Cobras Open Season with Victory at Averett on Sunday

Cobras Open Season with Victory at Averett on Sunday

DANVILLE, Va. - The Coker University wrestling team opened its 2019-20 campaign with a 30-11 victory over Averett University on Sunday (Nov. 3). 

The match began at 157 pounds, where Averett's Tony Blackman gave the Cougars a 3-0 lead with a 7-2 decision over Ethan Welsh. Coker would go ahead for good in just the second bout of the match, when Corey Christie won by fall over Averett's Isaiah Deck in just 1:29 for a 6-3 lead. Jhavon Innocent won his first match with the Navy and Gold with an 8-2 decision over Noah Wienclawski at 174, before Corey Perkins-Willett would post a 3-2 decision over George Moseley at 184 to put Coker ahead 12-3. David Alvarez picked up his first collegiate win with an 8-3 decision at 197 pounds, before No. 7/10 Ramon Correa won by fall (2:40) at 285. Averett would break up the Coker run at 125 when Samuel Braswell defeated Chris Navarro by technical fall, before Chris Poland secured a 4-1 decision at 133. Omar Armengol dropped a close 10-6 decision at 141, before Alex Braden finished off the match with a win by fall over Caleb Harmon in 2:27 at 149. 

The Cobras are back in action next Sunday (Nov. 10) when they travel to Pembroke, N.C. to compete in the Pembroke Classic. The action is set to begin at 9:00 a.m. 


Team Score: Coker 30, Averett 11
  157 Tony Blackman (Averett) over Ethan Welsh (Coker) (Dec 7-2) 3 0
  165 Corey Christie (Coker) over Isaiah Deck (Averett) (Fall 1:29) 0 6
  174 Jhavon Innocent (Coker) over Noah Wienclawski (Averett) (Dec 8-2) 0 3
  184 Corey Perkins-Willett (Coker) over George Moseley (Averett) (Dec 3-2) 0 3
  197 David Alvarez (Coker) over Jonathan Bishop (Averett) (Dec 8-3) 0 3
  285 #7/10 Ramon Correa (Coker) over Caleb Calhoun (Averett) (Fall 2:40) 0 6
  125 Samuel Braswell (Averett) over Chris Navarro (Coker) (TF 23-7 6:24) 5 0
  133 Chris Poland (Coker) over Easton Halliday (Averett) (Dec 4-1) 0 3
  141 Brandon Woody (Averett) over Omar Armengol (Coker) (Dec 10-6) 3 0
  149 Alex Braden (Coker) over Caleb Harmon (Averett) (Fall 2:27) 0 6