AB Falls at West Virginia Tech

February 9, 2016

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. The Alderson Broaddus wrestling team fought back but fell to West Virginia Tech 25-18 Tuesday night.

After Cody Buchanan lost a hard-fought decision 10-9 at 125, AB (9-4) forfeited its match at 133 and the Golden Bears (6-12) took an early 9-0 advantage. Micah Powell defeated Robert Pritt 4-2 at 141 to cut the lead to 9-3 for the Battlers in the following match. Zachary Gwinn wrestled for the Battlers at 149 but lost the 12-7 decision and West Virgina Tech took a 12-3 lead.

Jason West won his decision 10-5 over Conrad Lacey at 157 while Keith Stednitz pinned Corey Palmer in the final seconds (6:58) to tie the match at 12-12. At 174, Colton Rowe finished with a major decision over Davis Solak 14-5 to give the Golden Bears a 16-12 lead but Cody Spinks earned the forfeit at 184 to put AB on top 18-16.

But that was the final match the Battlers would win on the night. Nathan Cunningham was pinned at 197 in 58 seconds and Nick Nester dropped the heavyweight bout 3-2 to close out the night.

AB will wrestle its final match of the season when they host Ohio Valley Saturday

WVU Tech 25 Alderson Broaddus 18
125 Tristan Bean (WVU Tech) over Cody Buchanan (AB) Dec. 10-9 3 0
133 Othniel Edmond (WVU Tech) over (AB) | Forfeit
Exhibition Match Othniel Edmond (WVU Tech) over Jacob Monn Dec. 12-9 9 0
141 Micah Powell (AB) over Robert Pritt (WVU Tech) Dec. 4-2 9 3
149 Jephte Jeanpaul (WVU Tech) over Zach Gwin (AB) Dec. 12-7 12 3
157 Jason West (AB) over Conrad Lacey (WVU Tech) Dec. 10-5 12 6
165 Keith Stednitz (AB) over Corey Palmer (WVU Tech) Fall 6:58 12 12
174 Colton Rowe (WVU Tech) over Davis Solak (AB) Major Dec. 14-5 16 12
184 Cody Spinks (AB) over WVU Tech | Forfeit 16 18
197 Terry Nance (WVU Tech) over Nathan Cunningham (AB) Fall 0:58 22 18
285 Jon Boarman (WVU Tech) over Nick Nester (AB) Dec. 3-2 25 18

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