WAYNESBURG, PA. - The Defiance College wrestling team competed at the Waynesburg Duals on Saturday afternoon featuring a strong field of nationally ranked teams.
The Yellow Jackets opened the day against Apprentice, dropping the dual 30-15. Defiance was led by freshman Cortez Bradley (Garfield/Warren Heights) in the 149 pound weight class winning by pin in 1:44 over William Heath. In the 133 pound weight class, sophomore Seth Beard (Napoleon) recorded a win 4-2 over Trey Templeton.
The Purple and Gold then competed against dual host Waynesburg, falling 39-3. Sophomore Rosendo Beltran (Toledo/Centeral Catholic) led DC in the match claiming the 125 pound weight class 4-2 over Dylan Williams.
In the Yellow Jackets final dual they took on Messiah falling 40-14. Beltran claimed a victory at the 125 pound weight class defeating Sean Redington by major decision (13-2). In the 133 pound weight class, freshman Raymier Hickerson (Cleveland Heights) defeated Ka'Au Estrella by major decision (11-1). The Purple and Gold final win came at the 149 pound weight class by pin in 4:47.
Defiance returns to action on Thursday, December 20 as they travel to Manchester. The dual is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.