New York, NY – The USMMA wrestling team dropped a 28-12 decision Tuesday night at Hunter College. Josh Miller (Jackson Hole, WY) recorded the only pin fall for the Mariners as he downed Curtis Bernadeau-Pierre at 174 pounds. In the loss, Merchant Marine dropped three bouts to the Hawks by two points or less.
Branden Yeik (Bremerton, WA) earned the Mariners first victory of the night with an 8-2 triumph over Jesse Capello at 157 pounds. Ricky Fisher (Nashville, TN) also earned an 8-2 as he took a decision over Alan Djokie at 197 pounds.
USMMA will return to action January 5 at the North/South Duals in Collegeville, PA.
Hunter 28, Merchant Marine 12
149: Brady Kwong (HC) Dec. Nic Watson (USMMA), 3-2
157: Branden Yeik (USMMA) Dec. Jesse Capello (HC), 8-2
165: Jesse Bader (HC) WBF Barada Moncravie (USMMA), 4:10
174: Josh Miller (USMMA) WBF Curtis Bernadeau-Pierre (HC), 1:13
184: Musa DeReese (HC) Dec. Sam Fry (USMMA), 2-1
197: Ricky Fisher (USMMA) Dec. Alan Djokie (HC), 8-2
HWT: Leon Bodden (HC) Dec. Tim Axelsson (USMMA), 3-1