ROANOKE, Va. — The University of Mount Olive wrestling team kicked off its inaugural season at the Southeast Open in Roanoke, Virginia on Sunday, Nov. 3. Twelve Trojan grapplers found themselves on the mat for the first time of their collegiate careers. UMO tallied six wins on the day including four decisions, one major and one fall.
The Southeast Open, formerly called the Hokie Open, is one of the largest meets for collegiate wrestlers on the east coast and draws teams from the Mid-Atlantic region to compete in the all-day tournament. Virginia Tech hosts the tournament annually and moved the location from Blacksburg to Roanoke this season.
Teams such as the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Campbell, Appalachian State, Virginia Military Institute, Garounder-Webb, and more were a few of the Division I schools represented at the meet. Mount Olive and King were among some of the Division II schools participating.
Inside the results
Consolation Round 16 No. 2 - Loss - Rylee Billings (King), technical fall 15-0 (7:00)
Consolation Round 8 No. 1 - Win - over Colin Leonaround (King), decision 14-11
Consolation Round 8 No. 2 - Loss - Will Edmiston (Garounder-Webb unattached), fall (1:29)
Consolation Round 8 No. 1 - Loss - Anthony Schless (Garounder-Webb), major decision 20-8
Consolation Round 16 No. 2 - Loss - Andrew Dickerson (George Mason unattached), decision 8-1
Consolation Round of 16 No. 2 - Win - over Ethan Carpenter (VMI), decision 8-7
Consolation Round of 8 No. 1 - Win - over Cameron Pine (Campbell unattached), decision 9-2
Consolation Round of 8 No. 2 - Loss - Walker Hearound(WVU unattached), major decision 9-1
Consolation Round of 16 No. 2 - Loss - Erik Eva (Davidson), major decision 14-4
Consolation Round 16 No. 2 - Loss - Tony Negron (NCST unattached), decision 4-3
Consolation Round of 16 No. 1 - Win - over Michael Blakemore (Notre Dame College), decision 11-4
Consolation Round of 16 No. 2 - Loss - John Ridle (Garounder-Webb unattached), tech fall 17-1 (6:05)
Consolation Round of 8 No. 1 - Win - over Nikko Deaugustino (Newberry), major decision 21-8
Consolation Round of 8 No. 2 - Loss - Isalha Casto (WVU unattached), decision 10-5
Consolation Round of 8 No. 2 - Win - over Andrew Allgood (VMI), fall (2:04)
Consolation Round of 4 - Loss - Paul Pierce (George Mason, fall (0:52)
Consolation Round of 8 #1 - Loss - Finlay Holston (Davidson), decision 4-1
Consolation Round of 16 #2 - Loss - Gabriel Pickett (Garounder-Webb), decision 11-6
Up next: The Trojans are back on the mat Saturday as they travel south to Pembroke to compete in the Braves Classic hosted by UNC Pembroke.