Perry won his first three matches to earn a spot in the quarterfinals before losing to the eventual 141-lb runner-up. Perry recorded his fastest pin fall victory of the season with a 1:02 drop in his opening bout. Perry followed with an 8-2 decision and an impressive 20-5 technical fall before taking a loss.
Sophomore Josh Tegard and freshman Greg Polhemus each recorded three wins for St. Andrews. Tegard bounced back from an opening loss in the lightweight ranks with a trio of wins by decision (6-5, 5-0, & 5-1). Polhemus also lost his opening bout before stringing together three straight victories by decision (9-4, 7-5, & 9-7).
SAPC picked up a total of 20 victories at the Pembroke Classic including 11 Knights grapplers winning matches.
Freshman CJ Floor led St. Andrews with a pair of first period pin falls in the heavyweight competition. Floor pinned his first opponent in 1:18 and later disposed of another heavyweight in a season-best 69 seconds. Floor leads the Knights with three pin fall victories on the season.
Sophomore Justin Hoover and freshman Luke Olsen both tallied two victories for St. Andrews. Hoover’s wins included a 2:28 pin fall and a 5-4 decision while Olsen’s wins came by 3-2 and 7-2 decisions.
The junior duo of Casey Gashaw and Greg Todd both picked up their first wins of the season while the freshman trio of Brian Beatson, Richard Manwarren, and Matt Walker each had one win.
Todd earned his first pin fall victory of the year by decking his first opponent of the season in one minute and 38 seconds. Gashaw doubled up his first foe, 6-3, for a win by decision in his first tilt of the campaign.
Beatson was credited with his first collegiate win by major decision (12-4); Manwarren added a win by decision (5-1); and Walker provided a win by decision (6-5).
Other Knights wrestlers that took the mat on Saturday included senior Brad McKee, junior Troy Baranik, sophomore Matt Fletcher, and freshmen Patrick Wells, Will James, and Davin Morris.
St. Andrews will next begin the dual match portion of its schedule on Thursday, December 3 at Anderson University at 7 p.m.