TM), Fall (1:25)

197 – Cody Dixon (HC) def. Jacob Matheson (TM), 5-1

285 – Joseph Pearson (HC) def. Wals Edmond (TM), 2-1

 

Match Results

Brewton-Parker 34, Huntingdon College 13

125 – Lucas Nelson (BP) def. Andrew Smith (HC), Fall (4:16)

133 – Jacob Smith (HC) def. Sebastian Gomez (BP), Fall (1:17)

141 – Charles Thurman (BP) def. Mason Blakeney (HC), Fall, (2:15)

149 – Dean Esquibel (BP) def. Quintez Pearson (HC), Major Decision, 12-1

157 – Douglas Peppers (BP) def. Kaleb Fontenot (HC), 12-5

165 – Nathen Pristavec (BP) def. Pierce Erhardt (HC), Fall (1:35)

174 – Michael Long (BP) def. Reagan Prevatt (HC), 6-3

184 – Brooks Climmons (BP) def. Wyatt Miller (HC), Fall (1:30)

197 – Cody Dixon (HC) def. Kelton Wilemon (BP), Major Decision, 11-0

285 – Joseph Pearson (HC) def. Chandler Butler (BP), 5-2

 

 

Coming Up: Huntingdon returns to action at Emmanuel College on Dec. 11.