Wrestling Wins First Match of Season

Wrestling Wins First Match of Season

LAURINBURG, N.C. – The Belmont Abbey wrestling team defeated St. Andrews 26-20 in their first dual match this season. The Crusaders won six of the 10 matches to start the season 1-0.

Nicholas Lukanich got the ball rolling for the Abbey in the 133 weight class, recording a major decision, defeating Dylan Rossetti 10-2. Jonathan Charpenter followed suit with a 7-5 decision over Tyran Taylor-Owens in the 141 class. Santonio Thompson continued the Crusader run beating Jacob Honeycutt in the 149 division, by technical fall, 20-4.

Greg Hilliard pinned Noah Walker in the 157 weight class and Jake Glunt made it five straight wins for the Abbey, topping Michael Nelson by technical fall, 15-0, in the 165 class.

Luke Glunt defeated Argie Burnette 3-2 in the 184 weight class.

The Crusaders next match will be at Appalachian State, Saturday. The match will begin at 12:00 p.m.


125- Brennan Patton (St. Andrews) dec. Michael Bedard 6-2

133- Nicholas Lukanich (BAC) maj. dec. Dylan Rossetti 10-2

141- Jonathan Charpenter (BAC) dec. Tyran Taylor 7-5 (SV)

149- Santonio Thompson (BAC) def. Jacob Honeycutt by tech fall 20-4

157- Greg Hilliard (BAC) def. Noah Walker by fall 1:57

165- Jake Glunt (BAC) def. Michael Nelson by tech fall 15-0

174- Kavoris Perry (SAU) def. Ben Knaus by fall 3:30

184- Luke Glunt (BAC) dec. Argie Burnette 3-2

197- Jared Key (SAU) def. Brian Girard by tech fall 21-6

285- Chris Anglin (SAU) won by forfeit