@GWUWrestling Goes 2-1 On Busy Saturday At 2016 Dragon Duals In Philly

@GWUWrestling Goes 2-1 On Busy Saturday At 2016 Dragon Duals In Philly

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Gardner-Webb captured a pair of wins at Saturday's Dragon Duals, whipping Shippensburg (29-6) and Sacred Heart (38-6) before falling to host Drexel, 23-15, in a tight finale.

The event was hosted at North Penn (Pa.) High School.

The Runnin' Bulldogs picked up wins in eight of 10 weight classes against Shippensburg, with Joby Armenta, Austin Trott and Hunter Gamble each scoring bonus points for GWU.

Armenta took a 14-4 major decision at 149 pounds in impressive fashion. It was the third of seven consecutive wins by the Runnin' Bulldogs in the match. Philip Anderson tied the match with a 6-0 decision at 133 pounds and Ryan Hull came through with a 17-11 win at 141.

Following Armenta's major, Ryan Mosley picked up an 8-3 decision at 157 pounds and Christian Maroni won 14-8 at 165 pounds. Trott had no trouble at 174 pounds, recording a 16-0 tech fall to keep momentum going.

Gamble followed suit, whipping his opponent 17-2 at 184 pounds for a second consecutive tech fall. Boyce Cornwell capped the team win with a 9-7 decision at heavyweight.

The Runnin' Bulldogs started fast again against Sacred Heart, bouncing back from an early pin fall to take the final nine weight classes.

After Garrett Hancock's 6-4 decision at 133, Hull picked up his second win of the day – this time via pin fall – at 141 pounds. Chris Vassar made his season debut at 149 pounds and blitzed his opponent for a 16-0 tech fall win. Mosley took an 8-3 decision at 157 pounds and Kyle Ash stepped in at 165 pounds with a pin fall.

After Trott's second 16-0 tech fall win of the day at 174 pounds, Gamble (7-2 decision), Payton Mils (3-2, decison) and Cornwell (10-2 major decision) closed the match in style.

The Runnin' Bulldogs ran into a tough Drexel squad in the finale, falling 23-15.

Gardner-Webb got wins from Hull at 141 pounds (4-3 decision), Mosley at 157 pounds (win via injury default), Trott at 174 pounds (9-4 decision) and Gamble at 184 pounds (4-1 decision).

GWU will be back in action on Sunday, November 20, at the 2016 Wolfpack Open in Raleigh, N.C.