BUIES CREEK, N.C. - After a 10-day break due to fall semester exams, Campbell wrestling is back in action, Wednesday, Dec. 14, as it travels to Boone, N.C. to take on Appalachian State at 7 p.m.
Wednesday's dual is the first Southern Conference matchup for the Camels on the season, and the second for the Mountaineers. App State knocked off Davidson 43-3, Dec. 3, in its first dual of the campaign.
Most recently, Campbell competed at the Journeymen Tussle, where three Camels earned first place spots in their respective weight classes. Nathan Kraisser at 125-pounds, Joshua Heil at 141-pounds, and Austin Kraisser at 157-pounds, all went undefeated on the day to take the top spot in their classes.
Also placing at the Journeymen Tussle were Benjamin Barton, Quentin Perez, Ville Heino, and Jere Heino who all finished second at the competition. Willie Bivens III, Alexander Herringshaw took home third place finishes and Paul Ambrose earned fourth place at the event.
Last season against Appalachian State, Campbell dropped a 28-12 decision at home inside Carter Gym. Nathan Kraisser earned a tech fall victory at 133-pounds, Quentin Perez claimed a 13-7 decision at 157-pounds, and Ville Heino won by a 12-3 major decision at 184-pounds.
CAMPBELL PROJECTED LINEUP
133 Jonathan Ryan or
141 Joshua Heil
149 Luke Stewart or
157 Austin Kraisser
165 Quentin Perez
184 Ville Heino
285 Jere Heino
N. Kraisser currently sits no. 11 at the 125-pound weight class as listed by Intermat Wrestle rankings. Earlier this season, Campbell was eighth in receiving votes, sitting at no. 33 nationally.
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Campbell will return to action Dec. 18 at the Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nev. Following, Campbell will travel to Chattanooga, Tenn. for the 2017 Southern Scuffle.