South Carolina Wrestling News

SC Wrestling News 2017-2018


Xavier Johnson (USMC) - 2016 University Greco-Roman National Championship - 59 KG - 4th place. (Wrestled at Edisto)


Southern Grind January 19-20, 2018 LakePoint Indoor Sports Complex Cartersville, GA

The 2017-2018 Folkstyle Tour of America returns to Georgia for the Southern Grind in Cartersville, Georgia, at the LakePoint Indoor Sports Complex. Southern Grind offers Folkstyle competition for Bantams, Intermediates, Novices, and Middle Schoolers.

Registration is now officially open so please visit

USA Wrestling does not charge for adjusting weight classes, even at weigh-ins, so sign up today to guarantee your spot in the event! The event will be capped at 1,200 wrestlers.

Limited Folkstyle Athlete Memberships as well as Full Athlete Memberships will be accepted for ALL divisions for the 2018 Southern Grind. To purchase or renew your membership now, please visit


Rock Hill Bearcat Girls
Folkstyle Wrestling Challenge
Sunday December 3 at Rock Hill High School
320 W Springdale Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730

1. This is an all girl wrestling tournament.
2. Must have a USA Wrestling Card -
can be purchased online at
3. Age groups preK - 12th grade
4. Weigh-ins from 8:00 am to 9:30 am
5. Weights and age will be grouped to max bouts.
6. Clinic from 9:30 am til 10:30 am
7. Wrestling will begin after clinic.
8. Register and Pay on site.
9. Registration is $15 and spectater entry is $5.
10. Concessions will be available
11. Top 3 placers get medals.
12. Uniforms - singlets are preferred but not necessary
13. Head Gear is required.
14. Must weigh-in in uniform (what you will wrestle in)
15. Please email any questions/to advise you are participating.

Robert Delgado
(864) 871-5804


Stratford had to cancel the Stratford Invitational on December 2nd.


The The South Carolina Wrestling Coaches Association (SCWCA) is pleased to announce the 2018 Best Western All Star Wrestling Classic Coaching staff. The SC North South all star event is one of the longest consecutively running all star wrestling events in the country. The event will be held from March 1-3, 2018 at North Myrtle Beach High School.

Marquis Camp - Westside
Jarrod King - Whitmire
Chauncey McElheney - Clover
Nick Mountz - Greenwood

Skip Parker - Fort Dorchester
Jason Sandifer - Dreher
Steve Sisk - Airport
Tim Wash - Cane Bay

Congratulations to these coaches!


Noah North of Lugoff-Elgin was named the 2017 winner of the Dave Schultz Award for Excellence for South Carolina.


Coach Kevin Emily released a book over the summer ... go check it out at


-DeAndre' Johnson from Limestone College(Battery Creek High)- 2017 NCAA D2 National Champion(157lbs) AND Most Outstanding Wrestler Award

-Tim Dudley from U. of Nebraska(Irmo High) - 2017 NCAA D1 All-American @184(3rd Place)

-Matthew Rudy from Limestone College(Cane Bay High) - 2017 NCAA D2 All-American @197(6th Place)


HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker College wrestling team had two members named to the Division II Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic team for the 2016-17 season, the association announced today. Walker Barfield earned second team honors, while Jordon Garlow was named to the Honorable Mention team.

Walker Barfield earned All-Academic second team honors with an outstanding 4.0 GPA. The senior business administration major finished with a 1-3 record this season and was the only wrestler named to the All-Academic teams who accumulated a 4.0 GPA. Barfield is a native of Lexington, S.C. and is the son of Ben and Julie Barfield.

Jordon Garlow was named to the All-Academic honorable mention team with a 3.10 GPA. The junior business administration major finished the season with a 10-10 record and was second on the team in pins with six. Garlow is a native of Smithfield, Va. and is the son of George and Barbara Garlow.

The 2016-2017 Division II All-Academic Wrestling Team consists of 186 student-athletes from 47 universities and colleges. Thirty-eight members were named to the first team, 62 members to the second team, and 86 were named as honorable mention. In order for a student-athlete to be nominated to the Division II All-Academic Team, he needed to have a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. He must also be in at least his second full year at his school, be a varsity member on his team or a key reserve, demonstrate a degree of skill and have a minimum of two letters of recommendation (academic advisor and coach) submitted on his behalf.


NHSCA Nationals with Placers from SC

Middle School Nationals
100 LBS Aidan Jurey 6th Place
90 LBS Chandler Amaker 7th Place
85 LBS David Hunsberger 8th Place

Freshman Nationals
220 Cody Fleming 3rd
182 Jake Fernicola 7th
145 Walker Stephenson 6th

Sophomore Nationals
220 LBS Owen Trephan 1st Place

Junior Nationals
220 LBS Qumari Jackson 7th Place

Senior Nationals
195 LBS Eddie Smith 1st


SC Wrestling News 2016-2017