Bloomington, Ind. – Campbell University redshirt sophomore Nick Rex (Lakeland, Fla.) went 3-0 in his 165-pound matches on Saturday as the Fighting Camels defeated SIU-Edwardsville 21-10 and fell to Indiana 31-7 and Northern Illinois 22-14 in the Hoosier Duals. CU moves to 4-4 overall on the season with the victory over SIU-Edwardsville.
Rex won consecutive matches against NIU and IU by 4-2 decisions before claiming a 9-3 decision over SIUE's Gabe Hocum. Mark Hartenstine (Easton, Penn.) took major decision wins over NIU's Tyler Argue (12-1) and SIUE's Dillon Poussan (9-1). James Cook (Madera, Calif.), John Weakley (Cleveland, Ohio) and Joe Nolan (Jackson, N.J.) also posted two victories on the day.
In the opening match of the day against the Northern Illinois Huskies, Campbell fell behind 13-4 before Rex's 4-2 decision over Matt Mougin and Cook's 11-3 major decision over Caleb Busson brought the Camels within two points at 13-11. NIU halted the momentum with a pin at 184 pounds to widen its lead to 19-11. The Huskies went on to close out CU 22-14.
Campbell opened up the match against Big 10 member Indiana with two very competitive individual matches. Josh Fisher lost a 7-6 decision to Hoosier Zach Zimmer, and Jordan Tolbert dropped a 4-2 decision to Joe Duca. The Hoosier then raced out to a 19-0 advantage before Rex bested Sawyer Morris at 165 pounds. IU would go on for a 31-7 victory.
After falling behind SIU-Edwardsville 6-3, Campbell took victories in six of the final seven weight classes to rally for a 21-10 team win. Hartenstine's major decision at 149 pounds brought the team score even at 6-6, and Ryan Krecker put the Camels in front for good with a 6-4 decision over Steve Ross.
Campbell returns to the mat on Dec. 9 as the Camels travel to Lexington, Va. for a Southern Conference showdown with the VMI Keydets. Start time is set for 7:30 p.m.
Northern Illinois 22, Campbell 14
125 lbs- Nick Smith (NIU) maj. dec. Josh Fisher (CU), 12-3; Team Score: 4-0
133 lbs- Rob Jillard (NIU) dec. Jordan Tolbert (CU), 10-3; TS: 7-0
141 lbs- Shawn Fayette (NIU) dec. Joey Rizzolino (CU), 4-1; TS: 10-0
149 lbs- Mark Hartenstine (CU) maj. dec. Tyler Argue (NIU), 12-1; TS: 10-4
157 lbs- Tyler Loethn (NIU) dec. Ryan Krecker (CU), 4-0; TS: 13-4
165 lbs- Nick Rex (CU) dec. Matt Mougin (NIU), 4-2 (SV1); TS: 13-7
174 lbs- James Cook (CU) maj. dec. Caleb Busso (NIU), 11-3; TS: 13-11
184 lbs- Brad Dieckhaus (NIU) pins Teshaun Johnson (CU), 3:24; TS: 19-11
197 lbs- John Weakley (CU) dec. Arber Bebo (NIU), 8-2; TS: 19-14
285 lbs- Jarred Torrence (NIU) dec. Joe Nolan (CU), 5-2; TS: 22-14
Indiana 31, Campbell 7
125 lbs- Zach Zimmer (IU) dec. Josh Fisher (CU), 7-6; Team Score: 3-0
133 lbs- Joe Duca (IU) dec. Jordan Tolbert (CU)), 4-2 (SV1); TS: 6-0
141 lbs- Matt Ortega (IU) maj. dec. Joey Rizzolino (CU), 14-4; TS: 10-0
149 lbs- #17 Taylor Walsh (IU) dec. Mark Hartenstine (CU), 6-2; TS: 13-0
157 lbs- Ryan Konz (IU) wins by forfeit; TS: 19-0
165 lbs- Nick Rex (CU) dec. Sawyer Morris (IU), 4-2; TS: 19-3
174 lbs- Ryan LeBlanc (IU) dec. James Cook (CU), 8-3; TS: 22-3
184 lbs-Cheney Dale (IU) pins TeShaun Johnson (CU) in 6:22; TS: 28-3
197 lbs- No. 5 Matt Powless (IU) dec. John Weakley (CU), 8-6; TS: 31-3
285 lbs- Joe Nolan (CU) dec. Jowan Gill (IU), 4-3 (OT4); TS: 31-7
Campbell 21, SIUE 10
125 lbs- Josh Fisher (CU) dec. Patrick Myers (SIUE), 10-8; Team Score: 3-0
133 lbs- Brendan Murphy (SIUE) dec. Jordan Tolbert (CU), 2-0; TS: 3-3
141 lbs- Logun Taylor (SIUE) dec. Joey Rizzolino (CU), 5-3; TS: 3-6
149 lbs- Mark Hartenstine (CU) maj. dec. Dillon Poussan (SIUE), 9-1; TS: 6-6 CU
157 lbs- Ryan Krecker (CU) dec. Steve Ross (SIUE), 6-4; TS: 9-6
165 lbs- Nick Rex (CU) dec. Gabe Hocum (SIUE), 9-3; TS: 12-6
174 lbs- James Cook (CU) dec. Deshoun White (SIUE), 4-0; TS: 15-6
184 lbs- Cole Brandt (SIUE) maj. dec. TeShaun Johnson (CU), 11-3; TS: 15-10
197 lbs- John Weakley (CU) dec. Josh Wood (SIUE), 8-5; TS: 18-10
285 lbs- Joe Nolan (CU) dec. Cole Rogers (SIUE), 4-0; TS: 21-10