The Scorpions Dynasty DeathRow claimed the 2019 VAC Holiday National Dual Championship this past weekend as the team dominated the event by posting an impressive 9-1 record. The Scorpions team claimed the top spot when they avenged an earlier loss to PA Gold, as they defeated them in the title bout in thrilling come-from-behind fashion 28-26.
The NJ based team started the event on Friday by posting a perfect 3-0 record in Pool B as they pitched three straight shutouts. They won their first match vs Combat WC 87-0, then defeated Center Grove 73-0 before finishing the day with a 90-0 victory over Oklahoma Thunder.
On day two they picked up right where they left off as the defeated The Xtreme 59-7, The Academy 61-3, Kansas Marshall 52-9 and the Oklahoma Tornados 71-3. This set up a showdown with the other top undefeated team in their bracket in PA Gold. The team from Pennsylvania picked up key bonus points in four bouts as they won nine of the sixteen bouts to win the meet 36-21.
Both teams won their semifinal bouts which set up a much anticipated rematch with the championship trophy on the line.
PA Gold jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead as they picked up victories from 72-pound Keanu Dillard and 76-pound Landon Sidun. The Scorpions then rattled off four straight victories to take a 13-7 lead as they picked up wins from 80-pound Michael Olson, 84-pound Seth Mendoza, 88-pound Luke Lilledahl and 92-pound Dan Jones.
PA Gold fought back as they would go on to win six of the next seven bouts. They secured wins from 96-pound Nikolaus O’Neill, 100-pound Kaedyn Williams, 110-pound Kamdyn Williams, 115-pound Luke Simcox, 120-pound Mason Gibson and 130-pound Nicholas Kunstek to take a 26-16 lead with three bouts to go.
Paul Ognissanti picked up a 5-2 decision in the 140-pound bracket and Daniel Magayna followed that up with a thrilling 2-0 sudden victory in the 160-pound bout that pulled the score within four with one match left.
It came down to 210-pound Koy Hopke who picked up a second period fall over Tucker Hogan to secure the 2019 VAC National Holiday Dual Championship for the ScorpionsDynasty DeathRow by a score of 28-26.
Championship Box Score - ScorpionsDynasty DeathRow 28 vs. PA Gold 26
72 Keanu Dillard (PA Gold) over Aydan Thomas (ScorpionsDynasty DeathRow) Dec 5-0
76 Landon Sidun (PA Gold) over Nathan Braun (ScorpionsDynasty DeathRow) Maj 15-5
80 Micahel Olson (ScorpionsDynasty) over Anthony Mutarelli (PA Gold) SV-1 2-0
84 Seth Mendoza (ScorpionsDynasty) over Nathan Desmond (PA Gold) Maj 13-4
88 Luke Lilledahl (ScorpionsDynasty DeathRow) over Bo Bassett (PA Gold) Dec 4-3
92 Dan Jones (ScorpionsDynasty DeathRow) over Landon Bainey (PA Gold) Dec 1-0
96 Nikolaus O’Neill (PA Gold) over Ethan Rivera (ScorpionsDynasty DeathRow) SV-1 2-0
100 Kaedyn Williams (PA Gold) over Joesph Simon (ScorpionsDynasty DeathRow) Dec 5-2
105 Omar Ayoub (ScorpionsDynasty DeathRow) over Kollin Rath (PA Gold) Dec 6-4
110 Kamdyn Williams (PA Gold) over Tristan Corbin (ScorpionsDynasty DeathRow) Maj 10-2
115 Luke Simcox (PA Gold) over Matt Henrich (ScorpionsDynasty DeathRow) Dec 2-1 120 Mason Gibson (PA Gold) over Joseph Sealey (ScorpionsDynasty DeathRow) SV-1 7-5
130 Nicholas Kunstek (PA Gold) over Hunter May (ScorpionsDynasty DeathRow) Dec 5-3
140 Paul Ognissanti (ScorpionsDynasty DeathRow) over Vaughn Spencer (PA Gold) Dec 5-2
160 Daniel Magayna (ScorpionsDynasty over Rune Lawrence (PA Gold) SV-1 2-0
210 Koy Hopke (ScorpionsDynasty DeathRow) over Tucker Hogan (PA Gold) Fall 2:07
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