Camels put away Wildcats, 42-3 Thursday evening

Quentin Perez (Scarborough Photography)
Quentin Perez (Scarborough Photography)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell won 9-of-10 matches en route to a convincing 42-3 victory against Davidson Thursday evening inside Carter Gym.

CU scored bonus points in 8-of-9 match wins, including a pair of fall victories by Quentin Perez and Jere Heino.

The dual opened at the 141 bout, where Joshua Heil put Campbell on the board with a 16-1 tech fall win in the first period. After a quick takedown and four-point near fall, Hunter Costa earned a one-point escape to get on the board. Heil continued his offensive attack on Costa with another takedown and back-to-back four-point nearfalls to finish the match.

At 149, Benjamin Barton opened with a 6-2 lead after the first period by way of a quick reversal and four-point nearfall. After Barton notched three points in the second, he held on for the 11-3 major decision win to put Campbell ahead 9-0.

Austin Kraisser garnered six points for Campbell with a forfeit victory at 157-pounds. Quentin Perez increased the lead to 21-0 after his pin just 42 seconds into the 165-pound match over Noah Satterfield.

­Campbell's shutout continued through the 174-pound bout as John Weiss won by an 11-2 major decision win over Conor Fenn. Weiss sprinted out to a 6-1 lead after the first and continued with a reversal and takedown in the third to put the Camels ahead 25-0.

Ville Heino was the third Camel to gain a major decision victory Thursday, with his 14-4 result over Konner Pritchard. Heino took a 5-0 lead into the third period, where he notched four takedowns in the two-minute session to put CU ahead 29-0.

At 197, Willie Bivens III picked up a 7-3 decision over Ryan Devlin. Bivens notched three takedowns and one escape in the match. With Bivens' victory, Campbell led 32-0 with three matches remaining. 

Jere Heino, the SoCon Wrestler of the Week, picked up the second fall of the night at 2:58 of the first period in the 285-pound match. After a takedown of Will Cooley, Heino just beat the clock to pick up the first period win.

Camden Bertucci picked up the lone points for Davidson with his 6-0 decision over Aaron Burton at 125-pounds.

In the final match of the evening, Jonathan Ryan used his riding time advantage to claim the fourth major decision victory of the night. Ryan tallied four takedowns, including a pair in the second period, en route to the 10-2 win.

Campbell wrestling alum, Anthony Cox, was recognized in front of the Carter Gym crowd, prior to Thursday's dual. Cox will be inducted into the Campbell University Sports Hall of Fame Friday evening, Feb. 3.

Campbell is back in action, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. at The Citadel. You can follow along at @GoCamelsWrestle on Twitter and via live stats on TrackWrestling.

Weight

Summary

CAMP

DAVI

141

Joshua Heil (Campbell) over Hunter Costa (Davidson) (TF 16-1 3:00)

5

0

149

Benjamin Barton (Campbell) over Aidan Conroy (Davidson) (MD 11-3)

4

0

157

Austin Kraisser (Campbell) over Unknown (For.)

6

0

165

Quentin Perez (Campbell) over Noah Satterfield (Davidson) (Fall 0:42)

6

0

174

John Weiss (Campbell) over Conor Fenn (Davidson) (MD 11-2)

4

0

184

Ville Heino (Campbell) over Konner Pritchard (Davidson) (MD 14-4)

4

0

197

Willie Bivens III (Campbell) over Ryan Devlin (Davidson) (Dec 7-3)

3

0

285

Jere Heino (Campbell) over Will Cooley (Davidson) (Fall 2:58)

6

0

125

Camden Bertucci (Davidson) over Aaron Burton (Campbell) (Dec 6-0)

0

3

133

Jonathan Ryan (Campbell) over Dustin Runzo (Davidson) (MD 10-2)

4

0

Team Score

42

3