Two Wrestlers Reach the Podium at Patriot Open

Two Wrestlers Reach the Podium at Patriot Open

Williamsburg, KY – SMC Wrestling kick started their season with a strong showing at The Patriot Open Tournament, hosted by the University of the Cumberlands. The Open hosted 20 different teams from NCAA DII, NAIA, NCWA (club), and individuals wrestling unattached. Spartanburg Methodist was the only NJCAA school at the tournament.

Returning All-American, Tramon Jenkins (125 lber) ended the day undefeated (6-0) in route to winning the tournament.  Jenkins knocked off the #20 ranked wrestler, insert name of wrestler here, in NAIA. Tramon outscored his opponents 64-19 throughout the tournament with 1 fall, 1 tech fall, 2 majors decisions, and 2 decisions on the day. 174lber Caleb Spears finished the day in 3rd place, finishing 5-1 overall. Caleb faced two ranked NAIA opponents, 15th ranked, Cameron Simmons from Marion University and the 19th ranked, Nathan Walton from Cumberland, TN.

The Pioneers also had strong showings from Tramone Jenkins (133lber), Brandon Harris (149lber), and Camden Johnson (184lber). Tramone Jenkins went 5-1 before he was stopped due to the NCAA 6 match limit per day. Jenkins wrestled through a tough bracket, facing NAIA All-Americans. Camden Johnson ended his day at 4-1 before having to injury default out of the tournament due to a minor injury. Brandon Harris finished 3-2 on the day.

Overall, Coach Oliver was pleased with how the Pioneers looked in their first tournament of the season, having had each wrestler win at least one match on the day. "A great first event for all of our guys. We still have a few guys injured and are slowly getting them back into wrestling," said Coach Oliver "To be an NJCAA All-American you may have to wrestle 5 matches in a day and this tournament can be a great first look into that. Now we can go back make the adjustments and properly prepare for what is to come."

Full Results below:

Patriot Open Results for Spartanburg Methodist College

125lbs Anthony Wells

  • Champ. Round 1 - Anthony Wells (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by tech fall over Ervin Bryant (Allen University) (TF 22-5)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Brandon Orum (UNATTACHED) won by fall over Anthony Wells (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Fall 3:00)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Anthony Wells (Spartanburg Methodist College) received a bye (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 - John Garrison (Truett-McConnell ) won by medical forfeit over Anthony Wells (Spartanburg Methodist College) (MFF)

125lbs Tramon Jenkins's placed 1st.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Tramon Jenkins (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by fall over Chris Shaw (UNATTACHED) (Fall 0:53)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Tramon Jenkins (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by tech fall over Willam Gordy (Midway University) (TF 16-1)
  • Champ. Round 3 - Tramon Jenkins (Spartanburg Methodist College) won in sudden victory - 1 over Stephen Moreno (Life University) (SV-1 4-2)
  • Quarterfinal - Tramon Jenkins (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by major decision over Randy Mccray Jr. (UNATTACHED) (Maj 19-5)
  • Semifinal - Tramon Jenkins (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by major decision over Eddie Barrett (Southeastern University) (Maj 17-6)
  • 1st Place Match - Tramon Jenkins (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by decision over DeVaugn Sapien (Life University) (Dec 6-5)

133lbs Tramone Jenkins

  • Champ. Round 1 - Tramone Jenkins (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by fall over John Hernandez (UNATTACHED) (Fall 4:31)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Marvin Galette (Campbellsville) won by decision over Tramone Jenkins (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Dec 5-3)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Tramone Jenkins (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by fall over Dj Dean (UNATTACHED) (Fall 3:40)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Tramone Jenkins (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by fall over Nathan McClaugherty (WVU Tech) (Fall 5:29)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Tramone Jenkins (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by tech fall over Jacob Rhyne (Cumberland,TN) (TF 17-0)
  • Cons. Round 5 - Tramone Jenkins (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by decision over Jacob Seto (UNATTACHED) (Dec 7-6)
  • Cons. Semi - Olson Delisca (Unattached Southeastern) won by rule over Tramone Jenkins (Spartanburg Methodist College) (RULE)

141lbs Loye Burkhead

  • Champ. Round 1 - Loye Burkhead (Spartanburg Methodist College) received a bye (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Loye Burkhead (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by major decision over Adolfo Felix (University of Tennessee) (Maj 16-7)
  • Champ. Round 3 - Austin Pumphrey (Midway University) won by fall over Loye Burkhead (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Fall 1:41)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Jaquan English (Unattached Southeastern) won by fall over Loye Burkhead (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Fall 1:44)

149lbs Brandon Harris

  • Champ. Round 1 - Brandon Harris (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by major decision over Luke Story (UNATTACHED) (Maj 24-10)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Brandon Harris (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by major decision over Bailey Moore (Marian University) (Maj 20-12)
  • Champ. Round 3 - Brandon Harris (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by decision over Grant Finkbeiner (Belmont Abbey College) (Dec 12-6)
  • Quarterfinal - Nolan Saxton (Life University) won by major decision over Brandon Harris (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Maj 10-2)
  • Cons. Round 6 - Ryan Surguy (Marian University) won by decision over Brandon Harris (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Dec 16-13)

149lbs Chris Hudgens

  • Champ. Round 1 - Steven Novack (CumberlandKY) won by fall over Chris Hudgens (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Fall 3:52)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Chris Hudgens (Spartanburg Methodist College) received a bye (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Chris Hudgens (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by medical forfeit over Logan Hatfield (Lindsey Wilson) (MFF)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Chris Hudgens (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by decision over William Parish (UNATTACHED) (Dec 5-2)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Ryan Surguy (Marian University) won by fall over Chris Hudgens (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Fall 2:39)

157lbs Victor Tello

  • Champ. Round 1 - Victor Tello (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by fall over Jackson Araneta (Midway University) (Fall 5:37)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Derrick Smallwood (UNATTACHED) won by fall over Victor Tello (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Fall 2:10)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Liam Kirkpatrick (Queens University of Charlotte) won by decision over Victor Tello (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Dec 6-5)

165lbs JD Harrelson

  • Champ. Round 1 - JD Harrelson (Spartanburg Methodist College) received a bye (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Brady Emerson (CumberlandKY) won by decision over JD Harrelson (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Dec 6-0)
  • Cons. Round 2 - JD Harrelson (Spartanburg Methodist College) received a bye (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 - JD Harrelson (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by decision over Cameron Crislip (WVU Tech) (Dec 7-5)
  • Cons. Round 4 - JD Harrelson (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by fall over Josh Craig (Bellarmine Univ) (Fall 0:30)
  • Cons. Round 5 - Nate Weimer (Indiana Tech) won by fall over JD Harrelson (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Fall 0:27)

165lbs Caleb Reid

  • Champ. Round 1 - Caleb Reid (Spartanburg Methodist College) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Caleb Reid (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by fall over Jonathan Bowling (Lindsey Wilson) (Fall 3:43)
  • Champ. Round 3 - Osvani Ley (Life University) won by tech fall over Caleb Reid (Spartanburg Methodist College) (TF 16-1)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Michael Long (Brewton-Parker) won by decision over Caleb Reid (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Dec 8-2)

174lbs Caleb Spears's placed 3rd.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Caleb Spears (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by decision over Luke Veigel (Life University) (Dec 7-3)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Caleb Spears (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by major decision over Cameron Simmons (Marian University) (Maj 12-3)
  • Quarterfinal - Caleb Spears (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by decision over Calieb Ray (Campbellsville) (Dec 8-4)
  • Semifinal - Nathan Walton (Cumberland,TN) won by tech fall over Caleb Spears (Spartanburg Methodist College) (TF 16-0)
  • Cons. Semi - Caleb Spears (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by decision over Sterling Griffin (Midway University) (Dec 11-10)
  • 3rd Place Match - Caleb Spears (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by decision over Kolby Ferris (Indiana Tech - UNATTACHED) (Dec 8-4)

184lbs Camden Johnson

  • Champ. Round 1 - Camden Johnson (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by tech fall over Dylan Moran (Mount Saint Joseph University) (TF 16-0)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Jason Davis (Southeastern University) won by major decision over Camden Johnson (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Maj 15-4)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Camden Johnson (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by major decision over Luke Smith (Indiana Tech) (Maj 16-8)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Camden Johnson (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by decision over Micah Linton (CumberlandKY) (Dec 10-3)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Camden Johnson (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by decision over Brett Bryant (Bellarmine Univ) (Dec 8-4)
  • Cons. Round 5 - Jacob Matheson (Truett-McConnell ) won by medical forfeit over Camden Johnson (Spartanburg Methodist College) (MFF)

197lbs Cooper Kaminsky

  • Champ. Round 1 - Cooper Kaminsky (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by decision over Byron Butts (UNATTACHED) (Dec 10-6)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Zach Worm (Marian University) won by decision over Cooper Kaminsky (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Dec 7-4)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Jesse Pryor (Southeastern University) won by major decision over Cooper Kaminsky (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Maj 13-3)

197lbs Reed Danielson

  • Champ. Round 1 - Reed Danielson (Spartanburg Methodist College) received a bye (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Reed Danielson (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by decision over Vincent DeVaney (WVU Tech) (Dec 14-8)
  • Quarterfinal - Luis Peguero (Southeastern University) won by decision over Reed Danielson (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Dec 7-2)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Ben Turnbough (Williams Baptist College) won by tech fall over Reed Danielson (Spartanburg Methodist College) (TF 24-7)

197lbs Tre` Storey

  • Champ. Round 1 - Tre` Storey (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by fall over Derek Harmsen (Truett-McConnell ) (Fall 3:33)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Isiah Demello (Lindsey Wilson) won by major decision over Tre` Storey (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Maj 17-5)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Tre` Storey (Spartanburg Methodist College) won by decision over Cleveland Curry (Allen University) (Dec 4-2)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Ben Turnbough (Williams Baptist College) won by major decision over Tre` Storey (Spartanburg Methodist College) (Maj 12-4)
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