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Ferrum Humbles Pride in Wrestling Dual

Braden Homsey recorded a 18-2 tech fall in tonight's dual.
Braden Homsey recorded a 18-2 tech fall in tonight's dual.

GREENSBORO, North Carolina -- Ferrum College won eight of 10 matches, along with a pair of exhibitions, in a 30-9 wrestling road win over Greensboro College tonight at the GC Student Center. The match was the season-opening dual meet for both teams.

Ferrum (1-0)
Greensboro (0-1)

Jalen White (125), Austin Smith (149) and Braden Homsey (197) recorded technical falls to earn 15 points for the Panthers.

Levi Englman (133) Mario Vasquez (141), Elijah Martin (157), Malik Barr (174) and Carlos Leyva (285) all posted decisions. The heavyweight match went two overtimes before Leyva was able to secure a 4-3 win.

Conan Wilson (165) had a pin for the Pride to break up the shutout, then Joel Kanagy (184) added a decision for Greensboro's final points.

125: Jalen White (FECO) over Mitchell Paton (GRNB) (TF 23-8 4:54)
133: Levi Englman (FECO) over Joey Ferigne (GRNB) (Dec 8-2)
141: Mario Vasquez (FECO) over Ryan Dominique (GRNB) (Dec 9-5)
149: Austin Smith (FECO) over Hai Siu (GRNB) (TF 18-2 5:20)
157: Elijah Martin (FECO) over Tony Locke (GRNB) (Dec 6-1)
165: Conan Wilson (GRNB) over Lucas Nees (FECO) (Fall 6:11)
174: Malik Barr (FECO) over Tyron Dudley (GRNB) (Dec 6-5)
184: Joel Kanagy (GRNB) over Demontay Wimbush (FECO) (Dec 10-8)
197: Braden Homsey (FECO) over Vince Wilson (GRNB) (TF 18-2 5:12)
285: Carlos Leyva (FECO) over Brandon Williams (GRNB) (SV-2 4-3)
157: Exhibition, Christian Hite (Ferrum) over Luke Waggoner (Greensboro) (TF 19-4 6:05)
165: Exhibition, Justin Guy (Ferrum) over Trevor Carter (Greensboro) (Dec 10-8)

"Good team win tonight against a pretty experienced Greensboro team. I knew we would get their best effort and our guys responded. I'm excited to see how all of these freshman and sophomores continue to develop throughout the year. Elijah Martin, Justin Guy and Luke Nees all wrestled well but made a few mistakes. All very fixable. Very proud of Austin Smith, who teched one their best guys, and Malik Barr, who lost to the same kid by nine points eight months ago. Big turnaround." --Head Coach Nate Yetzer

Yetzer's team wll be back on the mat Sunday, November 10, at the Cougar Open. The invitational tournament will be hosted by Averett University in Danville, Virginia.