2007 Mercer Duals
Following a stellar performance at the 2007 Mercer Duals, the Central Florida Knights now hold a 16-6 dual meet record. In continuing with their preparation for the NCWA national tournament, the Knights were able to pick up five dual meet victories, including four team shutouts and only two individual losses in the teamís second consecutive team victory at the Mercer Duals. Final scores of the event were: UCF 61 - Auburn University 0, UCF 61 - East Georgia College 0, UCF 60 - Gordon College 0, UCF 48 - Darton College 0, UCF 44 - Kennesaw State University 6.
Frito Cherenfant, 125 lbs., finished the tournament undefeated, including an impressive overtime victory against Jonathan Borawski of Darton College. Rob McCarty, 157 lbs., also staged a 5-0 record scoring a technical fall or pin over all of his opponents. Continuing the winning streak, Mike Lemieux, 165 lbs., also went undefeated with a 5-2 decision over Darton College's top ranked William Hannibal. Team captain Jimmy Myers, 197 lbs., continued to establish himself as a take-down artist after he bumped up to the 235 lbs. weight class, giving up 40 pounds, and did not allow a single offensive point to be scored. Brian Pierson, 285 lbs., also highlighted the team's performance with no losses and outstanding victories over Matthew Ory (Darton College) and Robert Peavler (Kennesaw State University). Other Knights that went undefeated were: Federico Carosio (133 lbs.), Matt Bohren (141 lbs.), Paul Rothenberg (149 lbs.), Matt Stwan (197 lbs.).
For more detailed results on the Mercer Duals, please visit www.ncwa.net. Next weekend the Knights travel to the Doug Cherry Classic in Bethlehem, PA, which continues to be one of the premier NCWA competitions in the Northeast. The Knights hope to bring home a team championship in preparation for the conference tournament at the University of Georgia on February 24th.