Alderson Broaddus with Two Champs at Casperson Classic

November 7, 2015

BUENA VISTA, Va. The Alderson Broaddus University wrestling team competed at the Casperson Classic held Saturday afternoon at Southern Virginia University.

"I have mixed feelings about the day," said head coach Sam Gardner. "Any time you put guys in the finals of seven weigh classes in a tournament it means you are doing good things. We led the tournament in pins, which is something we put a good amount of emphasis on."

AB finished with two champions on the day and had seven wrestlers reach the finals.

Davis Solak and Cody Spinks each had first place finishes to lead the way for the Battlers. At 174 pounds, Solak finished 4-0 on the afternoon with two pins. He won 10-4 in the finals.

"Davis (Solak) looked really strong today," said Gardner. "Obviously he is a strong kid, but he got to his offense, his leg attacks, especially in the finals. That is a great improvement over last week. He is growing as a wrestler."

At 184 pounds, Spinks defeated his teammate Josiah Solak 16-1 in the finals for the win. Spinks finished 2-0 on the afternoon while Solak finished 1-1.

"Cody Spinks is one of the most physically talented kids I've ever coached," said Gardner. "He can do things that defy convention, if not physics. Even though he's ranked at 174, I think if he continues to perform this way at 184 with this energy and passion, we'll keep him at that weight."

Micah Powell, Matt Harris, Jason West, and Logan Shurina all finished with second place finishes for AB. Powell lost 5-2 in the finals after going 2-1 on the afternoon. Harris went 1-1 in the 149 pound weight class and lost 13-11 in the championship.

West, who competed at 157, finished with three wins before falling 17-3 in the finals and Shurina lost 7-4 in his finals match after winning a pair of matches.

"Like every week we'll learn from this weekend and continue to grow," said Gardner. "We don't need to make many changes technically, but we will work on becoming more tactically aware in certain situations. I'm proud of these guys and I enjoy the opportunity to coach them."

Also placing for the Battlers was Jacob Monn (4th), Chris Brent (3rd), Jon Sigley (4th), and Tyler Arnett (3rd).

AB returns to the mats on November 21st for the Green Terror Duals.

133 Quarterfinals - Cody Buchanan (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Anthony Tripke (Ohio Valley University) (Dec 6-3)
133 Semifinals - Ryan Bennett (Ohio Valley University) over Cody Buchanan (Alderson-Broaddus University) (TF 15-0 5:17)
133 Cons. Semis - Jacob Monn (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Cody Buchanan (Alderson-Broaddus University) (Dec 13-7)
133 Quarterfinals - Levi Congleton (Ohio Valley University) over Jacob Monn (Alderson-Broaddus University) (Dec 6-5)
133 Cons. Round 1 - Jacob Monn (Alderson-Broaddus University) received a bye
133 Cons. Semis - Jacob Monn (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Cody Buchanan (Alderson-Broaddus University) (Dec 13-7)
133 3rd Place Match - Anthony Tripke (Ohio Valley University) over Jacob Monn (Alderson-Broaddus University) (For.)
141 Quarterfinals - Micah Powell (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Seamus O`Connell (VMI Club) (Dec 9-3)
141 Semifinals - Micah Powell (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Christopher Fletcher (Southern Virginia University) (Dec 4-2)
141 1st Place Match - Maverick Meeks (Ohio Valley University) over Micah Powell (Alderson-Broaddus University) (Dec 5-2)
157 Champ. Round 1 - Jason West (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Roger Causey (VMI Club) (Fall 1:24)
157 Quarterfinals - Jason West (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Steward Morris (Unattached) (Fall 1:19)
157 Semifinals - Jason West (Alderson-Broaddus University) over June Otey (Ferrum College) (Dec 10-6)
157 1st Place Match - Nikoloz Varazshvili (Ohio Valley University) over Jason West (Alderson-Broaddus University) (MD 17-3)
174 Champ. Round 1 - Cory Buchanan (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Johnathan Jividen (Ohio Valley University) (Fall 1:06)
174 Quarterfinals - Cory Buchanan (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Travis Trahan (Southern Virginia University) (Dec 8-5)
174 Semifinals - Davis Solak (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Cory Buchanan (Alderson-Broaddus University) (Fall 0:40)
174 Cons. Semis - Michael Dawson (Southern Virginia University) over Cory Buchanan (Alderson-Broaddus University) (Dec 10-4)
174 Champ. Round 1 - Michael Dawson (Southern Virginia University) over Jonathan Sigley (Alderson-Broaddus University) (MD 15-5)
174 Cons. Round 1 - Jonathan Sigley (Alderson-Broaddus University) received a bye
174 Cons. Round 2 - Jonathan Sigley (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Dylan Smith (Ferrum College) (Fall 0:36)
174 Cons. Round 3 - Jonathan Sigley (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Travis Trahan (Southern Virginia University) (Fall 1:16)
174 Cons. Semis - Jonathan Sigley (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Johnathan Barajas (Southern Virginia University) (Dec 14-8)
174 3rd Place Match - Michael Dawson (Southern Virginia University) over Jonathan Sigley (Alderson-Broaddus University) (Fall 0:46)
174 Champ. Round 1 - Davis Solak (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Zach Willard (Ohio Valley University) (MD 12-2)
174 Quarterfinals - Davis Solak (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Dylan Smith (Ferrum College) (Fall 0:40)
174 Semifinals - Davis Solak (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Cory Buchanan (Alderson-Broaddus University) (Fall 0:40)
174 1st Place Match - Davis Solak (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Austin Antill (Ohio Valley University) (Dec 10-4)
174 Champ. Round 1 - Cole Williams (Alderson-Broaddus University) received a bye
174 Quarterfinals - Johnathan Barajas (Southern Virginia University) over Cole Williams (Alderson-Broaddus University) (Dec 6-5)
174 Cons. Round 2 - Cole Williams (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Johnathan Jividen (Ohio Valley University) (Fall 0:53)
174 Cons. Round 3 - Michael Dawson (Southern Virginia University) over Cole Williams (Alderson-Broaddus University) (Fall 4:48)
184 Quarterfinals - Cody Spinks (Alderson-Broaddus University) received a bye
184 Semifinals - Cody Spinks (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Simon Buchkovich (Southern Virginia University) (Fall 0:58)
184 1st Place Match - Cody Spinks (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Josiah Solak (Alderson-Broaddus University) (TF 16-1 2:57)
184 Quarterfinals - Josiah Solak (Alderson-Broaddus University) received a bye
184 Semifinals - Josiah Solak (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Ben Willard (Ohio Valley University) (SV-1 10-8)
184 1st Place Match - Cody Spinks (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Josiah Solak (Alderson-Broaddus University) (TF 16-1 2:57)
149 Quarterfinals - Sam Phillips (Ohio Valley University) over Chris Brent (Alderson-Broaddus University) (Dec 3-2)
149 Cons. Round 1 - Chris Brent (Alderson-Broaddus University) received a bye
149 Cons. Semis - Chris Brent (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Nikita Belousov (VMI Club) (Fall 1:15)
149 3rd Place Match - Chris Brent (Alderson-Broaddus University) over nate mckenzie (Ferrum College) (TF 16-1 5:51)
149 Quarterfinals - Matt Harris (Alderson-Broaddus University) received a bye
149 Semifinals - Matt Harris (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Nikita Belousov (VMI Club) (Fall 3:00)
149 1st Place Match - Sam Phillips (Ohio Valley University) over Matt Harris (Alderson-Broaddus University) (SV-1 13-11)
165 Quarterfinals - Logan Shurina (Alderson-Broaddus University) over Nathan Stewart (Ferrum College) (Fall 5:59)
165 Semifinals - Logan Shurina (Alderson-Broaddus University) over DeMar Haskins (Unattached) (Dec 6-4)
165 1st Place Match - Dalton George (Ohio Valley University) over Logan Shurina (Alderson-Broaddus University) (Dec 7-4)
285 Quarterfinals - Nick Nester (Alderson-Broaddus University) received a bye
285 Semifinals - Justice Williams (Ferrum College) over Nick Nester (Alderson-Broaddus University) (MD 11-2)
285 Cons. Semis - Stephon Lemmons (Ferrum College) over Nick Nester (Alderson-Broaddus University) (Dec 7-3)
285 Quarterfinals - Tyler Arnett (Alderson-Broaddus University) received a bye
285 Semifinals - Dane Mills (Ohio Valley University) over Tyler Arnett (Alderson-Broaddus University) (Dec 4-0)
285 Cons. Semis - Tyler Arnett (Alderson-Broaddus University) received a bye
285 3rd Place Match - Stephon Lemmons (Ferrum College) vs. Tyler Arnett (Alderson-Broaddus University)




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