TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Huntingdon wrestling team competed against a pair of Division I club teams on Saturday in the Florida Duals.
The Hawks defeated Florida A&M University 42-12 and lost to the University of Central Florida 29-21.
Officially, matches against club teams do not count for season results and statistics, but the mat time and experience are still valuable as the Hawks prepare for the final portion of the season.
Andrew Smith (125 pounds), Michael Mort (149 pounds) and Robbie McKenna (174) earned wins in each match. Mort won by pin in each match and Smith won by technical fall against FAMU and by decision against UCF. McKenna won by decision against FAMU and won by forfeit against UCF.
Against FAMU, Jacob Smith (133) and Austin Phillips (184) each won by fall, Saeid Ejmali (141) won by major decision and Kaleb Fontenot (157) and Kiefer Bangham (165) each won by forfeit. Against UCF, James Lucas (285) won by forfeit.
Huntingdon College 42, Florida A&M University (Club Team) 12
125: Andrew Smith (HC) def. Daniel Londono (FAMU), Technical Fall, 18-0
133: Jacob Smith (HC) def. Devon Smith (FAMU), Fall
141: Saeid Ejmali (HC) def. Mark Hurt (FAMU), Major Decision, 17-4
149: Michael Mort (HC) def. Omar Mathis (FAMU), Fall
157: Kaleb Fontenot (HC) won by forfeit
165: Kiefer Bangham (HC), won by forfeit
174: Robbie McKenna (HC) def. Isaiah McNealy (FAMU), 10-8
184: Austin Phillips (HC) def. William Jacobs (FAMU), Fall
197: Jaden Merritt (FAMU) won by forfeit
285: Leo White (FAMU) def. James Lucas (HC), Fall
University of Central Florida (Club Team) 29, Huntingdon College 21
125: Andrew Smith (HC) def. Alex Radili (UCF), 6-3
133: Jake Toledo (UCF) def. Jacob Smith (HC), Major Decision, 12-4
141: Justin Trinh (UCF) def. Saeid Ejmali (HC), 6-3
149: Michael Mort (HC) def. Eric Pullman (UCF), Fall
157: Mathew Seymour (UCF) def. Kaleb Fontenot (HC), Major Decision, 13-4
165: Clay Perry (UCF) def. Kiefer Bangham (HC), Fall
174: Robbie McKenna (HC) won by forfeit
184: Jose Fernandez (UCF) def. Austin Phillips (HC), Fall
197: Jarrod Smiley (UCF) won by forfeit
285: James Lucas (HC), won by forfeit
Coming Up: Huntingdon hosts Greensboro and the University of the Ozarks on Jan. 26.