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Cougars Set for Key SoCon Matches

SIUE vs. VMI and Campbell

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE wrestling welcomes two Southern Conference opponents Sunday to the Vadalabene Center.

VMI (2-8 overall, 2-3 SoCon) and Campbell (6-7, 3-1) face off in a 10:30 a.m. match to start the day. SIUE (5-11, 3-2) then takes on Campbell at 12 p.m. followed by VMI at 1:30 p.m.

This is SIUE's first home match since Jan. 12. The Cougars have made two trips to North Carolina in that span.

"It was a lot of travel," said SIUE Head Coach Jeremy Spates. "We had last weekend off but we're excited about our home schedule coming up."

Three SIUE wrestlers will be looking to remain undefeated in conference action. SIUE 125-pounder Zac Gentzler is 5-0 in SoCon matches. John Muldoon is 3-0 since moving to 133 pounds. Nate Higgins, like Gentzler, holds a 5-0 conference match record.

All three are aiming to be the top seeds when the SoCon Tournament gets underway March 3 in Charleston, South Carolina.

"Every conference match has ramifications for the conference tournament," said Spates.

SIUE (5-11, 3-2 SoCon)
125 - Zac Gentzler
133 - John Muldoon
141 - Dakota Leach
149 - Tyshawn Williams
157 - Karsten Van Velsor
165 - Nate Higgins
174 - Bryce Shewan
184 - Jacob Godinez
197 - Christian Dulaney
285 - Tommy Helton 

VMI (2-8, 2-3 SoCon)
125 - James Milstead
133 - Jacob Mills
141 - Michael Hulcher
149 - Dolan Walsh
157 - Steve Midkiff
165 - Blake Hohman
174 - Jack Scalio/Gage Levine
184 - Chris Beck
197 - Max Gallahan/Jake Koch
285 - Jake Tomlinson 

Campbell (6-7, 3-1 SoCon)
125 - Korbin Meink
133 - Nathan Boston
141 - Jonathan Ryan
149 - Zach Barnes
157 - Austin Kraisser
165 - Quentin Perez
174 - Andrew Morgan
184 - Luke Funck
197 - Chris Kober
285 - Jere Heino

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