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Darton Places 8th at UFC Open

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Cavaliers had eight wrestlers place and finished fifth overall at the University of Central Florida Open in Orlando, Fla., Saturday.

Sophomore Umar Ansari was Darton’s 1st place finisher, wrestling at 149 pounds. Quintin Noel (125 lbs.), Zach Wright (141 lbs.) and Emory Seales ( 184) all had 2nd place finishes.

Austin Buffeloa finished 5th in the 133-lbs. class, Chase Johnson finished 7th at 141 lbs., Jonathan Pickens finished 4th at 149 lbs., and Orlando Nawade finished 3rd at 157 lbs.

“Our guys are improving every day,” Darton head wrestling coach James Hicks said. “It was nice to see the things we work on in practice show up in matches.”

As a team, Darton finished with 87 points. Mercer University won the tournament with 125.5 points.

The Cavaliers will travel to Shorter College in Rome, Saturday, to compete in the Shorter Open.

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