Saints Compete In Dual Meets in Niagara County

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The Saints wrestling team made a trip out to Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, NY to compete in two dual meets and a tournament this past weekend. On Friday night the Saints were led by sophomore Deven Simpson and Freshman Zachary Cassidy who both went 2-0  on Friday. The Saints as a team went 0-2 in the dual meets Friday night losing a close match 23-21 against the #18 ranked NJCAA team Spartansburg Methodist. This was followed by a loss to the #20 ranked NJCAA team Muskegon Community College.

On Saturday, the Saints participated in the Thunderwolves Open Tournament, placing 5 wrestlers out of 7 that competed in the tournament. The Saints again were led by sophomore 184lber Deven Simpson who finished 4th in the tournament. Followed by two 5th place finishes by freshman 141lber Monteze Thomas and sophomore 165lber Derek Ridgeway. To finish it off Saints had two 6th place finishes by freshman 149lber Jude Mattocks and Freshman 165lber Zachary Cassidy. The Saints next competition will be at the Cleveland State open on December 16th, wrestling starts at 9AM. Come out and support the Saints as they will be facing some great competition at this tournament.


Dual Meet Results:

#18 Spartanburg Methodist College vs #25 Mercyhurst NE

125 Tramone Jenkins (SMC) over Unknown (For.)

133 Tramon Jenkins (SMC) over Tyrone Sims (MNE) (Fall 1:11)

141 Monteze Thomas (MNE) over Unknown (For.)

149Aaron Fountain (SMC) over Jude Mattocks (MNE) (Dec 6-5)

157 Zachary Cassidy (MNE) over Jacob Power (SMC) (MD 11-2)

165 Derek Ridgeway (MNE) over Dyrell Johnson (SMC) (Dec 5-1)

174 Caleb Spears (SMC) over Kennard Hairston (MNE) (MD 16-6)

184 Deven Simpson (MNE) over Evan Makupson (SMC) (Dec 4-3)

197 Hunter Harnish (MNE) over Ramon Rodriguez (SMC) (TF 21-6 6:23)

285 Andrew Wade(SMC) over Austin Slocum (MNE) (MD 13-5)


Mercyhurst Northeast vs. Muskegon Community College

125 – Benny Gomez (MCC) over Unknown (FF.)

133 – Tyrone Sims (Mercyhurst NE) over Unknown (FF)

141 – Zeke Breuninger (MCC) over Monteze Thomas (Mercyhurst NE) (Fall 2:45)

149 – Dren Bratrum (MCC) over Jude Mattocks (Mercyhurst NE) (MD 12-3)

157 – Zachary Cassidy (Mercyhurst NE) over Jojo Dowell (MCC) (Dec 9-4)

165 – Blake Ross (MCC) over Derek Ridgeway (Mercyhurst NE) (Dec 6-3)

174 – Riley Tercha (MCC) over Kennard Hairston (Mercyhurst NE) (Dec 6-2)

184 – Deven Simpson (Mercyhurst NE) over Ronnell McGhee (MCC) (Dec 1-0)

197 – Baker Hadwan (MCC) over Hunter Harnish (Mercyhurst NE) (Dec 3-2)

285 – Brock Johnson (MCC) over Austin Slocum (Mercyhurst NE) (Fall 1:48)


The Saints are back in action on Saturday, December 16th when they compete in the CSU Open in Cleveland, OH.