Posted: Feb 11, 2017
Franklin Springs, GA - The men's wrestling team picked up their 3rd straight conference win last this Saturday against Belmont Abbey in Emmanuel's Wrestling Center. After a slow start through the first three weights, the lions picked up a big fall from senior, Jeremiah Lutz (149). Sophomore, Jay Sheppard, kept the momentum going with a gritty 6-4 win at 157. After a loss at 174, it was Cody Chaney (184) and Maveric Rechsteiner (197) who helped lock in the victory for Emmanuel. Chaney secured a hard earned technical fall while Rechsteiner fought for a crucial major decision to put the lions up 24-18 going into the final match. Senior Kenny Mason (285) dropped a heartbreaker in overtime but the lions were able to hold onto the win, 24-21. With the win, the men's wrestling team moves to 4-1 in the conference and 12-1 overall.
The lions return to action for their final meet of the season against Newberry College on Thursday, February 16th. Go lions!
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