SMC Gets Win Over Merchurst North East and Niagara County CC

SMC Gets Win Over Merchurst North East and Niagara County CC

Sanborn, NY – The SMC wrestling team traveled to New York this past weekend for a two day event where they were first pitted against Mercyhurst North East and Niagara County Community College in a Dual Meet setting. On the second day, the Pioneers entered into the Thunderwolves Open tournament where each wrestler saw 8 other junior college teams and a few other four year schools in their perspective weight classes.

In the first Dual meet against Merchurst, the Pioneers only lost two out of the ten weight classes. Big win of the dual meet came from Cooper Kaminsky (Beaufort, SC) who beat the 6th Ranked wrestler in the Nation, Hunter Harnish.

The second dual meet was tightly contested against Niagara County Community College. This match up saw a total of 4 different ranked wrestlers for both teams. Once again brothers Tramon and Tramone Jenkins (Beaufort, SC) started off the dual meet with big wins for the Pioneers. However, Niagara moved two of their ranked wrestlers, CJ Walz and Freddy Eckles, up in weight classes to fill a hole in their lineup. They would win 4 matches in a row to put the dual meet in their favor, until Caleb Spears (Rutherfordton, NC) brought the momentum back to SMC with a technical fall in 2:52. Freshman, Camden Johnson (McDonough, GA) continued that momentum with a big fall over returning NJCAA National Qualifier, Sergio Crespo of Niagara. SMC would lock up the dual meet victory with two more wins at 197 and 285.

Full Results

Spartanburg Methodist College vs. Mercyhurst North East


125 #3 Tramon Jenkins (SMC) over Nick Oosterkamp (Mercyhurst NorthEast) (MD 16-6)

133 Tramone Jenkins (SMC) over William Frederick (Mercyhurst NorthEast) (Fall 0:53)

141 Loye Burkhead (SMC) over Dillon Schnars (Mercyhurst NorthEast) (MD 12-0)

149 Aaron Morris (Mercyhurst NorthEast) over Chris Hudgens (SMC) (Fall 2:43)

157 Spencer Head (Mercyhurst NorthEast) over Victor Tello (SMC) (Dec 9-3)

165 JD Harrelson (SMC) over Demitrius Smith (Mercyhurst NorthEast) (MD 9-1)

174 #5 Caleb Spears (SMC) over Unknown (For.)

184 Camden Johnson (SMC) over Draven Douglas (Mercyhurst NorthEast) (MD 10-2)

197 Cooper Kaminsky (SMC) over #6 Hunter Harnish (Mercyhurst NorthEast) (Dec 8-4)

285 McKenzie Lewis (SMC) over Unknown (For.)


Final Team Score:

37 SMC

9 Mercyhurst NE







Spartanburg Methodist College vs Niagara County Community College

125 #3 Tramon Jenkins (SMC) over Greg Quinn (Niagara Community College) (Fall 5:51)

133 Tramone Jenkins (SMC) over Matt Genau (Niagara Community College) (Dec 5-1)

141 #8 CJ Walz (Niagara Community College) over Loye Burkhead (SMC) (TF 16-1 5:44)

149 #8 Freddy Eckles (Niagara Community College) over Chris Hudgens (SMC) (Fall 4:06)

157 Katrell Jackson (Niagara Community College) over Victor Tello (SMC) (Fall 2:54)

165 Michael Phelps (Niagara Community College) over JD Harrelson (SMC) (Dec 9-3)

174 #5 Caleb Spears (SMC) over Thomas Berner (Niagara Community College) (TF 18-2 2:54)

184 Camden Johnson (SMC) over Sergio Crespo (Niagara Community College) (Fall 3:40)

197 Cooper Kaminsky (SMC) over Russell March (Niagara Community College) (Fall 3:50)

285 McKenzie Lewis (SMC) over Zach Reed (Niagara Community College) (Dec 1-0)


Final Team Score:

29 SMC