The Southern Virginia University wrestling team was squeezed for a tiebreaking point in a tight match against Allen University, falling 25-24. After the heartbreaker, York College shutout the Knights during Saturday's tri-match hosted by Southern Virginia.
With a score of 47.5 and a third-place finish in the 285-pound weight class, the Southern Virginia University wrestling team took seventh place out of the thirteen teams that competed at the Will Abele Invitational.
At the Jim Crytzer Invitational, held at Washington and Lee University, the Southern Virginia University wrestling team took fifth overall with a third-place finish from Keaton Gomez and fourth-place finishes from Gordon Whitaker and Alexander Brunner.
In its closest match of the year, the Southern Virginia University wrestling team recorded a clutch finish to defeat Averett University 24-22 with four straight victories to close out the match and earn the team win.
The Southern Virginia University wrestling team earned its first-ever team title in the program’s Division III history on Saturday, the team also earned two individual titles along the way at the Virginia Beach Open.
In Friday evening’s senior night competition, the Southern Virginia University wrestling team fell in a close matchup against Pennsylvania College of Technology 24-21, and lost 36-9 to Washington & Lee University.
The Southern Virginia University wrestling team secured their second team win of the seasonThursday night on the road at Allen University. The Knights won 27-19 with three freshmen earning key individual wins.
Keaton Gomez, a freshman from Chesterfield, Virginia wrestles in the 174-pound weight class. In just one month he has set a new single-season pin record for the Southern Virginia wrestling program, and has more falls than all but one wrestler in the country, across all NCAA Divisions.
The Southern Virginia wrestling team earned a 29-6 win over Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology at the Muhlenberg College duels. The Knights were 1-4 on the day and faced Keystone and Muhlenberg colleges, and Temple and Wilkes universities.
The Southern Virginia wrestling team hosted a duel and a tournament in their home opening weekend, falling to Ferrum College Friday night and hosting 14 teams on Saturday in the annual Casperson Classic.