Pioneer Wrestlers compete in Citadel Open Tourney

The Pioneer wrestlers traveled to Charleston to compete in the 2013 Citadel open wrestling tournament. Winning matches for SMC were:


Hector Contreras 2-2

Harrison Stridiron 1-2

Ian Clevenger 2-2

Cody Simpson 1-2

Deandre Johnson 3-2

Alex Jones 1-2

Chris Flynn 1-2

John Allen Griswold 2-1(pulled out prior to 3rd place match due to injury)


"I am happy with the effort that our guys showed this weekend. We hung in there with some of the top teams in the country in NCAA Division 1 and Division 2 (NC State, UNC, App St, Citadel, UCF, Newberry, UNC Pembroke, Limestone, Old Dominion, and VMI). It was a great opportunity for our young team to get valuable experience against top level competition. Each one of our starters walked away with a victory over a D1 opponent. I'm very happy with the results. I feel as though Griswold would have had a good shot at placing 3rd if he wouldn't have suffered an injury."