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Liberty wrestlers roll into NCWA National Duals quarterfinals

January 25, 2019  |  Mesquite, Nev. 

Liberty is vying to become the first team to defend its NCWA National Duals title after winning a record third crown last season. test test test test
Liberty is vying to become the first team to defend its NCWA National Duals title after winning a record third crown last season.

Seeded first in this weekend's NCWA National Duals in Mesquite, Nev., Liberty University's men's wrestling team advanced out of its pool as the only undefeated team after Friday's first three matches.

Seeking to become the first team to defend its title after capturing a record third crown last season, the Flames opened the day with a 47-12 triumph over No. 9-seeded Washington State before overwhelming No. 15 MIT, 57-6, and No. 7 Toledo, 51-12.

"We dominated," Liberty Head Coach Jesse Castro said. "As the day went on, I think we wrestled better with each match. We had two national finalists, and good kids up and down the lineup. But we were able to use different wrestlers and I put some of my backups in there with the hope that our starters will be fresher (for Saturday's finals)."

The Flames will wrestle the loser of Friday night's late match between Mid-Atlantic Conference rival Apprentice and tournament host UNLV in Saturday's quarterfinal round set for 1:45 p.m. (EST).

Castro anticipates meeting Apprentice, a team the Flames edged in dramatic fashion in last year's NCWA Grand Nationals in Texas, in Saturday's semifinals or championship match.

"UNLV's got a pretty strong team, but Apprentice is just so deep," Castro said.

Complete results are available online.

 

Liberty 47, No. 9 Washington State 12

125: David Woo (WS) p. Lukas Araujo, 1:28

133: Joseph Lewis (WS) p. L.J. White, 2:21

141: Charles Hudson (L) t.F. Cole Farwell, 17-0, 4:38

149: Chad Cantrell (L) p. Gunner Charboneau, 3:51

157: Andrew Burgette (L) p. Zach Moore, 4:03

165: Luke Ely (L) p. Brandon Currie, 2:28

174: Sam Karel (L) p. Quinten Fedor, 1:28

184: Cody Richmond (L) d. Jairo De La Cruz, 8-1

197: Austin Amos (L), by forfeit

235: Jeffrey Allen (L) p. Ryan Prescott, 1:48

285: David Smith (L) d. Michael Huscusson, 6-2

 

Liberty 57, MIT 6

133: Keith Skaggs (M) p. Araujo, 1:07

149: Cantrell (L) p. Enrico Micali, 0:34

157: Burgette (L) t.f. Jacob Adams, 20-3, 4:38

174: Karel (L) p. Brendan O'Neill, 1:40

184: Josh McIlhenny (L) p. Frank Soucy, 1:33

285: Dominick Johnson (L) m.d. Jonathon Brown, 12-2

(Note: Liberty won five matches by forfeit)

 

Liberty 51, Toledo 12

125: White (L) p. David Amy, 2:04

133: De'Ante Evans (T) p. Araujo, 0:30

141: Hudson (L) p. David Chavez, 0:20

174: Richmond (L) p. Shawn Murrey, 6:05

184: McIlhenny (L) d. Major Moore, 6-2

235: Smith (L) p. Michael Frias, 1:04

(Note: Liberty won five matches by forfeit)

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Feb 29, 9:00 AM - Lynchburg, VA
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Mid Atlantic Conference
DAYS
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MINS
SECS
Men's Wrestling
vs. Mid Atlantic Conference
Feb 29, 9:00 AM - Lynchburg, VA

Men's Wrestling
at NCWA Grand Nationals
Mar 12, 9:00 AM - Allen Event Center, Allen, TX

Men's Wrestling
at NCWA Grand Nationals
Mar 13, 9:00 AM - Allen Event Center, Allen, TX

Men's Wrestling
at NCWA Grand Nationals
Mar 14, 9:00 AM - Allen Event Center, Allen, TX

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Feb 8
Men's Wrestling
at Messiah Open
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Jan 25
Men's Wrestling
vs. NCWA National Duals
1st place finish

Jan 24
Men's Wrestling
vs. NCWA National Duals
1st place finish

Jan 19
Men's Wrestling
at Ship Builder Invitational
1st place finish

Jan 18
Men's Wrestling
vs. Quad Meet
2-0 record

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