Wrestling Defeats Conference Opponent Coker

Wrestling Defeats Conference Opponent Coker

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – ­The Belmont Abbey wrestling team earned a well-deserved win defeating Coker in a close match Wednesday. The two teams each won five matchups but the Crusaders pulled away victorious by the score of 22-18. Belmont Abbey improves to 4-4 on the season and 1-1 in the ECAC. Coker moves to 1-2 on the year.


The Match started at the 149 weight class which saw the Abbey's Santonio Thompson defeated Bret Shurina by major decision 18-10 to put the Crusaders ahead. Greg Hilliard added another Abbey win in the 157 weight class with a pin, his sixth of the season.

 Coker got on the board drawing within a point of the Crusaders as they won the 165 and 174 weight classes.

Luke Glunt recorded his third pin of the season in the 184 weight class to put the Crusaders back up by seven.

 Coker took the 197 matchup before Chaas Delgado captured his fifth win of the season with a 5-3 decision.

Coker won the next two matchups pulling within a point of the Crusaders. Jonathan Charpenter sealed the deal for the Abbey with a 9-5 decision in the 141 weight class. His fourth win of the season gave the Crusaders their fourth team victory of the season.

 The Crusaders' next match will take place Saturday, January 11 inside the Wheeler Center as they host UNC Pembroke. Their match will begin at 1:00 p.m.


149      Santonio Thompson (BAC) def. Bret Shurina (Coker) MD 18-10            0-4

157      Greg Hilliard (BAC) def. Jordon Tague (Coker) Fall 2:52                     0-10

165      Rashad Cunningham (Coker) def. Jake Glunt (BAC) Dec 11-5             3-10

174      Jamal Lackey (Coker) def. Tyler MacLaine (BAC) Fall 0:55                    9-10

184      Luke Glunt (BAC) def. Jordon Garlow (Coker) Fall 1:28                      9-16

197      Marco Mason (Coker) def. Brian Girard (BAC) Dec 1-0                      12-16

285      Chaas Delgado (BAC) def. Robert Parland (Coker) Dec 5-3                12-19

125      Frank Velez (Coker) def. Michael Bedard (BAC) Dec 5-4                     15-19

133      John Smith (Coker) def. Nicholas Lukanich (BAC) Dec 6-2                       18-19

141      Jonathan Charpenter (BAC) def. Matthew Kieta (Coker) Dec 9-5          18-22

  Belmont Abbey 22, Coker 18