SC Wrestling News 2011-2012



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USA Wrestling Spring/Summer Schedule
 
MAR. 17 Lower Richland HS Contact: Rob Wiggs wiggsrw@dot.state.sc.us	(803) 447-2127

MAR. 24 Fort Mill HS Contact: Chris Brock brockc@fort-mill.k12.sc.us	(803) 487-0187

MAR. 31 Aynor Mid. Sch. Contact: John Morello Jmorello@horrycountyschools.net	(843) 358-6000

APR 14 Oakridge Middle Sch Contact: Michael.Fitzgerald@clover.k12.sc.us	(803) 371-4485

APR 21 Liberty HS Contact: Michael Connor Connormm@att.net	(864) 952-9009

APR. 28 Socastee HS Contact: Jeff Gibbins Jeffgibbins74@gmail.com

MAY 5 Hilton Head Contact: Mike Newton mikenewton78@yahoo.com	(843) 247-1951

May 11-13 Kissimmee Fla. Body Bar Women’s Nationals

MAY 12 West Oak Contact: Jason Tannery Jasontannery@yahoo.com	(864) 710-0779

MAY 19 Hanahan Contact: Brent Ingram bingram@carolinaone.com	State Tournament (843) 425-6327

MAY 25-27 SE Region Atlanta, Ga.

June 6-10 Schoolboy National Duals (Middle Sch. 7th & 8th Grade)	Indianapolis , Indiana

June 9

June 12-16 Cadet National Duals (9th & 10th grade)	Daytona Beach, Florida

June 30 South Carolina Beach Tournament Contact: CharlieRSoto@gmail.com	(843)655-1793

June 26-30 Junior National Duals ( 11th & 12th grade)	Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

July 13-21 Cadet/Junior/Women’s Freestyle and Greco Individual Nationals	Fargo, North Dakota

SC USA State Chairman - Ron Donlick (843) 819-7017 rdonlick@bellsouth.net

SC USA Vice Chairman - Jerry Wigger (843) 224-2270 jwigger@wiggerlawfirm.com

Membership Director - Robert Wiggs (803) 447-2127 wiggsrw@dot.state.sc.us

Sec./Treasurer - Brian Hedgecock (803) 960-7330 ebhedge@aol.com

Coaches Director - Brent Ingram (843) 425-6327 bingram@carolinaone.com

Women’s Director - Robert Delgado (864) 871-5804 delb4s@aol.com


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Mike Ahearn (165-Yorktown, NY), Ben Brummel (184-Middleton, WI) and Ike Okoli (235-Brookland Cayce HS, 
Columbia SC) all qualified for 2012 NCWA Nationals in Daytona Beach, FL.  USC finished with 
2 All-Americans - Ben Brummel placing 7th and Ike Okoli placing 5th. Mike Ahearn was one match 
away from placing as an All-American. 

USC Ties with Georgia in Division 3 for 3rd Place - tournament article

TEAM STANDINGS

Division II Emerging Programs
1. Wichita State	57.5
2. Northwest Missouri State	27
3t. Georgia	26
3t. South Carolina	26
5t. Northeastern	19
5t. Rutgers	19 
7. Central Washington	18 
8. Amherst	16 
9. Florida Gulf Coast	14 
10t. Tallahassee CC (Fla.)	11 
10t. Utah State	11 
12. Texas	10 
13. Auburn	9.5 
14. Illinois State	9
15t. Florida	8 
15t. North Florida	8 
17t. Iowa State	7 
17t. Massachusetts	7 
18t. Bridgewater (Va.)	6 
18t. Colorado	6 
18t. Lafayette	6 
18t. Michigan	6 
18t. Slippery Rock	6 
24. Cincinnati	5 
25t. Bowling Green	4 
25t. Washington County CC (Maine)	4 
27t. Hudson Valley CC (N.Y.)	3
27t. Vermont	3 
29t. Kansas State	2 
29t. Rensselaer Polytechnic. Inst.	2 
29t. Texas-Arlington	2 
29t. Texas-San Antonio	2 
33. Sacramento State	1 
Did not score: Florida A&M, Kennesaw State (Ga.), Saginaw Valley State (Mich.), South Florida, 
Texas A&M, Toledo, Virginia Military Inst., William and Mary, Winona State (Minn.)

Division I Programs
1. Notre Dame College (Ohio)	168
2. California Baptist	161
3. Liberty 150.5
4. Lindenwood-St. Charles (Mo.)	114
5. Simon Fraser (B.C.)	102.5
6. U.S. Naval Academy Prep	89.5
7. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville	87
8. Central Florida	79.5
9. McKendree	69.5 
10. Lindenwood-Belleville	68 
11. The Apprentice School (Va.)	61
12. Maryland-Baltimore County	59
13. Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.	58.5
14. Marion Military Inst. (Ala.)	51
15. West Chester	48.5
16. Mercer	43
17. Penn College of Technology	42.5
18t. U.S. Air Force Academy Prep	38
18t. Grand Valley State	38
20. New Hampshire	36
21. Middle Tennessee State	28
22. St. Andrew’s (N.C.)	27 
23. Penn State-DuBois	20.5
24. Blair Academy (N.J.)	20
25. Georgia Southern	19.5
26. Minot State (N.D.)	19 
27. Carroll (Wis.)	16.5 
28. Southern Virginia	13.5 
29. East Tennessee State	10 
30. Wayne State (Neb.)	6 
31. Colorado State	5 
32. West Virginia Tech	4 
33. Douglas College (B.C.)	2 
Did not score: Connecticut, Minnesota-Duluth, San Jose State, Williamson Sch. of Mech. Trades.


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BE A PART OF WRESTLING HISTORY

For More Information Contact: Bart Freidenberg at bart@ohiotofc.com or 614-833-5885

OHIO TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS AIMS FOR WORLD RECORD
***8 NCAA CHAMPIONS ARE TOFC ALUMS***

***GIRL'S HIGHS SCHOOL DIVISION (7th and 8th graders can compete here if they wish)


March 20, 2012...Columbus, OH......YOU can be a part of wrestling history, as The Ohio Tournament 
of Champions aims to set a new World Record, with 4000 individual entries. This year's event, 
scheduled for April 21 at the Columbus Convention Center, in Columbus, OH, will mark the TofC's 20th 
Anniversary. Already, entries from 22 states, and as far away as California, have been received and 
submissions have been entered from several others (registered but not paid yet).

According to Event Chairman Bart Freidenberg, the entries are coming in better than the past few years. 
"There are so many national level events that kids can do these days, that people now tend to wait to 
the last minute to enter any of them," Freidenberg said. "Still, we are ahead of where we have been 
the past several years. Plus, we already have at least 100 more wrestlers that are part of large groups 
that won't show up as accepted until the group administrator pays for the entire team." 

"I'm starting to hear from several more groups that are planning on coming and just wanted to know 
how to do the group registration process," said Freidenberg, adding that recent groups contacting 
him have come from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Hawaii.He also added that submissions (those 
who have entered individually, and have not yet paid) are also way ahead of past years as well, and 
include wrestlers from at least 10 additional states not already represented.

The TofC has always been known for the quality of the wrestlers competing and that was proved at 
this weekend's NCAA Division I National Championships, as eight of the champions, and four of the 
runner ups, were past TofC competitors. 

125 pounds: Nico Megaludis, 2nd place
133 pounds: Logan Stieber (6X TofC Champ), CHAMPION; Jordan Oliver, 2nd Place
141 pounds: Kellen Russell, CHAMPION
149 pounds: Frank Molinaro, CHAMPION
157 pounds: Kyle Dake, CHAMPION
165 pounds: David Taylor (2X Ohio TofC Champ), CHAMPION
174 pounds: Ed Ruth, CHAMPION
184 pounds: Steve Bosak, CHAMPION; Quentin Wright, 2nd Place
197 pounds: Cam Simaz, CHAMPION
285 pounds: Zachery Rey, Runner Up

"Right after Kyle Dake won the NCAA's this year, I messaged his dad and told him that we 
would love to have Kyle as guest at our 2013 event (college wrestlers cannot appear until 
after they have used up their collegiate eligibility)," Freidenberg said. "He messaged back 
and said that he would let Kyle know, but also said that he had recently been looking at some 
of our past programs and that they were like a "who's who of college wrestling."

***Dake wrestled at the Ohio TofC several years. According to past results, he placed four times, 
with his lone Championship coming in 2005, at Schoolboy 92. In other years, he placed 4th in 2002, 
at Junior 73 (Collin Palmer, from Ohio took first and future NCAA Champion Jordan Oliver took second); 
4th in 2003 at Junior 80 (Trey Adamson, of NM took first); and 6th in 2004, at Schoolboy 84 
(NCAA Champion David Taylor took first). 

To register for this year's Ohio TofC, you can go to ohiotofc.com and click on registration. 
Among the various ways to qualify are:

*All past TofC Champions
*TofC top 8 (past two years)
*All High School Wrestlers 
*All Cadet Wrestlers (those born in 1997 or earlier)
*All Open (Post High School) or Girl's High School Division
*Any wrestler with 10+ match wins this season (includes open tournaments)
*Top 6 at any National Level event (past 2 years)
*Top 4 at any state or regional event (past 2 years)
*Top 3 at any League Championship (past 2 years)
*Champion at ANY Tournament (other than those specifically for beginners) this season
*Top 3/4 at any Official Ohio TofC Qualifier
*Any wrestler that has qualified for their State Youth Tournament that has a qualification process
*Wrestlers who resides in a state with no qualifiers, or that lives more than 50 miles from the 
nearest qualifying event.

Groups entering 8 or more wrestlers are also eligible for a Group/Team Discount this year. 
However, one individual needs to enter all of the wrestlers in, under one user name/password, 
and pay for them with one transaction. For more information on group rates, go to: http://ohiotofc.com/TournamentInformation/ClubTeamInformation

All entries are due by April 14, at 9 pm (EST), unless the event reaches its maximum number of 
competitors prior to that.


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BJ Young national runner-up at 141 lbs.; Wolves finish in fifth place at NCAA Tournament

3/10/2012

PUEBLO, Colo. - BJ Young's national runner-up finish at 141 lbs. highlighted Newberry College's 
fifth-place finish at the NCAA Division II National Tournament on Saturday night.

The Wolves finished with 46.0 team points. Nebraska-Kearney earned the national championship with 
107 points, while St. Cloud State was runner-up with 95 points. Grand Canyon and Findlay tied for 
third with 58 points, with Newberry in fifth. Upper Iowa and Wisconsin-Parkside tied for sixth at 
45.5 points in a field which was tightly contested following the top two teams.

The fifth place finish marks the second-highest team finish in the school's history and the fifth 
consecutive year in the top eight of the nation.

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS - http://newberry.athleticsite.net/2012wrncaateam.pdf

NEWBERRY INDIVIDUAL RESULTS - http://newberry.athleticsite.net/2012wrncaanewberry.pdf

Young earned national runner-up honors for the second consecutive season after a second place 
finish at 133 lbs. in 2011. He advanced to the championship match with a 7-2 win by decision 
over Trevor Johnson from the University of Mary. The bout was tied 2-2 after one period but 
Young escaped from the down position and earned a takedown in the second period to take the 
lead and clinched the finals appearance with a third period takedown.

Unfortunately for Young, the championship bout did not go as well. After trailing 2-1 entering 
the second period, Young chose the down position in an attempt to escape and tie the bout. 
However, Nebraska-Kearney's Dalton Jensen used the top position to tilt Young into a pin at 
the 4:18 mark and hand Young second place.

Young completes his season with a 36-10 record and is 70-25 in just two seasons, on pace to 
challenge Bryant Blanton for the school's all-time wins mark. His 36 victories this season ties 
for the fifth most in a season in program history.

Newberry's other three All-Americans also had solid days from the wrestleback brackets as Taylor 
Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) finished fourth at 157 lbs., Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) finished sixth 
at 174 lbs. and Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) finished seventh at heavyweight.

Knapp started his day with a 10-6 decision over Limestone's Jeremy Bommarito to move on to the 
consolation semifinals. In that round, Knapp faced off with Ouachita Baptist's Bobby Williams, 
who had defeated Knapp by one point in the first round Friday. Knapp earned his revenge and moved 
on to the third place match with a win by pinfall at the 1:01 mark.

In the third place match, Knapp was defeated by a 5-2 decision to Wisconsin-Parkside's Dillon Bera, 
with a Bera takedown in the first period and a point for riding time at the end of the bout providing 
the final difference.

Knapp completes his first season at Newberry with a 24-11 record with two more seasons to wrestle 
for the Wolves.

Sheehy started his day off in the championship semifinals, where he ran into Grand Canyon's Victor 
Carazo who would go on to claim the national title in his weight class. Carazo had defeated Sheehy 
by a 7-2 decision in the Grand Canyon Duals on New Year's Eve, and did so again by the same score 
in the semis.

In the consolation semifinals, Sheehy was the tough luck loser, as he was hit with two stalling calls 
in the third period, giving Western State's Elliot Copeland a penalty point with 24 seconds left. 
Copeland took Sheehy down with 20 seconds left and only Sheehy's point for riding time sent the bout 
to overtime. In 30 seconds, Copeland took Sheehy down again to send him to the fifth place match. 
In that match, Sheehy was handed sixth place after Findlay's Michael Lybarger pinned him in the first 
period.

Sheehy completes his first season at Newberry with a 36-12 record, tying Young for the fifth-most 
wins in a season in the school's history.

Elkins started off in the third consolation round, and was defeated by a 4-0 decision by Upper 
Iowa's Zach Rosol to send him to the seventh-place bout.

Elkins went into overtime for the third of his five bouts at nationals, but in the third overtime 
period against West Liberty's JD Ramsey, the senior quickly escaped and earned a takedown and a 
three-point nearfall to earn an 8-3 decision.

Elkins finished his senior season with a 26-8 record and two consecutive All-American honors and 
a career record of 76-30.

The future is still bright for the Wolves despite the loss of five senior starters including two-time 
All-American Elkins, four-time national qualifier Matt Oliver, two-time national qualifiers Zach Anderson 
and Sean Byrnes and this year's national qualifier at 125 lbs. in Jon Cronin.

Returning for the Wolves in 2012-13 are two-time national runner-up BJ Young, 2012 All-Americans 
Taylor Knapp and Travis Sheehy and Deral Brown and Mitch Brown, who should be national contenders 
once again despite seeing their seasons come to an early end at the regional tournament.


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Limestone College update from NCAA D2 Nationals

Scanlan Caps Impressive Career with a Runner-Up Finish at Nationals; Magaha and Bommarito Earn All-American

By Trey Bloomer, Sports Information Intern
3/11/2012 12:26:00 AM

PUEBLO, COLO. – Senior Dan Scanlan (Leesburg, Va.) finished his Limestone career with a runner-up 
finish in the 197-pound weight class on Saturday, March 10 at Massari Arena on the campus of CSU-Pueblo. 
Scanlan, the 2008 National Champion at 184-pounds, gave the crowd a thrilling championship match, 
but fell in sudden death overtime.

Scanlan began his day with a complete domination of No. 8 Shane Nolan of UNC Pembroke. He started 
off with a trio of three-point near falls, one two-point near fall and a takedown to take a 13-0 lead 
after the first period. After taking the bottom position to start period two, Scanlan pulled of an 
escape and a takedown and earned another point for riding time to get a 17-0 technical fall victory.

In the championship bout, Scanlan jumped out to an early 7-4 lead over Adams State's No. 4 Luke McPeek 
in the opening period. In fact, he nearly ended the bout midway through the frame as he had McPeek in 
a near pin attempt, but he battled back to stay alive.

The second period was a nip-and-tuck affair with Scanlan outpointing McPeek, 5-4, with two takedowns 
and an escape, but a late takedown from McPeek with almost no time remaining gave him life.

McPeek took over in the final period as he earned an escape and takedown to narrow the bout to 12-11. 
Then, with only 41 second remaining, Scanlan was called for his second stalling call of the match and 
a penalty point was given to McPeek to force the match into overtime.

In overtime, Scanlan was the early aggressor as he took a nice shot at McPeek legs and appeared to 
have taken over the period, but McPeek was able to wiggle out of his grip and earn a reversal to win 
the championship match, 14-12. Scanlan finishes the season with an 18-1 record and finishes his career 
as the most decorated wrestler in program history.  

In other action Limestone action, junior No. 6 Mike Magaha (Seaford, Del.) capped off his second 
All-American nod by placing sixth in the 133-pound bracket. He started off day two with a come from 
behind victory over Southwest Minnesota State's Justin Reinsma. Trailing 3-2 with only 22 seconds 
remaining in the match, Magaha pulls off a reversal of Reinsma to get a thrilling 4-3 victory.

The win guaranteed him no worse than a fifth-place finish overall and that is exactly where he 
finished as dropped his next two contests. He just missed out finishing in the fourth overall as 
No. 4 Ryan Fillingame edged him by the painfully narrow score of 2-1. The loss dropped him to the 
seventh-place match and a showdown with No. 2 Jason Jeremiason of Augustana. Magaha gave Jeremiason 
all he could handle but wasn't quite able to pull off the win as he fell 4-1.

Junior No. 5 Jeremy Bommarito finished off his first season in a Limestone singlet with an eighth 
place finish in the 157-pound bracket. He started the second day off with highly contested defeat 
to Newberry's Taylor Knapp. Bommarito got off to a good start, but Knapp always seemed to be one 
step ahead as he earned a 10-6 decision.

In the seventh-place bout he faced Zachary Lundgren of Pittsburgh-Johnstown for the second time. 
Bommarito originally defeated Lundgren in 3-1 OT thriller in his opening match of the bracket, 
but this time Lundgren pulled off the upset and won 12-7.

Limestone finishes the season with a program record three wrestlers earning All-American honors. 
The program also achieved its highest ranking ever at No. 10 earlier this season, and with Magaha, 
Bommarito and junior national qualifier Kenneth Kampnich (Watertown, N.Y.) returning they are poised 
for more accomplishments in the future.

Team Scores:

1. Nebraska-Kearney 107.0
2. St. Cloud State 95.0
3. Findlay 58.0
4. Grand Canyon 58.0
5. Newberry 46.0
6. Upper Iowa 45.5
7. Wisconsin-Parkside 45.5
8. Adams State 42.5
9. North Carolina-Pembroke 42.5
10. Augustana (SD) 41.5
11. Central Oklahoma 41.5
12. Pittsburgh-Johnstown 38.5
13. Ashland 38.0
14. Limestone 33.5
15. Ouachita Baptist University 27.0


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Article on Coach Jason Valek at Newberry



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Congratulations to several collegiate All-Americans with South Carolina ties:
Chris Teague - Campbellsville (NAIA) - 2nd, 141 lbs. - (wrestled at Eastside)
T.T. Prayther - Missouri Baptist (NAIA) - 5th, 125 lbs. - (wrestled at North Myrtle Beach)
Trent Williams - Spartanburg Methodist College (NJCAA) - 8th, 165 lbs. (wrestled at Wando)


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Hunter Allen, Sophmore at Mercer University in Macon, GA (and he wrestled at Spartanburg High School 
and coached by Gerard Gauthier) has qualified for the NCWA National Championships for the second 
year under Coach Kevin Andres.  Nationals are March 8-10 In Daytona Beach, FL.


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Wolves will take No. 2 national ranking to national tounament; Tournament brackets released
Elkins, Sheehy and Elkins rank in top 8 individually
2/28/2012

EDMOND, Okla. - The Newberry College wrestling team will head to Pueblo, Colo., and the NCAA 
Division II National Tournament as the second-ranked team in the nation, as announced by the 
national coaches' association Tuesday. Three of the Wolves' national qualifiers are ranked in 
the top eight of their weight class.

For the fifth straight poll, Super Region III champion St. Cloud State is the unanimous No. 1 team. 
Newberry is No. 2 as the Super Region I champion, while Super Region IV champion Nebraska-Kearney 
is third. Super Region III runner-up Upper Iowa is fourth and Super Region II champion Central 
Oklahoma is fifth.

National Rankings - http://www.bronchosports.com/sports/2012/1/11/WREST_0111123339.aspx?id=196

National Tournament Brackets - http://www.ncaa.com/content/2012-dii-wrestling-brackets-announced

Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) remains at No. 3 in the rankings at the heavyweight class after 
cruising to the regional title with two pins and a major decision with a 4-0 record in the tournament. 
The senior will look for his second consecutive All-American honor in Pueblo and is slated to face 
Grand Canyon's Jordan Johnson in the first round. Johnson won a 4-3 decision on New Year's Eve in 
Phoenix in the two teams' dual earlier this season.

BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) stays at No. 4 in the national rankings in the 141 lbs. weight class after 
earning his regional crown with three bonus point wins on the way to his 4-0 record. Young was the 
2011 Division II national runner-up at 133 lbs. and will look for his second career All-American 
honor, starting his tournament against Newman's Mitch Arnold.

Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) at 174 lbs. remained at No. 7 in this week's national rankings after 
a 3-0 regional tournament. The UNC Greensboro transfer went 3-0 after a first round bye at the 
regional tournament and will face a hostile environment in his first round bout at nationals as 
he faces Trevor Grant of the host institution, Colorado State-Pueblo.

Newberry's other four national qualifiers are not ranked in the top eight individually, but now 
know their path towards All-American status and a national championship.

Jon Cronin (Las Vegas, Nev.) at 125 lbs. is in his first national tournament and faces Grand Canyon's 
Kyle McCrite in the first round. Cronin comes off of a third place finish at the regional tournament 
with a 4-1 record and faces the fourth-ranked wrestler in his class.

Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) at 133 lbs. looks for his second career All-American honor in his 
fourth career national tournament. Oliver went 3-1 on the way to regional runner-up honors and 
faces Ashland's eighth-ranked Adli Edwards in his first bout in Pueblo.

At 157 lbs., Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) is coming off of a fourth-place finish at regionals 
and will face off against Ouachita Baptist's third-ranked Bobby Williams in the first round.

Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.) appears in his second career national tournament at 197 lbs. after 
finishing third at regionals. He faces a tough test in his first round bout against St. Cloud State's 
fifth-ranked Luke Munklewitz.


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75th annual Southern Conference Wrestling Championships hosted by Chattanooga Saturday in McKenzie Arena. 

TEAM RESULTS
1. Chattanooga 102
2t. Appalachian State 72.5
2t. The Citadel 72.5
4. Campbell 65
5. VMI 25.5
6. Gardner-Webb 21
7. Davidson 6.5 

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
125: No. 2 Antonio Gravely (ASU) - Dec. 12-9 - No. 1 Manny Ramirez (UTC)
133: No. 1 Nick Soto (UTC) - Dec. 8-5 - No. 2 Joey Rizzolino (Campbell)
141: No. 1 Mike Kessler (ASU) - Dec. 9-4 - No. 2 Shawn Greevy (UTC)
149: No. 3 Dean Pavlou (UTC) - Dec. 4-2 - No. 4 Seth Vernon (Citadel)
157: No. 1 Dan Waddell (UTC) - Dec. 4-3 - No. 2 Nick Rex (Campbell)
165: No. 2 Brandon Wright (UTC) - Dec. 3-2 (TB1) - No. 1 Kyle Blevins (ASU)
174: No. 1 Turtogtokh Luvsandorj (Citadel) - Dec. 2-1 - No. 3 James Cook (Campbell)
184: No. 1 Austin Trotman (ASU) - Tech Fall 21-6 (0:00) - No. 2 Robert Prigmore (UTC)
197: No. 1 Kelby Smith (Citadel) - Dec. 3-2 - No. 3 John Weakley (Campbell)
285: No. 1 Odie Delaney (Citadel) - MD 9-0 - No. 2 Kevin Malone (UTC) 

SECOND-PLACE MATCH FOR AUTOMATIC NCAA BID 197: John Weakley (Campbell) - Fall 1:20 - Travis Porter (GWU) 

MOST OUTSTANDING WRESTLER AustinTrotman - Appalachian State 

COACH OF THE YEAR John-Mark Bentley - Appalachian State


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Congratulations to another collegiate All-American from South Carolina - Trent Williams!
Trent Williams of Spartanburg Methodist College finished 8th at 165 lbs. this weekend
at the NJCAA National Tournament.  Trent wrestled at Wando High School.


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Results for SMC, Limestone, Anderson and Newberry all below from weekend tournaments.

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Newberry claims fifth straight Super Region title; Wolves send seven wrestlers to National Tournament

2/25/2012

PEMBROKE, N.C. - The Newberry College Wolves wrestling team earned the Super Region I championship 
for the fifth consecutive season with 131 team points, sending seven wrestlers to the 2012 NCAA 
Division II National Tournament.

The Wolves cruised to the team title with eight of 10 wrestlers finishing in the top five with 
three individual champions - BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) at 141 lbs., Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) 
at 174 lbs. and Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) at heavyweight. The national tournament takes 
place on March 10-11 at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Full team standings - http://www.uncpbraves.com/sports/wrest/2011-12/NCAASuperRegionITournament/Standings.pdf
Final bracket - http://www.uncpbraves.com/sports/wrest/2011-12/files/SuperRegionITourney_Final.pdf
Full results - http://www.uncpbraves.com/sports/wrest/2011-12/NCAASuperRegionITournament/BoutByBout.pdf

Young had one of the most dominant runs of the tournament. After two bonus point wins Friday, 
he notched a first period pinfall over fifth-seed Aaron Smith of American International in the 
semifinals. In the championship bout, Young battled to a 3-2 win by decision over UNC Pembroke's 
sixth-seeded Daniel Ownbey to claim his first region title and advance to the NCAA Tournament for 
the second season. He was the 2011 national runner-up at 133 lbs.

Sheehy had cruised to the semifinals with a bye and a quarterfinal minute pin. In the semifinals, 
he earned a 13-5 major decision over fifth-seeded Matt Littleton of West Liberty. His 11-4 win by 
decision over sixth-seeded Brendan McKeown of East Stroudsburg gave the UNC Greensboro transfer 
his first regional championship and first NCAA Tournament appearance.

Elkins had two bonus point wins on Friday night and went to the finals with a first period pinfall 
over American International's Matt Pringle. In the championship bout, Elkins claimed his first 
regional title with a 2-1 decision over Mercyhurst's Fred Hale. Elkins advances to his second national 
tournament after claiming All-American honors with a seventh place national finish in 2011.

Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) qualified for his fourth career NCAA National Tournament appearance 
with a regional runner-up performance at 133 lbs. Oliver advanced to the championship match with 
a 5-3 win by decision in the first tiebreak period over fifth-seeded Kody Young of Mercyhurst. 
He dropped a 9-5 decision to second-seeded Evan Yenelovich of Kutztown in the championship match. 
Oliver qualified for his previous national tournaments at 125 lbs., finishing in third place in 2009.

Jon Cronin (Las Vegas, Nev.) qualified for his first career NCAA National Tournament appearance 
with a third place finish at 125 lbs. The senior started the day out with a 3:30 pinfall over 
Anderson's Cory Monteforte and then squeaked out an 11-9 decision over sixth-seeded Desmond Moore 
of Kutztown to advance to the third place match. He wasted little time earning his nationals berth, 
pinning third-seeded Ryan Bohince of Mercyhurst in just 2:54.

Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.) had a tougher road to Pueblo. The third-seeded wrestler at 197 lbs. 
lost to UNC Pembroke's second-seeded Shane Nolan by a 3-1 sudden victory in the championship semifinals. 
In the wrestleback bracket, he earned a 4-2 decision over fifth-seeded Michael Pollard of Mercyhurst 
to advance to the third place bout. He earned his second career NCAA National Tournament berth with 
a 2-1 decision in the second tiebreaker period over fourth-seeded Jon Moore of Pitt-Johnstown. 
Anderson previousl qualified for the national tournament in 2009 as a wrestler at Anderson University.

Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) advances to his first NCAA National Tournament with a fourth-place 
finish at 157 lbs. He fell out of the championship bracket with a 4-3 loss by decision to sixth-seeded 
Braden Turner of East Stroudsburg. He advanced to the third-place bout with a 12-1 major decision over 
fifth-seeded Bionojel Candelaria of Kutztown, but was pinned in the second period at the hands of 
Pitt-Johnstown's Zach Lundgren.

Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) saw his magical season come to an end with a fifth place finish. In the 
semifinals, he lost in the first tiebreaker period to Anderson's Dan Telhada, marking his first loss 
to a Division II wrestler this season. In the consolation semifinals, he was pinned in just 19 seconds 
by sixth-seeded Kenny Stank of Shippensburg. he rebounded with a 7-4 win by decision over seventh-seeded 
Chriss Hoffman of American International, but Stank fell in the third-place bout, denying Brown a 
chance at a challenge for a true fourth match.

Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) saw his shot at a third straight national tournament appearance, this 
time at 165 lbs., cut short with a 7-2 loss by decision Robert Blotzer of Gannon.

Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) at 184 lbs. had a tough test in his elimination match, and was defeated 
by second-seeded Zach Benzio of Seton Hill to see his tournament come to an end.

 
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SUPER REGION II with Limestone College

Limestone has four placers at the Super Regional 2, team places 4th

Limestone College 2012 - Mike Magaha - 133 lbs. 1st
Limestone College 2012 - Kenneth Kampnich - 141 lbs. 4th
Limestone College 2012 - Jeremy Bommarito - 157 lbs. 2nd
Limestone College 2012 - Daniel Scanlan - 197 lbs. 1st

Plc Score School 		C W 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 127.5 Central Oklahoma 	0 0 1 3 3 0 3 0
2 102.0 Findlay 		0 0 3 1 1 1 1 0
3 96.5 Ashland 			0 0 1 0 4 3 0 0
4 93.0 Limestone 		0 0 2 1 0 1 2 2
5 91.5 King College TN 		0 0 1 1 0 3 0 3
6 89.0 Ouachita Baptist Univ 	0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0
7 49.0 Lake Erie College 	0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2
8 33.5 Truman 			0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
9 32.0 Tiffin University 	0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
10 17.5 Belmont Abbey 		0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
11 14.5 Central Missouri 	0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Final Brackets - http://www.bronchosports.com/documents/2012/2/26/Super_Regional_Two_Final_Results.pdf?id=2186


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Anderson University's Dan Telhada finished 2nd at 149 lbs. to qualify for the NCAA D2 Tournament.


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2012 NJCAA National Tournament Results for Spartanburg Methodist College

Spartanburg Methodist College finished in 29th place with 10.5 points.

133 - Damien Kennerly's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Jameel Carter (Wright College) 2-2 won by decision over Damien Kennerly (Spartanburg Methodist College) 0-2 (Dec 4-0)
    Cons. Round 1 - Damien Kennerly (Spartanburg Methodist College) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Christian Drain (Mercyhurst North East) 1-2 won by major decision over Damien Kennerly (Spartanburg Methodist College) 0-2 (Maj 13-4)

157 - Kenan Jackson's place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Kenan Jackson (Spartanburg Methodist College) 1-2 won by decision over Drake Lovvorn (Colby Community College) 1-2 (Dec 4-1)
    Champ. Round 2 - Irvin Buck (Niagara County Community College) 2-2 won by pin over Kenan Jackson (Spartanburg Methodist College) 1-2 (Pin 6:47)
    Cons. Round 2 - Jaksen Cottrell (Northwest College) 5-2 won by major decision over Kenan Jackson (Spartanburg Methodist College) 1-2 (Maj 11-3)

165 - Trent Williams's place is 8th and has scored 6.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Trent Williams (Spartanburg Methodist College) 3-3 won by major decision over WV Meyer (North Idaho College) 1-2 (Maj 16-3)
    Champ. Round 2 - Trent Williams (Spartanburg Methodist College) 3-3 won by decision over Darnell Thomas (Lincoln College) 2-2 (Dec 10-6)
    Quarterfinal - Bryce Lewis (Colby Community College) 4-2 won by decision over Trent Williams (Spartanburg Methodist College) 3-3 (Dec 8-2)
    Cons. Round 4 - Trent Williams (Spartanburg Methodist College) 3-3 won by decision over Nick Sierra (Clackamas Community College) 3-2 (Dec 10-7)
    Cons. Round 5 - Ryan Fox (Nassau Community College) 5-1 won by major decision over Trent Williams (Spartanburg Methodist College) 3-3 (Maj 12-4)
    7th Place Match - Bernie Dupuy (Northwest College) 4-2 won by pin over Trent Williams (Spartanburg Methodist College) 3-3 (Pin 4:54)

174 - Michael Clevenger's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Keithen Cast (Northwest College) 1-2 won by major decision over Michael Clevenger (Spartanburg Methodist College) 0-2 (Maj 16-4)
    Cons. Round 1 - Michael Clevenger (Spartanburg Methodist College) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Khari Washington (Harper College) 3-2 won by pin over Michael Clevenger (Spartanburg Methodist College) 0-2 (Pin 5:44)

184 - Mateo Rojas's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Basil Minto (North Iowa Area Community College) 4-2 won by major decision over Mateo Rojas (Spartanburg Methodist College) 0-2 (Maj 13-5)
    Cons. Round 1 - Edwin Gutierrez (Neosho County Community College) 1-2 won by major decision over Mateo Rojas (Spartanburg Methodist College) 0-2 (Maj 16-8)

285 - Keyshon Flores's place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Matt Wyss (Iowa Lakes Community College) 4-2 won by pin over Keyshon Flores (Spartanburg Methodist College) 1-2 (Pin 2:04)
    Cons. Round 1 - Keyshon Flores (Spartanburg Methodist College) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Keyshon Flores (Spartanburg Methodist College) 1-2 won by pin over Lonny Brown (Iowa Central Community College) 1-2 (Pin 2:09)
    Cons. Round 3 - Ryan Steverson (Muskegon College) 3-2 won by decision over Keyshon Flores (Spartanburg Methodist College) 1-2 (Dec 10-4)


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Brackets released for 2012 Super Region I Tournament

2/23/2012

PEMBROKE, N.C. - The Newberry Wolves' path to a fifth straight Super Region I Tournament victory 
has become clearer, as the official brackets for the tournament have been released. The tournament 
will take place in three sessions over Friday, February 24, and Saturday, February 25, at 
UNC Pembroke's English Jones Center.

The top four finishers in each weight class at this weekend's regional tournament will advance 
to the NCAA Division II National Tournament in Pueblo, Colo., on March 10-11.

Jon Cronin (Las Vegas, Nev.) has been seeded fourth at 125 lbs. and will receive a bye into the 
quarterfinals, where he will face the winner of Gannon's Matt Turek - seeded fifth - and UNC Pembroke's 
JD Baker. Cronin has not faced either wrestler this season. He is 1-0 vs. wrestlers in his bracket 
with a win over Anderson's Cory Monteforte.

Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) is the top-seeded wrestler at the 133 lbs. class and will wrestle 
Ohio Valley's Josue Rodriguez in the first round. Oliver has not faced any of the wrestlers in his 
bracket this season.

BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) is the top-seeded wrestler in the 141 lbs. weight class, and the No. 4-ranked 
wrestler in the country will look to roll past his opposition. He opens in the first round against 
Anderson's Ian Harper, who Young pinned in the first period of the season finale. Young has seen five 
of his potential opponents in the bracket and defeated them all this season.

Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) will look for his 100th career victory in the opening round of the 149 lbs. 
class, where he is the top seed. He will face East Stroudsburg's Andrew Ritchie in the opener, with 
the winner facing eighth-seeded Christopher Robbins of Ohio Valley, who received a first round bye. 
Brown has only two Division II losses this season, with four wins in four tries against potential 
opponents.

Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) is the second seed in the 157 lbs. weight class and sees American 
International's Jeffrey Cole in the opener, with the winner getting seventh-seeded Sam Brehm of Gannon 
in the quarterfinals. Knapp is 1-0 against wrestlers in his bracket.

Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) has a tougher road to nationals at 165 lbs. as the third seed, facing 
Ohio Valley's Kenneth Colbey Richards in the opening round. The winner gets sixth-seeded Neil Grudi 
of Shippensburg, who Byrnes pinned at the Super Region Duals in January. Byrnes is 1-1 against wrestlers 
in this bracket, with the only loss coming to the top seed.

Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) is the top seed at 174 lbs. and earned a bye to the quarterfinals. 
He will face the winner of eighth-seeded Randall Wagner of Seton Hill and American International's 
Vladimir Bereshchenko. He is 3-0 against his potential opponents in the class.

Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) is the third seed in the 184 lbs. class and will face Ohio Valley's Justin 
Smith in the first round. The winner will get sixth-seeded Derrick Williams of West Liberty in the 
quarterfinals. Brown is 0-2 against potential opponents, with both losses coming in overtime.

Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.) is seeded third at 197 lbs. and faces off against Anderson's Jordan 
Denmark in the first round. Zach Anderson earned a 10-5 decision over Denmark in the season finale. 
The winner gets sixth-seeded Chris Boyd of Gannon in the quarterfinals. Anderson is 2-1 this year 
against potential opponents, with the only loss coming in the sudden victory period.

It's no surprise that 2011 All-American Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) is the top seed in the 
heavyweight class, where he will face East Stroudsburg's Joe Blaes in the opening round. The winner 
gets eighth-seeded Chaz Lear of Gannon in the quarterfinals. Elkins is 4-1 against his potential 
opponents in Pembroke.

The tournament begins at 4 p.m. Friday in UNCP's English Jones Center. 

Tournament information will updated through the weekend here:
http://www.uncpbraves.com/sports/wrest/2011-12/NCAASuperRegionITournament/TournamentInfo

You can view the full brackets here:
http://www.uncpbraves.com/sports/wrest/2011-12/NCAASuperRegionITournament/Brackets.pdf


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Regional notes released

2/23/2012

The Newberry College wrestling notes package for the NCAA Division II Super Region II Tournament 
has been released.

Full details on how to follow along with the tournament will be released once the brackets are 
released on Thursday night. The notes package will be updated Friday morning to reflect the 
announced bracket.

Preliminary notes are here:
http://newberry.athleticsite.net/1112gamenotes/wr022312reg.pdf


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Wolves enter Super Region I Tournament with top regional ranking
All 10 weight classes represented in individual rankings
2/20/2012

ERIE, Pa. - The Newberry Wolves' wrestling team will enter the Super Region I Tournament this 
weekend as favorites to pick up their fifth consecutive regional championship, as Newberry is 
ranked as the top team in the region in the final rankings of the season.

Newberry has a wrestler ranked in the top three of every weight class, with the top four finishers 
at this weekend's regional tournament in Pembroke, N.C., advancing to the NCAA Division II National 
Tournament next month. The Wolves are the only team in the region with a wreslter ranked in the 
top six in all 10 weight classes.

Four Wolves are at the top spot in their weight class, with BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.; 29-9) at 
141 lbs. and Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.; 31-9) at 174 lbs. retaining their top rank from the 
previous poll. Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.; 34-6) at 149 lbs. and Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.; 18-4) 
at heavyweight moved up from the No. 2 spot in the previous poll and are favorites at this weekend's 
tournament.

Two Newberry wrestlers are ranked second in the region in their weight class, with senior Matt Oliver 
(Toms River, N.J.; 15-11) at 133 lbs. holding steady and Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.; 16-7) 
at 157 lbs. jumping up one spot.

The remaining four Wolves are in the third spot in their weight class. Jon Cronin (Las Vegas, Nev.; 16-5) 
makes his debut in the 125 lbs. class, while Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.; 17-6) at 165 lbs. and 
Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.; 24-7) at 197 lbs. hold steady. Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.; 23-6) drops 
one spot from second in the 184 lbs. class.

A full notes package with details on the regional tournament will be released later this week. 
To view the entire regional rankings, go here - http://newberry.athleticsite.net/wr022012reg.pdf


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OHIO TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS - APRIL 21, 2012

For More Information, Contact Bart Freidenberg at bart@ohiotofc.com or 614-833-5885


February 20, 2012.....Columbus, OH

NOTE: THERE IS A GIRL'S DIVISION THIS YEAR, WHICH REQUIRES NO PRE-QUALIFICATION. IT IS A HIGH SCHOOL AGE GROUP ONLY, THOUGH MIDDLE SCHOOLERS CAN WRESTLE IN IT IF THEY WISH. WEIGHTS ARE: 100, 110, 116, 122, 128, 134, 140, 147, 155, 165, 180, 250

THERE IS ALSO AN OPEN (POST HIGH SCHOOL) DIVISION, ALSO REQUIRING NO PRE-QUALIFICATION. WEIGHTS ARE: 135, 145, 155, 165,175, 190, 220, 285

BOTH OF THESE HAVE A SPECIAL ENTRY FEE OF $40 AND BOTH WILL PLACE THE TOP 6 WRESTLERS.
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The Ohio Tournament of Champions, scheduled for April 21, at the Columbus Convention Center, in Columbus, OH, has been called one of the top youth wrestling tournaments in the country. Many feel it is toughest, even more so than Tulsa and Reno. This year, the tournament is out to set a new World Record, with 4000 entries.

According to Tournament Chairman Bart Freidenberg there is a good possibility of reaching that mark. "Right now, we are more than double the entries we were at this time last year," Freidenberg said, "so it's just a matter if we can keep that pace. I know our submissions (those who have entered info into the system, but have not yet paid) are also way ahead."

Freidenberg added that several clubs and teams have already set up club accounts, in order to get a group (8 or more) discount. He said that since they have to pay at one time, those entries would not show up as accepted until the entire group pays. "Right now, we have at least another 50 or so wrestlers in this situation that would probably be on the accepted list by now. So far, we are very pleased how the registration is going."

The Ohio TofC event, now in its 20th year, has long been recognized for it's quality of competition. Looking over the list of former champions and place winners is staggering, with names like:

Jon Reader (MI), Jordan Oliver (PA), Kyle Dake (NY), Logan Stieber (OH), David Taylor (OH), Dustin Schlatter (MN), Frank Molinaro (NJ), Eric Tannenbaum (IL), Steve Luke (OH), Lance Palmer (OH), Darrion Caldwell (NJ), Quentin Wright (PA), Andrew Howe (IN), Kellen Russell (NJ), Dustin Kilgore (OH), Zach Rey (PA), Hudson Taylor (MD), Hunter Stieber (OH), J. Jaggers (OH), Kyle Ott (OH), Zach Kemmerer (PA), Nathan Galloway (PA), Matt Hamill (OH), Josh Kindig (PA), Roger Kish (MI), Cam Tessari (OH), Todd Preston (NJ), Coleman Scott (PA), Dylan Alton (PA), Andrew Alton (PA), Felipe Martinez (OH), Mark Grey (NJ), Kenny Courts (PA), Mike Benefiel (IL), Mike Rowe (MD), Alex Meade (DE), Michael Poeta (IL), Johnni DiJulius (OH), Ty Mitch (OH), Scott Giffin (NJ), Matt Kyler (PA), C.P. Schlatter (OH), Kevin Hardy (OH), Trevor Chinn (NY), Ryan Needle (NY), Hunter Meys (NY) and so many more.

"Last year, seven of the ten NCAA Division I champions were former TofC participants," said Freidenberg, "including Jon Reader, who won our event a record 10 times. Jon told me that our event was definitely his favorite to compete in each year. Each year we will draw from about 30 states, so you never quite know who will be competing, but you always know it will be tough.

"I have had lots of parents tell me that their child has won Tulsa, Reno, Liberty, War at the Shore, or other top-notch events, but that they have never been able to win the Tournament of Champions. I think that speaks to the quality of wrestlers that we get competing. Naturally, we draw the bulk of our wrestlers from Ohio and Pennsylvania, which are generally considered two of the top wrestling states in the country, if not the top. Add to that solid contingents from New Jersey, Michigan and New York and you have a great foundation for a tough event. 

"Overall, we will draw from about 30 states each year and our event is basically a blind draw, so you have to be ready each and every match," he said. "You never know what you're going to get when you have a kid coming from a distant state, but you do know they are probably going to be pretty tough, or they wouldn't have made the trip."

As for reaching the 4000 wrestlers mark, Freidenberg said It will be a challenge, but not out of the realm of possibility. "We have drawn as many as 3500 wrestlers before (2005), so we know we can handle that amount and still get things done in one day. The main problem is that there are just so many events out there that call themselves a National Tournament, when they are only drawing 500-1000 wrestlers. They have sort of "diluted" the honor of being called a National Champion. In actuality," he said, "there are probably only a few events that have earned that reputation and I believe that we are definitely one of them."

While there are many ways to qualify for the Ohio TofC, some major ones include: 10+ wins this season - on any level, any high school wrestler, winning a tournament this season, top 3 at any league or youth state event, top 6 at any National level event, top 3 at any TofC qualifier, no TofC qualifier within 50 miles of one's residence, any OAC, OURWAY, Ohio Youth, MYWAY, MSWA, MDWAY, NJ USA Kid's State, NY USA Kid's State, IKWF state qualifier. If you qualify, you can go to the event website at www.ohiotofc.com to register and pay. 

"We are really expecting a great event this year and are trying our best to get wrestlers from as many states as possible to attend," Freidenberg said. "I have already seen submissions from at least 20 different states, including several from as far away as California. So, things look like we are definitely on the right track. Hopefully our entries continue as they have been going as well. If so, 4000 wrestlers is definitely within reach."


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Wolves close out duals season with 46-0 shutout of Anderson
Wrestlers clinch highest winning percentage of any sport at school in NCAA era
2/15/2012

ANDERSON, S.C. - The No. 2-ranked Newberry Wolves clinched the highest winning percentage of 
any season in the College's NCAA era with a 46-0 thrashing of the Anderson Trojans in the Abney 
Center on Wednesday night.

Newberry completes the dual season with a 17-1 record, for a .944 winning percentage. The previous 
high since Newberry joined NCAA Division II in 1992-93 was the wrestling program's 23-2 (.920) 
season in 2008-09.

The Newberry all-sports record for winning percentage was the 1976-77 men's basketball team, 
which went 36-1 for a .973 winning percentage.

In Wednesday night's dual, the Wolves used three bonus point wins to jump out to an early lead. 
At 125 lbs., Jon Cronin (Las Vegas, Nev.) earned an 11-2 major decision over Cory Monteforte, 
while Travis Laxton (Live Oak, Fla.) pinned Keenan Simmons in the first period of the 133 lbs. 
bout for an early 10-0 lead.

No. 4 BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) earned another pin for the Wolves in the second period of the 141 lbs. 
bout to move to 29-9 on the season entering the Super Regional tournament.

No. 7 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) completed an undefeated dual season at 149 lbs. with a 7-6 decision 
over Dan Telhada to put Newberry up 19-0. Brown went 18-0 in duals this season, and is just the 
second wrestler in program history to go undefeated in duals. The other was Cy Wainwright, who 
went 36-0 overall on the way to a national championship in 2008-09.

Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) earned a 9-5 decision at 157 lbs. to extend the dual lead to 22-0, 
and No. 6 Sean Byrnes' (Jackson, N.J.) 9-0 major decision over Dalton Harper at 165 lbs. made it a 
26-0 match.

No. 7 Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) earned a 19-2 technical fall over Bryan Glace at 174 lbs. to push 
the lead to 31-0 and Travis Holliday (Burlington, N.J.) won by forfeit at 184 lbs. to make it 37-0.

Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.) won by 10-5 decision over Jordan Denmark at 197 lbs. in the final action 
of the night, as Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) won by forfeit at heavyweight to close out the shutout win.

Newberry will next wrestle at the NCAA Division II Super Region I Tournament in Pembroke, N.C., on 
February 24-25. The super regional tournament determines berths for the NCAA Division II National 
Tournament in Pueblo, Colo., on March 10-11.


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SMC wrestling sends six to NCJAA nationals
Wigger impressive on, off mat
4A State Dual Championship - TV broadcast through the SCHSL
3A State Dual Championship - TV broadcast through the SCHSL
2A State Dual Championship - TV broadcast through the SCHSL
1A State Dual Championship - TV broadcast through the SCHSL
Bamberg-Ehrhardt repeats as Class A wrestling champion
B-HP wins state wrestling title
Hanahan successfully defends wrestling title
Wildcats just miss title
Wrestling takes off at Ridge Christian Academy
Wildcats reach state final
Hillcrest eliminates Rock Hill in wrestling tournament
B-HP wins Upper State wrestling crown
Chapin rates title shot with win over No. 1 St. James
Hillcrest blows past Northwestern, awaits Rock Hill
Rock Hill Bearcat wrestlers edge Lugoff-Elgin
WK, Chapin advance in state wrestling
NCAA champion Anthony Robles receives prosthetic leg, takes steps toward helping others



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Newberry at No. 2 in national rankings for third straight poll
Five Wolves in individual rankings
2/8/2012

EDMOND, Okla. - The Newberry Wolves' wrestling team is at No. 2 in the National Wrestling Coaches' 
Association Division II poll for the third straight ranking, which was released today. 
Five Wolves are in the top eight of their weight class.

Newberry is behind St. Cloud State, which is once again the unanimous No. 1 in the poll. 
Newberry received 151 points, which equates to seven second place votes and one third place votes.

BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) holds steady at the No. 4 spot in the 141 lbs. national ranking. 
Young is 28-9 overall and ranks first in the Super Region I rankings with pinfalls against 
Belmont Abbey and UNC Pembroke since the last national poll.

Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) remains at No. 5 in the heavyweight class in the national rankings. 
Elkins pinned his Belmont Abbey opponent and won by decision against UNC Pembroke and also ranks 
second in the region with a 17-4 season record.

Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) ranks sixth in the 165 lbs. weight class, which is the same spot as 
his previous ranking. He went 1-1 since the last ranking, falling on Tuesday to UNC Pembroke's 
Mike Williams, who is now fourth nationally. Byrnes is 16-6 on the year.

Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) moved up one spot to No. 7 in the 149 lbs. weight class. He holds an 
undefeated 17-0 duals record and is 33-6 on the season, ranking amongst the most dominant wrestlers 
in Division II.

Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) remains at No. 7 in the 174 lbs. weight class. Sheehy is also the 
top ranked wrestler in the region and has a 30-9 overall records.

Newberry wraps up the regular season on Wednesday, February 15, at Anderson. The Super Region I 
tournament, which determines bids to the NCAA National Tournament, is in Pembroke, N.C., on February 24-25.

Go here to see the entire February 8 national rankings

http://newberry.athleticsite.net/wr020812nat.pdf


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No. 2 Wolves takes down UNC Pembroke, 33-9
2/7/2012

PEMBROKE, N.C. - The second-ranked Newberry Wolves raced out to an early lead and won seven of 
10 bouts in a 33-9 victory over the UNC Pembroke Braves at the English Jones Center to move to 
16-1 in dual action this season.

The dual victory ensures the Wolves one of the top two season in program history in terms of 
winning percentage. A win in next Wednesday's dual at Anderson will wrap up the top winning 
percentage in school history.

Newberry's 16th dual win of the season puts the Wolves in the top seven programs in the nation 
regardless of division in terms of dual wins.

The Wolves got off to a 12-0 start thanks to forfeit victories by Jon Cronin (Las Vegas, Nev.) 
at 125 lbs. and DJ Jules (Greenville, S.C.) at 133 lbs.

No. 4 BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) pushed the dual lead to 18-0 at 141 lbs. with a pin of Daniel Ownbey 
at the 2:45 mark.

No. 8 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) moved to 17-0 in dual action on the season at 149 lbs. with a 10-4 
decision over Kristoff Thomas to make it a 21-0 lead, and Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) earned 
a 9-1 major decision over KD Dixon at 157 lbs. to make it a 25-0 lead at the halfway point.

The highlight match of the evening went to the Braves, as No. 4 Mike Williams took a 6-0 decision 
over No. 6 Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) to narrow the lead to 25-3.

No. 7 Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) clinched the dual victory with a 16-1 technical fall over 
Jake Ferguson making Newberry's advantage to 30-3.

UNC Pembroke got late wins at 184 and 197 lbs. to narrow the decision. Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) 
took injury time at the end of regulation with the score tied at 1-all, giving choice to Shiheem Bryant. 
Bryant took the defensive position and got an escape near the edge in sudden victory to earn a 
2-1 decision at 184. A 3-2 tiebreaker victory by UNCP's No. 8 Shane Nolan over Zach Anderson 
(Dunwoody, Ga.) cut the lead to 30-9.

No. 5 Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) got a late takedown to close out the dual with a 3-1 decision 
over James De La Riva.

Box Score:
http://newberrywolves.com/http%3a//newberry.athleticsite.net/uncp020712.pdf


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Pioneers cap solid wrestling season
Bearcats win wrestling playoff opener
Prep Roundup: White Knoll 49, Beaufort High 18
Hawks headed back to state championship
Bluffton wrestlers lead the way at region tournament
Bluffton edges Dreher in first round of wrestling playoffs
State wrestling title dreams shattered for No. 2 Fort Mill


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Wolves atop Super Region I rankings once again
Newberry features one wrestler in top 6 of all 10 weight classes
2/6/2012

ERIE, Pa. - The Newberry Wolves once again are the top ranked team in Super Region I, with a 
wrestler in the top six of the region in all 10 weight classes. This is Newberry's fifth top 
regional ranking this season and have been a consistent front-runner, only dropping from the top spot once since 2008.

Two Wolves hold the top ranking in their class - BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) at 141 lbs. and Travis Sheehy 
(Suwanee, Ga.) at 174 lbs. Both wrestlers claimed wins by pinfalls over their Belmont Abbey opposition 
in their only action since the last rankings. Young holds a 27-9 record this year, while Sheehy is 29-9 
on the season. Both wrestlers were also in the top spot in the previous rankings.

Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) at 133 lbs., Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) at 149 lbs., Mitch Brown 
(Omaha, Neb.) at 184 lbs. and Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) at heavyweight all hold the No. 2 
regional ranking in their class. Deral Brown moved to 16-0 in dual action with a major decision 
against Belmont Abbey, while Mitch Brown won by decision and Elkins recorded a pinfall. 
Oliver did not wrestle vs. Belmont Abbey.

Oliver has a 15-11 record, while Deral Brown is an impressive 32-6. Mitch Brown is 23-5 and Elkins 
is 16-4 this season. Oliver, Deral Brown and Mitch Brown hold steady at No. 2, while Elkins fell 
from the top spot.

Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.) at 125 lbs., Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) at 157 lbs., 
Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) at 165 lbs. and Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.) at 197 lbs. are all 
ranked in the third spot in their respective weight class.

Byrnes won a 5-0 decision against Belmont Abbey to move to 16-5 on the season, while Anderson 
went 3-0 to win the 197 lbs. bracket at the Newberry Open on Saturday to move to 23-6 on the year. 
McDonald (10-8) and Knapp (14-7) did not compete since the last rankings.

The Wolves have two more duals before the regional tournament, visiting the No. 9 team in the 
region - UNC Pembroke - Tuesday night and visiting 13th-ranked in the region Anderson next 
Wednesday. Five UNCP Braves are ranked regionally.

Link below to view the entire region rankings.

http://newberry.athleticsite.net/wr020612reg.pdf


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2012 WCWA Womens College Nationals Results for Oklahoma City University

Delgado sisters from Hillcrest help Oklahoma City University win another National Title.
Brittany Delgado (Sr.) placed 1st at 191 and won her third consecutive National title.
Brieana Delgado (Fr.) placed 4th at 130.
Congratulations Brittany and Brieana!

1.  Oklahoma City University		OCU	141.0
2.  King College			KING	91.0
3.  Simon Fraser			FRAS	77.0
4.  Lindenwood				LIND	62.0
5.  Cumberlands				CUMB	39.0
6.  Missouri Valley			MVAL	21.0
7.  Wayland Baptist			WAYL	21.0
8.  Menlo				MENL	17.0
9.  Waldorf				WALD	6.0
10. Northwest Kansas Technical Col.	NWKS	5.0
11. Jamestown				JAME	3.0
12. Missourit Baptist			MBAP	2.0
13. Pacific University			PACI	2.0
14. Midland				MID	0.0
15. Yakama VAlley Community College	YAKA	0.0


Women`s 130 - Brieana Delgado's place is 4th and has scored 7.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Brieana Delgado (Oklahoma City University) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Brieana Delgado (Oklahoma City University) won by pin over Justine Jue (Cumberlands) (Pin 6-0,1:20)
Quarterfinal - Brieana Delgado (Oklahoma City University) won by decision over Kat Perez (King College) (Dec 0-6,1-0,3-1)
Semifinal - Shauna Isbell (Lindenwood) won by decision over Brieana Delgado (Oklahoma City University) (Dec 1-0,6-0)
Cons. Semi - Brieana Delgado (Oklahoma City University) won by decision over Brazel Marquez (Menlo) (Dec 2-3,1-0,4-1)
3rd Place Match - Kat Perez (King College) won by pin over Brieana Delgado (Oklahoma City University) (Pin 0-1,1:40)

Women`s 191 - Brittany Delgado's place is 1st and has scored 16.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Brittany Delgado (Oklahoma City University) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Brittany Delgado (Oklahoma City University) won by pin over Katy Yoder (Cumberlands) (Pin 1:25)
Semifinal - Brittany Delgado (Oklahoma City University) won by pin over Chelsie Fleming (Jamestown) (Pin 0:30)
1st Place Match - Brittany Delgado (Oklahoma City University) won by pin over Hillary Greening (Simon Fraser) (Pin 1:49)


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Newberry places eight, claims four championships at 2012 Newberry Open

2/4/2012

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry Wolves, ranked second nationally in NCAA Division II, had an excellent 
showing at the 2012 Newberry Duals in Eleazer Arena on Saturday, claiming four championships and 
eight total placements.

Jon Cronin (Las Vegas, Nev.) at 125 lbs., Seiji Borja (Charleston, S.C.) at 149 lbs., Jared Holliday 
(Burlington, N.J.) at 184 lbs. and Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.) at 197 lbs. each claimed their weight 
class' championship.

The 197 lbs. spot in Newberry's lineup has been in flux all season, and three Wolves went into the 
Open in that class - Anderson, Karl Reed (Mount Laurel, N.J.) and Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.). 
All three made the semifinals, with Reed advancing to the finals over Grisko with a 4-0 decision and 
Anderson earning a 7-5 decision over Limestone's Zach Tribble. Anderson claimed the championship over 
Reed with a 3-2 decision in the first tiebreaker period. Grisko earned third place with a 4-2 decision 
over Tribble.

Another bracket highlighted by Newberry wrestlers was at 125 lbs., where starters from the regular 
season collided for the bracket title. Both Cronin and Travis Laxton (Live Oak, Fla.) cruised to the 
championship bout, where the senior Nevadan claimed the title with a 9-4 decision.

Broja won three bouts to claim the 149 lbs. title easily, while Holliday notched two pins and a major 
decision on the way to the 184 lbs. championship including a pin at thr 4:46 mark of the championship 
bout over UNC Pembroke's Brach Walker.

Full brackets can be found here.

http://newberrywolves.com/http%3a//gimp.escapesports.on-rev.com/LiveResults/OPEN/2012_Newberry_Open.html


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No. 2 Wolves dominate Belmont Abbey on Senior Night, 43-3
Newberry records four bonus point wins in front of fantastic crowd
2/3/2012

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The second ranked Newberry Wolves wrapped up an undefeated season of home duals 
on Friday night with a 43-3 walloping of Belmont Abbey, with four wins coming by bonus point victories.

The Wolves celebrated the careers of Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.), Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.), 
Channon Clamp (Gilbert, S.C.), Jon Cronin (Las Vegas, Nev.), Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.), 
Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.), Steven McLeod (Gilbert, S.C.), Dave Newman (Toms River, N.J.), 
Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) and Karl Reed (Mount Laurel, N.J.) at the match's halfway point.

Newberry moves to 15-1 in duals this season and hosts the Newberry Open on Saturday.

The Wolves didn't even have to take to the mats to take the lead with Cronin at 125 lbs. and 
DJ Jules at 133 lbs. picking up victories by forfeit to give the hosts an early 12-0 lead.

Fourth-ranked BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) pushed the lead to 18-0 at 141 lbs. with a pin of Jake 
Nelson at the 1:58 mark.

The No. 8 149 lbs. wrestler in the nation - Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) - moved to an outstanding 
16-0 in duals this year with a 12-4 major decision over Nick Sgroi to push the lead to 22-0. 
The Abbey took its only bout of the doul with a 4-0 decision by Brandon Wilkins over Hunter 
Robinson (Opelika, Ala.) to make it a 22-3 match at the halfway point.

Newberry won the final five bouts of the dual, starting with a 5-0 decision by No. 6 Sean Byrnes 
(Jackson, N.J.) over Joseph Maumoynier at 165 lbs. to make the lead 25-3.

No. 7 Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) pinned Ryan Gregory at the 2:17 mark of the 174 lbs. bout to 
clinch the dual victory at a 31-3 margin. Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) earned a 7-0 decision over 
Jerami Bartley at 184 lbs. to push the lead to 34-3.

A pair of seniors closed out their Eleazer Arena careers in perfect fashion, as Reed earned a 
7-5 decision over Nick Rees at 197 lbs. and Elkins pinned Will Robinson at the 1:48 mark of the 
heavyweight bout to close out the dominating win.

No. 2 Newberry 43, Belmont Abbey 3
125	Jon Cronin (Newberry) wins by forfeit			  NEW, 6-0
133	DJ Jules (Newberry) wins by forfeit			  NEW, 12-0
141	No. 4 BJ Young (Newberry) pins Jake Nelson, 1:58	  NEW, 18-0
149	No. 8 Deral Brown (Newberry) maj. dec. Nick Sgroi, 12-4	  NEW, 22-0
157	Brandon Wilkins (BA) dec. Hunter Robinson, 4-0		  NEW, 22-3
165	No. 6 Sean Byrnes (Newberry) dec. Joseph Maumoynier, 5-0  NEW, 25-3
174	No. 7 Travis Sheehy (Newberry) pins Ryan Gregory, 2:17	  NEW, 31-3
184	Mitch Brown (Newberry) dec. Jerami Bartley, 7-0		  NEW, 34-3
197	Karl Reed (Newberry) dec. Nick Rees, 7-5		  NEW, 37-3
HWT	No. 5 Jake Elkins (Newberry) pins Will Robinson, 1:48	  NEW, 43-3



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Bluffton edges Dreher in first round of wrestling playoffs
T.J. Dudley: Rugged Individualist
Beaufort High claims 5 region wrestling champions
Cardinals nip Hammond in SCISA State final bout
Woodruff knocks off rival Broome
Landrum repeats as II-1A wrestling champion
Five Chapman wrestlers win region titles


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2012 Newberry Open details

1/29/2012

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry Open, a 10-weight class open tournament featuring wrestlers from 
schools around the East Coast, is set for Saturday, February 4.

The Open will begin at 10 a.m. in Eleazer Arena and run for the rest of the day, after skin 
checks at 7:40 a.m. and weigh-ins at 8 a.m. The tournament will feature a double-elimination 
format with seven-minute matches, plus riding time. If the match is tied, the NCAA overtime 
procedure will be used. Outstanding wrestlers will be seeded.

To sign up for the tournament, contact head coach Jason Valek at jason.valek@newberry.edu. 
A fee of $30 per wrestler will be charged, which must be paid prior to weigh in. Wrestlers 
will not be allowed to weigh in without payment and the entry fee is non-refundable.

The fee can be paid at registration on Friday, February 3, during the Belmont Abbey dual or 
Sunday, February 4, at 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

Admission is set at $5 for fans wishing to attend.


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Second-ranked Wolves featured in NCAA awards rankings

1/27/2012

INDIANAPOLIS - The Newberry College wrestling squad has been on a great streak in dual meets in 
preparation for the Super Region meet in February, and several Wolves are featured in the NCAA's 
rankings of the most dominant wrestlers.

In the first such ranking of the season, Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) at 149 lbs. and Jake Elkins 
(Trussville, Ala.) at heavyweight are ranked fourth and fifth nationally in the "most dominant" 
category. St. Cloud State's Tad Merritt leads the rankings.

BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) is tied for sixth in the nation for most pinfalls with 10 such victories 
this season, while Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) is tied for 10th nationally for most technical 
falls at three.

To see the complete rankings for all three NCAA divisions in the statistical leaders, go here:
http://www.ncaa.com/news/wrestling/article/2012-01-25/tracking-most-dominant


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Bluffton wrestlers rally past Cane Bay to win region title
Summerville wrestler Jordan Wigger eyes 4th state title


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Wolves stay at No. 1 in Super Region I rankings
Three Newberry grapplers hold top regional ranking in their weight class
1/23/2012

ERIE, Pa. - Following a 5-0 week with wins over three teams ranked in the top 15 of the nation, 
the Newberry Wolves' wrestling team remains the top team in the Super Region I rankings, which 
were released today. The Wolves are the only team with a top six wrestler in all 10 weight classes, 
with three grapplers earning their weight's top billing.

BJ Young (Jackon, N.J.) at 141 lbs., Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) at 174 lbs and Jake Elkins 
(Trussville, Ala.) at heavyweight are each the No. 1 regional wrestler in their class. No wrestler 
from Newberry ranks below third in their weight class

Young went 4-0 at the Super Region I Duals last weekend in Johnstown, Pa., including a 13-8 decision 
over Pitt-Johnstown's Jack Bachman, who was ranked second in the nation prior to the bout. Sheehy 
was also 4-0 at the Super Region I Duals with decisions over the Nos. 2 and 4 wrestlers in today's 
rankings. Elkins was 4-1 on the week with three pins and a technical fall win.

Three other Wolves are ranked second in their weight class - Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) at 133 lbs., 
Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) at 149 lbs. and Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.). Brown was the only wrestler of that 
trio to wrestle a full slate this week, picking up 5 wins with two pins and two major decisions. 
He stands at a stunning 15-0 in dual action this season.

Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.) at 125 lbs., Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) at 157 lbs., Sean Byrnes 
(Jackson, N.J.) at 165 lbs. and Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.) at 197 lbs. are each the third-ranked wrestler 
in their class. Byrnes went 4-0 on the week, with three wins in Johnstown.

The Wolves resume action at the Appalachian State Open this weekend before hosting Belmont Abbey in 
dual action on Friday, February 3.

Entire Super Region I rankings are here:
http://newberry.athleticsite.net/wr012312reg.pdf


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Wednesday's dual at King cancelled

1/23/2012

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Wednesday night's Division II wrestling dual between No. 2 Newberry and 
No. 15 King has been cancelled and rescheduled for the 2012-13 season. This is primarily due 
to the two teams facing off earlier this month at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals.

The No. 2 Wolves will next see action at the Appalachian State Open this weekend. The final 
home dual of the season will take place on Friday, February 3, at 7:30 p.m. as the Wolves 
(14-1) host Belmont Abbey (3-10).


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No. 2 Wolves close out undefeated weekend with 29-9 win over No. 8 Mercyhurst
Newberry takes down second top 10 opponent in five days
1/21/2012

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - The No. 2 Newberry Wolves finished an undefeated weekend at the Super Region I Duals with a 29-9 win over the No. 8 Mercyhurst Lakers in the UPJ Sports Center on Saturday afternoon.

Newberry moves to 14-1 in duals on the season and defeats its second top 10 opponent in the last five days.

At 125 lbs., Travis Laxton (Live Oak, Fla.) used a series of takedowns and nearfalls in the first and second periods to establish dominance on the way to a 14-5 major decision over Ryan Bohince to stake the Wolves to an early 4-0 lead.

Jon Cronin (Las Vegas, Nev.) found himself on the wrong end of a sudden victory match at 133 lbs., with Mercyhurst's Kody Young scoring a takedown for a 6-4 victory and narrowing the Wolves' dual lead to 4-3.

Another hotly contested bout came at 141 lbs., with No. 6 BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) scoring a takedown nine seconds into the first sudden victory period for a 5-3 decision over Jeremy Landowski to put Newberry's team advantage at 7-3.

No. 8 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) remained undefeated in dual action on the season with a 14-6 major decision over Michael Griffith at 149 lbs. to extend the Newberry lead to 11-3.

Davis Bagwell (Birmingham, Ala.) suffered a 7-0 loss by decision to No. 6 Jordan Shields, narrowing the Wolves' lead to 11-6 at the halfway point of the dual.

No. 6 Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) racked up over five minutes of riding time in the 165 lbs. bout on the way to a 9-2 decision over Adam Lamancusa to make it a 14-6 lead.

A quick first period move by No. 7 Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) led to a pin at the 2:19 mark of August Mizia to push the lead to 20-6.

Freshman Jared Holliday (Burlington, N.J.) clinched the dual victory for the Wolves at 184 lbs. with a victory by injury default in the first period making it a 26-6 Newberry lead.

After winning by forfeit twice earlier in the day, Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.) finally got his chance to wrestle an opponent at 197 lbs. The bout turned out to be the third overtime match of the dual, with Anderson earning a takedown 28 seconds into the first sudden victory for a 3-1 decision which pushed Newberry's lead to 29-6.

Newberry's weekend came to a conclusion with a matchup of nationally ranked wrestlers in the heavy weight division, as No. 4 Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) faced off against No. 7 Fred Hale. A Hale reversal with 20 seconds left tied the match, and the Laker claimed a 9-8 decision with the riding time advantage.

The Wolves return to action on Wednesday, January 25, at No. 15 King (Tenn.) College. The rematch of Newberry's 24-6 victory in the quarterfinals of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals will start in Bristol, Tenn., at 7 p.m.


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No. 2 Wolves dominate Seton Hill, 40-6

1/21/2012

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - The No. 2 Newberry Wolves won six consecutive bouts in the middle portion of the dual to power their way to a 40-6 win over Seton Hill in the UPJ Sports Center on Saturday morning.

Newberry vaults itself to 13-1 in duals this season entering its final dual of the Super Region I Duals against No. 8 Mercyhurst (Pa.) at 1 p.m.

Travis Laxton (Live Oak, Fla.) put up a good fight in the opening bout at 125 lbs., but dropped a 4-1 decision to No. 5 Kenny Trumbetta to give the Griffins a 3-0 lead.

Jon Cronin (Las Vegas, Nev.) earned a 5-1 decision over Stephen Smith at 133 lbs. to tie the match at 3-all and No. 6 BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) won by forfeit at 141 lbs. to give the Wolves a 9-3 advantage.

No. 8 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) pushed Newberry's lead to 15-3 with a 1:28 pin of Mike Grant. Brown is now 13-0 on the season in duals action.

At 157 lbs., Davis Bagwell (Birmingham, Ala.) earned his first dual victory with a 5-1 decision over Adam Moranduzzo to put Newberry up 18-3. Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) made his first appearance of the Super Region Duals a memorable one with a 20-5 technical fall over Kurt McCamley.

No. 7 Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) earned a 16-0 technical fall in the second period at 174 lbs. to put Newberry up 28-3 with three bouts remaining to clinch the dual.

Jared Holliday (Burlington, N.J.) suffered a 6-5 loss by decision to regionally ranked Zach Benzio at 184 lbs. and Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.) won by forfeit at 197 lbs. to put Newberry up 34-6.

In the final bout at heavyweight, No. 4 Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) earned his third bonus point win of the weekend with a pin of Eric Minerd at 2:07 to seal the 40-6 win.


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No. 2 Wolves cruise past Shippensburg, 37-10

1/21/2012

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - The No. 2 ranked Newberry Wolves recorded five bonus point wins and a forfeit on the way to a dominant 37-10 win over the Shippensburg (Pa.) Red Raiders in the UPJ Sports Center on Saturday morning.

With the win, Newberry moves to 12-1 in duals this season entering the 11 a.m. matchup with Seton Hill (Pa.) University.

Travis Laxton (Live Oak, Fla.) got the dual started on the right foot and earned his first dual win with a 9-1 major decision over Colton Keck to put Newberry up 4-0 after 125 lbs., but Jon Cronin (Las Vegas, Nev.) was pinned by Cody Myers at 133 lbs. to give the Red Raiders a 6-4 lead.

No. 6 BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) put the Wolves back on top at 141 lbs. with a pin of Simon Rice at the 2:26 mark to make it 10-6 in Newberry's favor.

No. 8 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) moved to 12-0 in duals on the season at 149 lbs. with a 16-6 major decision over James Reilley to give the Wolves a 14-6 advantage.

At 157 lbs., Davis Bagwell (Birmingham, Ala.) fought hard against John Lindquist, but came out on the wrong end of a 10-2 major decision, making it a 14-9 dual score at the halfway mark.

No. 6 Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) got off to a hot start at 165 lbs. and pinned Neil Grudi at the 2:21 mark to put Newberry up 20-10 and No. 7 Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) earned a 9-2 decision over Luke Etter to put Newberry up 23-10.

Jared Holliday (Burlington, N.J.) clinched the dual victory for the Wolves with a 10-3 decision over Tyler Zittle with over four minutes of riding time. Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.) won the 197 lbs. bout by forfeit.

No. 4 Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) finished off the dominating win with a 16-0 technical fall over Shippensburg's Jacob Nale.


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Reed and Elkins power No. 2 Wolves to 25-16 comeback win over No. 13 Pitt-Johnstown
Pins at 197 and heavyweight push Newberry to 11-1
1/20/2012

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - The second-ranked Newberry Wolves found themselves staring at a 7-point deficit after five matches, but wins in four of the last five bouts pushed Newberry to a 25-16 comeback win over the No. 13 Pittsburgh-Johnstown Mountain Cats in the Sports Center on Friday night.

Newberry trailed by three points with just two bouts remaining, but Karl Reed (Mount Laurel, N.J.) at 197 lbs. and No. 4 Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) at heavyweight recorded pinfalls to grab the Wolves' 11th dual victory of the season. The Wolves are now 11-1 on the year

The Mountain Cats started off on the right foot with a 10-1 major decision by David Fogel over Travis Laxton (Live Oak, Fla.) at 125 lbs. and a 4-1 decision by No. 3 Ryan Link over Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) at 133 lbs. putting the hosts out to an early 7-0 lead.

No. 6 BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) put Newberry on the board at 141 lbs. with an upset 13-8 win by decision over No. 2 Jack Bachman, and a 6-2 decision by No. 8 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) over Nathan Link at 149 lbs. pulled Newberry back to within one dual point at 7-6. Brown's win pushes his season dual mark to 12-0.

At 157 lbs., UPJ's Zach Lundgren was able to pin Davis Bagwell (Birmingham, Ala.) in the final seconds of the bout and give the Mountain Cats momentum with a 13-6 lead at the halfway point.

The Wolves would not go away quietly though, responding with an 11-3 major decision by No. 6 Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) over Joel Paolo at 165 lbs. and an 8-2 decision by No. 7 Travis Sheehy (Lawrenceville, Ga.) over Logan Shirey at 174 lbs. tying the dual up at 13-all with three bouts remaining.

UPJ's Gary Lantz scored a 5-4 overtime win over No. 7 Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) at 184 lbs., swinging the momentum back to Johnstown and its partisan crowd at 16-13.

But Reed got the sizeable Newberry contingent on its feet at 197 lbs. with a pin of Jon Moore at the 6:30 mark to give Newberry its first lead of the match at 19-16.

Elkins fell behind in the first period by a 5-1 margin, but turned the tables on Josh Krupa, pinning the Mountain Cat at the 4:48 mark and securing the Newberry win.

"We battled adversity with several key starters out and starting some young guys tonight, but we had their back no matter the outcome tonight," said head coach Jason Valek, who secured his 120th career dual victory. "Our seniors stepped up, especially with Karl Reed and Jake Elkins getting 12 points for us there at the end. I'm really proud of these kids.

"I thought the strength of our team was the front end of each dual, and it will be again once we all recover from some injuries. But our back end of the dual has been exceptionally strong, and those two pins at the end took the wind out of Johnstown's sails."

The Wolves will wrestle three consecutive duals Saturday at the Sports Center, with Shippensburg (Pa.) at 9 a.m., Seton Hill (Pa.) at 11 a.m. and No. 8 Mercyhurst (Pa.) at 1 p.m.


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No. 2 Wolves earn 23-15 victory over No. 10 Limestone
Deral Brown, Jake Elkins earn wins by pinfall
1/17/2012

NEWBERRY, S.C. - In a hotly contested battle between two Palmetto State rivals, it was the 
No. 2 Newberry Wolves who came out on top, defeating the No. 10 Limestone Saints 23-15 in 
wrestling dual action in Eleazer Arena on Tuesday night.

Newberry moves to 10-1 in duals on the season, while Limestone drops to 6-7. The Wolves' next 
action comes with four matches at the Super Region I Duals in Johnstown, Pa., on Friday and Saturday.

The dual started at 141 lbs., and the visiting Saints immediately pulled an upset, with Kenneth 
Kampnich pinning BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) just 1:30 into the bout to give Limestone a 6-0 lead.

At 149 lbs., Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) pulled the home team level with a pinfall victory over Shawn 
Landgraff at the 4:46 mark. Brown is ranked eighth nationally in his weight class and has a perfect 
11-0 record in dual matches this season. It also marked Brown's third pin of a Limestone wrestler 
this season.

Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) gave Newberry the lead at 157 lbs., earning a 5-2 decision over 
No. 8 Jeremy Bommaritto, and No. 6 Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) staked the Wolves out to a 12-6 dual 
lead with a 6-0 shutout decision over Daniel McGillivray.

At 174 lbs., Limestone's Bryce Sopko pulled the guests closer with an 8-4 decision over No. 7 
Travis Sheehy, but No. 7 Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) put the Wolves lead back at six points with 
an 8-3 decision over Landon Hall making it 15-9 in the Wolves' favor.

A turning point in the match could have come at 197 lbs., when Limestone's No. 1 and undefeated 
Dan Scanlan took a 6-1 decision over Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.) and the Wolves were deducted 
a team point, making it only a 14-12 Newberry lead.

But at heavyweight, No. 4 Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) got the crowd on its feet with a pin of 
Charles Weber at the 2:19 mark to make a 20-12 Wolves lead.

Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.) clinched the match for the Wolves when his 10-9 decision over 
Eric Rholetter gave Newberry a 23-12 lead. Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) lost a 9-2 decision to 
Mike Magaha in the final bout to mark the final 23-15 margin.

Newberry is now 7-0 all-time against Limestone in dual competition, as the Wolves claimed their 
119th all-time dual win in just their seventh season of competition.

No. 2 Newberry 23, No. 10 Limestone 15
141	Kenneth Kampnich (Limestone) pins No. 6 BJ Young, 1:30		LIME, 6-0
149	No. 8 Deral Brown (Newberry) pins Shawn Landgraff, 4:46		Tied, 6-6
157	Taylor Knapp (Newberry) dec. No. 8 Jeremy Bommaritto, 5-2	NEW, 9-6
165	No. 6 Sean Byrnes (Newberry) dec. Dan McGillivray, 6-0		NEW, 12-6
174	Bryce Sopko (Limestone) dec. No. 7 Travis Sheehy, 8-4		NEW, 12-9
184	No. 7 Mitch Brown (Newberry) dec. Landon Hall, 8-3		NEW, 15-9
197	No. 1 Dan Scanlan (Limestone) dec. Zach Anderson, 6-1 *		NEW, 14-12
HWT	No. 4 Jake Elkins (Newberry) pins Charles Weber, 2:19		NEW, 20-12
125	Connor McDonald (Newberry) dec. Eric Rholetter, 10-9		NEW, 23-12
133	Mike Magaha (Limestone) dec. Matt Oliver, 9-2			NEW, 23-15
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Chesnee's Martin reaches milestone
Uncharted territory - Chesnee's Dustin Martin


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Limestone Wrestling Ranked No. 10 In National Polls; Scanlan Ascends to No. 1

Limestone Wrestling ranked No. 10 in latest National Poll after impressive showing at the National Duals. Dan Scanlan and Jeremy Bommarito also ranked.
By Trey Bloomer, Sports Information Intern
 
1/11/2012 4:32:00 PM
National Rankings

GAFFNEY, S.C. – Limestone wrestling (6-6) has moved into the top ten in the latest NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Poll that was released earlier today, Wednesday, January 11. The Saints come in at No. 10 overall after an impressive seventh place showing at the National Duals on Saturday and Sunday, January 7 and 8. Senior Dan Scanlan (Leesburg, Va.), after a remarkable performance at the National Duals, has moved into the top spot in the 197-pound division.

Unranked in the last national poll, the Saints skyrocketed up the poll with an eye-opening showing at the 2012 NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals. For the first time all season, LC's heralded starting line-up flexed its muscles in wins over San Francisco State (25-12), No. 15 King (16-15) and No. 11 Wisconsin-Parkside (22-18). Limestone's only two losses came to No. 2 Upper Iowa and No. 6 Augustana (S.D.), and even in defeat they showed their true mettle.

Scanlan ascends to No. 1 in the country in the 197-pound class after a truly impressive showing at the Duals. His opening match of the tournament pitted him against No. 1 Carl Broghammer of Upper Iowa in showdown of No. 1 vs. No. 2. Scanlan shutout Broghammer, 4-0, and essentially cemented his rise to the top spot.

He wasn't done though as he also defeated No. 6 Charles Morgan of King for the second time in three weeks. Scanlan was pushed to the limit by Morgan, but a takedown in the fourth overtime gave him the hard fought, 4-2, decision. For the tournament, he went 4-0 and outscored his opponents 31-6 on his way to being named Most Outstanding Wrestler for the event. He is also 9-0 on the season with and has outpaced his opponents by the amazing margin of 90-8.

Junior Jeremy Bommarito (Fenton, Mich.) makes his first appearance in the national polls with a No. 8 ranking in the 157-pound division. The Fenton, Mich. native started out the Duals with a notable 5-4 decision over No. 7 Winston Robbins of Upper Iowa. The winning continued as he then went on to defeat Vicente Aboytes of San Francisco State and Jeremy Miller of King to close out Saturday, January 7.

His only loss of the tournament came to No. 6 Marcus Edgington of Augustana in closely contested, 4-2, decision. Bommarito rebounded to pin UWP's LaQuan Lunford in only 1:39 to finish 4-1 during the two-day tournament. Bommartio is currently 10-4 on the season with two wins by pin fall.

Limestone is back in action on Tuesday, January 17 as they prepare for a huge showdown with rival and second ranked, Newberry. The dual match is slated to begin at 7 p.m.

NOTES
The No. 10 ranking is the highest ever in the history of the Limestone wrestling program. The previous high was No. 15.

NCAA Division II Team Rankings:

1. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 160 3rd
2. Newberry (S.C.) 152 1st
3. Upper Iowa 141 2nd
4. Nebraska-Kearney 138 4th
5. Augustana (S.D.) 127 6th
6. Central Oklahoma 116 7th
7. Grand Canyon (Ariz.) 112 5th
8. Mercyhurst (Pa.) 93 8th
9. Wisconsin-Parkside 85 11th
10. Limestone (S.C.) 80 NR
T11. King (Tenn.) 79 15th
T11. Adams State (Colo.) 79 9th
13. Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.) 63 14th
14. West Liberty (W.Va.) 60 13th
15. Fort Hays State (Kan.) 47 12th
16. Findlay (Ohio) 40 17th
17. Minnesota State 27 19th
18. Ashland (Ohio) 23 10th
19. San Francisco State (Calif.) 16 NR
20. Colorado State-Pueblo 11 NR

Others receiving votes: Chadron State (Neb.), Colorado Mesa, East Stroudsburg (Pa.), Gannon (Pa.), Kutztown (Pa.), Mary (N.D.), Maryville (Mo.), North Carolina-Pembroke, Western State (Colo.).

Individual Rankings:

157 Pounds
1. Dillon Bera, Wisconsin-Parkside
2. T.J. Hepburn, Nebraska-Kearney
3. Marcus Edgington, Augustana (S.D.)
4. Cory Dauphin, Central Oklahoma
5. Jacob D. Horn, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
6. Jordan Shields, Mercyhurst (Pa.)
7. Bobby Williams, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
8. Jeremy Bommarito, Limestone (S.C.)

197 Pounds
1. Dan Scanlan, Limestone (S.C.)
2. Luke McPeek, Adams State (Colo.)
3. Lucas Munkelwitz, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
4. Carl Broghammer, Upper Iowa
5. Frank Morgan, King (Tenn.)
6. Matt Baker, Maryville (Mo.)
7. Eddie Ebewo, East Stroudsburg (Pa.)
8. Shane Nolan, North Carolina-Pembroke


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Newberry drops to No. 2 in NWCA Division II national rankings
Six Wolves ranked in their weight class
1/11/2012

EDMOND, Okla. - Following a runner-up finish at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals last weekend, 
the Newberry College Wolves are ranked No. 2 in the latest NWCA Division II national rankings, 
which were released Wednesday.

Newberry is receiving 152 votes, which marks a second-place vote from every voting member. 
St. Cloud State moved to No. 1 following its 23-12 victory in the National Duals championship.

Six Wolves are ranked in their weight class, with heavyweight Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) 
earning the highest ranking at fourth nationally. He has an 11-3 overall record and 7-2 duals record.

The Jackson, N.J., duo of B.J. Young at 141 lbs. and Sean Byrnes at 165 lbs. are each ranked 
sixth in their weight class. Young has a 22-8 overall record with a 5-2 mark in duals, while 
Byrnes is 12-6 overall and 6-2 in duals.

Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) at 174 lbs. and Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) at 184 lbs. are eached 
ranked seventh in their class. Sheehy has a 24-8 overall record and 7-3 duals record, while Brown 
is 21-4 overall and 8-1 in duals. Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) at 149 lbs. rounds out Newberry's 
ranked wrestlers in eighth place with a 26-6 overall record and 10-0 duals record.

The Wolves return to the mat at home on Tuesday, Jan. 17, hosting No. 10 Limestone, which made 
the largest poll jump this month after a seventh place finish at the NWCA National Duals.

The link is below for the complete national rankings:

http://www.bronchosports.com/sports/2012/1/11/WREST_0111123339.aspx?id=196


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Chapman wrestling team on the rise
Fort Mill wins Border Wars tourney
Cobras capture crown in Hawk Invitational
Fort Mill takes Border Wars, Rock Hill wins own event
Cane Bay wrestling coach Tim Wash talks about his team's win in the Hawk Invitational
Beaufort High wrestlers perfect in Battery Creek tournament
Bluffton wrestlers open region slate with tough win over Battery Creek


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Wolves retain No. 1 ranking in Super Region I poll
Newberry is the only school with regionally ranked wrestler in all weight classes
1/9/2012

ERIE, Pa. - Coming off of a runner-up performance at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals, the Newberry College wrestling squad has retained the top ranking in Super Region I. The Wolves are the only team with a wrestler ranked in the top six of their weight class, with all 10 wrestlers ranked in the top three of their class.

Newberry will retain the top regional ranking through the Super Region I Duals in Johnstown, Pa., on January 20-21. Following a Tuesday, January 17, home dual against Limestone, the Wolves will take on fourth-ranked Pittsburgh-Johnstown, sixth-ranked Kutztown (Pa.), eighth-ranked Shippensburgh (Pa.) and ninth-ranked Seton Hill at the regional event.

The Wolves boast three top ranked wrestlers in the regional rankings. Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) is first at 174 lbs. with a 24-8 overall record and 7-3 duals record, with Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) ranked first at 184 lbs. with a 21-4 overall and 8-1 duals record. At 285 lbs., Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) is the top ranked wrestler with an 11-3 overall and 7-2 duals record.

Two Wolves are ranked second in their class, with Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) ranked second at 133 lbs. with a 16-8 overall record and 5-4s dual record and Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) ranked second at 149 lbs. with a 26-6 overall record and perfect 10-0 duals mark.

The remaining five ranked Wolves all hold third place in their weight class. At 125 lbs., Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.) is ranked third with a 9-8 overall record and 5-5 duals mark, while BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) is third at 141 lbs. with a 22-8 overall record and 8-2 duals mark. At 157 lbs., Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) is third with a 13-7 overall record and 7-3 duals record, Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) is third at 165 lbs. with a 12-6 overall record and 6-2 duals record and Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.) is third at 197 lbs. with an 18-4 overall record and 3-0 duals mark.

See link below to view the entire January 9 Super Region I rankings

http://newberry.athleticsite.net/wr010912reg.pdf


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No. 1 Wolves fall in NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals final to No. 3 St. Cloud State, 23-12

1/8/2012

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The No. 1 Newberry College Wolves came back from an early deficit to tie the final dual of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals, but the No. 3 St. Cloud State Huskies won four of the final five bouts to take the championship with a 23-12 victory at the Prairie Capital Convention Center on Sunday.

Newberry falls to 9-1 on the season in dual action, while St. Cloud State moves to 11-0 in duals. Newberry claims runner-up honors at the National Duals for the third time in its four appearances at the event.

Two surprise results at the beginning of the dual set things up for the Huskies. At 125 lbs., No. 1 Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.) suffered a 10-3 loss by decision to Dylan Wright, and the No. 6 133-pounder in Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) was pinned just 38 seconds in the match by Andrew Pokorny to put the Wolves in an early 9-0 hole.

The Wolves battled back starting with an 11-4 decision by No. 2 BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) over Jay Hildreth at 141 lbs. No. 5 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) earned a 3-0 shutout decision over Matt Leibforth at 149 lbs., followed by a 13-7 decision by Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) over Josh Howk at 157 lbs. to tie the dual at 9-all at the halfway point.

The Huskies reclaimed the advantage in the dual with a 13-1 major decision by No. 1 Tad Merritt at 165 lbs. over No. 5 Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) to give SCSU a 13-9 lead.

No. 6 Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) brought Newberry closer with a 6-2 decision over Kurt Salmen at 174 lbs. to make it a 13-12 match.

No. 6 Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) had a battle on his hands at 184 lbs, and held a late lead over No. 2 Derek Skala, but the SCSU wrestler earned a late third period takedown to sent the match into overtime, where he earned another takedown to take a 4-2 decision and push the Huskies' lead to 16-12.

Karl Reed (Mount Laurel, N.J.) had a chance at 197 lbs. to close the gap, but Lucas Munkelwitz took a 6-0 decision to clinch the match with a 19-12 lead. In the final bout, No. 1 Jake Kahnke took a 19-8 major decision over No. 4 Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) to provide the final 23-12 margin.

Newberry now has an 11-5 all-time National Duals record with three runner-up placements and a fourth place finish in four appeareances at the event.

The Wolves return to action with a home dual against Limestone College on Tuesday, January 17, at 7 p.m. in Eleazer Arena

No. 3 St. Cloud State 23, No. 1 Newberry 12

125	Dylan Wright (St. Cloud State) dec. No. 1 Connor McDonald, 10-3	SCSU, 3-0
133	Andrew Pokorny (St. Cloud State) pins No. 6 Matt Oliver, 0:38	SCSU, 9-0
141	No. 2 BJ Young (Newberry) dec. Jay Hildreth, 11-4	SCSU, 9-3
149	No. 5 Deral Brown (Newberry) dec. Matt Leibforth, 3-0	SCSU, 9-6
157	Taylor Knapp (Newberry) dec. Josh Howk, 13-7	Tied, 9-9
165	No. 1 Tad Merritt (St. Cloud State) maj. dec. No. 5 Sean Byrnes, 13-1	SCSU, 13-9
174	No. 6 Travis Sheehy (Newberry) dec. Kurt Salmen, 6-2	SCSU, 13-12
184	No. 2 Derek Skala (St. Cloud State) dec. No. 6 Mitch Brown, OT 4-2	SCSU, 16-12
197	Lucas Munkelwitz (St. Cloud State) dec. Karl Reed, 6-0	SCSU, 19-12
HWT	No. 1 Jake Kahnke (St. Cloud State) maj. dec. No. 4 Jake Elkins, 19-8	SCSU, 23-12


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No. 1 Newberry advances to NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals finals with 18-15 comeback win over No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney
Wolves claims final four bouts to advance to third final in four year
1/8/2012

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The No. 1 Newberry College Wolves claimed the final four bouts to come back from a six-point deficit and claim an 18-15 win over No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney in the semifinals of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals at the Prairie Capital Convention Center on Sunday afternoon.

With the win, Newberry moves to 9-0 in duals this season and advances to the championship match at 3 p.m. Central (4 p.m. Eastern) against No. 3 St. Cloud State, which upset No. 2 Upper Iowa in the semifinals by a 22-13 score.

Newberry is 0-1 all-time in duals against St. Cloud State, losing in last year's third place match. The Wolves found themselves in yeat another tightly contested battle, with only one bonus point win in the entire dual.

No. 1 Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.) got the match off to a good start at 125 lbs. for the Wolves with a 2-0 decision over Jordan White. McDonald did not concede control in the second period and had an escape in the third to earn the decision and put Newberry up 3-0.

In the 133 lbs. bout, No. 6 Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) was taken down early in the first period and his opponent, Stephen Weimer recorded nearfall points. That would be the deciding points in the bout, as Weimer took a 5-4 decision to tie the dual at 3-all.

At 141 lbs., one of the premier matchups of the entire tournament lived up to its billing as the No. 1 and No. 2 wrestlers in the nation matched up. Dalton Jensen of UNK was the top-ranked wreslter coming into the bout, and left that way with a tight 7-6 decision over No. 2 BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) with a point for accumulated riding time. Young earned a reversal with one second remaining, but it was too late, and Jensen's win by decision gave the Lopers a 6-3 lead.

No. 5 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) tied the dual back up for the Wolves with a clutch 3-2 win by decision over Raufeon Stots at 149 lbs. Brown trailed 0-1 entering the third period, but earned an escape and a takedown to win the bout and tie the dual at 6-all.

The turning point of the match came at 157 lbs., where UNK's No. TJ Hepburn needed only 26 seconds to pin Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and give the Lopers a 12-6 lead at the halfway mark of the match.

At 165 lbs., an intense matchup of nationally ranked wrestlers came down to a pair of stalling calls which gave No. 2 Joey Wilson of UNK a 2-1 decision over No. 5 Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) and put the Lopers up by a 15-6 margin.

With their backs against the wall, the Wolves' higher weight wrestlers stood up to the challenge and won the final four bouts to eke out the win.

At 174 lbs., No. 6 Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) scored a reversal just six seconds into the third period to take a 7-5 upset decision over No.4 Mark Fiala. No. 6 Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) followed that up at 184 lbs. with a 2-1 decision on accumulated riding time over Brock Smith. Karl Reed (Mount Laurel, N.J.) made his first appearance in the National Duals this year count, tying the match at 15-all entering the final bout with a third period reversal giving him a 4-3 decision over Matt Lenagh.

In the final bout, No. 4 Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) was trailing Nick Bauman 0-1 entering the third period. The senior scored a reversal just 16 seconds into the period and rode out Bauman to score a 3-1 decision and give the Wolves a huge 18-15 win.

With the win, Newberry is now 11-4 all-time at the National Duals and advances to the finals for the third time in its four appearances. The Wolves are previously 0-2 in the National Duals, with losses to the discontinued Nebraska-Omaha program in 2009 and 2010.

No. 1 Newberry 18, No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney 15

125	No. 1 Connor McDonald (Newberry) dec. Jordan White, 2-0	NEW, 3-0
133	Stephen Weimer (UNK) dec. No. 6 Matt Oliver, 5-4	Tie, 3-3
141	No. 1 Dalton Jensen (UNK) dec. No. 2 BJ Young, 7-6	UNK, 6-3
149	No. 5 Deral Brown (Newberry) dec. Raufeon Stots, 3-2	Tied, 6-6
157	No. 2 TJ Hepburn (UNK) pins Taylor Knapp, 0:26	UNK, 12-6
165	No. 2 Joey Wilson (UNK) dec. No. 5 Sean Byrnes, 2-1	UNK, 15-6
174	No. 6 Travis Sheehy (Newberry) dec. No. 4 Mark Fiala, 7-5	UNK, 15-9
184	No. 6 Mitch Brown (Newberry) dec. Brock Smith, 2-1	UNK, 15-12
197	Karl Reed (Newberry) dec. Matt Lenagh, 4-3	Tied, 15-15
HWT	No. 4 Jake Elkins (Newberry) dec. Nick Bauman, 3-1	NEW, 18-15


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No. 1 Newberry advances to NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals semifinals with win over No. 15 King
Wolves eke out eight close decisions in battle with Tornado
1/7/2012

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - After a dominant win in the first round of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals on Saturday morning, the top-ranked Newberry College Wolves faced a tougher test in No. 15 and eighth-seeded King College, but advanced to the semifinals with a 24-6 victory over the Tornado.

Newberry is now 8-0 in duals this season and moves on to face No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney in the semifinals at 11 a.m. Central (noon Eastern) on Sunday. The Lopers are 2-0 in duals after wins today over Ouachita Baptist (30-6) and No. 6 Augustana (21-10). Newberry is 1-1 all-time in duals against UNK, with a 22-13 win in the semifinals of the 2009 National Duals.

Every bout in the dual was tightly contested, with neither team recording a bonus point win. Newberry's only two losses came in overtime decisions. The first of those was No. 1 Connor McDonald's (Rehoboth, Del.) 6-4 loss in sudden victory 2 to Jerrell McCabe at 125 lbs.

The Wolves then proceeded to record seven straight wins by decision. No. 6 Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) held off Cullen King at 133 lbs., 4-1, and No. 2 BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) eked out a 9-8 decision at 141 lbs. over Tywan Claxton to give Newberry a 6-3 lead.

No. 5 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) earned a 6-3 decision over Nicolas Stella at 149 lbs., and Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) won at 157 lbs. over Jeremy Miller by an 8-4 margin making it a 12-3 Wolves lead.

Two nationally ranked wrestlers recorded shutout for Newberry to pull away even further. No. 5 Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) earned a 4-0 decision over Patrick Spano at 165 lbs., and a 5-0 decision by No. 6 Travis Sheehy over Dyvon Passmore at 174 lbs. put Newberry in position to win the dual.

No. 6 Mitch Brown won at 184 lbs. by a 6-2 margin over Brandon Tressler, giving Newberry a 21-3 lead with two bouts remaining and giving the Wolves the win. Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.) put up a great fight against No. 6 Frank Morgan at 197 lbs., but lost a 2-1 decision. No. 4 Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) closed out the match with a 5-2 decision over Dondricus Anderson.

No. 1 Newberry 24, No. 15 King 6

125	Jerrelle McCabe (King) dec. No. 1 Connor McDonald, OT 6-4	KING, 3-0
133	No. 6 Matt Oliver (Newberry) dec. Cullen King, 4-1	Tie, 3-3
141	No. 2 BJ Young (Newberry) dec. Tywan Claxton, 9-8	NEW, 6-3
149	No. 5 Deral Brown (Newberry) dec. Nicolas Stella, 6-3	NEW, 9-3
157	Taylor Knapp (Newberry) dec. Jeremy Miller, 8-4	NEW, 12-3
165	No. 5 Sean Byrnes (Newberry) dec. Patrick Spano, 4-0	NEW, 15-3
174	No. 6 Travis Sheehy (Newberry) dec. Dyvon Passmore, 5-0	NEW, 18-3
184	No. 6 Mitch Brown (Newberry) dec. Brandon Tressler, 6-2	NEW, 21-3
197	No. 6 Frank Morgan (King) dec. Zach Anderson, OT 2-1	NEW, 21-6
HWT	No. 4 Jake Elkins (Newberry) dec. Dondricus Anderson, 5-2	NEW, 24-6


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No.1 Wolves score seven bonus point wins in 43-6 thrashing of Central Missouri
Newberry moves to quarterfinals of NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals
1/7/2012

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The No. 1 ranked and top-seeded Newberry Duals got off to a hot start at the 2012 NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals, scoring seven bonus point wins, a decision and a forfeit on the way to crushing Central Missouri 43-6 in the first round at the Prairie Capital Convention Center on Saturday morning.

Newberry only dropped one bout in the dual on the way to its ninth match victory in the fourth appearance at the National Duals. The Wolves are now 3-0 all-time against UCM, only dropping two of 30 bouts in those matches.

No. 1-ranked Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.) got the match started off at 125 lbs. with a pin of Tyler Balty just 1:33 into the match to put the Wolves up 6-0. McDonald moved to 8-6 on the year, with half of his wins in 2011-12 by pinfall.

At 133 lbs., No. 6 Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) needed just two periods to record a commanding 17-0 technical fall over Eric Mateo. The win put Newberry up 11-0 and was sweet revenge for Oliver, who was pinned by Mateo at the Midwest Classic in Indianapolis. The win was Oliver's 103rd career victory and his third technical fall of the year.

An upset occurred at 141 lbs., as BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) was pinned at the 1:26 mark to narrow the Wolves' lead to 11-6.

No. 5 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) wasted no time at 149 lbs., working his way to a 13-3 major decision over Scott Neumann. Newberry's all-time leader in major decisions now has 30 in his career and pushed Newberry to a 15-6 advantage.

At 157 lbs., Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) allowed only a second period reversal to Russell Naylor on the way to an impressive 18-2 technical fall. The win put Newberry up 20-6 and was Knapp's first tech fall of the season.

Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) got the call at 165 lbs. and did not disappoint, pinning UCM's Todd Brier at the 4:01 mark for his second pin of the season, putting Newberry up 26-6.

No. 6 Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) faced a battle at 174 lbs., but held on for an 8-7 decision over William Ressel to move to 21-8 on the year and clinch the dual for Nebwerry with a 29-6 advantage.

At 184 lbs., No. 6 Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) picked up a 13-1 major decision over Derick Sanders, followed by a 10-1 major decision at 197 lbs. from Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.) over Travis Miller and a forfeit victory for No. 4 Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) at heavyweight to close out Newberry's second 40-plus point dual of the season.

The Wolves are now 7-0 in duals this season and will face No. 15 and eighth-seeded King (Tenn.) in the quarterfinals, at 1 p.m. Central (2 p.m. on the east coast). The Tornado is 2-0 in duals on the year after winning the last four bouts for an 18-14 win over No. 19 Minnesota State-Mankato in the first round. Newberry is 1-0 all-time in dual action against King, with a 32-6 win at home last season.

No. 1 Newberry 43, Central Missouri 6

125	No. 1 Connor McDonald (Newberry) pinned Ty Balty, 1:33	NEW, 6-0
133	No. 6 Matt Oliver (Newberry) tech. fall Eric Mateo, 17-2	NEW, 11-0
141	Jordan Hinton (UCM) pinned No. 2 BJ Young, 1:26	NEW, 11-6
149	No. 5 Deral Brown (Newberry) maj. dec. Scott Neumann, 13-3	NEW, 15-6
157	Taylor Knapp (Newberry) tech. fall Russell Naylor, 18-2	NEW, 20-6
165	Blake Ridenour (Newberry) pinned Todd Brier, 4:01	NEW, 26-6
174	No. 6 Travis Sheehy (Newberry) dec. William Ressell	NEW, 29-6
184	No. 6 Mitch Brown (Newberry) maj. dec. Derick Sanders, 13-1	NEW, 33-6
197	Zach Anderson (Newberry) maj. dec. Travis Miller, 10-1	NEW, 37-6
HWT	No. 4 Jake Elkins (Newberry) wins by forfeit	NEW, 43-6


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Dreher hosts BDI wrestling tournament this weekend
Hanahan eyes repeat of wrestling title
Class 4A wrestling notebook
Class 2A, SCISA wrestling notebook
Class 3A wrestling notebook


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Notes released for NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals
1/6/2012

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College athletic communications office has released the notes package 
for the No. 1 Wolves' trip to the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals presented by Hibiclens and the Marines.
The event takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill.

Live statistical coverage for all matches in all divisions will be available here.

http://www.nwcaonline.com/NWCAWebSite/Events/nwcanationalduals/national-duals-info


Use link below to access the notes package, which includes program history, series records, rankings 
and season results.

http://newberry.athleticsite.net/1112gamenotes/wr010712.pdf


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No. 1 Newberry seeded first, will open vs. Central Missouri at NWCA National Duals
Action takes place Saturday and Sunday in Springfield, Ill.
1/3/2012

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Newberry College Wolves' wrestling squad is ranked No. 1 in the nation 
in the coaches' poll and will hold the top seed in the 2012 National Wrestling Coaches' Association 
National Duals this weekend at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

Newberry (6-0 in dual competition this season) will open the National Duals on Saturday, 
January 7, at 9 a.m. Central (10 a.m. on the east coast) against Central Missouri (1-2). 
The Wolves are 2-0 all-time against the Mules.

In the December national rankings, Newberry had eight nationally ranked wrestlers, while 
Central Missouri had one in the 8th-ranked heavyweight, Cody Beck.

The Wolves are coming off of a 3-0 weekend at the Grand Canyon Duals with wins over No. 5 Grand Canyon, 
No. 18 Colorado Mesa and NCWA club No. 1 California Baptist.

Newberry's second round matchup will be either eighth-seeded King College of Tennessee (1-0 in duals) 
or Minnesota State-Mankato (1-0 in duals), depending on each first round match's outcome. 
That match will take place at 1 p.m. Central, regardless of result.

Newberry must win four consecutive matches in order to claim its first national duals championship. 
Standing in the Wolves' way are seventh other seeded teams: No. 2 Upper Iowa, No. 3 St. Cloud State, 
No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney, No. 5 Augustana (S.D.), No. 6 Central Oklahoma, No. 7 Wisconsin-Parkside 
and No. 8 King (Tenn.).

Unseeded teams in the 16-team event are Central Missouri, Minnesota-Mankato, Findlay (Ohio), 
Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), Truman State (Mo.), Northern State (Minn.), San Francisco State and Limestone.

For the full bracket, click here:
http://www.nwcaonline.com/NWCAWebSite/docs/manual/division2.pdf

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No. 1 Newberry closes out 3-0 day at Grand Canyon Duals with 19-16 win over No. 5 'Lopes
Young's pin at 141 pushes Wolves to the win
12/31/2011

PHOENIX, Ariz. - A pin in 1:38 by 141-pounder BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) provided the No. 1 Newberry 
College Wolves' margin of victory in a 19-16 win over host No. 5 Grand Canyon University to close 
out a 3-0 day at the 2011 GCU Duals.

The teams split the matches down the middle with Newberry and GCU each winning five matches. 
There were seven decisions - four for GCU and three for Newberry - and each squad recorded a 
major decision. Young's pin provided the bonus points needed for the Wolves to earn the win.

GCU started off on a roll as No. 7 Kyle McCrite won a matchup of nationally ranked wrestlers at 
125 lbs., with a 7-6 upset of Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.). Lino Estrada earned an 8-5 decision 
over No. 6 Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) at 141 lbs. to give the hosts a 6-0 lead.

Young - ranked second in the nation at 141 lbs. - was barely halfway through the first period before 
he tied the dual up with the pin of David Makara.

Another close match took place at 149 lbs., as Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) needed overtime to take 
a 5-4 decision over Bobby Wards and give the Wolves a 9-6 lead.

Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) had a rough day in his first two matches at 157 lbs., and took 
his frustration out on No. 4 Ted Bristol with an 11-2 major decision to put Newberry up 13-6.

At 165 lbs., No.5 Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) earned a 4-2 decision over David Wilber, pushing the 
Newberry advantage to 16-6.

Two-time GCU All-American Victor Carazo opened his season today, and showed why he will be a wrestler 
to contend with later in the year, taking a 7-2 decision over Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) at 174 lbs.

No. 6 Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) pushed the Newberry lead to 19-9 with a close 4-3 decision over Brett Sanchez. 
GCU narrowed the deficit to six points entering the heavyweight match after Celic Bell's 16-4 major decision 
over Karl Reed (Mount Laurel, N.J.), and the Antelopes were able to win the final match, but Jordan Johnson 
only managed a 4-3 decision over No. 4 Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.), leaving the Wolves with a hard-fought 
win over a high-quality opponent.

The Wolves now hold a 6-0 dual record on the season heading into next weekend's National Wrestling 
Coaches Association National Duals in Springfield, Ill. Pairings for the national dual championships 
will be announced on Monday, January 2, 2012, with the Wolves expected to hold the top seed.


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No. 1 Wolves pull away in second half of 20-14 dual win over NCWA No. 1 Cal Baptist
Four straight victories gives Newberry the winning margin
12/31/2011

PHOENIX, Ariz. - In a battle of teams ranked No. 1 in their division, it was the Newberry College 
Wolves who came away victorious over California Baptist, 20-14, in the third session of the GCU Duals 
on Saturday.

Newberry is ranked No. 1 nationally in NCAA Division II, while Cal Baptist is the top ranked team 
in the NCWA collegiate club ranks.

With the win, Newberry moves to 5-0 in duals this season, with head coach Jason Valek picking up 
his 115th career dual victory.

The match started off with a pair of upsets, as Cal Baptist won the first two matches over nationally 
ranked Newberry wrestlers.

Jim Martinez won over the No. 1 ranked Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.), 7-3, at 125 lbs., and Alex Anunciation 
defeated No. 6 Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.), 4-3, at 133 lbs., to give the Lancers a 6-0 lead.

Newberry took decisions in the next two matches to tie the dual up. No. 2 BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) won 
a 4-3 decision over Bradford Gerl at 141 lbs. and No. 5 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) won a 4-2 decision over 
Dylan Catline at 149 lbs. to tie the dual at 6-all after four matches.

CBU regained the match lead at the halfway point as Chris Santana's 8-6 decision over Taylor Knapp 
(Lawrenceville, Ga.) gave the Lancers a 9-6 lead before the Wolves took control.

The Wolves won the next four matches, with No. 5 Sean Byrnes' (Jackson, N.J.) 9-0 shutout major decision 
over Bronson Gerl at 165 lbs. marking the first bonus point win of the dual and giving Newberry a 10-9 advantage.

No. 6 Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) won a 9-2 decision over CJ Knowland at 174 lbs. and No. 6 Mitch Brown 
(Omaha, Neb.) earned a 16-5 major decision over Kyle Matthews at 184 lbs. to push the lead to 17-9.

Karl Reed (Mount Laurel, N.J.) won an 8-5 decision over David Dill at 197 lbs., but No. 4 Jake Elkins 
(Trussville, Ala.) was upset with a 15-0 technical fall in the final match to provide the final 20-14 margin.


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No. 1 Newberry battles to 25-18 win over No. 18 Colorado Mesa
Wolves record four bonus point wins in the victory
12/31/2011

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The top-ranked Newberry College wrestling squad opened the 2011 Grand Canyon Duals 
with a 25-18 win over 18th-ranked Colorado Mesa University at the GCU Arena on Saturday morning.

Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.) started the dual off on the right foot for the Wolves, scoring a 16-1 
technical fall over Parke Overmiller at 125 lbs. to put Newberry up 5-0. The Wolves trailed in a dual 
for just the second time this season, after CMU's Tyler Nelson pinned 133-pounder Steve McLeod (Gilbert, S.C.) 
at the 1:51 mark to give the Mavericks a 6-5 advantage.

Two nationally ranked Wolves put Newberry back in the lead. No. 2 BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) scored a 
16-0 technical fall over James Martinez at 141 lbs., followed by a 9-1 major decision from No. 5 Deral Brown 
(Elgin, S.C.) over Trevor Donarski at 149 lbs., putting Newberry up 14-6.

The Mavericks made their way back into the match at 157 lbs., when Jon Gappmeier pinned Taylor Knapp 
(Lawrenceville, Ga.) with less than a minute left in the match to make it a 14-12 match.

Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) pulled off an upset at 165 lbs., winning an 8-2 decision over No. 4 
Dylan Granard to make it a 17-12 Newberry lead. Colorado Mesa was not done battling though, as the Mavs 
pulled out an upset of their own, as Zak Slotten eked out a 5-4 decision over No. 5 Travis Sheehy 
(Suwanee, Ga.) at 174 lbs., to narrow the deficit back down to 17-15.

No. 6 Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) took care of business at 184 lbs., defeating Nick Petersen 6-1 to put 
the Wolves up 20-15. The Mavs battled back within to one match at 197 lbs., as Jordan Passehl scored 
a last minute takedown and near-fall on Karl Reed (Mount Laurel, N.J.) to take a 10-6 decision, 
narrowing the deficit to 20-18 entering the final match.

No. 4 Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) had an outstanding second period on the way to a 17-2 technical 
fall over Paco Retana at heavyweight, giving the Wolves a 25-18 victory.

Newberry has two more tough battles on its hands today, as the Wolves take on the top-ranked club team 
in the nation - California Baptist - at 1 p.m. Arizona time (3 p.m. Eastern), followed by a match with 
the host and No. 5 ranked Grand Canyon. 

Video will be available at http://www.b2livetv.com/partner_members.asp?id=78.


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No. 1 Wolves highlight star-studded field at New Year's Eve GCU Duals
Newberry to take on top club team and Nos. 5 and 18 in Division II
12/30/2011

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The top ranked Newberry College wrestling program will close out the 2011 calendar 
year with its toughest dual tests yet this season, as the Wolves take on three programs at the 
Grand Canyon University Duals tomorrow, December 31, at the new GCU Arena.

Newberry starts the event against the No. 18 Colorado Mesa Mavericks at 9 a.m. Arizona time 
(11 a.m. on the east coast). At 1 p.m. in Arizona, the Wolves take on the Lancers of California 
Baptist University, who are ranked No. 1 in the collegiate club ranks. At 3 p.m. in Arizona, 
the highlight match of the day takes place as Newberry takes on the host Grand Canyon Antelopes, 
ranked No. 5 in the nation.

Ranked No. 1 in the country, Newberry brings eight nationally-ranked wrestlers to the 2011 Grand 
Canyon University Duals. Each dual will start with Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Md.), the top-ranked 
125-pounder in the nation. Against GCU, McDonald is slated to face off against No. 7 Kyle McCrite.

Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) is ranked sixth nationally at 133 lbs., followed up by B.J. Young 
(Jackson, N.J.), the second ranked 141-pounder. At 149 lbs., Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) is ranked 
fifth nationally.

One of the highlight matches will take place in the early session at 165 lbs., as Newberry's Sean Byrnes 
(Jackson, N.J.), ranked fifth in the nation faces off against the fourth-ranked wrestler in that weight 
class, Dylan Granard of Colorado Mesa. Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) is ranked sixth nationally at 
174 lbs., as is Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) at 184 lbs. Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) rounds out 
Newberry's nationally ranked grapplers, ranking fourth in the nation in the heavyweight classification.

A free video webcasts of the matches will be available at 
http://www.b2livetv.com/partner_members.asp?id=78

For more information on other matchups at the GCU Duals, visit 
http://gculopes.com/news/2011/12/29/WREST_1229114905.aspx


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Yellow Jackets win Dorman Duals wrestling title
Fort Mill wins Dorman Duals
Stratford winning Cane Bay Duals
Coach Willie Nearhood interview after win and a few highlights


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No. 1 Newberry wins 33rd annual Midwest Classic
Wolves repeat as Midwest Classic champions
12/19/2011

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - It was not a banner day for the Newberry College wrestling team. However, 
great teams find a way to win when they don't have their best. No. 1 Newberry held on to its 
day one lead edging No. 2 Upper Iowa 117-115.5 while dominating the rest of the field. Newberry defeated 24 other teams to take home its second straight Midwest Classic.

"Anytime you win its a great thing," head coach Jason Valek said. "How our kids perservered 
through the adversity this weekend will serve us well in the competitions to come."

Senior Jake Elkins ( Trussville, Ala.) and Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) were Newberry's top finishers. 
Both Wolves finished second and lost to defending national champions. Sheehy is developing quite 
a rivalry with Findlay's Michael Lybarger, who has defeated him in overtime in each of the last two weeks.

Elkins wrestled a solid tournament taking decisions in all of his matches yesterday before taking 
a 1-0 decision against Zach Rosol (Upper Iowa) in the heavyweight semifinal. The Alabama native 
fell to Matt Meuleners 5-2 in the championship match.

Zach Anderson was Newberry's only third place finisher defeating Lincoln's Matt Dwyer 3-1 in 
overtime to secure the finish.

Mitchell Brown (Omaha, Neb.) finished fourth at 184 taking two decisions before falling to 
Findlay's Adam Walters in the third-place match.

BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) made the semifinals before dropping a 7-6 match to Nick Wykoff (West Liberty). 
He bounced back to finish fifth with a 10-3 win over Dustin Dooley (Fort Hays) at 141.

Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) started the day in the semifinal before an injury forced him in to a 
sixth-place finish at 165.

Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) and Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) each finished sixth at 133 
and 157, respectively.

Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) finished seventh at 149 to round out the Newberry placers. Team scores, 
final brackets and a list of Newberry placers is below.

"We wrestled far below our potential this weekend in many instances but still were able to piece 
together a victory against the strongest field ever at this tournament," Valek said.

No. 1 Newberry will wrestle next at the Grand Canyon Duals on Dec. 31. The Wolves will take on 
Colorado Mesa, California Baptist and Grand Canyon.

Team Scores - http://athletics.uindy.edu/documents/2011/12/19/FinalTeamScores.pdf?id=1647

Final Brackets - http://athletics.uindy.edu/documents/2011/12/19/FinalBrackets.pdf?id=1648

Newberry Placers

Matt Oliver (133) - Sixth
BJ Young (141) - Fifth
Deral Brown (149) - Seventh
Taylor Knapp (157) - Sixth
Sean Byrnes (165) - Sixth
Travis Sheehy (174) - Second
Mitchell Brown (184) - Fourth
Zach Anderson (197) - Third
Jake Elkins (285) - Second


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Seeding has been announced for 2011 Midwest Classic
All 10 Wolves seeded in top 5
12/17/2011

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The seeding has been announced for the 33rd annual Midwest Classic to be 
held at Nicoson Hall on Saturday and Sunday. BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) leads the way for the 
No. 1 Wolves by receiving the top seed at 141 pounds. Five wrestlers have been seeded second 
while one wrestler was third and the other three were seeded fifth.

Full seeding is below.

1. BJ Young - 141
2. Connor McDonald - 125
2. Matt Oliver - 133
2. Deral Brown - 149
2. Sean Byrnes - 165
2. Travis Sheehy - 174
3. Jake Elkins - 285
5. Mitch Brown - 184
5. Taylor Knapp 157
5. Zach Anderson - 197

Live Scoring as well as an informational site will be available for the tournament. 
On the second day, the championship and third place mats will be streamed live.

Live Scoring -
http://www.twnode1.com/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?sport=wrestling&TIM=1323291055329&pageName=&ie=false&frameSize=589

informational site - 
http://athletics.uindy.edu/sports/2011/12/5/WREST_1205112551.aspx?id=219


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Fort Mill overtaken in semifinals of invitational; Lexington earns victory
St. James shines in wrestling event at North Myrtle Beach


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Former Bishop England state champ and redshirt freshman at Oklahoma, Derek Geiges, gets the
starting nod against Oklahoma State and faced off against national No. 1 Jordan Oliver.
Congratulations to Derek for earning a starting spot!

#2 OKLAHOMA STATE 25, #11 OKLAHOMA 13
149: No. 2 Jamal Parks (OSU) dec. No. 11 Nick Lester (OU); 4-3
157: No. 11 Matt Lester (OU) dec. No. 9 Albert White (OSU); 8-3
165: Bubby Graham (OU) dec. No. 16 Dallas Bailey (OSU); 6-2
174: Chris McNeil (OSU) dec. Nolan McBryde (OU); 5-3
184: No. 6 Chris Perry (OSU) dec. No. 13 Erich Schmidtke (OU); 7-1
197: No. 4 Cayle Byers (OSU) fall Keldrick Hall (OU); 6:41
285: No. 3 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) MD Kyle Colling (OU); 15-2
125: No. 4 Jarrod Patterson (OU) dec. Jon Morrison (OSU); 4-0
133: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) fall Derek Geiges (OU); 1:30
141: No. 6 Kendric Maple (OU) MD No. 9 Josh Kindig (OSU); 13-3

http://themat.com/section.php?section_id=3&page=showarticle&ArticleID=24466


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No. 1 Wolves dominate Newberry Duals
Newberry records wins over Lake Erie, No. 17 Findlay and Chadron State
12/10/2011

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The No. 1 ranked Newberry College wrestling team started its duals schedule off on the right foot winning all three duals at the fifth annual Newberry Duals on Saturday. Lake Erie was the first victim as Newberry blanked the Storm 47-0. The Wolves went on to defeat No. 17 Findlay 31-9 and finished the day crushing Chadron State 34-9.

"Overall, it was an outstanding day for our team and the college community as a whole," head coach Jason Valek said. "We are really excited about the progress we are making overall."

No. 1 Newberry lost just four matches on the entire day posting a 26-4 record. Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.), BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.), Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.), Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.), Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) and Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) all finished the day 3-0.

No. 6 Oliver (133) wrestled two close matches taking two decisions, one from Findlay's Nickholaas Weisjahn 4-0 and the other against Chadron State's Dustin Stodola 3-1. The senior had an easier time with Lake Erie's Ian Ross taking a 16-3 major decision.

No. 2 Young (141) was not tested all day pinning Lake Erie's Thomas McKicker at the 1 minute, 31 second mark. He followed that up with two major decision wins over Findlay's Chad Channel and Chadron State's Leandro Arias.

No. 5 Brown took three decisions over Lake Erie's Dylan Zivcic, Findlay's Jeremy Espinoza and Chadron State's C.J. Clark.

Knapp (157) and Byrnes (165) were the only Newberry wrestlers to record more than one pin on the day. Knapp pinned the storm's Tyler Tesney at the 2:33 mark and pinned Bruce Zurek at 1:40. He had a win by forfeit sandwiched between the two pins.

Early in the second period No. 5 Byrnes pinned Lake Erie's Matt Vandermeer and 52 seconds in to the third period he pinned Mikah Kadera of Chadron State. Findlay's Mason True gave Byrnes his toughest match of the day, but the senior took down True early in the first period and made the 2-0 lead last.

No. 4 Elkins made his 2011-12 debut with a fall over the Storm's Robert Zappitelli II just before the 5:00 mark. After winning his second match by injury default, the senior defeated the Eagles' RJ Boylan 8-1.

No. 6 Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) went 2-1 on the day. After a win by major decision in his first match, Sheehy (174) took on No. 1 Michael Lybarger of Findlay. The Georgia native had a 5-4 lead late in the match but Lybarger took Sheehy down and scored a pin with just 12 seconds left in the match. The 174-pounder made quick work of Chadron State's Dylan Fors pinning him at the 1:15 mark.

No. 6 Mitchell Brown (Omaha, Neb.) slammed the Storm's Jon Schaefer early in the match and dominated the rest of the way defeating him by fall at 1:52. Adam Walters of Findlay wrestled him close, but Brown (184) fought hard and took a 4-2 decision. The Omaha native did not wrestle against Chadron State.

No. 1 Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.) finished the day 2-1. The 125-pounder took a 2-0 decision from Austin Gilihan of Lake Erie and a 3-1 decision from Connor Larson of Chadron State.

The Wolves will return to action next Sunday in Indianapolis at the Midwest Classic.

"It was nice to see the community and the support in the stands today, Valek said. "The kids made another step forward but we still have a ways to go. So many people made this event a success and we are grateful for the support."

Full Newberry Duals Results - http://newberrywolves.com/article.asp?articleID=5946


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Wrestling to kick off duals schedule at fifth annual Newberry Duals
Wrestling notes have been released
12/9/2011

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College wrestling team opens up its duals schedule at home at the fifth annual Newberry Duals with weigh-ins set to begin Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8 a.m. in Eleazer Arena. The Wolves will wrestle Lake Erie at 9 a.m., Findlay at 11 a.m. and will finish the day with a 3 p.m. dual against Chadron State. Joining those four teams at the duals will be Limestone, North Carolina-Pembroke and Anderson. More Newberry notes are available at the bottom of the release.

Wrestling will take place on three mats. Each team will wrestle three or four matches. The teams with three matches will receive a bye in one of the four rounds. Live stats will be available for all matches while the Newberry matches will be streamed live. A live stats and video link will be listed at the bottom of the release.

"The Newberry Duals is a chance for teams from all over the country to compete and gain the opportunity to see teams we might not otherwise see," Valek said. "This year's event wouldn't be possible without the generous support of so many in the Newberry community. They make Newberry a special place to be."

Head coach Jason Valek's program has reached an all-time high when it was voted No. 1 by the Division II National Wrestling Coaches Association as released on Wednesday. It is the first time a Newberry team has been ranked No. 1 since the men's basketball team pulled off the feat during the 1976-77 season. It also marks the first school in the state of South Carolina to be ranked No. 1 regardless of sport during the 2011-12 school year.

Newberry has eight wrestlers ranked nationally and a lot of hype to live up to. It begins Saturday morning. Senior Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.) will lead the way for Newberry from the 125-pound weight class. The Delaware native is ranked No. 1 in the country and is 3-1 with three falls in the early going. His only loss came at the hands of Rob Deutsch of Old Dominion.

Findlay's Michael Lybarger (174) joins McDonald as the only two No. 1 ranked wrestlers at the Newberry Duals. Over 20 nationally ranked wrestlers will compete.

National runner-up BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) enters the Newberry Duals with a 10-4 record. Young (141) comes in No. 2 at 141 and figures to be a major piece of, what Newberry hopes to be, a national championship puzzle.

Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) sits at 8-1 and No. 6 in the nation at 184. Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) is 8-2 after winning both the King College Open and the Pembroke Classic. Oliver is ranked sixth at 133.

"We always welcome the opportunity to see quality competition," Valek said. "It helps us see where we are, where we are going and ,more importantly, what we need to improve."

Live Stats & Duals Schedule - http://article.asp/?articleID=5946

Video - http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/newberry.portal#

Newberry Match Notes - http://newberry.athleticsite.net/Wrest1112/Wrestlingrecords1209.pdf


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Wolves ranked No. 1 in Division II NWCA poll for first time in school history

12/8/2011

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College wrestling team jumped to No. 1 in the NCAA Division II National 
Wrestling Coaches Association's first regular season poll. The jump makes the Wolves No. 1 in the country 
in both the NWCA Poll and the Basford poll for the first time in school history. Newberry was ranked No. 2 
in the preseason poll but overtook preseason No. 1 St. Cloud State for the top ranking.

This marks the first time in school history the Wolves have been No. 1 in the NWCA poll. The Wolves received 
three of eight first-place votes after finishing sixth in the country in 2010 and winning their fourth 
consecutive Super Region I title.

"It's cool that we can say little ole' Newberry is the number one team in the country," head coach 
Jason Valek said "I know that many inside and outside the program take a sense of pride in this, 
and it makes us all very proud to receive such recognition."

Upper Iowa took the second spot while St. Cloud State dropped to third.

Newberry has eight wrestlers ranked in the country headlined by senior Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.), 
who maintained his No. 1 ranking at the 125-pound weight class. The senior started the season 3-1 recording 
three falls. His only loss came at the hands of Old Dominion's Rob Deutsch, a Division I opponent. 
McDonald is also No. 1 in the Basford poll.

National runner-up B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) has started the season 10-4 with five falls and sits 
second at 141 while Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) is fourth at 285. Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) 
and Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) sit at No. 5 at 165 and 149, respectively.

Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) is No. 6 at 133 while Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) was unranked in the 
preseason 
poll and now resides at No. 6 at 184. Brown has Newberry's best winning percentage with an 8-1 record. 
Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) is sixth at 174. Full team and individual rankings can be found at the 
bottom of the release.

The Wolves will open up their dual schedule this Saturday at the Newberry Duals. Newberry will wrestle 
Lake Erie, Findlay and Chadron State.

"It's a testament to the hard work of the kids, the staff and all those that support us." Valek said. 
"The challenge lies in maintaining that position knowing that everyone is out to knock you off. 
It's a great challenge and one we look forward to."

Full Rankings: 
vhttp://newberry.athleticsite.net/Wrest1112/Division%20II%20Wrestling%20Rankings.pdf


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10 story lines for the high school wrestling season - from the Midlands


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Wolves dominate Super Region I rankings for second straight time

12/5/2011

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College wrestling team sits atop the Super Region I coaches poll 
for the second straight time as released today. The Wolves have the No. 1 ranked grappler in 
four different weight classes and have the No. 2 at four others. Newberry has been atop the 
rankings in both polls this season and has at least one wrestler in the top four of every weight class.

"We are constantly talking about the process of getting better," head coach Jason Valek said. 
"We can see it each time we head to the mat. We need to develop more confidence in our talents 
and draw on those to move forward."

National runner-up BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) comes in No. 1 at 141 pounds. Connor McDonald 
(Rehoboth, Del.) is atop the rankings at 125 while Mitchell Brown (Omaha, Neb.) (184) and 
Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) (285) also received No. 1 rankings. Brown sits at 8-1 and 
was fourth in the opening Super Region I poll.

Four Wolves are second at their respective weight classes. Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) 
is second at 133. Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) was second at 149 while Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) 
is ranked No. 2 at 165. Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) was ranked No. 4 in the previous poll but 
has ascended to second at 174.

Karl Reed (Mount Laurel, N.J.) is ranked No. 3 at 197 while Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) 
sits at No. 4 at 157.

Newberry has won four consecutive Super Region I championships. Full rankings can be seen below.

"If we can avoid the proverbial hiccup and continue to get better then we have done our job," 
Valek said. "The rest will take care of itself."

Team and Individual Rankings are here:
http://newberry.athleticsite.net/Wrest1112/SuperRegionIDec5.pdf


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Nine of 10 Wolves place at Davidson Open

12/3/2011

DAVIDSON, N.C. - Karl Reed won the 197-pound weight class leading the Newberry wrestling team 
which had nine wrestlers place in the top six at the Davidson Open.

"It was nice to see some of our younger guys wrestle this weekend. They are improving as are 
the few older guys we are counting on," head coach Jason Valek said. "We still have a ways to 
go for sure, but I compare this team to our '09 team. If they can get tougher like those guys, 
the talent is there to do something special."

Reed (Mount Laurel, N.J.) defeated teammate Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) 3-1 in the 
final. The senior defeated North Carolina's Andrew Barksdale by major decision 11-2. Reed rolled 
over Limestone's Josh Lewis 9-3 and won his semifinal match by a 15-1 major decision.

Grisko pinned Limestone's Justin Tribble at the 2:10 mark. He defeated teammate Zach Anderson 
(Dunwoody, Ga.) 4-2 before falling to Reed in the finals.

Anderson's third place finish gave the wolves a 1-2-3 finish at 197. He took a 20-8 major decision 
against the Cumberlands' Thomas Day then defeated Virginia Tech's Logan Rankins 8-2. He fell to 
Grisko but recovered against Limestone's Justin Tribble to take a 6-3 decision for third place.

"It (197-pound weight class) is going to be competitive as we have three talented guys going back 
and forth," Valek said. "I look forward to seeing one of them emerge as our starter."

Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) pinned North Carolina State's Bret Peltier in 1:12 then scored a 
major deciison over Duke's Randy Roden before pinning Belmont Abbey's Chris Sloat just over a 
minute in to the match. Sheehy fell in the semifinal to Duke's Trey Adamson 8-7 before winning 
two more matches to secure third place.

Jared Holliday (Burlington, N.J.) finished fourth at 184. Holliday won his first match by a 4-1 
decision. He defeated Appalachian State's Jesse Johnson by fall at the 2:58 mark. Holliday wrestled 
tough but fell in a tight match 3-2 to Tennessee Chattanooga's Robert Prigmore. In the third place 
match, he lost to Davidson's Donald Patrick 7-1.

Fifth and sixth place messages were not wrestled due to time constraints, but Travis Laxton 
(Live Oak, Fla.), Matt Wade (Easton, Md.), Davis Bagwell (Birmingham, Ala.) and Blake Ridenour 
(Maryville, Tenn.) would have been in those matches. 

Newberry Placers:
Karl Reed (197) - First
Joe Grisko (197) - Second
Travis Sheehy (174) - Third
Zach Anderson (197) - Third
Jared Holliday (184) - Fourth
Travis Laxton (125) - Fifth/Sixth
Matt Wade (285) - Fifth/Sixth
Davis Bagwell (157) - Fifth/Sixth
Blake Ridenour (165) - Fifth/Sixth

Newberry will return to action next Saturday at the fifth annual Newberry Duals to be held in Eleazer Arena.


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Strength in middle pushes Beaufort High past Hilton Head High wrestlers
Jackets wrestlers flying under radar
Wave grapplers gear up for season
Hawks wrestling team counting on new faces in repeat bid
Fort grad receives All-SoCon honors (former state wrestling runner-up from Fort Dorchester)
Ranked Cycs are ready to rumble
Two-Minute Drill with the St. Louis Rams' Robert Quinn (former 3x state wrestling champ from Fort Dorchester)
Roddy White's gift to James Island High


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Wrestling announces camp schedule

11/29/2011

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College wrestling team and head coach Jason Valek have announced 
their camp schedule for 2012. A brochure is available at the bottom of the release for those 
who would like to attend.

Valek will head a competition camp set to take place June 24-27. He will head an intensive camp 
from July 8-14 and a technique camp July 8-11.

The Wolves are fresh off their fourth consecutive Super Region I championship and a sixth place 
finish in the country. BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) was a national runner-up for Newberry in 2010-11.

Newberry has wrestled at the Hokie Open, King College Open and Pembroke Classic during the 
2011-12 season.

For more information on the camps, see the brochure here:

http://newberry.athleticsite.net/Wrest1112/2012WRBrochure.pdf


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2011 Newberry Duals Schedule

11/18/2011

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry College head wrestling coach Jason Valek has announced updated pairings 
for the 2011 Newberry Duals, to be held in Eleazer Arena on Saturday, December 10.

Added to the 2011 Newberry Duals schedule is the club team from Georgia Southern University. 
If there are more schedule updates, information will be sent immediately to help plan your 
attendance at the exciting day of college wrestling action.

Session One - 9 a.m.
Mat 1	Newberry	Georgia Southern	
Mat 2	Limestone	Chadron State	
Mat 3	UNC Pembroke	Findlay	
Mat 4	Anderson	Lake Erie	

Session Two - 11 a.m.
Mat 1	Newberry	Findlay	
Mat 2	Limestone	Georgia Southern	
Mat 3	UNC Pembroke	Lake Erie	
Mat 4	Anderson	Chadron State	

Session Three - 1 p.m.
Mat 1	Newberry	Chadron State	
Mat 2	Limestone	Lake Erie	
Mat 3	UNC Pembroke	Georgia Southern	
Mat 4	Anderson	Findlay	

Session Four - 3 p.m.
Mat 1	Newberry	Lake Erie	
Mat 2	Limestone	Findlay	
Mat 3	UNC Pembroke	Chadron State	
Mat 4	Anderson	Georgia Southern	


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Wolves have three champions, 13 placers at Pembroke Classic
Newberry looking like one of nation's elite
11/19/2011

PEMBROKE, N.C. - Transitioning from good to great is not easy. After four consecutive years of being one of the nation's best, the Newberry College wrestling team is looking to take the next step and become a national champion. The Wolves took a giant leap forward toward their goal today with three champions and 13 placers at the Pembroke Classic. Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.), BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) and Jared Holliday (Burlington, N.J.) all won their respective weight classes on Saturday.

"We talk to our kids about the process a lot. They are making progress and getting better, but we have a long four months ahead," head coach Jason Valek said. "But, we as a staff and team think we can make the transition from good to great.

Oliver won his second consecutive open tournament. The senior rolled through North Carolina-Pembroke's Ryan Blackwell 10-0, took a 9-2 decision over Gardner-Webb's Robert Golde, defeated teammate Bazell Partridge Jr. (Atlanta, Ga.) by technical fall and took care of Appalachian State's Joe Morrison to take home the 133-pound crown.

Young continues his dominance recording two first period pins and a technincal fall to get to the championship match where he defeated Duke's Tanner Hough 6-2 to become the 141-pound champion.

Holliday took care of Limestone's Nick Shappee 4-0 in his opening match then defeated Stuard Nadeau (UNCP) by an 11-4 decision to reach the 184-pound semifinal. Holliday squeaked out a 3-2 win over Shiheem Bryant (UNCP) to reach the final. The freshman recorded his first open win by taking a 3-1 decision over South Carolina's Ben Brummel.

Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.) finished second in his season debut. The senior 125-pounder cruised through the bracket recording three pins to get to the final. McDonald dropped a close 4-3 decision to Rob Deutsch (Old Dominion) in the final.

Senior Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) had his best showing of the young season finishing second at 165. Byrnes defeated Duke's Dan Adamo by major decision 12-2, then won over Appalachian State's Kaleb Forrest by technical fall 16-0 at the 4:55 mark. In the semifinal, the senior shut out South Carolina's Mike Ahearn 7-0. In the final, Byrnes fell to North Carolina State's Nijel Jones 3-0. Jones was selected as the most outstanding wrestler at the open.

Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.), Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) and Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.) all finished third. Partridge and Karl Reed (Mount Laurel, N.J.) finished fourth at 133 and 197 pounds, respectively.

Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) finished fifth in the heavyweight class while Jonny Cronin (Las Vegas, Nev.) finished fifth at 125.

The Wolves had at least one placer in every weight class and two placers in three weight classes (125, 133, 197).

"Kelly, Obie and I are lucky to coach these kids," Valek said. "They are amazing and what they do for Newberry College is incredible. It's rare to find a group as special and dedicated as they are with not only the ability to compete at this level but the ability to beat kids from much larger institutions."

A full list of Newberry placers is below. Newberry will return to action on Dec. 3 at the Davidson Open.

Pembroke Classic (Full Results) - http://newberry.athleticsite.net/Wrest1112/PembrokeClassic.pdf

Newberry Placers 
Connor McDonald (125) Second
Jonny Cronin (125) Fifth
Matt Oliver (133) First
Bazell Partridge Jr. (133) Fourth
BJ Young (141) First
Deral Brown (149) Third
Taylor Knapp (157) Third
Sean Byrnes (165) Second
Travis Sheehy (174) Third
Jared Holliday (184) First
Zach Anderson (197) Third
Karl Reed (197) Fourth
Matt Wade (285) Fifth

Participating Teams
East Tennessee State
North Carolina
North Carolina-Pembroke
Duke
Appalachian State
Old Dominion
North Carolina State
Newberry
Limestone
South Carolina
The Citadel
Gardner-Webb
George Mason
Virginia Military Institute
St. Andrews


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Wrestling USA Magazine Nations Best 2011-2012 High School Seniors: 
 
106 lbs. 
Cortez Starkes (18th) Greenville
Javon Jordan (21st) Fort Dorchester

120 lbs.
Jordan Wigger (17th) Summerville

152 lbs.
Jamal Lackey (29th) White Knoll

160 lbs. 
Daquon Wilson (Special Mention) Fort Dorchester

195 lbs.
Tim Dudley (9th) Irmo

285 lbs.
Asa Gossett (Special Mention) White Knoll


Wrestling USA Magazine Nations Best 2011-2012 High School Juniors: 
 
113 lbs. 
Jonathon Johnson (19th) Hanahan
 
152 lbs. 
Player Long (Special Mention) Bamberg-Ehrhardt
 
160 lbs. 
Denis Flores (Special Mention) Hanahan

220 lbs.
Nathan Meagher (20th) Lexington
 
 

Wrestling USA Magazine Nations Best 2011-12 High School Sophomores & Freshman

132 lbs
Clay Walker (4th) Eastside

145 lbs
John Van Slooten (11th) St. James

170 lbs
Daniel Bannister (6th) Lexington

220 lbs
Nickolas Adams (18th) South Pointe

285 lbs
Nathan O’Conner (21st) Sumter


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Wolves have six champions, 18 placers at King College Open

11/14/2011

BRISTOL, Tenn. - The Newberry College wrestling team is starting its quest to get in to championship 
form placing 18 wrestlers including six champions and seven second place finishers.

"It was nice to see our kids have some success against a mixed bag of Division I, II, NAIA and 
Junior College competition," head coach Jason Valek said. "It's always great to get some wins and 
some confidence while wrestling well. I am extremely impressed with our young guys (Laxton, Partridge, 
Johnson and Wade)."

Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.), Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.), Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.), 
Zach Anderson (Dunwoody, Ga.) Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) and Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) all won 
brackets in their respective weight classes.

Oliver cruised through his bracket. The senior defeated West Virginia Tech's Wade Lacey 8-1, 
Cumberland's Calob Perkins by technical fall 15-0, Campbellsville DeCoreus Leavel by pin at 
the 6:01 mark of the semifinal and took a 7-2 decision against King College's DMarcus Spencer 
to take home the 133-pound crown.

Deral Brown (149) had his second consecutive solid showing. He pinned two opponents and won 
by tech fall in a fourth match before beating teammate Seiji Borja (Charleston, S.C.) 4-2 in 
the finals. Brown pinned teammate Greg Billingham (Stratford, Conn.) (1:41) and Limestone's 
Robert Manning (4:29). Borja won two matches before falling to Brown.

Sheehy bounced back from a tough weekend at the Hokie Open. The Georgia native defeated Liberty's 
Keyshaun Ward by technical fall 23-6, King's William Bell by technical fall 19-2 and defeated 
teammate Braden Carter (Christianburg, Va.) 8-1 to take home the 174 crown. Carter pinned Limestone's 
Jacob Fahlfeder at the 1:43 mark. He took a 6-4 decision against Lindsey Wilson's James Haywood 
before falling to Sheehy.

Mitch Brown had his second straight outstanding weekend taking home the 184-pound crown. 
The Nebraska native took a 15-2 major decision over Cumberlands' Anthony Meza, defeated 
teammate Brian Newman (Toms River, N.J.) 4-0, took a 2-0 decision from Lindsey Wilson's Joseph 
Stephens and defeated teammate Jared Holliday (Burlington, N.J.) 4-0 in the championship match. 
Holliday pinned two opponents and defeated King's Brandon Tessler 5-2 in the semifinal en route 
to his second place finish.

Anderson shined in his season debut. The 197-pounder took a major decision from Cumberlands' 
Tom Day and defeated teammate Dave Newman (Toms River, N.J.), who finished sixth on the day, 
2-0 to reach the final. Anderson defeated teammate Karl Reed, who finished second, 5-2. 
Reed won two matches before falling to Anderson.

In the heavyweight division, Wade pinned West Virgina Tech's David Poston at the 5:40 mark. 
Wade proceeded to take two consecutive major decisions before taking a 9-5 decision over 
Lindsey Wilson's Theodore Furnish to win the heavyweight class.

Despite not having a winner, Newberry had a solid showing at 125. Steven McLeod (Gilbert, S.C.) 
finished second, Jonny Cronin (Las Vegas, Nev.) finished third while Travis Laxton (Live Oak, Fla.) 
finished fourth.

Bazell Partridge Jr. (Atlanta, Ga.) finished fifth at 133 while Dave Newman finished sixth at 197.

Full results and participating teams are at the bottom of the page.

The Wolves will return to action at 8 a.m. next Saturday at the Braves open hosted by University 
of North Carolina-Pembroke.

King College Open - http://newberry.athleticsite.net/Wrest1112/KingOpen.pdf

Limestone
Lindsey Wilson
Cumberlands
King College
Newberry College
Campbellsville
Liberty
St. Andrews
East Tennessee State
West Virginia Tech
Belmont Abbey


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Ken Chertow Wrestling - Wrestle in the Carolinas 

INDIAN LAND HIGH SCHOOL
 
NOVEMBER 18 - 20

Flyer located at this address:

http://kenchertow.com/pdfs/WW/11/sc.pdf


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Three Wolves place at Hokie Open
Mitch Brown finishes second at 184 pounds
11/7/2011

SALEM, Va. - Mitchell Brown finished second and was Newberry wrestling's best finisher at the Hokie Open as the Wolves placed three individuals in the tournament. BJ Young and Deral Brown finished sixth in 141 and 149, respectively.

Three placers is the most Newberry has ever had at the Hokie Open.

"Overall, I felt our performance was pretty good today, but we've been pretty good for five or six years now and it's getting pretty old. The time has come to make the next step forward and become great. Being pretty good isnt good enough anymore," head coach Jason Valek said. "To reach our goal of a national championship, we have to be great in all that we do."

Mitchell Brown (Omaha, Neb.) won three matches before falling 10-3 in the 184-pound championship match against Appalachin State's Austin Trotman. He scored all his points on escapes. Brown opened the day with a 4-3 win over Ohio University's Ryan Garringer. He defeated Newberry's own Jared Holliday (Burlington, N.J.) in his second match of the day in the quarterfinal round. The Nebraska native advanced to the finals after a 4-1 decision over Josh Tuck (The Citadel).

"It's great for us to get the exposure against these top flight Division I teams. They challenge our kids and make us work for everything. It serves as a great learning experience rubbing elbows with the nations best and greatly assists us all in the development of our program here at Newberry," Valek said. "I am proud of where we are and I look forward with great anticipation the road ahead of us. "

Young (Jackson, N.J.) rolled through to the semifinals at 141 before dropping a controversial 5-4 decision where it appeared as if he had a reversal in the final seconds of the match. Young did not receive the call falling to Khishignyam Undrakhbayar (The Citadel). He went on to fall in his next two matches to finish sixth. The sophomore pinned Logan Byman (N.C. State) at the 2:43 mark in round one. In round two, he defeated Jordan Dix (The Citadel) by major decision 11-3. A 19-7 major decision victory over Greevy Shawn (Chattanooga) sent him to the semifinals where he lost to Undrakhbayar.

Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) wrestled well all day in a very crowded bracket at 149. He defeated Jeremy Miller (King College) 6-1 while Nick Brascetta (Virginia Tech) fell 8-3 at the hands of Deral Brown. The Elgin native took a 9-6 decision against Savva Kostis (Appalachin State) 9-6. Deral Brown fell in his final three matches to take sixth place.

Holliday picked up three wins on the day. Karl Reed (Mount Laurel, N.J.) (197) dropped his first match but ended up 4-2. Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) went 3-2 at 285.

The Wolves will wrestle next on Nov. 13 at the King College Open.

Hokie Open Results - http://newberry.athleticsite.net/Wrest1112/HokieOpen.pdf

Hokie Open Participants

Air Force Academy
American University
Appalachin State
Campbell
The Citadel
Duke
Gardner-Webb
George Mason
King college
Liberty
Mcdaniel
Newberry College
NC State
Ohio Valley
Ohio University
Old Dominion
North Carolina
UT-Chattanooga
University of Virginia
Va. Tech
Virginia Military Academy
Wyoming


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Jason Valek’s In-Season Training

Back by popular demand: - we will continue our training on Sundays until the conclusion of the High School Wrestling Season

Dates:
Oct.  23, 30
Nov.  13, 27
Dec.   4, 11
Jan.  15, 22, 29
Feb.   5, 12, 19

Time:
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM 

Cost:
$10.00 per session 

Where:
Newberry College Wrestling Room
1107 Harrington Street
Newberry SC 29108

For Additional Information – Contact

Jason Valek
Director of Wrestling Operations
Head Wrestling Coach
Newberry College
2100 College Street
Newberry, SC 29108
OFFICE: 803.321.5659
FAX: 803.321.5169
CELL:  803.944.0599
jason.valek@newberry.edu


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OHIO TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS - APRIL 21, 2012 COLUMBUS CONVENTIONS CENTER - COLUMBUS, OH 

***For Additional Information: bdbop@aol.com ~ 614-833-5885***

"Help us set a World Record, with 4000 entries" 

Age Divisions & Tournament Schedule Announced 
***New for 2012: Girl's Division*** 

November 7, 2011.....Columbus, OH 

     The Ohio Tournament of Champions has announced the Age Groups, Weight Classes and Event Schedule that it will be using for next year's event, to be held April 21, at the Columbus Convention Center. While the age divisions are the same, the attempt at a World Record 4000 entries, prompted the organizers to add some additional weight classes, along with a Girl's Division.
      "Basically, we are going back to the old weight classes that we had about seven years ago," said Tournament Chairman Bart Freidenberg. "The only change is that we now have an Open Division, which we stared two years ago, and have added a Girl's Division for this year." Freidenberg said that the Girl's Division would be for the high school age only, though girl's in the seventh and eighth grade may participate in this group if they so choose. He added that if there was enough interest in this new division, that younger divisions, for the girls, would be considered in the future.
    This year, all the Boy's Divisions will place the top eight (8) place finishers, while the Open and Girl's Divisions, both of which will require no pre-qualification, will place the top six (6). In other news, Freidenberg announced that any wrestler from a state that does not have adequate qualifying events, would be exempt from having to qualify, in order to register and participate. "Our goal is not to try to keep wrestlers from participating in our event," Freidenberg said. "The qualification process was adopted to try to keep those who might not be ready for such an event from competing. However, we feel that if a wrestler is coming from an adequate distance, that they more than likely have enough experience under their belt." 
     He also added that they are currently working on a new website, which should be operational when registration opens on December 1. New this year will be the ability for individuals/teams to be able to enter all their wrestlers, with one user name and thus monitor each individual's status and weight. Clubs and teams may also be able to receive a discount, based on the total number of wrestlers attending. "We're trying to finalize the number of wrestlers needed and the discount they would receive," Freidenberg said. "There will probably be a few different levels that we have. Also we are going to be having three levels of Club/Team competition (local, area and all-star). Scores will be kept, and awards given, in each Age Division and also Overall." 
     Freidenberg also added that the current site has a list of the current hotels where they have room blocks set up and that, once the new site is finished, most of the hotel listings will have a direct link to click on for reservations at most of the properties. 
  
     Here are the Age Divisions/Weights that will be contested:
     ***weights listed are the maximum weight allowed (ie: Bantam 44 is 44.0 and under) 

Age Division (birth years)/Weight Classes 

Bantam (2004-and later) 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 65, 70, 80, 95 
Midget (2002-2003) 48, 52, 55, 58, 61, 64, 67, 70, 73, 76, 80, 85, 92, 100, 115, 130 
Junior (2000-2001) 58, 62, 66, 70, 73, 76, 79, 82, 86, 90, 95, 100, 110, 125, 140, 160, 180 
Schoolboy (1998-1999) 70, 75, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 126, 133, 140, 155, 180, 205, 240 
Cadet (1996-1997) 92, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 200, 242 
Elite (1993*-1995) 112, 118, 125, 132, 139, 146, 153, 160, 171, 190, 220, 275 *must not have graduated high school 
Open Division (Post High School): 135, 145, 155, 165,175, 190, 220, 285 
Girl's High School Division (girls in grades 7 and 8 may choose to compete in this division if they wish): 100, 110, 116, 122, 128, 134, 140, 147, 155, 165, 180, 250 

In addition, here is the time schedule: 

Friday, April 20 
4:00-8:00 PM Weigh-ins Cols Conv. Ctr - Hall C 

Saturday, April 21 
6:30 AM - Doors Open 
8:00 AM-5:00 PM Bantam, Midget, Junior, Schoolboy (70-104), & Girls's Mats 1-36 
3:00-11:00 PM Schoolboy (108-240), Cadet & Elite & Open Mats 1-36 
10 AM-10 PM 4 mats will be used to allow those wrestlers, who lose their first two matches, to have an extra match. Mats 37-40

In addition, the tournament announced that the entry fee, for individual and family entries will remain at $60 (additional entries from the same immediate family will be only $40). Entry fee for the Open and Girl's Division will be $40. As like last year, a $5 fee, per wrestler, would be added for event insurance. Freidenberg added that the event will once again feature FREE ADMISSION, for all spectators, and that there would be no additional fees for individuals to coach.


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Tim Dudley of Irmo verbally commits to UNC-Chapel Hill - just prior to becoming the second SC wrestler
to win the Super 32 and defeating Lehigh commit and overall #46 ranked Brandon Griffin in the Finals.
JJ Davis of Byrnes was the first SC wrestler to win the Super 32 back in 2004.
SUPER 32 CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS - complete list from 2000-2010

Tim Dudley of Irmo wins the Super 32 at 182 lbs.  Congratulations! - click this link and get to PDF file of all brackets

Timothy Dudley SC vs. Brandon Griffin OR - 182 lbs Finals - Super 32 2011
Timothy Dudley SC vs. David Reck VA - 182 lbs Semi-Finals - Super 32 2011
Timothy Dudley SC vs. Jarred Lux PA - 182 lbs Quarter-Finals - Super 32 2011

Tim Dudley 2011 Super 32 winner at 182 lbs.jpg


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Newberry wrestling resides No. 2 in NWCA Coaches Poll and No. 1 in Basford Poll

10/26/2011

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College wrestling team was voted No. 2 in the nation in the 
NCAA Division II National Wrestling Coaches Association preseason poll on Wednesday after being 
rated No. 1 in the Basford Division II National Rankings three weeks ago. Connor McDonald garnered 
the top ranking in the 125-pound weight class in both polls.

The Wolves received three of eight first-place votes in the NWCA poll after finishing sixth in the 
country in 2010 and winning their fourth consecutive Super Region I title

Head Coach Jason Valek has every reason to believe they can improve from last year. Newberry has 
a ranked wrestler in seven of 10 weight classes in the NWCA poll.

National runner-up B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) is ranked second at 141 while Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) 
is fourth at 285. Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) and Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) sit at No. 5 at 165 
and 133, respectively.

Deral Brown is No. 6 at 149 while Karl Reed is No. 8 at 197.

St. Cloud State (Minn.) (153) finished three points ahead of Newberry (150) in the NWCA poll. 
The Wolves were first in the Basford Division II National Rankings released three weeks ago.

NWCA Preseason Poll (Team Rankings)

1. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 153 
2. Newberry (S.C.) 150 
3. Upper Iowa 144 
4. Nebraska-Kearney 132 
5. Grand Canyon (Ariz.) 130 
6. Augustana (S.D.) 124 
7. Central Oklahoma 107 
8. Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.) 94 
9. Wisconsin-Parkside 90 
10. Ashland (Ohio) 74 
11. Mercyhurst (Pa.) 70 
12. Minnesota State 69 
13. Adams State (Colo.) 63 
14. Findlay (Ohio) 53 
15. Maryville (Mo.) 47 
16. Fort Hays State (Kan.) 44 
17. Limestone (S.C.) 31 
18. North Carolina-Pembroke 28 
19. San Francisco State (Calif.) 23 
20. Shippensburg (Pa.) 15

NWCA Preseason Poll (Individual Rankings)

125 Pounds

1.Connor McDonald, Newberry (S.C.) 
2.Kyle Pedretti, Upper Iowa 
3.Corey Ulmer, Minnesota State-Moorhead 
4.Terrell McKinney, Maryville (Mo.) 
5.Ben Sergent, Findlay (Ohio) 
6.Jerry Huff, Adams State (Colo.) 
7.Brandon Davis, Ashland (Ohio) 
8.Shane Summerlin, Belmont Abbey (N.C.)

133 Pounds

1.Trevor Franklin, Upper Iowa 
2.Jason Jeremiason, Augustana (S.D.)
3.Ryan Link, Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.)
4.Trison Graham, Central Oklahoma
5.Matt Oliver, Newberry (S.C.)
6.Michael Magaha, Limestone (S.C.)
7.Dan Mandara, Ashland (Ohio)
8.Tyler Nelson, Colorado Mesa

141 Pounds

1.Dalton Jensen, Nebraska-Kearney
2.B.J. Young, Newberry (S.C.) 
3.Jack Bachman, Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.)
4.Dan Genetin, Ashland (Ohio)
5.Simon Rice, Shippensburg (Pa.) 
6.Adam Hluschak, East Stroudsburg (Pa.)
7.Madison Gambrell, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
8.Nick Wykoff, West Liberty (W. Va.)

149 Pounds

1.Nate Herda, Augustana (S.D.) 
2.Mitchell Means, Fort Hays State (Kan.)
3.Tommy Abbott, Minnesota State 
4.Josh Hensley, Adams State (Colo.)
5.Ethan Swope, Gannon (Pa.)
6.Deral Brown, Newberry (S.C.)
7.Nathan Link, Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.) 
8.Ryan Maus, Truman State (Mo.)

157 Pounds

1. Dillon Bera, Wisconsin-Parkside 
2. T.J. Hepburn, Nebraska-Kearney 
3. Jordan Shields, Mercyhurst (Pa.)
4. Teddy Bristol, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
5. Cory Dauphin, Central Oklahoma
6. Marcus Edgington, Augustana (S.D.)
7. J.D. Horn, St. Cloud State (Minn.) 
8. Winston Robbins, Upper Iowa

165 Pounds

1. Tad Merritt, St. Cloud State (Minn.) 
2. Joey Wilson, Nebraska-Kearney
3. Mike Williams, North Carolina-Pembroke
4. Dylan Granard, Colorado Mesa
5. Sean Brynes, Newberry (S.C.) 
6. Isaiah Jimenez, San Francisco State (Colo.)
7. Jordan Larsen, Colorado School of Mines 
8. Ronald Tetreault, American International (Mass.)

174 Pounds

1. Michael Lybarger, Findlay (Ohio)
2. Luke Rynish, Wisconsin-Parkside
3. Victor Carazo, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
4. Shamus O'Grady, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
5. Kelly Henderson, Central Oklahoma
6. Bryce Sopko, Limestone (S.C.)
7. Carl Serck, Augustana (S.D.)
8. Brendan Eichman, Minnesota State

184 Pounds

1. Ross Brunkhardt, Nebraska-Kearney
2. Mitch Schultz, Upper Iowa
3. Matt Gille, Wisconsin-Parkside
4. Derek Skala, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
5. Tanner Keck, Central Oklahoma 
6. Brady Anderson, Mary (N.D.) 
7. Brandon Tressler, King (Tenn.)
8. Londele Cox, Mercyhurst (Pa.)

197 Pounds

1. Carl Broghammer, Upper Iowa 
2. Dan Scanlan, Limestone (S.C. 
3. Luke McPeek, Adams State (Colo.) 
4. Matt Baker, Maryville (Mo.) 
5. Pat Mahan, Minnesota State 
6. Frank Morgan, King (Tenn.) 
7. Eddie Ebewo, East Stroudsburg (Pa.) 
8. Karl Reed, Newberry (S.C.)

285 Pounds

1. Matt Meuleners, Northern State (S.D.)
2. Jacob Kahnke, St. Cloud State (Minn.) 
3. Jacob Southwick, Ashland (Ohio)
4. Jake Elkins, Newberry (S.C.)
5. Zach Rosol, Upper Iowa
6. Fred Hale, Mercyhurst (Pa.)
7. J.D. Ramsey, West Liberty (W. Va.)
8. Cody Beck, Central Missouri


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Wrestling tops Super Region I preseason coaches poll
Four Wolves garner No. 1 individual rankings
10/24/2011

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College wrestling team sits atop the opening Super Region I coaches 
poll with 99 points. The Wolves have the No. 1 ranked grappler in four different weight classes 
and have one in the top four of every class.

National runner-up BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) comes in No. 1 at 141 pounds. Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.) 
is atop the rankings at 125 while Karl Reed (Mount Laurel, N.J.) (197) and Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) 
(285) also received No. 1 rankings.

Three Wolves are rated second. Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) was second at 133. Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) 
was second at 149 while Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) is ranked No. 2 at 165.

Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.), Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) and Mitchell Brown (Omaha, Neb.) all were 
ranked fourth in their respective weight classes. Knapp will wrestle at 157, Sheehy will wrestle at 174 
while Brown will take on the field at 184.

Newberry has won four consecutive Super Region I championships. Full rankings are below.

Team Rankings

Newberry 99
Mercyhurst 53
UPJ 51
Shippensburg 48
Kutztown 44
UNCP 40
Gannon 37
ESU 37
West Liberty 37
Seton Hill 17
AIC 9
Anderson 8
Ohio Valley 0

Individual Rankings

125
1. Connor McDonald (NC)
2. Kenny Trumbetta (Seton Hill)
3. Chris Sheetz (KU)
4. Tyler Erdman (Ship)
5. Ryan Bohince (MC)
6. David Fogle (UPJ)

133
1. Ryan Link (UPJ)
2. Matt Oliver (NC)
3. Evan Yenolevich (KU)
4. Adam Weinell (GU)
5. Cody Myers (Ship)
6. Ryan Blackwell (UNCP)

141
1. BJ Young (NC)
2. Jack Bachman (UPJ)
3. Simon Rice (Ship)
4. Adam Hluschak (ESU)
5. Nick Wykoff (WL)
6. Mitch Voelker (KU)

149
1. Ethan Swope (GU)
2. Deral Brown (NC)
3. Nathan Link (UPJ)
4. Brandon Parker-Risk (UNCP)
5. Kenny Stank (Ship)
6. Daniel Telhada (AU)

157
1. Jordan Shields (MC)
2. John Linquist (Ship)
3. Sam Brehm (GU)
4. Taylor Knapp (NC)
5. Bo Candaleria (KU)
6. Nick Giuliette (AU)

165
1 Mike Williams (UNCP)
2 Sean Byrnes (NC)
3 Ronald Tetrault (AIC)
4 Jarrod Shaw (WL)
5 Zach Lundgren (UPJ)
6 Thad Frick (ESU)

174
1. Zach Marlatt (KU)
2. Gary Lantz (UPJ)
3. Matt Littleton (WL)
4. Travis Sheehy (NC)
5. Brandon McKeown (ESU)
6. Eric Lundgren (MC)

184
1. Londele Cox (MC)
2. Shiheem Bryant (UNCP)
3. Chris Boyd (GU)
4. Mitchell Brown (NC)
5. Derrick Williams (WL)
6. James Gonzalez (ESU)

197
1. Karl Reed (NC)
2. Ed Ebewo (ESU)
3. Michael Pollard (MC)
4. Shane Nolan (UNCP)
5. Keith Dahlheimer (Ship)
6. Vinny Campanile (KU)

285
1. Jake Elkins (NC)
2. Fred Hale (MC)
3. JD Ramsey (WL)
4. Ron Oswald (Seton Hill)
5. Will Weaver (ESU)
6. Dan Estricher (Ship)


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Do you have a large wrestling invitational or event planned for the 2011-12 season which will 
attract a large number of varsity wrestling programs from your area?
 
If you do, and you are looking for financial support from sponsors, how about the Marines?
 
Since 2005, TITUS Sports Marketing has managed the Marines Chin-Up Challenge at high school 
athletic events as well as at state championships. Our Chin-Up Challenge program travels to 
high school football games from coast-to-coast during the fall, but in November we transition 
into wrestling. We are ALWAYS LOOKING FOR STRONG WRESTLING INVITATIONALS.
 
Please hit ‘REPLY’ and tell us about the wrestling event that you are hosting or tell us of 
an event in your area. We will respond to you as quickly as we can and review the opportunity.
 
What we need from you:
 
-          Dates of the Event (start and finish times each day or days)
-          Name of the Event
-          Host School (City and State)
-          Key Contact Information (name, phone and email)
-          # of Varsity Schools Competing (it would be helpful if you could tell us how many 
           are in-state and out-of-state
-          Estimated # of Varsity Wrestlers Competing
 
We compensate the host school, on behalf of the Marines, depending on the size of the event 
and length of the event.
 
Thanks in advance for your assistance!
__________________________
 
Dave Stephenson
General Manager
TITUS Sports Marketing
1036 S. Jupiter Road, Suite 200
Garland, TX 75042
Ph. (972) 272-9900, ext. 305
Fax: (972) 272-9908
Mobile: (469) 834-2218
http://www.titussportsmarketing.com
 
dave@titussportsmarketing.com or
daves@dawsonlogistics.com
 
TITUS Sports Marketing is a division of Dawson Logistics.


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USA Olympian Ken Chertow is bringing his Gold Medal Training Camp System to the Carolinas. 
Our Weekend Warrior Camp will be conducted November 18 - 20 at Indian Land HS. We offer 1-3 day 
camp options and significant group discounts. The Charlotte area is a well-established camp 
location for us where we develop and attract high quality partners of many sizes and have many 
experienced coaches.  

Coach Chertow, a 3x NCAA Academic All-American and 3x NCAA All-American, will conduct a special 
FREE COACHES CLINIC Saturday November 19 at 9:00am at Indian Land HS. Coach Chertow's Coaches 
Clinic will include not only his favorite techniques, but also critical teaching tools and drills 
that will help coaches teach wrestlers to perfect their moves and execute them instinctively in 
the heat of battle. There will also be a seminar and discussion on Peak Performance Training, 
Periodization, Mental Preparation, and much more.

We are still accepting enrollment and welcome your athletes at camp as well. We offer substantial 
group discounts beginning with as few as 4 wrestlers.

I would like to send you a motivational poster and a package of brochures for your wrestlers. 
What is the best address and how many should I send?

Wearandgear.com is a full service merchandise company dedicated to the needs of wrestlers. 
We offer a complete line of shoes, gear and apparel from the top manufacturers: ASICS, Adidas, 
Advocare, Brute, Cliff Keen, Defense, Matman, Resilite and many more! Now is the perfect time 
to stock up on Coach Chertow's outstanding line up of highlight and instructional DVDs including 
his 6 disc Coaches Clinic Series.
--
Tom Tyler
Ken Chertow Wrestling

www.kenchertow.com
www.wearandgear.com

PO Box 120 • Boalsburg, PA 16827 • 814-466-3466 • camps@kenchertow.com


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Here are 3 tournaments in Savannah Georgia.  Two high school and one middle school.


2011 Middle School Cross Bone Classic
December 17th at Savannah Christian Preparatory School
1599 Chatham Parkway, Savannah, Georgia, 31402
Weigh ins 7:00 Coaches Meeting 8:30 Matches Begin 9:00
Weight Classes 75, 83, 90, 97, 103, 112, 119, 126, 133, 140, 155, 170, 185, HWT
$15 entry fee
Medals to top four wrestlers
Contact: Troy Brantley 912-398-0540 tbbrantley@savcps.com


Cross Bone Classic MMXII
Date: January 28, 2012
Fee: $150
Format: Duals Tournament guaranteed 4 matches
Location: Savannah Christian Preparatory School
1599 Chatham Parkway
Savannah, GA 31402
Weigh Ins: 7:15 Coaches’ Meeting: 8:30 Matches Begin: 9:00
Contact: Troy Brantley 912.398.0540 tbbrantley@savcps.com
Make checks payable to: TSCWC or Team Savannah Christian Wrestling club


Don Gallup Cup
Memorial Duals Memorial Duals
Date: December 10, 2011
Fee: $150
Location: Savannah Christian Preparatory School
1599 Chatham Parkway
Savannah, GA 31402
Weigh-Ins: 7:15am
Coaches’ Meeting: 8:30am
Begin: 9:00am
Contact: Troy Brantley
912.398.0540
TBBrantley@savcps.com
Make checks payable to:
TSCWC or
Team Savannah Christian Wrestling Club


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Pre-season Wrestling USA Magazine Senior Rankings
Roddy White poster, Atlanta Falcons football star and former 2x state wrestling champion from James Island
Jonathan Willard, 4x wrestling state champion from Loris, emerging as force on Clemson's football team
Clemson to honor former wrestlers and American heroes
Mike Kersey, former Indian Land wrestling coach, dies after ATV accident
Wrestling  (OPC Program) - SCHSL web site
4A Handbook 2011 - SCHSL web site
3A Handbook 2011 - SCHSL web site
2A Handbook 2011 - SCHSL web site
JL Mann hires former Clemson All-American as wrestling coach
D1 College Wrestling Top 150 Recruits Class of 2012 - Tim Dudley of Irmo #134


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Newberry Wolves No. 1 in preseason Basford Division II National Rankings

10/3/2011

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College wrestling team is ranked No. 1 in Basford's Division II 
National Rankings while senior Connor McDonald was ranked No. 1 in the 125-pound class.

"It is gratifying to receive an honor like this in the preseason," head coach Jason Valek said. 
"But, they don't give out rings based on preseason polls. We need to come out and prove ourselves 
from the beginning. We have left a lot out there the last few years and need to draw on those 
experiences to make the next step forward."

This marks the first time Newberry has been a preseason No. 1 in any national poll. The Wolves 
are coming off a season where they finished fourth at the NWCA National Duals and sixth at the 
NCAA Division II National Tournament. The Wolves had a dual record of 18-3-1 while qualifying 
eight grapplers for the national championships and winning their fourth consecutive NCAA Super 
Region I Championship. Last year's finish marked the fourth consecutive time Newberry has 
finished in the top eight nationally which includes a second-place finish in 2008-09.

McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.) went 28-3 and finished 3rd in the country in 2011. The senior leads 
a slew of Wolves ranked in the top twelve individually. Returning national finalist B.J. Young 
(Jackson, N.J.) is No. 2 in the 141-pound class while returning All-American Matt Oliver 
(Toms River, N.J.) is ranked fourth at 133 pounds.

Returning All-American Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) is ranked sixth at 285 while senior 
Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) ranks seventh at 165. Karl Reed (Mount Laurel, N.J.) ranks eighth 
at 197 while Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) is ranked ninth at 157. UNC-Greensboro transfer 
Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) garnered an 11th place ranking.

The Wolves will begin their season Nov. 6 at the Hokie Open hosted by Virginia Tech.

"This is a great honor for the program," Valek said. "We have a lot of talented wrestlers. 
If we work our tails off and do the little things, we have a chance to do something special 
this season."

Basford Division II National Rankings

1. Newberry
2. St. Cloud State
3. Upper Iowa
4. Nebraska-Kearney
5. Grand Canyon
6. Augustana
7. Central Oklahoma
8. Pittsburgh- Johnstown
9. Wisconsin-Parkside
10. Ashland
11. Adams State
12. Fort Hays State
13. Maryville
14. Minnesota State-Mankato
15. Findlay
16. Mercyhurst
17. Limestone
18. North Carolina-Pembroke
19. Central Missouri
20. Colorado Mesa
21. Northern State
22. Kutztown
23. King
24. East Stroudsburg
25. Indianapolis

Individual Rankings:

125
1. Connor McDonald, Sr. Newberry
2. Kyle Pedretti, Sr. Upper Iowa
3. Terrell McKinney, So. Maryville 
4. Cory Ulmer, Sr. Minnesota State-Moorhead
5. Kyle McCrite, Jr. Grand Canyon
6. Ben Sergant, So. Findlay
7. Jerry Huff, So. Adams State 
8. Brandon Davis, Sr. Ashland
* Shane Summerlin, Jr. Belmont Abbey
* Kenny Trumbetta, Sr. Seton Hill
* Alex Johns, Jr. Indianapolis
* Josh Smith, Jr. Nebraska-Kearney

133
1. Trevor Franklin, Jr. Upper Iowa
2. Jason Jeremiason, Jr. Augustana
3. Ryan Link, So. Pitt-Johnstown
4. Trison Graham, So. Central Oklahoma
5. Matt Oliver, Sr. Newberry
6. Timdarius Thurston, Sr. UNC-Pembroke
7. Mike Magaha, Jr. Limestone
8. Austin Williams, Jr. Kutztown
* Ryan Fillingame, So. Adams State
* Jesse Hillhouse, Jr. Colorado State-Pueblo
* Dan Mandara, Sr. Ashland
* Andy Pokorny, Jr. St Cloud State

141
1. Dalton Jensen, Sr. Nebraska-Kearney
2. BJ Young, So. Newberry
3. Jack Bachman, So. Pitt Johnstown
4. Dan Genetin, Jr. Ashland
5. Sam Delpra, Jr. Lake Erie
6. Josh Hensley, Sr. Adams State
7. Chism Fink, Sr. Augustana 
8. Ryan Maus, So. Truman State
* Ky Corley, Jr. Central Oklahoma
* Simon Rice, Jr. Shippensburg
* Dallas Evans, Sr. Seton Hill
* Conrad Snell, Jr. San Francisco State

149
1. Nate Herda, Jr. Augustana
2. Tom Abbott, Jr. Minnesota State-Mankato 
3. Mitchell Means, So. Fort Hays State
4. Jacob D. Horn, Sr. St Cloud State
5. Ethan Swope, Sr. Gannon
6. Nathan Link, Jr. Pitt Johnstown
7. Bobby Ward, So. Grand Canyon
8. Brandon Russow, Jr. Central Missouri 
* Austin Standage, Jr. Central Oklahoma
* Mitch Arnold, Jr. Newman
* Brendon Parker-Risk, Sr. UNC-Pembroke
* Marc Hoff, Sr. Ashland

157
1. Dillon Berra, Jr. Wisconsin Parkside 
2. TJ Hepburn, Sr. Nebraska-Kearney
3. Jordan Shields, Jr. Mercyhurst
4. Teddy Bristol, Sr. Grand Canyon
5. Cory Dauphin, So. Central Oklahoma
6. Marcus Edgington, Sr. Augustana
7. Winston Robbins, Sr. Upper Iowa
8. Jake Varilek, Jr. Belmont Abbey 
* Taylor Knapp, So. Newberry
* Bryce Givens, Jr. Indanapolis
* Jeremy Bommorito, Jr. Limestone
* Zach Lundgren, Jr. Pitt Johnstown

165
1. Michael Lybarger, Sr. Findlay 
2. Josh Shields, Sr. Mercyhurst 
3. Tad Merritt, Sr. St. Cloud State
4. Joey Wilson, Sr. Nebraska-Kearney 
5. Michael Williams, Jr. UNC-Pembroke
6. Matt Gille, Jr. Wisconsin Parkside
7. Sean Byrnes, Sr. Newberry
8. Chester Granard, So. Colorado Mesa
* Brett Rosedale, Sr. Maryville
* Jordan Larsen, Sr. Colorado Mines
* Isaiah Jimenez, So. San Francisco State
* Brendon Eichmann, So. Minnesota State-Mankato

174
1. Luke Rynish, Sr. Wisconsin Parkside 
2. Victor Carazo, Sr. Grand Canyon
3. Shamus O'Grady, Jr. St. Cloud State
4. Tim Darling, Sr. Kutztown
5. Kelly Henderson, Jr. Central Oklahoma
6. Bryce Sopko, Jr. Limestone
7. Carl Serck, Sr. Augustana
8. Brock Smith, Jr. Nebraska-Kearney
* Wade Gobin, Jr. Upper Iowa
* Mason True, Jr. Findlay
* Travis Sheehy, Jr. Newberry
* Matt Littleton, Jr. West Liberty

184
1. Ross Brunkhardt. Jr. Nebraska-Kearney 
2. Mitch Schultz, Jr. Upper Iowa
3. AJ Brentzel, Sr. Pitt Johnstown
4. Derek Skala, Sr. St Cloud State 
5. Walker Clarke, Jr. Fort Hays
6. Brady Anderson, Jr. Mary
7. Nick Petersen, Jr. Colorado Mesa
8. Tanner Keck, Jr. Central Oklahoma
* Brandon Tressler, Jr. King
* Landon Hall, Sr. Limestone
* Phil Witt, So. Central Missouri
* Eric Fulmer, Sr. Mercyhurst

197
1. Carl Broghammer, So. Upper Iowa
2. Dan Scanlin, Sr. Limestone 
3. Luke McPeek, Sr. Adams State
4. Matt Baker, Jr. Maryville
5. Pat Mahan, Jr. Minnesota State-Mankato
6. Frank Morgan, Sr. King
7. Ed Ebewo, Sr. East Stroudsburg 
8. Karl Reed, Sr. Newberry
* Celic Bell, Sr. Grand Canyon
* Jarrett Edison, Sr. Central Oklahoma
* Austin Boehm, Sr. Colorado Mesa 
* Luke Munkelwitz, Sr. St. Cloud State

285
1. Matt Meuleners, Jr. Northern State 
2. Jacob Kahnke, Jr. St. Cloud State
3. Jacob Southwick, Sr. Ashland
4. Zach Rosol, Sr. Upper Iowa 
5. Jordan Johnson, Jr. Grand Canyon
6. Jake Elkins, Sr. Newberry
7. Brandon Hayes, Sr. Central Missouri
8. JD Ramsey, Jr. West Liberty
* Cody Dauphin, So. Central Oklahoma
* Lorenzo Serna, So. Newman
* Justin Glenn, Jr. Fort Hays 
* Matt Clum, Sr. Findlay


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Limestone is ranked #17 in the pre-season poll and has the following ranked wrestlers as well:

133
7. Mike Magaha, Jr. Limestone

157
* Jeremy Bommorito, Jr. Limestone

174
6. Bryce Sopko, Jr. Limestone

184
* Landon Hall, Sr. Limestone

197
2. Dan Scanlin, Sr. Limestone 


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Anundson takes silver at FILA Grappling World Championships

10/5/2011

BELGRADE, Serbia - Former Newberry standout Kelly Anundson won his third career World Grappling 
medal with a silver in the No-Gi Absolute division of the FILA Grappling World Championships in Serbia. 
His efforts helped the United States to a third-place finish in the No-Gi Grappling division.

Anundson won three straight matches, two by submission and the other was a 3-1 decision to reach 
the finals. He fell to Spain's Juan Francisco Espino 1-0.

Anundson was a 2009 world champion in two weight classes.

The 2008 graduate was a Junior College All-American out of California's Lassen Community College. 
He became a two-time national qualifier and All-American at Newberry.

U.S. Men's No-Gi results

Absolute
Gold - Juan Francisco Espino (Spain)
Silver - Kelly Anundson (USA)
Bronze - Mike Kelly (USA)
Bronze - Eddy Bengtsson (Sweden)

Absolute - Kelly Anundson, Coral Springs, Fla. (American Top Team), 2nd
WIN Michele Verginelli (Italy), submission
WIN Karim Mosbah (France), submission
WIN Eddy Bengtsson (Sweden), 3-1
LOSS Juan Francisco Espino (Spain), 0-1


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WRESTLING USA MAGAZINE - SOUTH EAST TOP TEAMS RANKINGS
9/28/ 2011

1. Brandon H.S. FL
2. Collins Hill H.S. GA
3. Parkland H.S. NC
4. Cleveland H.S. TN
5. South Dade H.S. FL
6. Camden County H.S. GA
7. Springstead H.S. FL
8. Lake Gibson H.S. FL
9. St. Thomas H.S. FL
10. Fort Dorchester H.S. SC
11. Osceola H.S. FL
12. Thompson H.S. AL
13. Lexington H.S. SC


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Former wrestling standout Anundson to wrestle at FILA Grappling World Championships

9/27/2011

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Former Newberry wrestling standout Kelly Anundson will join the 2011 Grappling 
World Team and compete at the FILA Grappling World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, 
September 29 through October 1.

Anundson, who will be competing in the men's Absolute division, earned his spot on the team by 
winning the Absolute division of No-Gi Grappling at the 2011 U.S. Grappling World Team Trials in Las Vegas.

Anundson is one of two Americans who will compete in both No-Gi and Gi-Grappling. 
He was the 2010 No-Gi Grappling Absolute division world champion.

Anundson has helped Newberry head coach Jason Valek build the program from scratch in to the 
powerhouse it is 2011.

"Kelly has done nothing but represent the college and the wrestling team at the highest levels," 
Valek said. "He is a tremendous steward of our college and its mission."

The 2008 graduate was a Junior College All-American out of California's Lassen Community College. 
He became a two-time national qualifier and All-American at Newberry.

Lists of the entire team and tournament schedule are below.

Men No-Gi
60 KG / 132 lbs - Matt Betzold, Phoenix, Ariz. (The Den)
65 KG / 143 lbs. - Jason Soares, Key Largo, Fla. (Freestyle Fighting Academy)
70 KG / 154 lbs - Tom LeCuyer, Plano, Ill. (Torres Martial Arts)
75 KG / 165 lbs. - Eddy Ellis, Olympia, Wash. (United Fight Team)
80 KG / 176 lbs. - Shane Cross, Denver, Colo. (Grappler`s Edge)
90 KG / 198 lbs - Michael Kelly, Hebron, Ill. (Old School Wrestling)
110 KG / 242 lbs. - Brandon Ruiz, West Jordan, Utah (Grappler`s Edge)
Absolute - Kelly Anundson, Coral Springs, Fla. (American Top Team)
Absolute - Shane Cross, Denver, Colo. (Grappler`s Edge)
Absolute - Brandon Ruiz, West Jordan, Utah (Grappler`s Edge)

Women's No-Gi
50 KG / 110 lbs. - Lisa Ellis, Olympia, Wash. (United Fight Team)
60 kg/132 lbs. - Tara LaRosa, Philadelphia, Pa. (Philadelphia Fight Factory)

Men's Gi
65 KG / 143 lbs. - Jose Corones, Tempe, Ariz. (American Pankration)
70 KG / 154 lbs. - Tom LeCuyer, Plano, Ill., (Torres Martial Arts)
75 KG / 165 lbs. - Eddy Ellis, Olympia, Wash. (United Fight Team)
90 KG / 198 lbs. - Travis Conley, Lee's Summit, Mo. (KCBJJ)
110 KG / 242 lbs - Kelly Anundson, Coral Springs, Fla. (American Top Team)
Absolute - Kelly Anundson, Coral Springs, Fla. (American Top Team)
Absolute - Travis Conley, Lee's Summit, Mo. (KCBJJ)

Women's Gi
50 KG / 110 lbs. - Lisa Ellis, Olympia, Wash. (United Fight Team)
60 kg/132 lbs. - Tara LaRosa, Philadelphia, Pa. (Philadelphia Fight Factory)

Coach - Sheldon Marr, Denver, Colo.
Coach - Jeff Funicello, Mesa, Ariz.

GRAPPLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE
At Belgrade, Serbia, Sept. 29-Oct. 1

Thursday, Sept. 29
No-Gi Grappling (60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 90, 110 kg Men)
No-Gi Grappling (50, 55, 60, 65, 75 Women)

Friday, Sept. 30
No-Gi Grappling (Absolute for men and women)
Gi Grappling (60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 90, 110 kg Men)
Gi Grappling (50, 55, 60, 65, 75 Women)

Saturday, October 1
Gi Grappling (Absolute for men and women)


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FALL WRESTLING CLINIC 

Saturday, October 15

Featuring
Lee Roper
Appalachian State University
2x Socon Champ 2001 2002
SoCon Outstanding Wrestler 2002
NCAA Qualifier 2001 2002
103-21 career record

Compound Wrestling Facility Owner
Coached 5 Current Div 1 Athletes, 4 Div 2, 3 Juco
16 State Finalist, 11 State Champs

Location
Dorman High School
1050 Cavalier Way
Roebuck, SC 29376

Ages
6th-12th grades

Schedule:	Saturday, October 15
Check-In	9:30 am
Session I	10:00 – 12:00
Lunch		12:00 – 1:00  (bring bag lunch)
Session II	1:00 – 3:00
Break		3:00 – 4:00 (bring snack)
Session III	4:00 – 5:30


Detach below and mail with payment to: Chad Singleton, 1225 Cavalier Way, Roebuck, SC 29376

Name_______________________________Grade__________School______________
Emergency Contact____________________Phone #____________________________
Early Registration $35.00 (received by Wed. October 14)
Walk-In Registration $40.00 
******Cash or Checks payable to:  Lee Roper******


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Bluffton High School wrestlers mourn former teammate, Ricky Gonzales
Fall Wrestling Clinic - Sunday, October 9 - Hosted by Lake Norman High School in NC
Updated pre-season National Rangings list
Wrestling sisters Brittany and Brienna Delgado (from Hillcrest, SC) nab fleeing hit-and-run suspect in Oklahoma City
Wrestling Sisters Take Down Hit-And-Run Suspect In Oklahoma
NCAA Division I Wrestling Tournaments from 1928-present
Jordan Wigger of Summerville and Tim Dudley of Irmo both on this pre-season National Rangings list
Tim Dudley of Irmo #75 on TOM’s Top 150 College Prospects 2011-12
Hedgecock hoping to keep Sumter rolling


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Valek named to NWCA Board of Directors

8/23/2011

MANHEIM, Pa. - Newberry College head wrestling coach Jason Valek has been named to the 
National Wrestling Coaches Association Board of Directors.

Valek joins Pittsburgh-Johnstown's Pat Pecora as the only two Division II coaches on the board. 
Entering his seventh year at Newberry, Valek adds this to a long list of accolades. He led the 
Wolves to a sixth place finish nationally last season, has won four straight Super Region I championships 
and is currently serving as president of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association, 
a title he was elected to in January of 2010.

Valek will be an integral part in the NWCA's effort to reach its objectives in 2011-12 which include, 
but are not limited to, the development of at least 10 new intercollegiate wrestling programs and the 
increase of wrestling promotion.

"I am truly honored to represent the NWCA and Newberry College in this capacity," Valek said. 
"It is our goal to continue to move wrestling forward and continue the development of great leaders in our sport."

A complete list of the other new board members is below.

NCAA Division I - District I: Chris Ayres (Princeton)
NCAA Division I - District II: Mike Rogers (Franklin & Marshall)
NCAA Division I - District III: Drew Pariano (Northwestern)
NCAA Division I - District IV: Mark Cody (Oklahoma)
NCAA Division II: Jason Valek (Newberry)
NJCAA: Dan Loprieno (Harper College)
Scholastic: Dave Crowell (Nazareth, Pa.)
At-Large: Ron Mirikitani


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Wrestling to hold Second Annual Scarlet & Gray 5k Run and Walk

8/12/2011

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College wrestling team is holding its second annual Scarlet & Gray 5K Run 
and Walk on Sat., September 10, beginning at 8:30 a.m. It will be held in Newberry behind the baseball 
field at College St. and Smith Rd.

For all Newberry students, the entry fee is $10 while all other participants will pay $15.

The first 200 registrants are guaranteed a singlet style shirt, and plaques will be given out to 
the top three male and female runners as well as to the top male and female walkers. A special 
award will be awarded to the top finishing Newberry team or organization. A team must register 
a minimum of five runners before the race to qualify.

All proceeds will go to the Newberry wrestling program. Additional donations to the wrestling 
team are welcomed.

For more information and to register go here:
http://newberry.athleticsite.net/2011SG5K.pdf


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Congratulations to South Carolina's four Junior National All-Americans at Fargo!
J.J. Johnson (Hanahan) finished 4th in Freestyle at 105 lbs.
Jordan Wigger (Summerville) finished 5th in Freestyle at 112 lbs.
Brieana Delgado (Hillcrest/Hardrock) finished 2nd in Freestyle at 130 lbs.
Jordan Wigger (Summerville) finished 4th in Greco-Roman at 112 lbs.


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