Wrestling defeats Davidson and South Dakota State, moves to 3-2 overall

James Cook (photo by Bennett Scarborough)
James Cook (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

BUIES CREEK – Campbell University defeated Davidson College 39-6 and South Dakota State University 23-15 on Friday night at the Pope Convocation Center to improve to 3-2 overall on the season, 1-0 in the Southern Conference.

John Weakley finished the night with two pins, the fastest coming against Davidson's Ed Isola in 1:19. His pin against South Dakota State's Nick Mart gave the Camels a 20-15 lead going into the heavyweight finale. Joe Nolan would finish the SDSU match off with a 6-1 decision victory to secure the win over the Jackrabbits.

James Cook continued his unbeaten streak, moving to 5-0 on the season with a 9-3 decision over Davidson's Ian Solcz and a 10-2 major decision over South Dakota State's Joe Rasmussen. Nick Rex also finished the day with two wins, earning a 19-6 major decision over Wildcat grappler Tyler Mullen and a 17-3 major decision over SDSU's Troy Morisette.

The Fighting Camels will be back in action Nov. 26 when the team travels to Bloomington, Ind. to take part in the Hoosier Duals. Campbell will wrestle Northern Illinois, SIU-Edwardsville and Indiana on the afternoon, with the SIUE match being a SoCon showdown. Results are below:

Campbell 39, Davidson 6

125: Josh Fisher (CU) dec. Matt Zarth (D) 7-4; Campbell 3, Davidson 0

133: Jordan Tolbert (CU) pinned Anthony Elias (D) 3:31; Campbell 9, Davidson 0

141: Joey Rizzolino (CU) major dec. Ben Hartshorn (D) 21-10; Campbell 13, Davidson 0

149: Mark Hartenstine (CU) major dec. Kevin Birmingham (D) 15-3; Campbell 17, Davidson 0

157: Ryan Krecker (CU) dec. CT Talevi (D) 6-1; Campbell 20, Davidson 0

165: Nick Rex (CU) major dec. Tyler Mullen (D) 19-6; Campbell 24, Davidson 0

174: James Cook (CU) dec. Ian Solcz (D) 9-3; Campbell 27, Davidson 0

184: Scott Patrick (D) pinned TeShaun Johnson (CU)3:53; Campbell 27, Davidson 6

197: John Weakley (CU) pinned Ed Isola (D) 1:19; Campbell 33, Davidson 6

285: Joe Nolan (CU) win by forfeit; Campbell 39, Davidson 6


Campbell 23, South Dakota State 15

125: Aaron Pickrel (SDSU) dec. Josh Fisher (CU) 7-3; SDSU 3, CU 0

133: Tanner Bidelspach (CU) win by forfeit; Campbell 6, SDSU 0

141: Dustin Walraven (SDSU) dec. Joey Rizzolino (CU) 6-1; Campbell 6, SDSU 6

149: Cody Pack (SDSU) dec. Mark Hartenstine (CU) 5-2; SDSU 9, Campbell 6

157: Nick Flynn (SDSU) dec. Ryan Krecker (CU) 8-2; SDSU 12, Campbell 6

165: Nick Rex (CU) major dec. Troy Morisette (SDSU) 17-3; SDSU 12, Campbell 10

174: James Cook (CU) major dec. Joe Rasmussen (SDSU) 10-2; Campbell 14, SDSU 12

184: Tony Lisek (SDSU) dec. TeShaun Johnson (CU) 4-1; SDSU 15, Campbell 14

197: John Weakley (CU) pinned Nick Mart (SDSU) 2:55; Campbell 20, SDSU 15

285: Joe Nolan (CU) dec. Joe Skow (SDSU) 6-1; Campbell 23, SDSU 15