GATLINBURG, Tenn. ---- The No. 10 nationally ranked Life University men's wrestling team completed the Smoky Mountain Duals Friday afternoon, where the team posted a 3-0 record and shutout two teams.
The Running Eagles downed Campbellsville's number two team 51-0 before defeating (RV) Bluefield 57-0. In the final dual of the day, Life U defeated (RV) University of Jamestown 41-12 to end the event.
In the dual against Campbellsville's number two squad, the Running Eagles earned bonus points in every weight class except two. Kevin Saravia earned a win via pin fall at the five minute mark at 125 as Quin McGlamery earned the 11-0 major decision at 133. Julian Hernandez picked up a 4-2 decision at 141 as Marcelo Sierra won with an 18-2 technical fall at 149. Osvani Ley took the 3-1 decision at 157 with Sid Ohl earning the pin (1:19) at 165. Campbellsville forfeited the final four weight classes for the 51-0 victory.
Next the men matched up with Bluefield who is receiving votes in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches' Poll. The Running Eagles dominated the Rams with every match scoring bonus points. McGlamery (133, 2:54), Hernandez (141, 2:27), Denver Stonecheck (149, 1:30), Phillip McBride (174, 6:13) and Timothy Johnson (184, 1:47) each won via pin fall at their weight class. Saravia added a 15-0 technical fall at 125 and Baker Hadwan finished the dual with a 15-4 major decision at 285. The 57-0 margin of victory marks the largest in program history.
In the final dual of the day, Life U matched up with the University of Jamestown. Saravia started the dual with a pin at 2:37 as Tramon Jenkins earned a 23-8 technical fall at 133. Hernandez finished the day 3-0 with a 4-0 decision at 141 as Stonecheck picked up his second win via pin fall of the day with 38 seconds remaining in the first period. Ley made quick work at 157 with a pin 26 seconds into the match as Ohl followed the performance with a pin (2:10) at 165. Jamestown won via injury at 174 as Johnson bounced back at 184 with a pin (4:08). Hadwan earned the 8-3 decision at 197 as Jamestown won via forfeit at 285. The Running Eagles finished the dual ahead 41-12 to give the team a total score of 149 in three duals.
The men's wrestling team will return to action on Tuesday, December 17, when they travel to Montgomery, Alabama to face Huntingdon and Thomas More.