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BPC Barons Wrestlers Back In Action

Courtesy of BPC

The Brewton-Parker College wrestling teams were in action last week. The Lady Barons were on the road at the Patriot Duals in Kentucky, while the men hosted Montreat (N.C.) on Friday night.


Brewton-Parker College Women’s Wrestling produced a 2-2 record at the Patriot Duals on Friday in Williamsburg, Ky.

The Lady Barons started the day off with a 29-20 loss to Siena Heights (Mich.). Elora Waterman kicked the dual off with a forfeit at the 101-pound weight class to give the Barons a 5-0 lead. Jaelynn Sunseri followed at the 109-pound division, dropping to a 10-0 tech fall. Tashayla West bounced back for the Lady Barons in the 116-pound Division, with a 2:00 minute fall to put BPC up 10-4.

Brewton-Parker gave up a forfeit in the 126-pound weight class before Kathleen Fisher got a fall at the 1:15 mark in the 130-pound division, and Jorie Richardson gathered a fall in 3:39 to give the BPC a 20-9 lead. Unfortunately, the Lady Barons had to forfeit the last four weight classes to drop the dual 29-20.

Sunseri (109) kicked off the match with Montreat (N.C.) with a forfeit win to give the Lady Barons a 5-0 lead, followed by a double forfeit at 116. West (123) took a tech fall loss, but BPC kept a one-point lead.

Fisher (130) and Richardson (136) both were able to pick up falls to put the Lady Barons up 15-4. Brewton-Parker had to take forfeits at 143, 155, and 191, while there was another double forfeit at 170. Waterman (101) ended the dual with a forfeit win, giving the Lady Barons a 20-19 win over Montreat. Following up on the win over Montreat, BPC took down Liberty (Va.) 26-18. Tatiana Garcia took a forfeit win at the 123-pound weight class to start the Lady Barons with a 5-0 lead. After a double forfeit at 130, Fisher (136) gathered a 57-second fall to extend the lead to 10. Richardson (143) fell in a 6-3 decision to give Liberty three points.

Brewton-Parker dropped the next three matches to forfeits and fell to an 18-11 deficit, but Waterman (101), Sunseri (109), and West (116) all took forfeit wins to give the Lady Barons the 26-18 win.

In the last match of the day, BPC took on Campbellsville. The dual started at the 130-pound division, where Fisher took a 1:20 fall, followed by a 9-1 decision loss from Richardson (136).

BPC took forfeit losses in the next four weight classes to fall behind 28-1. In the 101-pound division, Waterman fell in 4:30, and was followed by a 1:41 fall loss from Sunseri (109). Before taking another forfeit at 123, West was dropped in a 10-0 tech fall. The Lady Barons dropped the last match of the day, 47-1.


After nearly a twoweek hiatus from the mat, (RV) Brewton-Parker Men’s Wrestling challenged fellow Appalachian Athletic Conference member Montreat (N.C.) in Gillis Gymnasium on Friday night. The Barons (1-0, 1-0 AAC) opened conference action with a dual against the Cavaliers (03, 0-2 AAC), securing a 31-17 victory in front of a home crowd in Mount Vernon.

“Great way to start off the season with a win in front of an exciting home crowd,” Director of Wrestling and Head Coach Tyler Smith mentioned. “Very proud of our guys’ effort tonight. Excited to get back to work and finish the semester strong.”

Brewton-Parker opened the match strong by earning six team points in three of the first four bouts. Charlie Henkel led the early charge as the 184-lb bout was the first of the evening. Henkel took down Dre Bonner with a pin for a swift 6-0 lead.

At 197, Thomas Crawford fell in a 17-0 tech fall to Seth Williamson to give away five points to the Cavaliers. The Barons then responded with a 12-point swing as Wilkinson Saul secured the 285-lb bout over Lucian Thomas, utilizing a pin that was followed up by a forfeit win for Patrick Jones at 125.

For the 133 bout, Keyshaun Taylor fell shy in a tight 14-12 decision to Coy Reid as the Cavaliers cut their deficit down to 10 points. Montreat secured another six points in the 141 bout as Jack Hawbaker managed to pin Conner Wright to pull the visitors four points closer.

Gavin Daniels helped the Barons with three points in the 149 match, downing Braden Wharton with an 8-6 decision. However, Montreat was able to move to a onepoint deficit in the 157 bout as Daniel Bennett handed a 15-8 decision loss to Bradley Owens to make the match 18-17 in favor of BPC.

The Barons would go on to seal the match with back-to-back wins to close out the dual. Sean Houston finished the 165 bout with a pin over Ashton Medeiros, and Justin Grant gathered a 17-0 tech fall over Dalton Towe to capture a 32-17 victory and the first conference dual of the season.

Brewton-Parker returns to the mat on Dec. 6 with a challenging conference dual at No. 2-ranked Life (Ga.) in Marietta, Ga., at 7 p.m. ET.

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