LEXINGTON, Va.— The Southern Virginia University wrestling team headed across town to compete in the W&L Duals at Washington and Lee University on Monday. The Knights wrestled in three separate matches, winning one and dropping the other two.
The Knights opened up action facing off against Muskingum University who traveled all the way from Ohio to compete in the Duals. Southern Virginia came out strong against the Muskellunge, winning at 6 of the 9 weight classes and winning the match 27-15. Among these wins came solid performances from Ethan Workman and Christopher Fletcher at the 149 and 157 weight divisions. Workman dominated his opponent by a score of 9-2. Fletcher had a long grind of a match but finally managed to down his opponent by fall at the 4:08 mark. Kage Tomlin also added some much-needed points for the Knights as he won by forfeit at the 184 weight division with teammates Matt Speelman and Alex Brunner also coming away with victories.
Next up the Knights did battle against the Apprentice School. The Knights fought hard, but the Builders ultimately came up too strong defeating Southern Virginia by a score of 33-12. Matthew Rohrdanz, Speelman, and Brunner were the three Knights to come up with victories, Rohrdanz by a score of 6-2 and Speelman by forfeit with Brunner winning by a 5-3 decision.
The Last match of the day came against Ohio Northern University who also made the trip from Ohio to compete in the Duals. The Knights managed to win at three of the weight divisions, but it wasn't enough to beat the Klondike as they fell 34-9. Of the Southern Virginia wrestler's to win, Aaron Freidhof had the most dominant performance as he defeated his opponent 8-4. Brunner and Rohrdanz also won their matches, Brunner by a score of 2-1 and Rohrdanz 6-5.
The Knights will take a break in there season to enjoy Christmas break before continuing action in January. On January 5th, Southern Virginia will head back to Washington & Lee to compete in the Jim Crytzer Invitational. The tournament is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.