Charleston, S.C. - Gardner-Webb redshirt-seniors Ryan Medved and Justin Guthrie each recorded a win at 149 and 165 pounds, respectively, as the Runnin' Bulldog wrestlers fell to The Citadel, 33-7, in Southern Conference dual match action on Sunday afternoon in Charleston, S.C.
The loss drops Gardner-Webb to 4-10 overall and 2-5 in Southern Conference action, while the Bulldogs of The Citadel improve to 5-5 overall and 4-2 in conference competition on the year.
The match did not start out in favor of the Runnin' Bulldogs, as The Citadel Bulldogs posted three straight wins, including two pins, over the lower weights at 125, 133 and 141 pounds to pull out in front at 15-0 to start the dual.
GWU's Ryan Medved got back on the winning track, as he defeated Jordan Nix 6-2 at 149 pounds to put the Runnin' Bulldog wrestlers on the board at 15-3 in the match score. The win was the 55th victory of Ryan Medved's career.
After a tough 6-5 loss at 157 pounds put GWU back down by 15 at 18-3 in the match, Guthrie controlled his bout at 165 pounds from start to finish in a 11-3 major decision win over Richard Hicks. The win was Guthrie's 50th career victory on the mat at GWU.
The final four weight classes - 174, 184, 197 and 285 pounds - would go in favor of The Citadel, as the home team earned a 33-7 Southern Conference win.
Gardner-Webb (4-10, 2-5 SoCon) will wrap up its regular season dual match schedule on Saturday, February 23rd, as the Runnin' Bulldog grapplers will compete in a tri-meet versus Cleveland State and Ohio at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Citadel 33, Gardner-Webb 7
125 - Joaquin Marquez (The Citadel) FALL Cortez Starkes (GWU) - 1:23 (Cit. 6-0)
133 - Aaron Hansen (The Citadel) dec. Robbie Golde (GWU) - 7-6 (Cit. 9-0)
141 - #8 Ugi Khishignyam (The Citadel) FALL Davante Andujar (GWU) - 4:11 (Cit. 15-0)
149 - Ryan Medved (GWU) dec. Jordan Dix (The Citadel) - 6-2 (Cit. 15-3)
157 - Matthew Frisch (The Citadel) dec. Alex Medved (GWU) - 6-5 (Cit. 18-3)
165 - Justin Guthrie (GWU) maj. dec. Richard Hicks (The Citadel) - 11-3 (Cit. 18-7)
174 - John Duane (The Citadel) dec. Hunter Gamble (GWU) - 2-1 (Cit. 21-7)
184 - Josh Tuck (The Citadel) dec. Gray Jones (GWU) - 3-1 (SV1) (Cit. 24-7)
197 - Marshall Haas (The Citadel) dec. Blake Salyer (GWU) - 8-1 (Cit. 27-7)
285 - #14 Odie Delaney (The Citadel) FALL #33 Travis Porter (GWU) - 4:03 (Cit. 33-7)