Men’s Wrestling Handles Queens in Charlotte – Presbyterian College

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Capturing the W in eight out of the 10 matchups on hand across Saturday afternoon’s head-to-head nonconference meet with the Queens Royals, the Presbyterian College men’s wrestling team had little issues disposing of their northern foe as the visiting side, picking up their first dual victory on the young season in their second attempt. By the time the Blue Hose posted back-to-back wins in the 149 and 157-lb. groups to end the bout, the overall score read 37-6 in their favor.

Director of Wrestling Mark Cody‘s club enjoyed a relatively stress-free performance in the first ever meeting between the two programs, claiming three individual victories by decision, three via pinfall, and a pair of technical falls. Four Blue Hose members published their first win of the year – including freshman Cordel Duhart in his first collegiate appearance – handily defeating the Royals by a 31-point cushion.

Wasting little time in running away with the decision after dropping the opening match of the day, Presbyterian put Queens to bed with six straight wins Duhart, Reed Douglass, Malcolm Wiley, William Leonard, Trenton Dominguez, and Jacob Brasseur. Now comfortably ahead 31-3, the Blue Hose polished off the lopsided result with two straight triumphs by Eli Holiday and Brandon Jacoby to move to 1-1 in dual meets.

Just missing out on the event’s first fall in the 165-lb. bout, PC more than made up for it by putting together an 8-4 decision from Douglass in the 174-lb. grapple, moving the freshman to 2-0 in head-to-head matches along with his lone W over Michigan State just over a week ago. Now at a 3-3 tie in the overall score, Presbyterian leapt in front where they would stay following Duhart’s dominant performance opposite D’Andre Hunt, snatching a 21-6 TF for five points to the blue and white.

This was only the start of a 31-point scoring sprint for coach Cody’s unit, finding three straight falls from Leonard, Dominguez, and Wiley, the latter of which moved the sophomore to 9-2 personally after four dates on the schedule.

In complete control of the contest from this point forward, PC’s already-large advantage grew even bigger once Brasseur tallied a 20-2 technical fall over Ananth Manibushan, saddling Queens with a 28-point hole. The final two W’s by decision from Holiday and Jacoby ascended Presbyterian’s fall ’22 win total to 39.



165 – Vladimir Sukhikh (Queens) def. Tyler Chittum (PC) by Dec., 3-2 = 3-0 Queens

174 – Reed Douglass (PC) def. Jay Skalecki (Queens) by Dec., 8-4 = 3-3 Tie

184 – Cordel Duhart (PC) def. D’Andre Hunt (Queens) by TF, 21-6, 3:14, 8-3 PC

197 – Malcolm Wiley (PC) def. Riley Kuhn (Queens) by Fall, 2:29, 14-3 PC

285 – William Leonard (PC) def. Mikey Lytle (Queens) by Fall, 3:37, 20-3 PC

125 – Trenton Dominguez (PC) def. Griffen Gonzales (Queens) by Fall, 5:40, 26-3 PC

133 – Jacob Brasseur (PC) def. Ananth Manibushan (Queens) by TF, 20-2, 5:46, 31-3 PC

141 – Melvin Rubio (Queens) def. Trenton Donahue (PC) by Dec., 9-3, 31-6 PC

149 – Eli Holiday (PC) def. Nico D’Amico (Queens) by Dec., 8-3, 34-6 PC

157 – Brandon Jacoby (PC) def. David Makupson (Queens) by Dec., 15-9, 37-6 PC



In anticipation of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Blue Hose will enjoy a two-week break between competition after seizing the W over the Royals. Continuing the stretch of seven straight events away from Clinton, PC will travel to Truett McConnell on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:00.

The Bears haven’t yet been able to pick up a dual victory of their own through their first two rounds against Thomas More University and Life, taking the latter loss earlier this week 46-0. TMU has also participated in the Patriot Open from Kentucky, and will submit their name for The Citadel Open in Charleston and the Life Open in Marietta, Ga. before hosting the Blue Hose in Cleveland.


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