Nguyen dropped to eighth at 125 despite not competing in the team’s first event this fall two weeks ago at the Patriot Open. The Spring Hill, Fla., native posted a 16-11 mark last season, including 3-2 in the NAIA East Region Qualifier and 2-2 at the NAIA Championships.
Jones finished second at 197 at the Patriot Open, collecting three victories en route to the finals, starting with a 14-4 major decision over Lindsey Wilson’s Isiah Demello. The New Bern, N.C., native pinned Lindenwood-Belleville’s Saul Rodriguez in 39 seconds and collected a 4-2 decision over Southeastern University’s Josiah Gittman. Jones remained 17th in his weight class in this week’s poll.
Cumberland will compete in the Lindenwood Open this Saturday in St. Charles, Mo.