December 14, 2013

Cobras Compete in Day One of Midwest Classic

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – On Saturday (Dec. 14) the Coker Cobra wrestlers opened competition at the 35th Annual Midwest Classic hosted by the University of Indianapolis.

Austin Akins was the leading wrestler for the Cobras during the first day of the Classic. Competing at the 285-pound division, Akins won his first match of the day by major decision, 16-2, over Derek Morgan of Central Missouri. In his second match, Akins defeated Chris Giddens of UNC Pembroke in the first tiebreaker round, 4-2. Akins third match of the day was the quarterfinal match. Unfortunately for Akins, he lost the match to Trine's Mackenzie Green, 14-8. Dropping to the consolation round, Akins stayed alive in the tournament with a 9-4 win over Tyler Richardson of East Stroudsburg.

The lone pin of the day for the Cobras came from Kevin Thompson at the 149-pound division. Thompson pinned Nicholas Leitten of Limestone in the second consolation round.

The Cobras will return to the mat on Sunday (Dec. 15) for the final day of competition at the 35th Annual Midwest Classic. Live coverage of the event can be found at www.trackwrestling.com, search "Midwest Classic".

35th Midwest Classic Results for Coker
125 - Gavin Perkins (10-7) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Jose Torres (McKendree) 3-0 won by fall over Gavin Perkins (Coker) 10-7 (Fall 4:38)
    Cons. Round 1 - Gavin Perkins (Coker) 10-7 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Chris Paulus (Upper Iowa) 2-2 won by major decision over Gavin Perkins (Coker) 10-7 (MD 17-5)

133 - Charlie Huff (13-8) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Charlie Huff (Coker) 13-8 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - D`Marcus Spencer (King) 18-4 won by decision over Charlie Huff (Coker) 13-8 (Dec 4-1)
    Cons. Round 2 - Charlie Huff (Coker) 13-8 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 - Bryce Shoemaker (Baker University) 17-3 won by decision over Charlie Huff (Coker) 13-8 (Dec 7-4)

149 - Kevin Thompson (13-8) place is unknown and scored 2.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Kevin Thompson (Coker) 13-8 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Frank Cagnina (University of Central Missouri) 16-2 won by major decision over Kevin Thompson (Coker) 13-8 (MD 15-4)
    Cons. Round 2 - Kevin Thompson (Coker) 13-8 won by fall over Nicholas Leitten (Limestone) 0-2 (Fall 6:20)
    Cons. Round 3 - Stephen Myers (Lindsey Wilson) 2-2 won by decision over Kevin Thompson (Coker) 13-8 (Dec 14-10)

157 - JD Dykes (6-11) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Isaac King (University of the Cumberlands) 4-6 won in sudden victory - 1 over JD Dykes (Coker) 6-11 (SV-1 8-6)
    Cons. Round 1 - JD Dykes (Coker) 6-11 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - JD Dykes (Coker) 6-11 won in sudden victory - 1 over Trevor Duke (Upper Iowa) 0-2 (SV-1 3-1)
    Cons. Round 3 - Dominick Nania (Wheeling Jesuit) 14-9 won by fall over JD Dykes (Coker) 6-11 (Fall 4:47)

174 - Zack Dicus (4-9) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Joey Fogle (East Stroudsburg) 7-8 won by major decision over Zack Dicus (Coker) 4-9 (MD 12-4)
    Cons. Round 1 - Zack Dicus (Coker) 4-9 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Nick Manning (Mt St Joe) 9-9 won by tech fall over Zack Dicus (Coker) 4-9 (TF-1.5 4:21 (15-0))

184 - Jacob Ralph (1-12) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Andrew Wood (Gannon) 1-4 won by major decision over Jacob Ralph (Coker) 1-12 (MD 14-3)
    Cons. Round 1 - Jacob Ralph (Coker) 1-12 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Brandon Barger (Brewton-Parker) 4-6 won by decision over Jacob Ralph (Coker) 1-12 (Dec 1-0)

197 - Robert Parland (6-10) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Carl Broghammer (Upper Iowa) 3-0 won by major decision over Robert Parland (Coker) 6-10 (MD 11-0)
    Cons. Round 1 - Robert Parland (Coker) 6-10 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Robert Parland (Coker) 6-10 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 - Stuart Nadeau (UNC-Pembroke) 8-4 won by decision over Robert Parland (Coker) 6-10 (Dec 5-3)

285 - Austin Akins (14-8) placed 8th and scored 6.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Austin Akins (Coker) 14-8 won by major decision over Derek Morgan (University of Central Missouri) 0-2 (MD 16-2)
    Champ. Round 2 - Austin Akins (Coker) 14-8 won in tie breaker - 1 over Chris Giddens (UNC-Pembroke) 14-4 (TB-1 4-2)
    Quarterfinal - Mackenzie Green (Trine) 13-3 won by decision over Austin Akins (Coker) 14-8 (Dec 7-0)
    Cons. Round 4 - Austin Akins (Coker) 14-8 won by decision over Tyler Richardson (East Stroudsburg) 2-2 (Dec 9-4)

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