Campbell Wins Third-Straight, Best Conference Start in Program History
LENIOR, N.C. – Extending its winning streak to three, Campbell used eight individual victories to defeat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 41-8 Saturday. The Fighting Camels (5-6, 4-1 SoCon) posted three pins and two major decisions on the day.
The 4-1 start is the best record the Camels have had starting league action in the 12 years they have been a part of an incorporated conference.
The three pins came at the 149, 184, and 285 slots. Redshirt junior 149-pounder Brent Jorge stuck Logan Taylor in 2:15 to remain undefeated in SoCon action at 5-0.
At 184, freshman Taylor McGiffen took down Derek Nagel in 4:26 to record his first pin of the year. The win moves him to 2-0 in the league.
In the heavyweight bout, sophomore Joe Nolan also grabbed his first fall of the year over David Devine in 2:25, moving to 3-2 in the SoCon.
Freshman Michael Dahlstrom and redshirt junior Nick Rex earned the two major decisions for the Camels. Dahlstrom blanked Brandon Brindley 8-0 at 141 pounds to post his first major decision victory of the year as he moved to 3-2 in the league.
Rex earned his third conference win at 157 pounds over Kyle Lowman 11-4. He moves to 4-1 overall in the conference with wins at the 157 and 165 slots.
Senior John Merickel posted the lone Camel decision on the day. He took down DeShoun White 2-1 at 197 pounds. The reigning SoCon wrestler of the week now stands at 4-1 in the league after earning his 12th overall win of the season.
The final six Campbell team points came from SIUE forfeits at the 125 and 165 pound spots. At 125, No. 28 Eric Montoya, a freshman, moves to 5-0 in the conference, picking up his 28th season win. Sophomore Paul Duggan stands at 3-1 at 165 pounds in the league and has 16 total wins this year.
SIUE picked up wins at 133 and 174 pounds. At 133, Patrick Meyers posted a technical fall over CU freshman Trent Little 18-3 in Little's first appearance as a Camel. Cougar Jake Reisidori edged redshirt freshman Cody Ryba 7-4 at the 174-pound slot. He is now even in the SoCon at 2-2.
Full results are listed below.
Campbell will have a week off before returning home for its final home meet of the season. The Camels will face Virginia Tech Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2:00 p.m. in Gore Arena.
Campbell 41, SIUE 8
125: Eric Montoya (CU) won by forfeit
133: Patrick Myers (SIUE) TF over Trent Little, 18-3
141: Michael Dahlstrom (CU) MD Brandon Brindley, 8-0
149: Brent Jorge (CU) WBF Logan Taylor, 2:15
157: Nick Rex (CU) MD Kyle Lowman, 11-1
165: Paul Duggan (CU) won by forfeit
174: Jake Reisidori (SIUE) dec. Cody Ryba, 7-4
184: Taylor McGiffen (CU) WBF Derek Nagel, 4:26
197: John Merickel (CU) dec. DeShoun White, 2-1
285: Joe Nolan (CU) WBF David Devine, 2:25