#11 Ferrum upsets #3 Stevens Tech in wrestling

Panthers rally for 21-18 comeback win

ROANOKE, Va. - COURTESY: Ferrum College

  Ferrum College's wrestling team, ranked #11 in the nation, posted a 21-18 comeback win over #3 Stevens Institute of Technology tonight at Roanoke Catholic High School. The Panthers had to overcome a 14-0 deficit after dropping the opening three matches.

#11 Ferrum (3-0)
#3 Stevens Tech (1-1)

Carlos Leyva broke an 18-18 deadlock with his 4-0 win in the 285-lb weight class to lift Ferrum to the win. The Panthers won six of 10 weight classes in tonight's dual meet, which featured five top-10 ranked individuals. A highlight to the match was Ferrum's Andrew Tolbert's upsetting #5 Thomas Poklikuha 9-5 at 165 pounds, and Zach Shaffer's 8-7 tiebreak overtime win at 184 pounds. Blake Rosenbaum picked up a 25-10 technical fall at 174 pounds, while Hunter Goulart earned a 13-5 major decision at 197 pounds.

RESULTS: Ferrum 21, Stevens Tech 18
125: Yoseph Borai (Stevens) over Brett Binnix (Ferrum) (MD 11-2)
133: #1 Troy Stanich (Stevens) over Bailey Cooper (Ferrum) (Fall 4:13)
141: Brett Kaliner (Stevens) over Austin Smith (Ferrum) (MD 13-5)
149: #4 Collin Saunders (Ferrum) over Dylan Van Sickell (Stevens) (Dec 5-4)
157: #4 Zach Wilhelm (Stevens) over Clifford Harrison (Ferrum) (MD 12-4)
165: Andrew Tolbert (Ferrum) over #5 Thomas Poklikuha (Stevens) (Dec 9-5)
174: #9 Blake Rosenbaum (Ferrum) over Josh Smith (Stevens) (TF 25-10 6:31)
184: Zach Shaffer (Ferrum) over Mark Kimbrell (Stevens) (TB-1 8-7)
197: Hunter Goulart (Ferrum) over Bruce Parola (Stevens) (MD 13-5)
285: Carlos Leyva (Ferrum) over Colin Myles (Stevens) (Dec 3-0)

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