The Belmont Abbey Wrestling Team, led by Senior William Rees, ended its tenth season in the Wheeler Center with back-to-back wins against King University 29-12 and Greensboro College 48-5. The dual meet record now stands at 11-9 and 3-3 in the ECAC.
In the opening match of the night against King, Michael Bedard would lead the Crusaders off with a 10-6 Decision over Reed Jacks. All-American Scott Bosak would earn a Technical Fall of 16-1 over Landon Reed and Joseph Coss and John Wilson would both earn close Decisions against while Jonathan Charpenter and Nicauzi Mitchell would both earn wins by forfeit. Jonathan Smith lost by fall to Cody Davis at 2:23 and Chaas Delgado would fall to Andrew Lutterloh by a close 2-1 Decision.
At the conclusion of the match, the program recognized seniors Rees and Moses their years of dedicated commitment to Belmont Abbey Wrestling as they lead the team to back-to-back wins.
The second dual of the night was no contest as Rees started the match with a second period win by Fall against Gabriel Wilson of Greensboro College. Moses followed Reese with a first period Fall against Alexander Palmer. Bedard, Bosak, and Coss earned forfeits and Charpenter, Mitchell and Brandon Dills all earned wins by fall. Smith lost by Technical Fall 22-6 to Vincent Wilson in the heavyweight bout for the lone Greensboro points of the evening.
The Crusaders will be back on the mat Monday February 8 at Newberry College for their final ECAC Conference Match of the year.
Belmont Abbey 29, King University 12
125: Michael Bedard (BEAB) over Reed Jacks (KCT) (Dec 10-6)
133: William Rees (BEAB) over Frank Lopez (KCT) (Dec 14-10)
141: Jonathan Charpenter (BEAB) over (KCT) (For.)
149: Nicauzi Mitchell (BEAB) over (KCT) (For.)
157: Scott Bosak (BEAB) over Landon Reed (KCT) (TF 16-1 0:00)
165: Joseph Coss (BEAB) over Travis Edwards (KCT) (Dec 4-3)
174: Darius Rutland (KCT) over Tyler Maclain (BEAB) (Dec 6-4)
184: John Wilson (BEAB) over Kody Eichlin (KCT) (Dec 2-1)
197: Cody Davis (KCT) over Jonathan Smith (BEAB) (Fall 2:23)
285: Andrew Lutterloh (KCT) over Chass Delgado (BEAB) (Dec 2-1)
Belmont Abbey 48, Greensboro College 5
125: William Rees (BEAB) over Gabriel Wilson (GRNB) (Fall 4:56)
133: Michael Bedard (BEAB) over (GRNB) (For.)
141: Jonathan Charpenter (BEAB) over Jonathan Bennett (GRNB) (Fall 5:43)
149: Nicauzi Mitchell (BEAB) over Ricardo Cunha (GRNB) (Fall 0:59)
157: Scott Bosak (BEAB) over (GRNB) (For.)
165: Joseph Coss (BEAB) over (GRNB) (For.)
174: Matthew Moses (BEAB) over Alexander(AJ) Palmer (GRNB) (Fall 1:20)
184: Brandon Dills (BEAB) over Emmanuel Garcia (GRNB) (Fall 1:59)
197: Double Forfeit
285: Vincent Wilson (GRNB) over Jonathan Smith (BEAB) (TF 22-6 5:00)