COLUMBIA, Ky. – The No. 7-ranked Lindsey Wilson wrestling team hosts Truett-McConnell (Ga.) for a Wednesday night dual at 7 p.m. CT. The regular-season finale will also serve as senior night for six members of the Blue Raider wrestling program.
Senior Day commemorations begin following the conclusion of the 157-pound bout. Rhodes Bell, Ameer Daniels, Daniel Leonard, Avery Martin, Kadin Scoggins and Matt Walker will all be celebrated for their contributions to the program.
In addition, the Student Athlete Advisory Council is sponsoring a food drive to coincide with the dual. All collected foodstuffs will be donated to the Lindsey Wilson Campus kitchen.
A victory over the Bears assures at least a share of the Mid-South Conference regular season title for Lindsey Wilson. The Blue Raiders have captured at least a share of the MSC regular season crown in each of the past five seasons.
The Blue Raiders swept a pair of MSC duals in Waleska, Georgia last Friday. Lindsey Wilson downed No. 16-ranked Southeastern (Fla.), 27-16, before rolling past Reinhardt (Ga.), 33-9.
A pair of back-to-back top-15 matches highlighted Lindsey Wilson's victory over Southeastern. Leonard (ranked No. 5 at 149 pounds) worked a 5-4 decision against Adrian Hughes (No. 11 at 149) before Cam Tessari (No. 1 at 157) defeated Giovanny Bonilla (No. 7 at 157), 1-0.
Lindsey Wilson won eight of 10 matches in its contest with Reinhardt.
The Eagles won two of the first three bouts to lead 9-6 going into the 149-pound match. A Leonard decision in the 149 pounds tied the dual at 9-9. The Blue Raiders then took the lead and ran away with it following a Tessari pin at 157 pounds.
Truett-McConnell lost by one point to Reinhardt, 24-23, last Wednesday. The Bears trailed 24-13 after the conclusion of the 184-pound bout, but a Jacob Matheson pinfall at 197 pounds brought the match to within five points with one weight class remaining.
Jeff Chandler won the heavyweight bout for Truett-McConnell via 11-0 major decision, but it was not enough as Reinhardt escaped with the one-point victory.
Lindsey Wilson is 1-0 against the Bears all time. The Blue Raiders defeated Truett-McConnell 45-5 last season. Five bonus-point victories and two Truett-McConnell forfeits propelled LWC in that match.
Live results and video are available for the dual. Lindsey Wilson hosts Truett-McConnell in its regular season finale on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT. The program's six seniors will be honored during the match, following the 157-pound bout.