BPC At AAC Championship
Courtesy of BPC
Brewton-Parker College men’s wrestling traveled to Marietta to compete in the AAC Championship on Saturday. The Barons finished 7th out of 11 teams and scored 39.5 team points. Dennis McNeal highlighted the day with a third-place finish in the 125lb division, producing 11.5 team points.
After an openinground bye, McNeal defeated Stephen Moreno of St. Thomas (Fla.) with a 7-3 decision. Mc-Neal picked up his loss to Isaac Crowell of Southeastern (Fla.) in a 5-0 decision. He then closed out the day with a 3-2 decision over Southeastern’s Esau Bazilme followed by an 11-4 decision over Reinhardt’s (Ga.) Angel Banda to secure a podium finish.
Charlie Henkel produced a fifth-place finish at 184, earning 14 team points for the Barons. He opened with a pin (2:42) over Montreat’s (N.C.) Miloz Gargol but fell by way of a pin (1:50) from Southeastern’s Coleman Bryant.
Henkel then received a bye before taking a forfeit win over Life’s (Ga.) Myles Starke. Henkel then fell to Reinhardt’s Sam Irwin in the consolation semifinals before defeating Gargol again with a pin (2:42). To close out the day, Henkel lost to Irwin in the fourth-place match in a no contest.
Wilkinson Saul also produced a fifth-place finish while competing in the 285lb division. Saul opened with a 10-2 major decision loss to Southeastern’s Gage Braun before following up with a bye. He then produced back-to-back pins over Bluefield’s (Va.) Roberto Rivero and West Virginia Tech’s Jeffery Bowles.
Saulk fell to Keiser’s (Fla.) Earnest Johnson by way of an 8-2 decision before downing Reinhardt’s Nicholas Jarvis with a 9-3 decision in the fifth-place match. A nocontest loss was called against Johnson in the fourth-place bout to close out the day.
The last Baron to produce team points was Kullum Irvin. Irvin finished the day 1-2, producing a pin over St. Andrews’ (N.C.) Terry Adams. Irvin was pinned in the opening round and fell to a major decision in the second round of consolation bouts. Zachary McFarland (125), Bryant Santiago (141), Tyree Henry (141), Bradley Owens (149), Keyshaun Taylor (157), Austin Miller (197), Ethan Larsen (197), and Tevin Person (285) also competed for Brewton-Parker but were unable to produce team points.