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.
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.