LEXINGTON, Va. -- Gardner-Webb took the last four matchups of the evening to earn a 23-15 win over VMI in Southern Conference wrestling action Friday night at Cormack Hall in Lexington, Va.
Gardner-Webb (4-7, 2-4 SoCon) earned its third straight dual win after trailing VMI (4-11, 1-2 SoCon) by a 15-6 margin after six bouts.
The Keydets jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, with a major decision at 149 pounds and a decision at 157 pounds.
RJ Mosley earned the first win of the night for GWU at 165 pounds, defeating Jon Hoover by a 5-2 decision.
VMI expanded its lead to 12-3 after earning a tech fall at 174 pounds, but Samuel Mora would put the 'Dogs back on track at 184 pounds with a 7-3 decision over Max Gallahan to set the score at 12-6.
VMI took the matchup at 197 pounds to go back up by a nine-point margin, but GWU would claim all four of the remaining bouts on the card.
Gabriel Pickett made quick work of Soloman Harris at 285 pounds, putting his shoulders to the mat in just 1:04, followed by a 16-3 major decision win by Will Edmiston over John McGarry at 125 pounds to give GWU a 16-15 lead.
At 133 pounds, Trevon Majette earned a 11-3 major decision over Cliff Conway to put the 'Dogs on top by a 20-15 margin.
Brandon Bright sealed the overall match win for GWU in the last match of the night at 141 pounds, earning n 8-2 decision over Noah Roulo.
Gardner-Webb returns to action Sunday afternoon in its final home contest of 2020, hosting Davidson at 2:00 pm inside Paul Porter Arena.
149: Seth Fillers (VMI) def. Anthony Schiess (GWU), MD 13-2
157: Will Lawrence (VMI) def. Taylor Parks (GWU), Dec 10-7
165: RJ Mosley (GWU) def. Jon Hoover (VMI), Dec 5-2
174: Neal Richards (VMI) def. Evan Schenk (GWU), TF 25-7 5:55
184: Samuel Mora (GWU) def. Max Gallahan (VMI), Dec 7-3
197: Zach Brown (VMI) def. Roderick Davis (GWU), Dec 6-3
285: Gabriel Pickett (GWU) def. Soloman Harris (VMI), Fall 1:04
125: Will Edmiston (GWU) def. John McGarry (VMI), MD 16-3
133: Trevon Majette (GWU) def. Cliff Conway (VMI), MD 11-3
141: Brandon Bright (GWU) def. Noah Roulo (VMI), Dec 8-2