Jan. 7, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. - SIUE wrestling Head Coach David Ray and his Cougars finished 1-3 Saturday at the Wolfpack Duals.
The Cougars defeated Anderson 26-16 to open the event but would drop its next three dual matches to Campbell (31-12), Shippensburg (24-22), and Gardner-Webb (32-13). Ray said he thought a healthy Cougars team may have been able to go 3-1. Campbell and Gardner-Webb are members of the Southern Conference, which SIUE competes in next season.
"I guess I was spoiled the last three years because we didn't have injuries and as many guys out of the lineup as we have this season," said Ray.
The Cougars did have bright spots throughout the day. Patrick Myers, wrestling at 133 pounds, was 4-0 after winning over Campbell's Tanner Bidelspach and Gardner-Webb's Jake Reinemund. He also had his hand lifted for a pair of forfeits. Myers wrestled two exhibitions matches and won both.
Deshoun White was perfect on the mat with four victories. His biggest win came against Anderson's Will Sutton at 174 pounds. White dispatched Sutton 18-6. Ray said having family at the meeting pumped up White.
"He looked good. He was moving well and attacking. He scrambled well. When he got into a tough position, he was working hard to get into a better position," said Ray.
Josh Wood was the biggest scorer of the day at 197 pounds. He recorded pins over Anderson's Jordan Denmark and Campbell's John Merickel as well as a major decision over Shippensburg's Keith Dahlheimer.
SIUE, 2-9, next returns to the Vadalabene Center for a 7 p.m. dual match Thursday against Central Missouri.
SIUE 26, Anderson 16 125- Keenan Simmons (AU) won by forfeit 133- Patrick Myers (SIUE) won by forfeit 141- Melchisedac LaVergne (AU) dec. Logun Taylor, 5-2 149- Dan Telhada (AU) major dec. Derrick Pousson ,13-5 157- Kyle Lowman (SIUE) dec. Nick Giulliette, 5-0 165- Gabe Hocum (SIUE) dec. Dalton Harper, 9-5 174- Deshoun White (SIUE) major dec. Will Sutton, 18-6 184- Steve Ross (SIUE) major dec. Bryan Glale, 9-0 197- Josh Wood (SIUE) pinned Jordan Denmark at 3:56 Hwt- Chase Duke (AU) major dec. Cole Rogers, 9-1
Campbell 31, SIUE 12 125 - Chance Creuder (CU) won by forfeit 133 - Patrick Myers (SIUE) dec. Tanner Bidelspach, 4-1 141 - Jordan Tolbert (CU) major dec. Logun Taylor, 14-3 149 - Mark Hartenstine (CU) major dec. Derrick Pousson, 11-1 157 - Nick Rex (CU) major dec. Kyle Loman, 10-2 165 - Ryan Krecker (CU) dec. Steve Ross, 13-7 174 - James Cook (CU) major dec. Gabe Hocum, 13-5 184 - Deshoun White (SIUE) dec. TaShaun Johnson, 6-5 197 - Josh Wood (SIUE) pinned John Merickel at 1:53 Hwt - John Weakley (CU) won by forfeit
Shippensburg 24, SIUE 22 125- Colten Keck (SU) won by forfeit 133- Patrick Myers (SIUE) won by forfeit 141- Simon Rice (SU) pinned Logun Taylor at 1:45 149- Derrick Pousson (SIUE) pinned James Reilley at 4:36 157- Kyle Lowman (SIUE) dec. Kenny Stank, 4-2 165- Neil Grudi (SU) dec. Gabe Hocum, 10-8 174- Deshoun White (SIUE) dec. Luke Etter, 3-2 184- Tyler Zittle (SU) pinned Steve Ross at 2:31 197- Josh Wood (SIUE) major dec. Keith Dahlheimer, 16-8 Hwt- Dan Estricher (SU) major dec. Cole Rogers, 9-1
Gardner-Webb 32, SIU Edwardsville 13 125 - Jake Reinemund (GW) won by forfeit 133 - Patrick Myers (SIUE) major dec. Michael Slaughter, 11-2 141 - Alex Hamm (GW) dec. Logun Taylor, 8-4 149 - Derrick Passoun (SIUE) pinned Davante Andujar at 6:37 157 - Alex Medved (GW) major dec. Kyle Lowman, 9-0 165 - Justin Guthrie (GW) pinned Gabe Hocum at 1:50 174 - Deshoun White (SIUE) dec. Aaron Rabin, 5-2 184 - Jason Porter (GW) major dec. Steve Ross, 10-2 197 - Travis Porter (GW) dec. Josh Wood, 7-2 Hwt - Justin Kozera (GW) won by forfeit