BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Riding a four-match winning streak, Campbell wrestling hosts SIU-Edwardsville Saturday, Feb. 11 at noon, inside historic Carter Gym.
The Camels most recently defeated The Citadel, 31-12, in their final road contest of the 2016-17 season. Campbell sprinted to a 20-0 lead in the opening four matches en route to the 19-point victory.
Campbell's 4-1 conference record places them second in league play, ahead of Chattanooga who is 4-2 in SoCon action. Appalachian State sits atop the league standings with a perfect 6-0 record.
Last time out for Campbell:
· Campbell downed The Citadel in convincing fashion, 31-12, Sunday Feb. 5 in Charleston, S.C.
· The Citadel closed the game to 11, 23-12, with two matches remaining, but Quentin Perez picked up an 18-2 tech fall at 165 and John Weiss won by an 8-2 decision at 174 to cap off the dual for Campbell.
In the rankings:
· Nathan Kraisser sits at No. 12 in TheOpenMat, No. 14 in the InterMat and WIN rankings, No. 16 in the TrackWrestling rankings, and No. 17 in the FloWrestling 125-pound rankings. He also remains at No. 11 in the NCAA Coaches Panel Rankings.
· Ville Heino currently is ranked at No. 18 in TheOpenMat and the InterMat rankings, No. 25 in the TrackWrestling rankings, and No. 19 in the FloWrestling 184-pound rankings. He is also No. 22 in the NCAA Coaches Panel Rankings.
· Jere Heino remains at No. 19 in the FloWrestling rankings at 285-pounds.
· Campbell sits at No. 18 in the NWCA Mid-Major Top-20, as of Jan. 26. The poll does not reflect Campbell's last three victories.
Campbell probable lineup:
125 - Nathan Kraisser
133 - Jon Ryan
141 - Josh Heil
149 - Ben Barton
157 -Austin Kraisser
165 - Quentin Perez
174 - Jon Weiss
184 - Ville Heino
197 - Willie Bivens
285 - Jere Jeino
Scouting the opponent:
· SIUE's dual against Campbell is the second of a southern swing, after its 31-9 win at The Citadel
· The Cougars boast a 4-10 overall record and 4-2 in the Southern Conference. Its four victories came against The Citadel (31-9), VMI (39-7), Davidson (42-4), and Gardner-Webb (21-17).
· Jake McKiernan (285-pounds) leads the team with a 21-7 overall record, including a conference record of 3-2.
· Freddie Rodriguez has a 15-6 overall record, 3-2 conference record at 125, and Jake Tindle posts a 15-9 overall record and 4-1 conference mark.
· Most recently against Davidson, McKiernan, Rodriguez, John Muldoon, and Jake Residori recorded falls in the win. McKiernan (285) and Rodriguez's (125) were in the first minute of their respective matches.
SIUE probable lineup:
125 - Freddie Rodriguez
133 - John Muldoon
141 - Trevor Feagans
149 - John Fahy
157 - Karsten Van Velsor
165 - Clayton Bass
174 - Jake Residori
184 - Jake Godinez
197 - Jake Tindle
285 - Jake McKiernan
· Campbell closes the regular season with a February 18th dual against VMI inside Carter Gym.