WASHINGTON -- The Mt. Pleasant wrestling was tagged with a Southeast Conference loss on Thursday night when they faced the rival Washington Demons. Washington won three of the first four matches and four of the last five to knock off the Panthers 51-24.
Mt. Pleasant fell in the first two matches. Avante Henley lost a tight 132 lbs. match by a 3-2 decision, and Tyler Raub fell via pinfall in the first period at 138 lbs.
Nathan Wallace had the first win for Mt. Pleasant, grinding out a 2-1 decision at 145 lbs. Jeff Taylor was pinned in the first period at 160 lbs., but the Panthers won the next two matches when Jayden Davis took the 160 lbs. match via second-period pin, and James DeMeyer took a forfeit win at 170 lbs., tying the meet up at 15-15.
Washington won the next two matches. Sam Carrasco fell by pinfall in the first period at 182 lbs., and Trevor Wellington was pinned early in the first period at 195 lbs. Zach Beason broke the Demons’ stream with a pin in the second period at 220 lbs.
Washington won by forfeit at 285 lbs. In the 106 lbs. match, Abby Blint was pinned in the first period. With just three matches left, Washington led 39-21.
Brayden Ackles had the final Panther win of the night, taking the 113 lbs. match 4-2, but Washington won the last two. Carson Coleman fell in the first period at 120 lbs., and Dalton Moyle was pinned in the second period in the 126 lbs. match.
Mt. Pleasant fell to 1-2 in the SEC. They will have one more conference dual left, when the Panthers host Fairfield on Thursday, Jan. 17. The Panthers will be in Centerville on Saturday, Jan. 11, for the Mike Halupnick Invitational.
Results from Thursday’s dual can be found below, with the Mt. Pleasant wrestler listed first.
WASHINGTON 51 VS. MT. PLEASANT 24: 132: Avante Henley loses by dec. to Cade Pohren, 3-2. 138: Tyler Raub pinned by Garrett Ikerd, 1:19. 145: Nathan Wallace dec. Dillan Sanders, 2-1. 152: Jeff Taylor pinned by David Hora, 0:18. 160: Jayden Davis pins Ayden Frazier, 3:10. 170: James DeMeyer wins by forfeit. 182: Sam Carrasco pinned by Tristin Westphal-Edwards, 1:42. 195: Trevor Wellington pinned by Logan Escher, 0:07. 220: Zach Beason pins Tristan Allender, 2:54. 285: Loss by frofeit. 106: Abby Blint pinned by Caden Evans, 1:25. 113: Brayden Ackles dec. Matt Collett, 4-2. 120: Carson Coleman pinned by Walker Ikerd, 0:55. 126: Dalton Moyle pins Brandon Dickel, 2:47.