Men's Wrestling Takes Down Ouachita Baptist in Home Opener

Photo by: Amy Flint
Photo by: Amy Flint

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. - The Emmanuel College men's wrestling team won their first dual as an official NCAA Division II member on Thursday night against Ouachita Baptist.

In the Lions home opener, the Tigers grabbed an early lead with a major decision and fall in the 125 and 133 lb weight class. Kevin Almond then sparked a fire for the Lions with a close 5-3 decision loss to the #2 ranked NCAA wrester. Matt Schmall followed up with a fall to keep that momentum going. 

Chase Forrester and Seth Bell both cruised to victories in the 174 and 184 lb weight class.

Ouachita Baptist would go on to finish the night with back to back wins in the 197 and 285 lb weight class.

At the end of the night, the Lions came out on top with a 25-22 victory.

Full list of results below:

125 Barrett Stickelman (Ouachita Baptist University) over Deven Perez (Emmanuel) (MD 9-0)

133 Logan Sloss (Ouachita Baptist University) over Jonathan Self (Emmanuel) (Fall 0:25)

141 Taquel Young (Emmanuel) over Unknown (For.)

149 Dalton Flint (Emmanuel) over Unknown (For.)

157 Tyler Mann (Ouachita Baptist University) over Kevin Almond (Emmanuel) (Dec 5-3)

165 Matt Schmall (Emmanuel) over Ben Parkhurst (Ouachita Baptist University) (Fall 1:55)

174 Chase Forrester (Emmanuel) over Jace Browlee (Ouachita Baptist University) (MD 15-5)

184 Seth Bell (Emmanuel) over Justin Villegas (Ouachita Baptist University) (Dec 8-6)

197 Augustus Boyd (Ouachita Baptist University) over Dakota Carnes (Emmanuel) (Fall 3:32)

285 Austin Weldon (Ouachita Baptist University) over Preston Stell (Emmanuel) (SV-1 3-1)

285 Exhibition: Tanner Hawkins (Ouachita Baptist University) over Travis Voelker (Emmanuel) (MD 11-3)

The Lions will continue action on Sunday, November 11th when they compete at the King Open in Bristol, Tennessee.

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