LEBANON, Tenn. -- Zach McCormick won three straight matches before losing in the finals of the 149-pound bracket to McKendree University's Ryan Jahn 13-5 to take second place and pace the 15th ranked Lindsey Wilson College wrestling team at the Cumberland Open on Sunday.
McCormick started the open with a 12-6 decision over McKendree's Aaron Robinson before beating Josh Stewart of Oklahoma City University 10-2 in the second round. The freshman met unattached Blue Raider Jeremy McCoy in the semifinals, but McCoy took an injury default and McCormick moved into the finals where he lost to Jahn.
Senior Keith Klink - wrestling unattached - also took second place in the 133-pound bracket. Klink beat Oklahoma City's Sterling Wright 7-5 in the first round and then shut out Caleb Perkins from the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) 7-0 in the second round. Klink got by Trey Webster of McKendree 4-3 in the semifinals but lost 7-6 to McKendree's Rashad Riley in the finals.
Freshman Josh Johnson (149 pounds) and Isaac Thomas (141 pounds) used the same route to finish in third place in their respective brackets.
Both wrestlers lost their first-round matches before responding with five straight wins in the consolation bracket.
Johnson lost to the eventual champion Jahn 7-1 in the first round and then beat Brett Hawthorne of Campbellsville (Ky.) University by forfeit in the first consolation match, followed by a pin of Curtis Flanagan from Cumberland (Tenn.) University in two minutes and 59 seconds.
The freshman followed that match with another pin against Cumberlands' Jacob Stephens in 5:12, followed by a 7-6 last-second decision against Oklahoma City's Willie Delk. Johnson ended his run with a 7-3 win against Cumberland's Andrew Shoultz to take third place.
Thomas lost 14-4 to McKendree's Kyle Williams in the first round and then started his spree with a 16-6 win against Oklahoma City's Kasey Jones in his first consolation match.
In his next match, Thomas topped Cumberland's Matt Stanfield 14-4, and then got by Hunter Muskrat of Oklahoma City 6-3, followed by a 7-5 decision over Ruben Perez from Oklahoma City. Thomas earned third place with an 8-5 decision over Dexter Bushart from Cumberland.
125 Andy Lenz - First-round bye, pin in 2:59 of Anthony Patnode (Middle Tennessee State University), lost 19-9 to Kidd Gomez -- eventual champion -- of Oklahoma City University, lost 16-7 to Jared Steinback (Oklahoma City) in consolation bracket.
125 Kary Goff - First-round bye, beat Robert Turrentine (Oklahoma City) 8-5 in second round, lost to Campbellsville University's Jarvis Elam 3-2 in semifinals, lost 10-6 to University of the Cumberlands' Larone Madison in consolation bracket, awarded fifth place after Andy Lenz forfeit in consolation bracket.
133 Michael Lovitt - Pinned Charlie Warfield (Middle Tennessee) in 1:33 in first round, lost 7-5 to Jared Medina (Cumberlands), lost by injury default to Sterling Wright (Oklahoma City).
133 Keith Klink - Beat Sterling Wright (Oklahoma City) in first round 7-5, beat Caleb Perkins (Cumberlands) 7-0, beat Trey Webster (McKendree University) 4-3 in semifinals, lost to Rashad Riley (McKendree) 7-6 in the finals for second place.
141 Isaac Thomas - Lost 14-4 to Kyle Williams (McKendree) in first round, beat Kasey Jones (Oklahoma City) 16-6 in first consolation match, beat Matt Stanfield (Cumberland) 14-4, beat Hunter Muskrat (Oklahoma City) 6-3, beat Ruben Perez (Oklahoma City) 7-5 and beat Dexter Bushart (Cumberland) 8-5 in the third-place match.
149 Josh Johnson - Lost to eventual champion Ryan Jahn (McKendree) 7-1 in first round, beat Brett Hawthorne (Campbellsville) by forfeit in first consolation match, pinned Curtis Flanagan (Cumberland) in 2:59, pinned Jacob Stephens (Cumberlands) in 5:12, beat Willie Delk (Oklahoma City) 7-6 and beat Andrew Shoultz (Cumberland) 7-3 to take third place.
149 Jeremy McCoy - First round bye, beat Curtis Flanagan (Cumberland) 8-3, injury default out of bracket.
149 Zack McCormick - Beat Aaron Robinson (McKendree) 12-6 in first round, beat Josh Stewart (Oklahoma City) 10-2, advanced by default over Jeremy McCoy (LWC -unattached), lost to Ryan Jahn (McKendree) 13-5 to take second place.
157 Tyler Harshbarger - Lost to Mark Meyer (Oklahoma City) 10-0 in first round, lost to Cameron Ream (Oklahoma City) 4-2 in consolation bracket.
157 Harrison Courtney - First-round bye, beat Cameron Ream (Oklahoma City) 10-4 in second round, lost to Nick Haferkamp (McKendree) 7-4 in semifinals, forfeit out of consolation bracket.
165 Chip Condon - First-round bye, beat Lorenzo Colbert (Middle Tennessee) 7-2 in second round, lost to Nik Turner (Oklahoma City) 12-1, lost to Heath Boyd (Oklahoma City) 7-5 in consolation bracket.
165 Jerry Contreras - Lost to Heath Boyd (Oklahoma City) 11-2 in first round, lost to unattached Jacob Shirley by fall in 2:56 in consolation.
165 Taylor Doan - First-round bye, lost to Zeke Hunt (Cumberland) 6-0 in second round, lost to Mandela Johnson (McKendree) 18-5 in consolation.