Knights Route Yellow Jackets 36-12

Knights Route Yellow Jackets 36-12

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Southern Virginia University wrestling team defeated Allen University 36-12 Saturday afternoon.

The dual win is the Knights sixth of the season surpassing the most in Southern Virginia in the Division III era.

The Knights capitalized on several forfeits for the match. Southern Virginia dropped two close matchups in both the 141 and 285-pound weight classes to decisions and one by way of fall at 165-pounds.

Quigley Whitaker recorded the most notable performance. At the 197-pound weight class, Whitaker pinned Brooks Ashford in just one minute thirty-six seconds into the match extending his personal win streak.

Knight winners included Aaron Freidhof, Easton Whitaker, Morgan Peterson, Keaton Gomez, and Matthew Rohrdanz making the final score 36-12.

"It was great to pick up this win," said head coach Logan Davis. "We had a great week of practice and our team was ready. We look forward to competing at the Southeast Wrestling Conference Tournament next weekend."

The Knights head south to Montgomery, Alabama for the Southeast Wrestling Conference Tournament Saturday, Feb. 9.