Huntingdon edges Division II Queens University-Charlotte

Joseph Pearson recorded a pin in the 285-pound weight class to help Huntingdon clinch a 24-23 win on Sunday.
Joseph Pearson recorded a pin in the 285-pound weight class to help Huntingdon clinch a 24-23 win on Sunday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  – The Huntingdon wrestling team won four weight classes, including the final match of the day, to beat Division II Queens University-Charlotte 24-23 on Sunday.

Trailing 23-18, Huntingdon clinched the match with a pin by Joseph Pearson in the 285-pound weight class.

The win was the fifth dual-match victory of the season for the Hawks. The five wins are tied for the second most in a season for the fifth-year program. Huntingdon won five dual matches during the 2016-17 season and set the program record with six wins last season.   

The Hawks won three weight classes by pin and one by forfeit on Sunday. Huntingdon built an 18-14 lead after Andrew Smith (133 pounds) won by forfeit and Kaleb Fontenot (157) and Wyatt Miller (174) each won by pin. 

Queens University won the 184- and 197-pound weight classes to take a five-point lead entering the 285-pound match.

 

 

Match Results

Huntingdon College 24, Queens University-Charlotte 23

125 – Melvin Rubio (QU) def. Ryan Brooks (HC), Technical Fall, 16-0

133 – Andrew Smith (HC) won by forfeit

141 – Devinaire Hayes (QU) def. Mason Blakeney (HC), 11-4

149 – Jude Lloyd (QU) def. Quintez Pearson (HC), 7-2

157 – Kaleb Fontenot (HC) def. Johnathan Stuckey (QU), Fall

165 – Stephon Halliburton (QU) def. Reagan Prevatt (HC), 6-4 

174 – Wyatt Miller (HC) def. Austin Watkins (QU), Fall

184 – Jacob Balmas (QU) def. Robbie McKenna (HC), 4-0

197 – Noah Curreri (QU) def. Cody Dixon (HC), Fall

285 – Joseph Pearson (HC) def. Benjie Hund (QU), Fall

 

 

Coming Up: Huntingdon returns to action at St. Andrews University on Saturday.