HARTSVILLE, S.C.- The Coker wrestling team finished up their 2017 home stretch Wednesday (Dec. 13) night against the Knights of St. Andrews University. The Navy and Gold dominated in their 46-3 victory, and now stand at 5-3 on the season.
Chris Navarro started the night off with a high scoring decision in the 125 pound weight class over his opponent, 23-16. Diamonte Perry followed suit with a 7-2 decision. Noah Kile accepted the forfeit in his match against the Knights, with no opponent coming to face him on the mat. Kyle Ocker was the beginning of five straight Coker pins, that included falls from Bret Shurina, Ian Maund, Jordon Garlow, and Luis Peguero. Ocker highlighted the five pin streak when he locked up a tight cradle to earn the fall after trailing 2-0.
Garlow's tenth fall of the season has tied him for first all-time in Cobra history in pins with 19. Rounding out the match was Robert Parland's 16-7 major decision. This victory ties him for second all-time at Coker with 56 career wins.
The Cobras hit the road, heading to the University of Indianapolis to battle at the Midwest Classic on Saturday (Dec. 16) and Sunday (Dec. 17). The tournament is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. each day.
125: Chris Navarro (COCO) over William Adame (SAU) (Dec 23-16)
133: Diamonte Perry (COCO) over Brennan Patton (SAU) (Dec 7-2)
141: Noah Kile (COCO) over (SAU) (For.)
149: Noah Walker (SAU) over Taylor Catoe (COCO) (Dec 7-6)
157: Kyle Ocker (COCO) over Chase Payne (SAU) (Fall 3:36)
165: Bret Shurina (COCO) over Nick Pruitte (SAU) (Fall 0:57)
174: Ian Maund (COCO) over Michael Nelson (SAU) (Fall 4:24)
184: Jordon Garlow (COCO) over Kavoris Perry (SAU) (Fall 2:19)
197: Luis Peguero (COCO) over Argie Burnette (SAU) (Fall 3:00)
285: Robert Parland (COCO) over Tyler Evers (SAU) (MD 16-7)