COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The sixth-ranked Lindsey Wilson College Wrestling team defeated No. 5 Campbellsville (Ky.) Tuesday night 23-9 inside a packed Biggers Sports Center.
Lindsey Wilson improves to 7-4 in duals this season while Campbellsville falls to 22-5.
Campbellsville took an early lead after third-ranked Cody Steiner won by decision10-8 over sixth-ranked Myron Bradbury at the 125 class to go up 3-0.
No. 15 Keaton Thomas would answer for Lindsey Wilson at 133 with an upset 6-5 decision over fourth-ranked Tyler Alsip to tie the dual 3-3. The win would help jumpstart a Blue Raider run that saw Lindsey Wilson grapplers win the next four matches.
Third-ranked Wismit Moinius won by a 6-1 decision over seventh-ranked Colby Rinehart at 141 to give Lindsey Wilson their first lead of the day at 6-3. The Blue Raiders would hold that lead for the remainder of the dual.
Eighth-ranked Isaac Thomas took a 9-5 win at 149 over Brandon Westerman, who ranks No. 2 at the 141 weight class. Top-ranked Joe Cozart then won by major decision 17-7 over sixth-ranked Shawn McGhee at the 157 class to extend the Blue Raider lead to 13-3.
In another upset win, No. 14 Mitchell Judkins defeated No. 11 Treyvontay Rhodes at the 165 class 3-0.
The Tigers would get their second win after No. 11 Travis McIntosh won by decision over Erick Gomez 7-2 at 174. Jameel Bryant would answer for the Blue Raiders with an 8-0 major decision over Kyle Sweedman at the 184 class, giving Lindsey Wilson a 20-6 lead with just two weight classes left.
Making his Blue Raider debut, Jahwon Akui won in a close 3-2 decision over No. 12 Nate Knauf at the 197 class. Ameer Daniels would fall in the heavyweight class 3-2 to Justin McDaniel, ending the dual 23-9 in favor of Lindsey Wilson.
The Blue Raiders return to the mat when they host the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) Friday night at 7 p.m. CT in Biggers Sports Center.
125 No. 3 Cody Steiner (CU) won by decision over No. 6 Myron Bradbury (LWC) 10-8
133 No. 15 Keaton Thomas (LWC) won by decision over No. 4 Tyler Alsip (CU) 6-5
141 No. 3 Wismit Moinius (LWC) won by decision over No. 7 Colby Rinehart (CU) 6-1
149 No. 8 Isaac Thomas (LWC) won by decision over No. 2 (at 141) Brandon Westerman (CU) 9-5
157 No. 1 Joe Cozart (LWC) won by major decision over No. 6 Shawn McGhee (CU) 17-7
165 No. 14 Mitchell Judkins (LWC) won by decision over No. 11 Treyvontay Rhodes (CU) 3-0
174 No. 11 Travis McIntosh (CU) won by decision over Erick Gomez (LWC) 7-2
184 No. 1 Jameel Bryant (LWC) won by major decision over Kyle Sweedman (CU) 8-0
197 Jahwon Akui (LWC) won by decision over No. 12 Nate Knauf (CU) 3-2
285 Justin McDaniel (CU) won by decision over Ameer Daniels (LWC) 3-2