Camels take two dual match victories at N.C. State Duals on Saturday

Camels take two dual match victories at N.C. State Duals on Saturday

Raleigh, N.C. – Campbell took two out of four dual matches during the N.C. State Duals on Saturday afternoon to move to 7-8 overall on the season. The Fighting Camels notched a 31-12 win over SIU-Edwardsville and a 23-17 triumph over George Mason. Campbell also dropped matches to Bloomsburg 35-9 and N.C. State 37-13. The seven dual match victories are the most for the CU Wrestling program since the 2001-02 season.

John Weakley finished 4-0 on the day, including a 14-6 major decision win over N.C. State's KaRonne Jones and a pin of George Mason's Mendbagana Tovuuiav in the final match of the day that helped propel the Camels to the six-point victory.

Mark Hartenstine finished 3-1 at 149 pounds, including two major decisions wins and a pin of N.C. State's Matt Nereim in 3:00. Joey Rizzolino was 2-0 at 133 pounds and had a 14-5 major decision win over Zachary Isenhour of George Mason to get the Camels off to a fast start against GMU.

"It's good to win two matches, but we're dealing with a lot of issues that we need to correct as a team," head coach Joe Boardwine said. "We've got some injuries and illnesses that we need to get healthy, and we also need to get some people in the right weight heading into our SoCon match on Monday."

Campbell will host Cleveland State as well as Southern Conference foe Appalachian State on Monday evening at the Pope Convocation Center. The Camels will face Cleveland State at 5:15 p.m. before meeting Appalachian State at 7:30 p.m. in a matchup of unbeaten conference teams. CU enters Monday 2-0 in the league while ASU is 1-0 in SoCon competition.

Bloomsburg 35, Campbell 9
125- Sean Boylan (BU) tech. fall Gabriel Soto, 19-2
133- Nick Wilcox (BU) dec. Tanner Bidelspach, 5-0
141- Derek Shingera (BU) major dec. Jordan Tolbert, 11-3
149- Bryce Busler (BU) dec. Mark Hartenstine, 5-0
157- Frank Hickman (BU) major dec. Nick Rex, 10-2
165- Ryan Krecker (CU) dec. Chris Smith, 8-5
174- Mike Dessino (BU) pinned James Cook at 4:36
184- Sam Shirey (BU) major dec. TeShaun Johnson, 12-3
197- John Weakley (CU) won by forfeit
285- Zac Walsh (BU) won by forfeit

Campbell 31, Southern Illinois Edwardsville 12
125 - Chance Creuder (CU) won by forfeit
133 - Patrick Myers (SUIE) dec. Tanner Bidelspach, 4-1
141 - Jordan Tolbert (CU) major dec. Logun Taylor, 14-3
149 - Mark Hartenstine (CU) major dec. Derrick Pousson, 11-1
157 - Nick Rex (CU) major dec. Kyle Loman, 10-2
165 - Ryan Krecker (CU) dec. Steve Ross, 13-7
174 - James Cook (CU) major dec. Gabe Hocum, 13-5
184 - Deshoun White (SUIE) dec. TaShaun Johnson,  6-5
197 - Josh Wood (SUIE) pinned John Merickel at 1:53
285 - John Weakley (CU) won by forfeit 

NC State 37, Campbell 13 
125- Coltin Fought (NCS) pinned Chance Creuder at 0:48
133- Joey Rizzolino (CU) dec. Ben Elliott, 8-1
141- #12 Darrius Little (NCS) tech. fall Jordan Tolbert, 21-6  
149- Mark Hartenstine (CU) pinned Matt Nereim at 3:00
157- Colton Palmer (NCS) pinned Nick Rex at 0:53  
165- Nijel Jones (NCS) dec. Ryan Krecker, 15-10
174- Quinton Godley (NCS) pinned Daniel Luty at 2:57   
184- Robert O'Neill (NCS) tech. fall John Merickel, 23-8
197- John Weakley (CU) major dec. KaRonne Jones, 14-6
285- Josh Davis (NCS) won by forfeit 

Campbell 23, George Mason 17
125 - Gabriel Soto (CU) dec. Chris Rodriguez, 6-2
133 - Joey Rizzolino (CU) major dec. Zachary Isenhour, 14-5
141 - Denny Herndon (GM) dec. Jordan Tolbert, 8-2
149 - Mark Hartenstine (CU) major dec. Shohei Takagi, 10-0
157 - Nick Rex (CU) dec. Matthew Huffsickler, 4-1
165 - D.J. Dwyer (GM) major dec. Daniel Luty, 12-4
174 - James Cook (CU) dec. Steve Swayze, 8-2
184 - Ryan Hembury (GM) major dec. John Merickel, 15-6
197 - John Weakley (CU) pinned Mendbagana Tovuujav, at 2:29
285 - Adam Barnette (GM) won by forfeit