By Zachary Bowers
BUENA VISTA, Va. – In its first dual of the season, the Southern Virginia University wrestling team defeated Alderson-Broaddus University 27-23 Friday evening.
The Knights started off the night with Aaron Freidhoff, Christopher Fletcher and Zachary Davidson defeating their opponents in the 125, 141, and 149 weight classes, respectively. Freidhoff won a 5-4 decision that came down to riding time. Fletcher and Davidson each pinned their opponents 1:50 into their bout.
With losses the 157, 165, 174, and 184 weight classes, the Knights' fate was in the hands of Quigley Whitaker at 197 pounds.
Despite trailing after two periods, Whitaker pinned his opponent, sealing the victory for the Knights.
The Knights are off to a 2-0 start after winning both their first tournament and duel. They will be back in action in the annual Casperson Classic Saturday morning at 9 a.m. in the Stoddard Center and Knight Sports Arena.