Live Stream vs. Gardner-Webb | Friday, Dec. 8 – 7:30 p.m. – Cormack Hall
LEXINGTON, Va. – A week removed from its matchup with Franklin & Marshall, the VMI wrestling team will compete in its final match of the semester with a dual against SoCon foe Gardner-Webb Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Cormack Hall.
The Keydets (0-2) seek their first win of the season following a 25-12 setback to Franklin & Marshall last weekend, a match that saw three Keydets claim victory including an exciting pin by senior 133-pounder Hunter Starner that gave VMI its only lead of the match. Sophomore 157-pounder Robert DuPont and senior 197-pounder Taylor Thomas also logged individual decision victories in the loss.
In this same pairing a year ago, the Keydets fell to the host Bulldogs by a 29-13 score in Boiling Springs, North Carolina.
Gardner-Webb (0-4) also seeks its first win of the year following dual losses to the likes of Eastern Michigan, Northwestern, Old Dominion and Virginia in recent weeks.
The Bulldogs have not competed since the Wolfpack Open back on Nov. 19. Denton Spencer led the squad with a 5-1 record at the event for a team best sixth-place performance.
VMI (0-2) vs. Gardner-Webb (0-4)
125: Cliff Conway vs. Keegan Duncan (Gardner-Webb)
133: Hunter Starner vs. Philip Anderson (Gardner-Webb)
141: John Reed vs. Denton Spencer (Gardner-Webb)
149: Dolan Walsh vs. Joby Armenta (Gardner-Webb)
157: Robert DuPont vs. Tyler Marinelli (Gardner-Webb)
165: Blake Hohman vs. Brett Stein (Gardner-Webb)
174: Gage Levine vs. Christian Maroni (Gardner-Webb)
184: Ben Wagner vs. Cole Graves (Gardner-Webb)
197: Taylor Thomas vs. Anthony Perrine (Gardner-Webb)
285: Jake Tomlinson vs. Lathan Bumgarner (Gardner-Webb)