FRANKLIN LAKES, GA. – The Belmont Abbey wrestling team had 19 wrestlers compete at the Georgia Open hosted by Emmanuel College Saturday. Cade Davis and Brian Girard each came away with a third-place finishes. Davis went 4-1 in the 125 weight class and Girard went 3-1 in the 184 weight class. Justin Payne finished in fourth-place in the 133 weight class with a 3-2 record.
Nathan Oakley (125), Matthew Sloan (149), Travis Allen (149), and Davis all recorded four wins on the day. Payne and Girard managed three victories and Jared Blake (141), Jonathan Charpenter (149), John Gahagan (157), and Lucas Scarlett (197) each had two wins.
The Crusades will travel to King University on Tuesday to face the Tornado in their first conference dual of the season.