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June 15, 2024 1:02 am

Mount Olive outgrapples Greensboro, 36-18

MOUNT OLIVE – In the final preparation before the Midwest Classic, the University of Mount Olive men’s wrestling program claimed a 36-18 victory over Greensboro in a dual meet competition on Sunday afternoon in Kornegay Arena.
With the win, the Trojans captured their fifth straight victory to improve to 7-1 overall and remain undefeated at home. Mount Olive holds a 3-0 mark all-time in the series versus Greensboro. Meanwhile, the Pride drops to 0-4 overall in dual meets this year.
Mount Olive earned consecutive forfeits to begin the contest at the 125 and 133-weight classes to take an early 12-0 edge. Greensboro responded with a first-period pin at 141 to cut into the deficit before the Trojans received another forfeit in the 149-weight class to build an 18-6 advantage. The Pride countered with a 10-8 decision at 157 before redshirt junior Colby Teague (165) registered a win via fall over Nicholas Menjivar. In the 174-weight class, redshirt sophomore Seth Thomas delivered a first-period pin versus Deven Ashley, but Greensboro received a forfeit at 184 to close the gap to 30-15 with two matches remaining. Redshirt freshman Devon Bell (197) made his season debut and posted a fall in the opening period against Khalil Beck to stretch the lead to 36-15. At heavyweight, the Pride recorded a 4-2 decision in the final match, as the Trojans secured a 36-18 win.
UMO returns to action on Dec. 16-17, when it travels to the 44th Midwest Classic, hosted by UIndy.
Match Results
125: Lens Mathurin (Mount Olive) over Unknown (Forfeit)
133: Dawson Thompson (Mount Olive) over Unknown (Forfeit)
141: Josh Wilson (Greensboro) over Christian Orozco (Mount Olive) (Fall 1:53)
149: Isaiah Olive (Mount Olive) over Unknown (Forfeit)
157: Ethan Kring (Greensboro) over Samad Al-Khatib (Mount Olive) (Dec 10-8)
165: Colby Teague (Mount Olive) over Nicholas Menjivar (Greensboro) (Fall 4:06)
174: Seth Thomas (Mount Olive) over Deven Ashley (Greensboro) (Fall 1:36)
184: Omori Lee (Greensboro) over Unknown (Forfeit)
197: Devon Bell (Mount Olive) over Khalil Belk (Greensboro) (Fall 2:16)
285: Dominic Harris (Greensboro) over Slade Watkins (Mount Olive) (Dec 4-2)