SC Wrestling News 2012-2013


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Congratulations to the 2013 Wrestling USA Magazine Honorable Mention Senior All-Americans from S.C.:
Player Long (152), Bamberg-Ehrhardt
Dennis Flores (170), Hanahan
Mark Moody (182), Bamberg-Ehrhardt
Nate Meagher (220), Lexington


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Congratulations to South Carolina's All-Americans at 2013 NHSCA Nationals!

All-Americans at NHSCA Senior Nationals:
2013 120 3rd J.J. Johnson (Hanahan)

All-Americans at NHSCA Junior Nationals:
2013 132 1st Clay Walker (Eastside) - National Champion!

All-Americans at NHSCA Sophomore Nationals:
2013 195 3rd Matt Rudy (Cane Bay)
2013 285 1st Gage Cervenka (Emerald) - National Champion!

All-Americans at NHSCA Freshman Nationals:
2013 126 8th Kollin Wade (Conway)
2013 145 8th A.J. Alford (Fort Dorchester)
2013 220 7th Alan Salgado (Rock Hill)
2013 220 8th Seth Goff (Boiling Springs)

All-Americans at NHSCA Middle School Nationals:
2013  95 8th Jacob D'Ambrosio (Cane Bay)
2013 127 5th Noah North (Lugoff-Elgin)
2013 154 4th Marcus Montgomery (Dutch Fork)
2013 165 6th Sylvester Lucas (Camden)
2013 180 4th Terrance McNeil (Rock Hill)


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We are looking for a used mat that could be used for our practice mat and JV/Middle School matches.
Please let Coach McDaniel know if you have one.  Please feel free to text or call.  (864)616-1089.
 
Thank you,
GB
 
George McDaniel
7th Grade Math
Sims Middle School
Assistant Coach Sims Middle Football
Head Coach Union County Wrestling


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WRESTLING WINS THE IOC VOTE AND REMAINS ON OLYMPIC PROGRAM FOR 2020 AND 2024


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2013 BEARCAT WRESTLING FALL CLINIC

FEATURING
TRENT GOODALE (head coach at Limestone College)
and the Limestone coaching staff

When: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Registration from 8 am to 9 am
Clinic Schedule: 9 am-11 am Session I
11-12 pm lunch (wrestlers will need to bring their lunch)
12-2 pm Session II
Where: Old Gym @ Rock Hill High School
Cost: Ten dollars per wrestler pre-registered and pre-paid
Twenty dollars per wrestler not pre-registered and pre-paid

Coaches who are bringing a group of wrestlers need to pre-register with Coach Beard and send 
a check to Rock Hill High School. This will speed up the registration process on Saturday morning. 
If you have questions please contact Cain Beard via email at tbeard@rhmail.org or by phone at 
(803) 981-1300. All checks should be made out to Rock Hill Wrestling and sent to:

Cain Beard, Head Coach
Rock Hill High School
320 W. Springdale Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730


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Newberry alum ZA Anderson finishes 10th at 2013 CrossFit Games

7/29/2013

CARSON, Calif. -Newberry College wrestling alum ZA Anderson established himself as one of the 
fittest men in the world Sunday, finishing in 10th place at the 2013 CrossFit Games at the 
StubHub Center.

In a grueling 12-event weekend covered by ESPN, Anderson had five top 10 finishes in individual 
events, totaling 646 points. The weekend started with 46 men competing, with the top 30 advancing 
to the final event.

[Final CrossFit Games Leaderboard]
(scroll over event header for descriptions)

Anderson is based in Atlanta, Ga., with CrossFit Paragon and earned the South East Regional 
CrossFit champion in May to advance to the CrossFit Games. Anderson's father, Steve, was a 
champion in the Masters (ages 55-59) Division in 2011, and ZA's performance this weekend 
continues his family's success in the rapidly growing sport of CrossFit.

Anderson was a NCAA Division II national qualifier in his senior season of 2011-12 at Newberry, 
finishing with a 29-10 record that year. He had a career record of 37-17 and also qualified for 
nationals in 2009 while enrolled at Anderson University.


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Morrissey Wrestling Clinic

I am doing an 8-session pre-season camp in Greenville in Sept and Oct.
Dates: Sept 8 – Oct 27, Sunday afternoons from 2-4pm
Location: YMCA, Cleveland Street in Greenville
Invitees: Experienced HS and MS wrestlers
Cost: $125 / wrestler
Space limited to 16 wrestlers (9 slots filled currently)

The instruction will be intensive and promote wrestling in a high-pressure, in-your-face style.
We will focus on intensive drilling- progressive (low-impact, high-intensity) situational chain wrestling.

Call, text or email me if you have questions and if any of your wrestlers are interested: tmorrissey190@yahoo.com
864-275-3161

Tim Morrissey


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Former Loris wrestler Jonathan Willard helps rescue family on TN highway
Former Byrnes wrestler John Allen Griswold returning to mat at Spartanburg Methodist College
Former Columbia High wrestler Nate Harper has a strong bond with his dad


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The NWCA Hall of Fame SC Chapter Golf tournament is now scheduled and ready to roll. 
Details are below so please help spread the word and get the message out:

Where: Three Pines Country Club, Woodruff, SC
WHEN- July 28th, 3:00 PM.
COST- $50.00 per man or $200 per team. Proper golf attire must be worn (collared shirts and no jeans).
FORMAT- Being negotiated. Old man Sonny Justice wants to play every man play his ball and take the 
two best scores on every hole. Captain Choice like normal is being considered as well. We will let 
you know as soon as a final decision has been made so you can adjust your practice schedules accordingly.

For registration please contact Matt Love at coast32183@yahoo.com or Sonny Justice at sonnyjustice@att.net


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HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker College wrestling program announced its schedule for its inaugural 
season of competition this week. The 2013-14 schedule includes five home matches as well as three 
matches against Division I opponents.

"The schedule that we have been able to put together as a first-year program is very good," said 
head coach Cy Wainwright. "We will be facing some very good wrestling programs, and I feel it is 
going to help get our program going in the right direction right from the start. I am also thrilled 
to be hosting matches at home so the Coker and Hartsville communities will get a chance to experience 
the excitement of collegiate wrestling first hand."

The Cobras will open their 16-match season with a Blue and Gold Intersquad meet at home on Oct. 26. 
Coker's first official match of the season will be on Nov. 2 at The Citadel Open.

The Cobras will head to the UNC Pembroke Braves Open on Nov. 9 and then travel to Raleigh, N.C., 
to take on NC State on Nov. 17.

After heading to Limestone College on Nov. 21, the Cobras will play host to St. Andrews University 
on Nov. 25. A pair of road matches highlights the month of December, as Coker travels to Newberry 
College for the Newberry Duals on Dec. 7 and to the Midwest Classic at the University of Indianapolis 
on Dec. 14-15.

After the new year, the Cobras will head back to Newberry for a match on Jan. 4 before hosting 
a tri-match featuring Coker, King University and Brewton Parker College. The Cobras will stay 
at home for their next two matches, hosting UNC Pembroke on Jan. 16 and Belmont Abbey on Jan. 21. 

On Jan. 24 the Coker wrestlers will head to the Super Region Duals at Newberry, followed by a trip 
to Anderson University on Jan. 30.

The Cobras will hit the home stretch of their season with three matches in February starting with 
back-to-back to matches at Newberry on Feb. 8 and King on Feb. 9. They will then head to Fairfax, Va., 
to face Division I George Mason University in their final regular-season match of the season. 

"This is going to be a great year for Coker wrestling," added Wainwright. "To be able to take on 
Division I schools like The Citadel, NC State and George Mason, as well as some of the top DII 
programs like Newberry, Indianapolis and UNC Pembroke is really going to help build our team and 
make us stronger for the future."

With 30 plus wrestlers making up the inaugural Coker wrestling team, Wainwright is confident his 
team will have the depth to be very competitive this season.

"We will have a learning curve, like all first-year programs do, but I feel that we are definitely 
going to put Coker wrestling on the map this season."

Fans will be able to watch all Coker home matches live online through the America One Network and 
by visiting www.cokercobras.com.


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B.J. Young wins match at 2013 Adam Frey Classic

6/18/2013

LONG BRANCH, N.J. - Newberry College rising senior and two-time national runner-up B.J. Young 
participated in the Adam Frey Classic for the second straight summer, this time winning his match 
in the charity exhibition event.

Young recorded a late takedown to defeat Cornell's Ryan Dunphy in this year's event. This was the 
third straight summer a Newberry wrestler has participated in the event, with Young wrestling in 
2012 and 2013 and Matt Oliver wrestling in 2011.

The event honors Adam Frey, a Cornell wreslter who lost a nearly two-year battle with cancer 
in December 2009.

Full 2013 Adam Frey Classic results


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Valek announces 15 new Wolves for 2013-14

6/6/2013

The Newberry College wrestling team and head coach Jason Valek are pleased to announce the 
2013-14 incoming class.

These newcomers range from highly-touted freshmen to battle-proven college transfers, and 
the Wolves' staff is excited about the competition in the room and the depth on the roster 
that will help the Newberry grapplers build on six straight Super Region I championships 
and six straight top eight NCAA tournament finishes.

125 lbs.
The 125 lbs. recruiting class features a wealth of depth and talent, highlighted by several 
state champions and multiple state placewinners.

Matt Williams (Penn Argyl, Pa.)
Williams' impressive high school career was highlighted by a pair of sixth place finishes at 
the Pennsylvania state championship. The four-time first team Colonial League member completed 
his tenure at Penn Argyl as a four-time District 11 placewinner, three-time Southeast Regional 
placewinner, and a three-time state qualifier.

Blake Boshell (Dora, Ala.)
The Alabama native captured three state titles under coach Hezzie Morgan, as well as three 
sectional championships. A five-time county champion, Boshell comes to Newberry as a member 
of the USA Wrestling Senior All-America team.

Trung Duong (Brookville, Va.)
Duong saw success early and often during his time at Brookville High School. Coach Don Shuler 
helped Duong become a four-time state placewinner with a pair of finals appearances.

Zane Spigner (Prosperity, S.C.) 
The Mid-Carolina graduate was a state qualifier and a North/South All-Star. As a senior, Spigner 
was named Mid-Carolina Wrestler of the Year and Region Wrestler of the Year.

133 lbs.
The 133 lbs. newcomers will not disappoint. This trio of recruits has five state championships 
between them, and they look to continue their success with a chance to crack the lineup for 
the Wolves.

Brandon Thompson (Solon, Ohio)
Highly touted out of high school, Thompson racked up numerous accolades and accomplishments 
during his tenure at Solon High School. The three-time Ohio state champion was also a four-time 
sectional champion, three-time district champion, and three-time placewinner at the prestigious 
Powerade tournament. Also a two-time freestyle state champion, Thompson used 124 pins to 
accumulate a record of 169-10 and a No. 16 national ranking. Solon head coach Tony Digiovanni 
sends Thompson to the Wolves to battle for immediate mat time.

Nicholas Young (Goose Creek, S.C.)
Young capped his career at Stratford High School with a class AAAA state title at 132 lbs. 
The two-time state finalist leads Stratford in career wins (166) and season wins (51). 
Young was a three-time state placewinner and four-time state qualifier.

Jacob Hopper (Newberry, S.C.) 
Hopper is no stranger to the Wolves' program, or even the Newberry area. The Newberry native, 
and Newberry High School graduate has made his transition to the college ranks a bit smoother 
by capturing a state championship in his senior season. The hard work, experience and success 
should carry over and help Hopper compete in the wrestling room.

141 lbs.
At 141 lbs, B.J. Young returns for his senior season, but the position should be in good hands 
with a pair of talented incoming freshmen.

Brandon Keller (Sicklerville, N.J.) 
Keller is no stranger to success. The four-time district champion, four-time region champion 
and four-time New Jersey state placewinner, is also a two-time high school All-American. He 
was also the winner of the Scholar Athlete Award at Timber Creek HS. Placing seventh twice, 
fifth once and garnering a finals appearance in his junior season, Keller constructed a very 
impressive resume in the elite wrestling state of New Jersey. With a career record of 135-17, 
he leaves coach Nick Cottone to continue his career and success as a Wolf.

William Jenkins (Abingdon, Va.) 
Jenkins' high school resume is very comparable, as the four-time district finalist was also 
a three-time region finalist and two-time state placewinner. Jenkins chose Newberry over 
Division I schools Appalachian State, Lock Haven and Duke.

149 lbs.
A former foe of the Newberry Indians joins the Newberry Wolves by way of transfer from 
West Liberty University.

Kayne Melko (West Liberty University) 
The Bellaire, Ohio, native joins the Wolves after a three-year stint in the United States 
Army following an impressive stint at West Liberty University. Melko was a three-time Super 
Region I placewinner and two-time NCAA National Qualifier at 149 lbs. With the graduation 
of All-American Deral Brown, Melko is poised to contend for a starting spot for his senior 
season.

157 lbs.
The 157 lbs. contingent in this class comes from in state as well as traditional Newberry 
recruiting territory in New Jersey.

Dennis Flores (Hanahan, S.C.)
Flores' 172-11 record speaks for itself, especially considering he lost nine matches as 
a freshman. The Hanahan graduate tallied three S.C. state titles, en route to becoming 
a sophomore All-American and senior Honorable Mention All-American. Flores was also named 
South Carolina's Dave Schultz Award Winner by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

John Fitzpatrick (Somers Point, N.J.)
Fitzpatrick joins the Wolves with a high school career record of 88-25, earning all-Cape 
Atlantic team honors in his senior season. The four-year starter was a three-year captain 
and two-year team MVP. He finished fifth in Region 9 and second in District 32.

174 lbs.
A January 2013 transfer from Nebraska enters his first full season at Newberry.

Joseph Pittman-Lydick (Forsyth, Ga.)
Pittman competed for the Wolves in the 2012-13 postseason placing fifth at the Super 
Region I championship. He enjoyed much success on the Freestyle and Greco-Roman circuit, 
placing in both styles at the Southeastern Regionals and qualifying for the Fargo national 
championships, as well as becoming a Triple Crown winner by capturing the state title at 
his weight in Freestyle, Greco-Roman, and Folkstyle as well in 2010. The South Forsyth HS 
graduate won a state title during his senior campaign and was named Georgia's 2010 Breakout 
Athlete of the Year, catching the attention of the Nebraska coaching staff and earning him 
a scholarship to wrestle for the Huskers. After taking a semester off in 2012, Pittman 
transferred to Newberry and looks to remain a powerful presence at 174 lbs. in 2013-14.

Heavyweight
Another transfer concludes our list of recruits, and in a big way.

Stephen Scardina (Baton Rouge, La.)
The LSU transfer chose his love for wrestling over the SEC football lifestyle by transferring 
to Newberry after his freshman year with the Bayou Bengals. Scardina's athleticism and power 
helped him capture three Louisiana state titles at heavyweight and an AAU All-America honor 
his senior year. It also helped him play fullback for the LSU Tigers. After setting freshman 
powerlifting records at LSU, Scardina looks to join the Wolves and challenge 2013 national 
qualifier Matt Wade for mat time.


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Borja named third team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America

6/5/2013

TOWSON, Md. - Newberry College wrestler Seiji Borja has been named a third team Capital One Academic 
All-America in the at large category, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of 
America (CoSIDA) on Wednesday.

Borja, a redshirt sophomore from North Charleston, carries a 3.91 grade point average in Newberry's 
prestigious nursing program and adds to an already impressive list of credentials.

Borja is one of 12 all-time Academic All-Americas from Newberry, and the first to earn the honor 
prior to his senior year. Three Newberry student-athletes earned Academic All-America status 
Wednesday, marking the largest class in the school's history and the sixth consecutive academic 
year with at least one Academic All-America.

In March, Borja became the first Newberry wrestler in the eight-year history of the program to 
earn first team All-Academic first team honors from the National Wrestling Coaches Association, 
and is the first wrestler in the scarlet and gray to earn CoSIDA honors.

He had the highest grade point average of the NWCA All-Academic first team and had two top three 
finishes in tournaments in the past season on the way to a 15-4 record with two pins and three 
technical falls. He has earned Dean's List honors in every semester he was enrolled at Newberry.

He is one of only four wrestlers in the nation to earn CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America 
honors. The Capital One Academic All-America® Division II Men's At-Large program includes the 
sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, 
tennis, water polo and wrestling.


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Upcoming Events  for SC-USA Wrestling

June 11-15  Cadet National Duals Championship   Daytona Fla..  Contact Robert Delgado for more information
         
June 25-29  Junior National Duals Championship  Oklahoma City  Contact Robert Delgado for more information

June 29   SC Beach Bash Tournament  Contact Charlie Soto  CharlieRSoto@gmail.com

July 12 - 20  Freestyle and Greco Cadet and Junior Nationals 


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Current and former Newberry wrestlers succeeding off the mat

NEWBERRY - Current Newberry College wrestler Aaron Booker and former Newberry wrestlers Zach Anderson 
and Karl Reed have already had a busy summer, with athletic endeavors off the mat taking the spotlight.

Booker (Columbia, S.C.) moved his athletic talents to the racquetball courts at the 2013 USARacquetball 
46th Ektelon National Singles in Fullerton, Calif. on May 15-19 and came away with the national 
championship in the men's 24/25A group. In the single elimination tournament, he swept Zachary Patterson 
of Tempe, Ariz., in the quarterfinals and took a three-set win from Blake Conlin of Norco, Calif., in the 
semifinals. Booker won by his largest margins of the tournament in the championship with a sweep of 
San Luis Obispo, Calif.'s, Trevor Jones.

Anderson was crowned the overall champion at the 2013 CrossFit South East Regional last weekend in 
Beach, Fla., advancing to the 2013 CrossFit Games to be held July 22-28. The grueling event had seven 
events over three days. The national event details have not been announced as of yet.

Reed is now an assistant wrestling coach at UNC Pembroke and has been selected to attend the NWCA/FCA 
Leadership Academy, which will take place May 29-31 at the Jon Davies Wrestling Center in Edwardsville, Ill. 


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Borja named CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District

5/16/2013

McLEAN, Va. - Newberry College wreslter Seiji Borja has been named a Capital One Academic All-District 
at large team member, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) 
on Thursday.

Borja (North Charleston) carries a 3.91 grade point average in Newberry's prestigious nursing 
program and adds to an already impressive list of credentials.

In March, Borja became the first Newberry wrestler in the eight-year history of the program to 
earn first team All-Academic first team honors from the National Wrestling Coaches Association, 
and is the first wrestler in the scarlet and gray to earn CoSIDA honors.

He had the highest grade point average of the NWCA All-Academic first team and had two top 3 
finishes in tournaments in the past season on the way to a 15-4 record with two pins and three 
technical falls. He has earned Dean's List honors in every semester he was enrolled at Newberry.

Borja is one of only nine Division II wrestlers to earn CoSIDA honors in the eight districts. 
Student-athletes selected for Academic All-District honors must be a starter or important reserve 
with legitimate athletic credentials. They must possess at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point 
average (on a 4.00 scale). They must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing and 
must have completed at least one full academic year at their institution.


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Do you have June 1st open in your calendar? Country Kids Wrestling has found a home - 1500 sq ft 
wrestling room with wall to wall mats. We want to invite you, your family and friends out to join 
is for this event. There will be free and discounted camp and training drawings. Drawings for 
free singlets, movie passes, restaurant vouchers, oil change and more...
 
Please try to come out and celebrate with us on either Friday May 31 from 6-8 or Sat June 1 from 
10am – 4pm. Downtown Greenville -  37 Pinckney St.
 
Chris Borneman -864-752-7394

cgborneman@gmail.com


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One of the wrestling coaches at Keenan H.S. is offering Private Lessons in
Folk style, Freestyle, Greco, and Beach Wrestling.

Location: Keenan High School   
Tuesdays & Thursdays
*Must Call to Schedule Appointment*
Contact: Hollywood (803) 354-8257  
Email: hollywoodwood81@yahoo.com


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Ike Okoli (USC 2x NCWA All-American and former Brookland Cayce wrestler) won Beach Nationals 
in April in the 90kg+ weight class. Congratulations!

Links to the article and interview are below and they can also be found on www.themat.com

The article: http://www.themat.com/section.php?section_id=3&page=showarticle&ArticleID=26396

The interview: http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plpp&v=uMxhOuP8VgQ


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By National Wrestling Hall of Fame 
05/01/2013

STILLWATER, Okla. – In celebration of World Wrestling Month, the National Wrestling Hall of 
Fame & Museum has selected its 2013 state and regional winners of the Dave Schultz High School 
Excellence Award. 

“These student-athletes reflect our sport’s future, an Olympic future that the international 
wrestling community is attempting to preserve during World Wrestling Month and through the 
Keep Wrestling in the Olympics campaign,” said Lee Roy Smith, Executive Director of the National 
Wrestling Hall of Fame. “All in wrestling should join FILA, wrestling’s international governing body, 
in this campaign so that the youth of the world continue to have the opportunity to pursue an Olympic 
dream, the same dream that fueled the late Dave Schultz for whom this award is named.”

Created in honor of Schultz, an Olympic and world champion, the High School Excellence Award is 
based on excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, citizenship and community service. 
Forty-nine seniors from those states that sponsor high school state wrestling championships have 
been chosen for the honor as part of the Hall of Fame’s Educational Outreach Program.

“Each year, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame pays tribute to Dave Schultz by honoring the 
outstanding youth of our land and by spotlighting the example the legendary wrestler modeled 
for bringing countries together in the spirit of competition, respect and friendship through 
wrestling,” Smith said.” The wrestlers selected for this award balance their bodies, minds and 
wills in the pursuit of excellence on the mat, in the classroom, and in their communities.”

Since the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award’s inception in 1996, the National Wrestling Hall 
of Fame has recognized 775 wrestlers.

“These student-athletes are role models who influence young people in a very meaningful way,” Smith 
said. “Statistics show that both male and female students are more likely to stay in school, graduate 
and become more productive citizens when they participate in extra-curricular activities and after 
school programs like wrestling.”

The national award winner will be chosen from the regional winners and announced on May 6. The winner 
will attend the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on June 1 to accept the award.

The five regional winners for 2013 are:

Central Region: J’Den Cox is a four-time Missouri High School State Champion with a record of 205-3 
at Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri. In 2012, Cox claimed a USA Wrestling Junior National 
Freestyle title and placed third in the Greco-Roman division at 220 lbs. He is a member of the A cappella 
Singers Elite Concert Choir at Hickman H.S., while also serving and performing in the Faith Family 
Community Church Choir in Fayette, Missouri. Cox will be attending the University of Missouri this 
fall as a projected heavyweight.

Midwest Region: Adam Coon is a four-time Michigan High School State Champion with a record of 211-3 
at Fowlerville High School in Fowlerville, Michigan. In 2012, Coon captured the prestigious USA Wrestling 
Triple Crown by winning the USA Wrestling National Freestyle and Greco-Roman Championships and Folkstyle 
Nationals in the 285 wt. class. He also earned a FILA Cadet World Freestyle title in 2011 for the United 
States at 220 lbs. Coon is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Body President and serves his 
local church as a youth leader and in outreach programs. He maintains a 4.011 GPA and ranks #2 in his 
class at Fowlerville H.S. He will attend the University of Michigan this coming fall as a projected heavyweight.

Northeast Region: Zain Retherford is a two-time Pennsylvania High School State Champion with a career 
record of 130-3 at Benton Area High School in Benton, Pennsylvania. In 2012 Retherford claimed individual 
titles at the NHSCA Junior National Championships, Ironman Championships, USAW Junior Freestyle National 
Championships, and was a FILA Cadet World Freestyle Champion. In March of 2013 he was selected as the 
Outstanding Wrestler of the 2013 Dapper Dan Classic. He has earned Academic Distinguished Honor Roll 
awards all four years in high school and is a member of the National Honor Roll Society. He is also a 
member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and serves as a volunteer mentor for the Benton Tigers 
Youth Wrestling Club. Retherford maintains a 4.0 GPA and will be attending Penn State University this 
coming fall as a projected 141 pounder.

Southeast Region: Kevin Norstrem is a five-time Florida High School State Champion with a career record 
of 247-3 at Brandon High School in Brandon, Florida. He was a 2011 USA Wrestling Junior Greco-Roman 
National Champion and a 2011 and 2010 Junior Freestyle All-American. Norstrem frequently volunteers 
his time to mentor youth at the Brandon School of Wrestling Club and maintains a 5.39 weighted GPA. 
He will be attending Virginia Tech this coming fall as a projected 133 pounder.

West Region: Isaiah Martinez is a three-time California High School State Champion with a career record 
of 205-7 at Lemoore High School in Lemoore, California. Martinez claimed the a USA Wrestling Junior 
National Freestyle title and Greco-Roman All-American honor in 2012 at 160 lbs. He was a USAW Cadet 
Greco-Roman National Champion and Freestyle All-American in 2010. During his senior year Martinez has 
volunteered over 40 hours of community service to projects associated with the Lemoore School District. 
He maintains a 3.3 GPA and will attend the University of Illinois this fall as a projected 165 pounder.

The 2013 Winners by State, Name and School are:

Alabama, Jordan Simpson, Oxford High School
Alaska, Lincoln Johnson, Nikiski High School
Arizona, Dalton Brady, Chandler High School
Arkansas, Tyler Kurz, Cabot High School
California, Isaiah Martinez, Lemoore High School
Colorado, Garet Krohn, Arvada High School
Connecticut, Elliot Antler, Xavier High School
Delaware, Alvontae Drummond, Milford High School
Florida, Kevin Norstrem, Brandon High School
Georgia, Tyler Askey, Northgate High School
Hawaii, Dane Pestano, Kamehameha-Kapalama High School
Idaho, Jared Johnshoy, Melba Jr/Sr High School
Illinois, Ricky Robertson, Carl Sandburg High School
Indiana, Mitch Sliga, Fishers High School
Iowa, Brandon Sorensen, Denver High School
Kansas, Nathan Butler, Leavenworth High School
Kentucky, Kevin Cooper, Simon Kenton High School
Louisiana, Tyrek Malveaux, Comeaux High School
Maine, Connor Sheehan, Fryeburg Academy
Maryland, Garrett Lineberger, Waldorf Thomas Stone High School
Massachusetts, Leo Trindade, Billerica Memorial High School
Michigan, Adam Coon, Fowlerville High School
Minnesota, Jake Short, Simley High School
Missouri, J'Den Cox, Hickman High School
Montana, Taylor French, Forsyth High School
Nebraska, Ronald Wells, Omaha Central High School
Nevada, Joey LaVallee, Reno High School
New Hampshire, Adam Corey, Timberlane High School
New Jersey, Anthony Ashnault, South Plainfield High School
New Mexico, Paul Mascarenas, Cleveland High School
New York, Nick Tighe, John C. Birdlebough High School
North Carolina, Parker VonEgidy, Piedmont High School
North Dakota, Preston Lehmann, West Fargo High School
Ohio, Bo Jordan, Graham High School
Oklahoma, Zach Beard, Tuttle High School
Oregon, Reed Van Anrooy, Roseburg High School
Pennsylvania, Zain Retherford, Benton High School
Rhode Island, Jonah Aurelio, East Providence High School
South Carolina, Dennis Flores, Hanahan High School
South Dakota, Aero Amo, Rapid City Central High School
Tennessee, Kaleb Baker, Christian Brothers High School
Texas, Oliver Pierce, Allen High School
Utah, Grant LaMont, Maple Mountain High School
Vermont, Miguel Calixto, Mount Anthony Union High School
Virginia, Zach Epperly, Christiansburg High School
Washington, Jake Velarde, North Kitsap High School
West Virginia, Justin Arthur, Huntington High School
Wisconsin, Cole Johnson, DeSoto High School
Wyoming, Dani Fisher, Campbell County High School


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Dear State Chairman,

Please find below an important letter sent on behalf of the Committee for the 
Preservation of Olympic Wrestling.

-USA Wrestling

April 26, 2013

Dear Chairman, Coach and Fellow Wrestling Fan,

Our great sport of Wrestling is facing its biggest challenge yet, a threat to our existence in 
the Olympics. As we all now know, on February 12th, the Executive Board of the International 
Olympic Committee recommended that Wrestling be dropped as a core sport from the 2020 Olympic 
Games. Since then, we have formed the Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW), 
where hundreds of volunteers and paid professionals have made great strides internationally and 
nationally to try to reverse this recommendation and prevent it from becoming a reality.

But we need your help to rally your communities, and empower our great Wrestling family, to get 
involved and spread the word. We are asking that each of you, who has a significant relationship 
base in your state or community to direct your group to keepolympicwrestling.com and donate a 
few dollars. This is truly grassroots effort and we must all join the fight if we want our voices 
to be heard. Every dollar we raise will be used for the sole purpose of keeping wrestling on the 
Olympic program for 2020 and beyond. We know that each of us has learned to love Wrestling from 
our youth programs, our high schools, colleges and our coaches. We need your leadership to reach 
these people.

We are asking leaders like you across the country to become Olympic Team Captains and enlist as 
many people as you can to join our fight and come to the website, join, donate a few dollars and 
share it with friends and relatives. Our goal is to have 2,020,000 people in the United States 
show they care about our sport. Please become one of our Olympic Team Captains – go to our webpage 
at keepolympicwrestling.com and sign up!

One thing every competitive athlete has in common is the drive to the best that he or she can be 
in their sport. For wrestlers, that standard of excellence has always been defined by the Gold medal. 
We simply must allow our children and grandchildren the same dreams, goals and opportunities to 
reach faster, higher and stronger through wrestling.

2012 American Olympic freestyle wrestler Jake Herbert recently reflected, “I wrestle because it 
makes me a better person. With every match, you learn a little more about yourself and what you 
are capable of. You learn what your strengths are and the need to improve your weaknesses. If 
your conditioning isn't what it needs to be, you run farther and harder. If you're not strong enough, 
you lift heavier and more often. These things won't just happen for you; you must make them happen. 
The same principles apply to life. You get out of it what you put in.”

It’s this determination and drive that Jake talks about which is what is going to help us keep 
Wrestling in its rightful spot in the Olympics. It is vital that you as a leader of our sport 
become an Olympic Team Captain, that you reach out to your community and ask other leaders to 
become Olympic Team Captains, because we can’t do it without you. Go to our website today at 
keepolympicwrestling.com and sign up to today!

Sincerely,

Bill Scherr
Chairperson, The Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW)


CPOW
Peter Ackerman, Washington, DC
Billy Baldwin Santa Barbara, CA
Andy Barth, San Marino, CA
John Bardis, Alpharetta, GA
Wes Battle, Washington, DC
Bruce Baumgartner, Edinboro, PA
Rich Bender, Colorado Springs, CO
Clarissa Chun, Columbia, MO
Mike DerGarabedian, Rockville Center, NY
Stan Dziedzic Atlanta, GA
Roger Frizzell, Kingston, OK
Dan Gable, Iowa City, IA
Rulon Gardner, Logan, UT
Jeff Levitetz, Boca Raton, FL
Art Martori, Phoenix, AZ
Kerry McCoy, College Park, MD
Mike Novogratz, New York, NY
James Ravannack, Metairie, LA
Tommy Rowlands, Columbus, OH
Jim Scherr, Colorado Springs, CO
John Smith, Stillwater, OK
Lee Roy Smith, Stillwater, OK
Noel Thompson, New York, NY


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Celtic Wrestling Club of James Island

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Place: JICHS wrestling room
Initiation fee $85.00
Monthly dues $30.00

Any questions contact:  843-410-9965 care of Synergy Sports
Coach Duffy :  synergysports@gmail.com    
Coach Baird: kermitbaird2@gmail.com
Coach Dixon: dadixon@tervita.com

Member of USA Wrestling

Thomas E. Duffy
Asst. Reading Teacher
Moultrie Middle School
645 Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 849 - 2819
Fax: (843) 849 - 2899
THOMAS_DUFFY@charleston.k12.sc.us


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Dear Club Directors and Coaches,

I would like to formally invite you to attend the 2013 Georgia Games Wrestling Tournament. 
This year’s tournament will be held on April 27th & 28th, at Paulding County High School.

The Georgia Games have been hosting an elite Wrestling tournament for the past 22 years. 
This year’s tournament will offer participants the opportunity to play new competition in 
a fun and competitive environment at a reasonable price.

Each participant that enters the 2013 Georgia Games Wrestling Championships will receive 
a free t-shirt and the top three participants in each division will win an Olympic-style 
medal. The tournament will also serve as a chance to earn valuable points toward your school’s 
Scholastic Olympiad competition.

To register, visit the Team Georgia website. I look forward to seeing you all at this year’s 
tournament. If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,
Lauren Crawford
info@georgiagames.org
PO Box 2043
Kennesaw, GA 30156
www.georgiagames.org


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A great Thesis from Joseph Kilgallen at Academic Magnet with responses from Coach Dan Gable 
and John Irving (pp 57-60):

Wrestling Correlation with Success - An AMHS Thesis Study - (Zipped PDF document)


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USA WRESTLING

FORT MILL OPEN

SCUSA Logo

Freestyle and Greco Roman Tournament

March 23rd, 2013

Fort Mill High School

Fort Mill, SC

Kids, Cadets, Juniors, Open

* Weights will be pooled to increase # of matches.

Registration….Pre-register, or on site…8:00 – 9:00 AM

1. Pre-register via email….marulloa@fort-mill.k12.sc.us….

Must provide birthdate, age group, and predicted weight.

2. Sat. Morning Registration & Weigh-In…8:00 – 9:00 AM

Entry Fee …FS - $11.00….GR -$11.00……FS+GR….$17.00

USAW cards may be purchased at tournament or online @ www.themat.com Wrestler’s Card - 
$35.00 Coaches’ Card - $35.00

Coaches must present current USAW card for door admission.

Contacts:

Adam Marullo….Fort Mill HS….803-548-1900….843-343-1883


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At the 2013 National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Championships, the University of
South Carolina had three wrestlers entered - Mike Ahearn (165), Ben Brummel (184) and Ike Okoli (285).
In the team race, USC finished second in the Division II standings. 
Individually Brummel won the national title and Okoli ended up fifth.
Ahearn had to injury default in the quarterfinals.
Congratulations to the USC wrestlers!


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Beginner/Father/Son Open Mat event at Richland NE H.S. on Saturday March 30th - 9am

Statewide Open Mats

Saturday, March 30th from 10-2pm (registration and weigh-in begins at 9am)
Special FREE opportunity for
all who would like to see if wrestling is for them!
Richland Northeast High School
7500 Brookfield Rd, Columbia, SC

Please Bring:
Dad or Sub-Dad
Boys 4-13
Signed Permission Slip  (at the website mats2men.com -'schedule' menu button by the 3/30 event)
White T-shirt
Black Shorts
Optional - Snacks

WWW.MATS2MEN.COM


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Wolves finish in sixth at National Tournament

3/9/2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Newberry Wolves finished the 2013 NCAA Division II National Tournament 
in sixth place at the CrossPlex Complex. It is the third highest team finish in school history 
and the school's sixth straight top eight finish.

Newberry had 43.5 team points in the tournament. Nebraska-Kearney won the event with 108 points, 
barely edging St. Cloud State's 105 points. Notre Dame (Ohio) had 103.5 points in third, Central 
Oklahoma was fourth with 73 points and Upper Iowa with fifth with 49 points.

Final Team Standings - http://newberry.athleticsite.net/1213wrboxes/2013-D2-team-final.pdf

Final Brackets - http://newberry.athleticsite.net/1213wrboxes/2013-D2-brackets-final.pdf

Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) finished in fourth place at 125 lbs. losing a tight 5-4 decision to 
eventual national champion Jesse Hillhouse of Colorado State-Pueblo in the semifinals. He won a 
1-0 decision over Ouachita Baptist's Garrett Evans in the consolation semifinals, but then lost a 
10-4 decision to Simon Fraser's Skylor Davis to finish fourth. Vesta finishes his first season at 
Newberry with a 37-9 record for one of the top eight seasons in win totals at Newberry. He finished 
as the national leader in pins with 15 and was honored with an award following the completion of wrestling.

149-pounder Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) finished in fourth place. He started the day with an 11-8 decision 
over Keenan Hagerty of Maryville in the consolation semifinals and then took a 7-6 decision in the 
first tiebreaker period over Colorado Mesa's James Martinez. In the third place match, Brown was caught 
by Truman's Ryan Maus and pinned at the 4:22 mark to take fourth place. Brown finishes the season at 40-7, 
becoming just the fourth wrestler to earn 40 wins in a season. His 142 career wins puts him second all-time 
in school history, just one behind leader Bryant Blanton.

At 165 lbs., Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) took sixth place. He was pinned early in the semifinals 
by Nebraska-Kearney's Chase Nelson, then pinned in the first period of his consolation semifinal by 
Cody Quinn of Minnesota State-Mankato. In the fifth place match he dropped a 7-4 decision to Isaiah Jimenez 
of San Francisco State to finish sixth. He finished his season with a 32-10 record.

At 197 lbs. Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) lost a close 2-1 decision to Wisconsin-Parkside's 
Davion Willis in the consolation quarterfinals and the lost by one point again in the seventh place match, 
this time a 4-3 decision to Joseph Brandt of Ashland. Grisko completes his season with a 27-14 record.


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Newberry tied for fifth after second session; Four Wolves earn All-American honors
Vesta, Ridenour still in hunt for championship; Deral Brown, Grisko alive in consolation bracket
3/8/2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Newberry Wolves are tied for fifth place after the second session of the 
NCAA Division II National Tournament at the CrossPlex complex, with four Wolves moving to Saturday's 
third session as All-Americans.

125-pounder Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) and 165-pounder Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) are in 
the semifinals of the championship bracket, while 149-pounder Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) and 197-pounder 
Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) are alive in the consolation brackets.

All four are first time All-Americans for the scarlet and gray.

Vesta earned a 6-2 decision over Minnesota State-Mankato's David Demo to move along to the championship 
semifinals, where he will face No. 5 Jesse Hillhouse of Colorado State-Pueblo.

Ridenour dominated again on the way to a 5-0 decision over St. Cloud State's Gabe Fogarty. Ridenour 
has not allowed a point in his two matches in Birmingham. Sixth-ranked Ridenour faces No. 2 Chase Nelson 
of Nebraska-Kearney in the semifinals.

Brown lost an 8-2 decision to St. Cloud State's Jacob Horn in the championship quarterfinal, but 
claimed All-American status with a hard-fought 3-2 win by decision over Nate Herda of Augustana 
in the second consolation round. Brown faces Keenan Hagerty of Maryville in the consolation quarterfinals.

Grisko started the session in the consolation bracket, where he scratched out a 3-2 win by decision 
over Limestone's Justin Tribble in the first round. He faced a rematch from the regional tournament 
in the second consolation round with Kutztown's Vinny Campanile. Campanile won the first meeting by 
a tight 1-0 margin, by Grisko battled back from a deficit tonight and earned the Wolves bonus points 
with a pin at the 6:44 mark. Grisko faces Wisconsin-Parkside's Davion Willis in the consolation 
quarterfinals.

Four Wolves saw their season come to an end in the second session of the day - 141-pounder B.J. Young 
(Jackson, N.J.), 157-pounder Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.), 184-pounder Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) 
and 285-pounder Matt Wade (Easton, Md.).

Young was dominant in his first consolation bout of the night, earning a 17-0 technical fall over 
Central Oklahoma's Trison Graham in the second period, but he lost a 10-7 decision to Grand Canyon's 
Michael Hamel in the second consolation round. His season ends with a record of 36-13.

Knapp started the session in the championship bracket, where he was pinned at the 4:26 mark of the 
quarterfinals by No. 1 Cory Dauphin of Central Oklahoma. Knapp drew No. 7 Dillon Bera of 
Wisconsin-Parkside in the second consolation round, and Bera was a 4:53 winner by pin. 
Knapp's season ends with a 26-10 record.

Brown had one of the more controversial bouts of the evening in the first consolation round with 
Western State Colorado's Kyle Piatt. Brown led 3-1 in the third period when Piatt earned a takedown 
and was also awarded two nearfall points. The Wolves' coaching staff challenged the ruling and were 
correct. With the overturn on video review, the match went to sudden victory tied at 3-all, but 
Piatt earned a sudden victory fall to end Brown's tournament and cap the senior's season at 31-13.

Wade earned a solid 10-5 decision over Indianapolis' Evan Wooding in the first consolation round, 
but was pinned at the 4:47 mark of the second consolation round by Tiffin's Kevin Christman. 
Wade's season ends with a 22-11 record.


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Four Wolves advance to quarterfinals in first session of NCAA National Tournament

3/8/2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Newberry Wolves are in fifth place and advanced four wrestlers to the 
championship quarterfinals in the first session of the NCAA Division II National Tournament 
at the CrossPlex Complex on Friday afternoon.

Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) at 125 lbs., Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) at 149 lbs., Taylor Knapp 
(Lawrenceville, Ga.) at 157 lbs. and Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) at 165 lbs. advanced with 
first round wins. B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) at 141 lbs., Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) at 184 lbs., 
Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) at 197 lbs. and Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) at heavyweight 
will wrestle in the consolation brackets. Friday's second session begins at 7 p.m. Eastern, 
with live coverage of each mat at www.NCAA.com/liveschedule. Live results are available at http://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=80862009.

Newberry is tied for fifth place with Adams State with seven points, St. Cloud State leads with 
12.5 points, Nebraska-Kearney is in second with 11 points, Notre Dame (Ohio) is in third with 
10.5 points and Central Oklahoma is in fourth with eight points.

Vesta got the National Tournament off to a rousing start, pinning Ashland's Max Byrd just 34 
seconds into the match, earning the first results for any wrestler. He will see Minnesota 
St.-Mankato's David Demo in the quarterfinals. Demo was a 5-0 winner over Grand Canyon's Kyle 
McCrite in the first round. Both Vesta and Demo were unranked entering the tournament and 
defeated top eight opponents in the first round.

Deral Brown got revenge for a loss at the National Duals, earning a 4-2 decision over Notre 
Dame's Jonatan Rivera. He will see Jacob D. Horn of St. Cloud State in the quarterfinals, 
with Horn ranked fifth nationally and Brown ranked seventh nationally. Horn won by injury 
default over Grand Canyon's Bobby Ward in the first round.

Knapp battled for a 7-5 win by decision over Maryville's Joseph Moorhouse to advance to the 
quarterfinals. Knapp will wrestle top-ranked Cory Dauphin of Central Oklahoma in the quarterfinals. 
Dauphin was a winner by decision in the first round.

Ridenour was dominant in his first round bout, earning a 10-0 major decision over Trevor Grant 
from Colorado State-Pueblo. Sixth-ranked Ridenour faces St. Cloud State's Gabe Fogerty, who won 
by an upset decision in the first round, in the quarterfinals.

Young had chances but lost a 2-0 decision to Adams State's Ryan Fillingame in the first round. 
He will face Central Oklahoma's Trison Graham in the first consolation round tonight.

Mitch Brown trailed in the final period to Upper Iowa's Mitch Schultz and had to take a gamble 
which didn't pay off, losing by a 6-1 decision. He faces Western State Colorado's Kyle Piatt 
in the first consolation round.

Grisko was in a similar situation late and lost to Western State Colorado's Samuel Mangum by 
a 6-2 decision. He faces Limestone's Justin Tribble in the first consolation round. Grisko 
defeated Tribble by a 6-3 decision in the finals of the UNC Pembroke Braves Classic in December.

Wade was caught in a poor position early and was pinned at the 1:02 mark by Findlay's Andrew 
Tumlin. He faces Indianapolis' Even Wooding in the consolation first round.


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FROM - USA Wrestling's National Teams Director


February 27, 2013

This letter is to let you know about an assignment that I have been
charged with and how you can help our IOC challenge to keep
wrestling in the Olympics.

USAW is currently working on getting a Congressional and
Senatorial Resolution stating the importance of the sport of
wrestling in the USA and respectfully requesting the IOC to
reconsider and reinstate wrestling as a core sport for the Summer
Olympic Games. Congressman Jim Jordan (OH) and others are
leading this in the House and currently he does not see any issues
getting this passed. We are working on the wording of the
resolution to make sure we have the desired impact within the IOC
that will be doing the voting on wrestling. This could be ready as
early as Wednesday.

Once the language is approved we will be looking to get as many
states as possible to pass similar State resolutions. This is where I
can use your help. If you know a “friend of wrestling” in your state
legislature that can be approached to sponsor a resolution
supporting our efforts please let me know. We can work together in
this if you want or I will follow-up. Please let me know on this as
soon as possible as we may run up against some deadlines
regarding then they are out of session.

I have already been contacted by representatives in Nebraska,
Pennsylvania, and Georgia that have started the process and are
working on the language. For the States that do this we are willing
to get Olympians to the signing, or vote. We will also work with you
to get athlete(s) from your state that have a goal of making the
2020 Olympic Team that are directly benefit from the actions of the
State legislature.

Thanks and I look forward to hearing back from you.

Mitch Hull
National Teams Director
USA Wrestling
mhull@usawrestling.org
719.265.3631


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Wolves enter national tournament ranked 5th in Division II

2/28/2013

EDMOND, Okla. - The Newberry Wolves' wrestling team will enter the NCAA Division II National 
Tournament as the fifth-ranked team in the country after winning its sixth consecutive regional 
title in dominant fashion last weekend. Three Wolves are ranked in the top eight of their weight 
class.

Super Region III champion St. Cloud State enters nationals at No. 1, followed by Super Region II 
champion Notre Dame (Ohio). Super Region IV champion Nebraska-Kearney is third and Super Region II 
runner-up Central Oklahoma is fourth, followed by Super Region I champion Newberry in fifth.

The four teams ahead of Newberry are slated to send nine wrestlers each to the National Tournament 
on March 8-9 in Birmingham, Ala., while Newberry is scheduled to send eight wrestlers to nationals.

Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) is the highest ranked individual for Newberry, coming in at sixth 
at 165 lbs. with a 30-7 record on the year. The junior went 4-0 to claim the Super Region I 
championship with three wins by pinfall.

Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) is ranked seventh at 149 lbs. with a 36-5 record after claiming the 
Super Region I championship. Brown is on a 13-match winning streak entering the tournament.

Two-time national runner-up B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) is ranked eighth nationally at 141 lbs. with 
a 34-9 record after a third place finish at the Super Region tournament. His first round opponent - 
Ryan Fillingame of Adams State - is ranked fourth nationally.

Team Rankings

Rank	School (State)			Points	Last
1.	St. Cloud State (Minn.)		156	1st
2.	Notre Dame (Ohio)		153	2nd
3.	Nebraska-Kearney		139	7th
4.	Central Oklahoma		138	3rd
5.	Newberry (S.C.)			133	5th
6.	Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.)	120	4th
7.	Upper Iowa			112	6th
8.	Adams State (Colo.)		104	11th
9.	Grand Canyon (Ariz.)		78	19th
10.	Minnesota State-Mankato		73	8th
11.	Ashland (Ohio)			69	15th
12.	Mercyhurst (Pa.)		67	10th
13.	North Carolina-Pembroke		59	18th
14.	Kutztown (Pa.)			57	12th
15.	Indianapolis (Ind.)		53	16th
16.	Findlay (Ohio)			39	9th
17.	Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)		35	NR
18.	Maryville (Mo.)			25	NR
19.	Lake Erie (Ohio)		23	NR
20.	Western State (Colo.)		17	NR

Others receiving votes: Colorado Mesa, Fort Hays State (Kan.), Wisconsin-Parkside.

Individual Rankings

125 Pounds
1. Alex Johns, Indianapolis (Ind.)
2. Eric Forde, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
3. Jerry Huff, Adams State (Colo.)
4. Kyle McCrite, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
5. Jesse Hillhouse, Colorado State-Pueblo
6. Max Byrd, Ashland (Ohio)
7. Ben Sergent, Findlay (Ohio)
8. Willie Bohince, Mercyhurst (Pa.)

133 Pounds 
1. Casy Rowell, Central Oklahoma 
2. Andy Pokorny, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
3. Trevor Franklin, Upper Iowa
4. Daniel DeShazer, Nebraska-Kearney
5. Michael Labry, Ashland (Ohio)
6. Marty Carlson, Notre Dame (Ohio)
7. Alphonso Vruno, Minnesota State-Mankato
8. Cameron Throckmorton, Shippensburg (Pa.)

141 Pounds 
1. Daniel Ownbey, North Carolina-Pembroke
2. Trevor Johnson, Mary (N.D.)
3. Naveed Bagheri, San Francisco State (Calif.)
4. Ryan Fillingame, Adams State (Colo.)
5. Maurice Miller, Notre Dame (Ohio)
6. Josh Myers, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
7. Dave Cawley, Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.)
8. B.J. Young, Newberry (S.C.)

149 Pounds 
1. Raufeon Stots, Nebraska-Kearney
2. Jordan Basks, Central Oklahoma
3. Keenan Hagerty, Maryville (Mo.)
4. Cameryn Brady, Indianapolis (Ind.)
5. Jacob D. Horn, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
6. Nate Herda, Augustana (S.D.)
7. Deral Brown, Newberry (S.C.)
8. Bobby Ward, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)

157 Pounds 
1. Cory Dauphin, Central Oklahoma
2. Clinton Poster, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
3. Jeffrey Pelton, Notre Dame (Ohio)
4. Justin Pencock, North Carolina-Pembroke
5. Daniel Kelly, Adams State (Colo.)
6. Jon Gappmaier, Colorado Mesa
7. Dillon Bera, Wisconsin-Parkside
8. Chase White, Nebraska-Kearney

165 Pounds 
1. Joey Davis, Notre Dame (Ohio)
2. Chase Nelson, Nebraska-Kearney
3. Isaiah Jimenez, San Francisco State (Calif.)
4. Cody Quinn, Minnesota State-Mankato
5. Jacob Begin, Southwest Minnesota
6. Blake Ridenour, Newberry (S.C.)
7. Clint Schaefer, Mercyhurst (Pa.)
8. Robert Shade, North Carolina-Pembroke

174 Pounds
1. Elliot Copeland, Western State (Colo.)
2. Patrick Martinez, Nebraska-Kearney
3. Kelly Henderson, Central Oklahoma
4. Brandon McKeown, East Stroudsburg (Pa.)
5. Mike Williams, North Carolina-Pembroke
6. Eric Burgey, Notre Dame (Ohio)
7. Kyle Begin, Southwest Minnesota
8. Blake Sorensen, Upper Iowa

184 Pounds 
1. Shamus O'Grady, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
2. Dallas Smith, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
3. Adam Walters, Findlay (Ohio)
4. Aaron Norgren, Minnesota State-Mankato
5. Mitch Schultz, Upper Iowa
6. Travis McKillop, Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.)
7. Kyle Piat, Western State (Colo.)
8. Nick Peterson, Colorado Mesa

197 Pounds 
1. Matt Baker, Maryville (Mo.)
2. Carl Broghammer, Upper Iowa
3. Brandon Johnson, Notre Dame (Ohio)
4. Joe Brandt, Ashland (Ohio)
5. Jayd Docken, Augustana (S.D.)
6. Davion Willis, Wisconsin-Parkside
7. Znick Ferrell, Central Oklahoma
8. Romero Cotton, Nebraska-Kearney

285 Pounds 
1. Jake Kahnke, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
2. Matt Meuleners, Northern State (S.D.)
3. Tyrell Fortune, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
4. James Malechek, Wisconsin-Parkside
5. Orlando Scales, Notre Dame (Ohio)
6. Mike Carpenter, West Liberty (W.Va.)
7. Ziad Haddad, Kutztown (Pa.)
8. Andrew Tumlin, Findlay (Ohio)


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Brackets released for 2013 NCAA Division II National Wrestling Championships
National tournament to be held in Birmingham, Ala., on March 8-9
2/25/2013

INDIANAPOLIS - The brackets for the 2013 NCAA Division II National Wrestling Championships have 
been released, showing Newberry College's eight representatives the road they must take to become 
national champions.

The Championships will be held as part of the NCAA Division II Winter Championships Festival in 
Birmingham, Ala., on March 8-9 at the Crossplex Arena.

Newberry is coming off of its sixth consecutive Super Region I championship last weekend and will 
be considered one of the top contenders for the national title with eight wrestlers representing 
the scarlet and gray in Birmingham. Central Oklahoma, Nebraska-Kearney, Notre Dame (Ohio) and 
St. Cloud State are each sending nine wrestlers to nationals, with Newberry sending eight and 
Pitt-Johnstown sending seven.

Complete Brackets - http://www.ncaa.com/sites/default/files/files/2013%20DII%20Wrestling%20Championships%20Bracket.pdf

At 125 lbs., Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) enters the national tournament with a 34-7 record after 
finishing fourth at the Super Region I Tournament. His first round opponent is Ashland's Max Byrd (25-4). 
The pair have not met this season. In the second round, Vesta will see either Kyle McCrite (16-12) of 
Grand Canyon or David Demo (23-11) of Minnesota State-Mankato. Either of those matchups would be 
a first for Vesta.

At 141 lbs., defending national runner-up B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) enters this year's national 
tournament with a 34-9 season record and will face Adams State's Ryan Fillingame (21-5) in the 
first round. The pair have not met this season. In the second round, Young will face either Mary's 
Trevor Johnson (30-4) or Central Oklahoma's Trison Graham (23-11). Those meetings would also be 
the first of the season for Young.

At 149 lbs., Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) enters his second national tournament with a 36-5 season 
record and as the Super Region I champion. He will face 14-6 Jonatan Rivera of Notre Dame (Ohio). 
Rivera defeated Brown in the second tiebreaker period in the quarterfinals of the National Duals 
in January. It is one of Brown's only two losses to a Division II wrestler this season and he has 
won 13 consecutive matches since then. In the second round, Brown will either see St. Cloud State's 
Jacob Horn (15-7) or Grand Canyon's Bobby Ward (16-4). Brown has not seen either wrestler this season.

At 157 lbs., Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) enters the national tournament with a 24-6 record and 
faces off with Maryville (Mo.)'s Joseph Moorhouse (24-10) in the opening round. The pair have never met. 
Knapp's second round opponent will be either Central Oklahoma's Cory Dauphin (24-3) or Colorado School 
of Mines' John Crowley (26-7).

At 165 lbs., Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) enters the national tournament with a 30-7 record and 
as the Super Region I champion. He wrestles Colorado State-Pueblo's Trevor Grant (17-16) in the opening 
round. His second opponent will be either Findlay's Mason True (16-5) or St. Cloud State's Gabe Fogarty 
(24-10). Ridenour defeated then-No. 2 True 7-0 when the Wolves and Roughnecks met at the Newberry Duals 
in December.

At 184 lbs., Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) enters the national tournament with a 31-9 record and as the 
Super Region I runner-up. He will see Upper Iowa's Mitch Schultz (15-4) in the opening round. The pair 
haven't met this season. The second opponent will be either Western State's Kyle Piatt (22-6) or Central 
Oklahoma's Tanner Keck (22-16), neither of which Brown has seen this season.

At 197 lbs., Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) finished third in the Super Region I Tournament and 
carries a 25-11 record to Birmingham. He wrestles Western State's Samuel Mangum (15-5) in the opening round. 
In the second bout, Grisko will see either Maryville (Mo.)'s Matthew Baker (32-1) or in-state rival Justin 
Tribble (27-11) of Limestone. Grisko beat Tribble by a 6-3 decision in the Braves Classic championship match 
in November. Grisko lost a 3-1 decision in the sudden victory period of the consolation semifinals at the 
Midwest Classic in December.

At heavyweight, Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) carries a 20-7 record to nationals after placing third at the 
regional tournament. He will wrestle Andrew Tumlin (28-10) of Findlay in the opening round. The pair 
did not meet in the NC/UF dual in December. The second opponent will be either Grand Canyon's Tyrell 
Fortune (30-1) or Indianapolis' Evan Wooding (25-15).


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Wrestling USA Schedule for 2013

MAR. 16 Lower Richland HS Contact: Rob Wiggs wiggsrw@dot.state.sc.us	(803) 447-2127
MAR. 23 Fort Mill HS Contact: Chris Brock brockc@fort-mill.k12.sc.us	(803) 487-0187
MAR. 30 Chapman HS Contact: Leo Sawyer leo.sawyer@spart1.org		
Apr. 6 Battery Creek HS Contact: Nathan Day Nate.Day@beaufort.k12.sc.us	(843) 575-5174
APR 13 Aynor HS Contact: John Morello jmorello@horrycountyschools.net	(843) 358 - 6000
APR 20 Liberty HS Contact: Michael Connor Connormm@att.net		(864) 952-9009
APR. 27 Socastee HS Contact: Jeff Gibbins Jeffgibbins74@gmail.com	(843) 274-3336
MAY 4 Hilton Head Contact: Mike Newton mikenewton78@yahoo.com		(843) 247-1951
May 4 West Oak Contact: Jason Tannery Jasontannery@yahoo.com		(864) 710-0779
MAY 11 Bamberg Contact: Jake Stewart stewartj2@citadel.edu
MAY 18 Hanahan Contact: Jamie Lewis grappledawg66@gmail.com State Tournament (843) 224-5658
MAY 24-26 SE Region World Congress Center Atlanta, Ga.
June 4 - 9 Schoolboy National Duals (Middle School) Indianapolis , Indiana
June 11-15 Cadet National Duals (9th & 10th Grd) Daytona Beach, Florida
June 29 South Carolina Beach Tournament Contact: CharlieRSoto@gmail.com	(843)655-1793
June 25-29 Junior National Duals ( 11th & 12th grade) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
July 12-20 Cadet/JuniorMens/Jr.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
Treasurer - Brian Hedgecock (803) 960-7330 ebhedge@aol.com
Secretary - Bill Bell (864) 862 - 2558 wtbelljr@aol.com
Coaches Director - Jeff Gibbins (843) 274-3336 jeffgibbins74@gmail.com
Women’s Director - Robert Delgado (864) 871-5804 delb4s@aol.com
Officials Director - Robert Wiggs (803) 447-2127 Wiggsrw@dot.state.sc.us


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Wolves win sixth straight regional title, send eight wrestlers to nationals
149 lbs. Deral Brown and 165 lbs. Blake Ridenour win individual titles
2/23/2013

FULL REULTS & BRACKETS - http://newberry.athleticsite.net/1213wrboxes/2013-sr1.pdf

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The Newberry Wolves wrestling team had nine individuals place in the top six of 
their weight class, with eight Wolves qualifying for next month's NCAA Division II National tournament, 
as the scarlet and gray rolled to their sixth straight NCAA Division II Super Region I championship 
in Keystone Arena on Saturday.

Newberry collected 147.5 team points to establish a new program record for team points at regionals. 
The eight national qualifiers also ties a team record. Pitt-Johnstown finished in second place with 
119 points, while Mercyhurst was third with 85 points.

Newberry's eight national qualifiers will participate in the NCAA Division II National Championships 
Festival in Birmingham, Ala., on March 8-9.

Two wrestlers claimed the championship of their weight class - 149-pounder Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) 
and 165-pounder Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.).

Brown took a 10-3 major decision over Pitt-Johnstown's Jack Bachman in the semifinals then took a 
3-2 decision over Seton Hill's Nick Nichols in the championship bout to earn his second trip to the 
national tournament. He was also a national qualifier in 2011.

Ridenour was dominant in the tournament, going 4-0 with three pinfalls. Ridenour's matches did not 
make it out of the first round Saturday, as he pinned Millersville's Zach Pincus at the 1:16 mark 
in the semifinals and pinned Mercyhurst's Clint Schaefer at the 1:04 mark of the championship bout. 
Ridenour collected more points towards his team's total than any other wrestler in the tournament.

Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) also made the championship match at 184 lbs. before claiming runner-up honors. 
In the semifinals, Brown took a 5-3 decision over Gannon's Zack Zelcs, but he lost a 7-0 decision to 
Pitt-Johnstown's Travis McKillop in the championship bout.

Four Wolves claimed third place in their weight class to advance to the national tournament. At 141 lbs., 
B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) took Pitt-Johnstown's Dave Cawley to overtime, but dropped a 6-4 decision in 
the second tiebreaker period. Young rebounded with a 13-8 decision over Shippensburg's Cody Myers in 
the consolation semifinals and took third place with a 4-2 decision over Kutztown's Even Yenolevich.

Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) was a hard luck loser in the semifinals, as UNC Pembroke's Justin 
Pencook took a 7-6 decision with a late takedown. Knapp came back with a vengeance, pinning Kutztown's 
Matt Martoccio in the consolation semifinals. Knapp took third place with a win by medical forfeit over 
top-seeded Braden Turner of East Stroudsburg.

Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) battled Kutztown's Vinny Campanile in the semifinals. Neither 
wrestler was able to earn any points, but Campanile earned a riding time point for a 1-0 win by decision. 
Grisko took a 5-3 decision over Pitt-Johnstown's Nikos Garofola in the consolation semifinals and earned 
a 9-3 decision over top-seeded Tyson Shearer of East Stroudsburg in the third-place match.

In the heavyweight class, Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) was the victim of a 12-3 major decision by West Liberty's 
Mike Carpenter in the semifinals. Wade then took a 4-1 decision over Millersville's Brad Ladd in the 
consolation semifinals. In the third place match, Wade got revenge for a loss in the dual with a 9-5 win 
by decision over Pitt-Johnstown's Josh Duplin to earn third place.

Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) added to his nation-leading pin total while placing fourth in the 125 lbs. 
class. He dropped an 8-0 major decision to Pitt-Johnstown's Evan Link in the championship semifinals, 
then needed only 25 seconds to pin Millersville's Sam Oberlander in the consolation semifinals. In the 
third place match, Vesta battled Gannon's Matt Turek but dropped a 12-10 decision to take fourth.

Joe Pittman (Forsyth, Ga.) took fifth place at 174 lbs. In the consolation quarterfinals, Pittman won 
with a 1:39 pin over Millersville's Dane Woodruff. In the consolation semifinals, Pittman lost a 6-4 
decision in the sudden victory period to Pitt-Johnstown's Gary Lantz. Pittman needed only 52 seconds 
of the fifth place match to pin Shippensburg's Neal Grudi.

All 10 wrestlers advanced to Saturday action, but 133-pounder Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) lost a 
21-5 technical fall to Kutztown's Brandon Davis in the consolation quarterfinals. Lankford went 2-2 
in the tournament.

Newberry was the only school with eight national qualifiers from the region, while Pitt-Johnstown will 
send seven to Birmingham.

Team Scores
1.	Newberry	147.5
2.	Pitt-Johnstown	119.0
3.	Mercyhurst	85.0
4.	Kutztown	80.5
5.	UNC Pembroke	79.0
6.	Shippensburg	60.0
7.	Gannon		59.0
8.	West Liberty	58.0
9.	East Stroudsburg 55.5
10.	Seton Hill	43.5
11.	Millersville	31.5
12.	Anderson	18.0
13.	Ohio Valley	15.5
14.	American International	14.0

NCAA Division 2 Super Region 1 Results for Newberry

125 - Jeff Vesta placed 4th and scored 15.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jeff Vesta (Newberry) won by pin over Samuel Oberlander (Millersville) (Pin 0:54)
Quarterfinal - Jeff Vesta (Newberry) won by pin over Anthony Marino (East Stroudsburg) (Pin 3:42)
Semifinal - Evan Link (Pitt-Johnstown) won by major decision over Jeff Vesta (Newberry) (Maj 8-0)
Cons. Semi - Jeff Vesta (Newberry) won by pin over Samuel Oberlander (Millersville) (Pin 0:25)
3rd Place Match - Matthew Turek (Gannon) won by decision over Jeff Vesta (Newberry) (Dec 12-10)

133 - Nick Lankford place is unknown and scored 4.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Nick Lankford (Newberry) won by major decision over Cole Nace (West Liberty) (Maj 17-7)
Quarterfinal - Zachary Hale (Anderson) won by decision over Nick Lankford (Newberry) (Dec 11-5)
Cons. Round 2 - Nick Lankford (Newberry) won by pin over Trey Constable (Seton Hill) (Pin 1:34)
Cons. Round 3 - Brandon Davis (Kutztown) won by tech fall over Nick Lankford (Newberry) (TF 21-5)

141 - B.J. Young placed 3rd and scored 15.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - B.J. Young (Newberry) won by pin over George Lishke (American International) (Pin 3:37)
Quarterfinal - B.J. Young (Newberry) won by pin over A Fisher (Seton Hill) (Pin 2:34)
Semifinal - Dave Cawley (Pitt-Johnstown) 21-5 won in tie breaker-1 over B.J. Young (Newberry) (TB-1 6-4)
Cons. Semi - B.J. Young (Newberry) won by decision over Cody Myers (Shippensburg) (Dec 13-8)
3rd Place Match - B.J. Young (Newberry) won by decision over Evan Yenolevich (Kutztown) (Dec 4-2)

149 - Deral Brown placed 1st and scored 16.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Deral Brown (Newberry) received a bye 
Quarterfinal - Deral Brown (Newberry) won by major decision over Reggie Allen (UNC Pembroke) (Maj 14-2)
Semifinal - Deral Brown (Newberry) won by decision over Jack Bachman (Pitt-Johnstown) (Dec 10-3)
1st Place Match - Deral Brown (Newberry) won by decision over Nick Nichols (Seton Hill) (Dec 3-2)

157 - Taylor Knapp placed 3rd and scored 19.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Taylor Knapp (Newberry) won by pin over Joeyl Paolo (Pitt-Johnstown) (Pin 1:54)
Quarterfinal - Taylor Knapp (Newberry) won by pin over Tyler Berger (Mercyhurst) (Pin 4:17)
Semifinal - Justin Pencook (UNC Pembroke) won by decision over Taylor Knapp (Newberry) (Dec 7-6)
Cons. Semi - Taylor Knapp (Newberry) won by pin over Matt Martoccio (Kutztown) (Pin 1:40)
3rd Place Match - Taylor Knapp (Newberry) won by medical forfeit over Braden Turner (East Stroudsburg) 

165 - Blake Ridenour placed 1st and scored 21.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Blake Ridenour (Newberry) won by pin over Fredrick Bruce (American International) (Pin 1:21)
Quarterfinal - Blake Ridenour (Newberry) won by decision over Matt Scheivert (Shippensburg) (Dec 5-1)
Semifinal - Blake Ridenour (Newberry) won by pin over Zach Pincus (Millersville) (Pin 1:16)
1st Place Match - Blake Ridenour (Newberry) won by pin over Clint Schaefer (Mercyhurst) (Pin 1:04)

174 - Joe Pittman placed 5th and scored 15.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Joe Pittman (Newberry) won by tech fall over Ben Giles (West Liberty) (TF 15-0)
Quarterfinal - Zach Benzio (Seton Hill) won by pin over Joe Pittman (Newberry) (Pin 3:18)
Cons. Round 2 - Joe Pittman (Newberry) won by pin over Jacob Allen (Anderson) (Pin 0:52)
Cons. Round 3 - Joe Pittman (Newberry) won by pin over Dane Woodruff (Millersville) (Pin 1:39)
Cons. Semi - Gary Lantz (Pitt-Johnstown) won in sudden victory over Joe Pittman (Newberry) (SV-1 6-4)
5th Place Match - Joe Pittman (Newberry) won by pin over Neal Grudi (Shippensburg) (Pin 0:52)

184 - Mitch Brown placed 2nd and scored 15.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Mitch Brown (Newberry) won by pin over Thomas Fowler (UNC Pembroke) (Pin 1:11)
Quarterfinal - Mitch Brown (Newberry) won by decision over Giovanni Ortiz (Kutztown) (Dec 8-2)
Semifinal - Mitch Brown (Newberry) won by decision over Zack Zelcs (Gannon) (Dec 5-3)
1st Place Match - Travis McKillop (Pitt-Johnstown) won by decision over Mitch Brown (Newberry) (Dec 7-0)

197 - Joey Grisko placed 3rd and scored 13.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Joey Grisko (Newberry) won by major decision over Kristopher Rahn (Gannon) (Maj 10-1)
Quarterfinal - Joey Grisko (Newberry) won by major decision over Joeyl Suter (Millersville) (Maj 13-2)
Semifinal - Vinny Campanile (Kutztown) won by decision over Joey Grisko (Newberry) (Dec 1-0)
Cons. Semi - Joey Grisko (Newberry) won by decision over Nikos Garofola (Pitt-Johnstown) (Dec 5-3)
3rd Place Match - Joey Grisko (Newberry) won by decision over Tyson Searer (East Stroudsburg) (Dec 9-3)

285 - Matt Wade placed 3rd and scored 11.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Matt Wade (Newberry) received a bye 
Quarterfinal - Matt Wade (Newberry) won by decision over Chris Giddens, Jr. (UNC Pembroke) (Dec 6-3)
Semifinal - Mike Carpenter (West Liberty) won by major decision over Matt Wade (Newberry) (Maj 12-3)
Cons. Semi - Matt Wade (Newberry) won by decision over Bradley Ladd (Millersville) (Dec 4-1)
3rd Place Match - Matt Wade (Newberry) won by decision over Josh Duplin (Pitt-Johnstown) (Dec 9-5)


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Wolves dominate in first day of Super Region I Tournament
Eight wrestlers in championship semifinals; Two others still alive in wrestlebacks
2/22/2013

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The No. 5 ranked Newberry Wolves turned in the program's most dominant first day 
of regional competition, with 76.5 team points and 15 bonus point wins. Eight wrestlers advanced 
to the championship semifinals, with the other two grapplers still alive in the consolation brackets.

One of the nation's most dominant wrestlers continued his amazing run, as 125 lbs. top seed Jeff Vesta 
(Manhattan, Kan.) earned a pin of Millersville's Sam Oberlander in just 54 seconds in the first round 
and pinned East Stroudsburg's Anthony Marino at the 3:42 mark of the quarterfinals to advance to the 
semifinals. Vesta now leads the nation with 13 pins over Division II wrestlers and 16 pins overall. 
A grudge match takes place in the semifinals, as Vesta faces off against fourth-seeded Evan Link of 
Pitt-Johnstown. Link defeated Vesta by a 9-6 decision at the Super Region I Duals last month. Vesta 
has won six straight matches since that night, with five coming by fall.

B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.), the defending national runner-up at 141 lbs., also had a great first session 
with a pair of pinfalls. Young pinned George Lishke of American International 37 seconds into the second 
period of the first round and then pinned Seton Hill's A.J. Fisher at the 2:34 mark of the quarterfinals. 
Young will face second-seeded Dave Cawley of Pitt-Johnstown in the semifinals. Young will look for revenge, 
as he led Cawley and nearly pinned him in the dual before the Mountain Cat took advantage of his only 
opening and pinned Young.

Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) also advanced to the semifinals with a pair of pinfalls. He first pinned 
Pitt-Johnstown's Joel Paolo in the first period, then pinned Mercyhurst's Tyler Berger at the 4:17 mark of 
the quarterfinal bout. Knapp will wrestle UNC Pembroke's Justin Pencook in the semifinals.

At 149 lbs., Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) had a bye into the quarterfinals and added a 14-2 major decision 
over UNC Pembroke's Reggie Allen to his already monstrous resume. Brown faces Pitt-Johnstown's Jack Bachman 
in the semifinals. Brown defeated Bachman by a 10-2 major decision in the dual meet.

Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) also cruised to the 165 lbs. semifinals. He pinned American International's 
Fredrick Bruce in 1:21, then took a 5-1 decision from Shippensburg's Robert Scheivert in the quarterfinals. 
He will face Millersville's Zach Pincus in the semifinals.

At 184 lbs., Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) pinned UNC Pembroke's Thomas Fowler just 1:11 into the first round 
and then took an 8-2 decision over Kutztown's Giovanni Ortiz in the quarterfinals. Brown faces Gannon's 
Zack Zelcs in the semifinals.

Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) advanced to the 197 lbs. semifinals with a pair of major decisions. 
He won the first round 10-1 over Gannon's Khristopher Rahn, then took the quarterfinal 13-2 over Millersville's 
Joel Suter. Grisko faces Kutztown's Vinny Campanile in the semifinals.

Heavyweight Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) advanced to the quarterfinals with a bye then exacted revenge on a loss 
from earlier this month. UNC Pembroke's Chris Giddens had eked out a decision win over Wade in the dual meet, 
but Wade turned the tables and won a 6-3 decision in the regional match. The match is considered an upset 
as Wade was seeded sixth and Giddens was seeded third. Wade faces West Liberty's Mike Carpenter in the 
semifinals.

133 pounder Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) won his first round bout handily with a 17-7 major decision 
over West Liberty's Cole Nace. Lankford fell to the wrestleback bracket with a 11-5 loss by decision to 
Anderson's Zach Hale, but stayed alive to Saturday with a 1:34 pin over Seton Hill's Trey Constable. 
Lankford wrestles Kutztown's Brandon Davis in his first bout tomorrow.

Joe Pittman (Forsyth, Ga.) cruised to a 15-0 win by technical fall at the end of the second period over 
WLU's Ben Giles in the first round, but was pinned by Seton Hill's Zach Benzio early in the second period 
of the quarterfinals. He survived till Saturday with a 52-second pin of Anderson's Jake Allen.


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Brackets released for Super Region I Tournament

2/22/2013

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The brackets for the 2013 NCAA Division II Super Region I Tournament have been 
released. Newberry College has a wrestler seeded in the top six of all 10 weight classes.

The tournament's first session begins today (Friday) at 3 p.m. in Kutztown University's Keystone 
Arena. Session Two is at 11 a.m. Saturday and the final session begins at 3 p.m. Saturday. The top 
four placers in each weight class advance to the NCAA Division II National Tournament in 
Birmingham, Ala., on March 8-9 as part of the NCAA Division II Winter Sports Festival.

Tournament Website - http://www.kubears.com/sports/2013/2/16/WREST_0216135017.aspx?id=408

Brackets and Live Scoring - http://bit.ly/W6n5lR

WEIGHT-BY-WEIGHT
125 lbs.
Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) is the top seeded wrestler in the 125 lbs. class and comes into the 
tournament with a record of 30-5. He will wrestle Millersville's Samuel Oberlander (11-13) in the 
first round. The pair have never faced off. The winner will see eighth-seeded Anthony Marino (1-4) 
of East Stroudsburg, who drew a bye in the first round. Vesta has not wrestled Marino before.

133 lbs.
Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) is seeded sixth with a 22-9 record and will see West Liberty's 
Cole Nace (15-17) in the first round. Lankford pinned Nace at the 2:45 mark when the Wolves and 
Hilltoppers met in dual action at the Super Region I Duals on January 26. The winner will face 
either third-seeded Zach Hale (17-4) of Anderson or Cole Ludorf (0-12) of American International. 
Either of those matchups would be the first meeting for Lankford.

141 lbs.
B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) is seeded third with a 30-8 record this season. His first round 
opponent is American International's George Lishke (7-6). The pair have not met this season. 
The winner will see sixth-seeded A.J. Fisher (19-4) of Seton Hill, who drew a bye into the 
second round. Young won by an 8-5 decision over Fisher in dual action in the Super Region I 
Duals on January 25.

149 lbs.
Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) is the top-seeded wrestler in his class with a 33-5 record. He drew a 
bye into the second round and will face the winner of eighth-seeded Reggie Allen (16-16) of UNC 
Pembroke and Dennis Rhodes of Anderson. Brown took a 14-5 major decision over Allen in dual action 
on February 7 and has not wrestled Rhodes this year.

157 lbs.
Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) is seeded second in his class with a 20-5 record. His first 
round opponent is Pittsburgh-Johnstown's Joel Paolo (12-15). Knapp won by a 13-4 major decision 
in dual action at the Super Region I Duals on January 25. The winner will see seventh-seeded 
Tyler Berger (15-6) of Mercyhurst, who drew a bye into the second round. Knapp has not wrestled 
Berger this season.

165 lbs.
Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) is seeded third in his class with a 26-7 season record. He will 
face Fredrick Bruce (1-11) of American International in the first round. The pair have not faced 
each other this season. The winner will see sixth-seeded Robert Scheivert (9-7) of Shippensburg, 
who drew a bye into the second round. Ridenour has not wrestled Scheivert this year.

174 lbs.
Joe Pittman (Forsyth, Ga.) is seeded fifth in his class with a 14-5 record at Newberry. He wrestles 
West Liberty's Ben Giles (2-8) in the opening round. The pair of not wrestled this season. The winner 
wrestles Seton Hill's fourth-seeded Zach Benzio (12-1), who drew a bye into the second round.

184 lbs.
Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) is seeded third in his class with a 28-8 record this season. His first 
round opponent is Thomas Fowler (8-9) of UNC Pembroke. Brown defeated Fowler by an 11-1 major decision 
in the Braves Classic at UNC Pembroke on November 10. The winner get sixth-seeded Giovanni Ortiz (7-12) 
of Kutztown, who drew a bye into the second round. Brown has not wrestled Ortiz this season.

197 lbs.
Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) is seeded second in his class with a 21-10 record this season. 
His first round opponent is Gannon's Kristopher Rahn (8-9). The pair have not wrestled this season. 
The corresponding brackets has seventh seeded Iarik Loshchinin (15-8) of American International and 
Millersville's Joel Suter (10-9). Grisko has not seen either wrestler this season.

Heavyweight
Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) is seeded sixth in his class with a 17-6 record this season. He faces East 
Stroudsburg's Joe Blaes (5-12) in the first round. Wade pinned Blaes just 44 seconds into their matchup
during dual action in the Super Region I Duals on January 26. The winner will see third-seeded Chris 
Giddens, Jr. (18-3) of UNC Pembroke, who drew a bye into the second round. Giddens squeaked out an 8-7 
win by decision over Wade in dual action on Feburary 7.


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4A State Duals - SCHSL bracket
3A State Duals - SCHSL bracket
2A-1A State Duals - SCHSL bracket

SCMAT Exclusive Article - S.C. Wrestling State Duals Recordbook

4A State Duals - State Finals preview for Saturday, February 9
3A State Duals - State Finals preview for Saturday, February 9
2A-1A State Duals - State Finals preview for Saturday, February 9
4A State Duals - Semi-Finals preview for Wednesday, February 6
4A State Duals - Quarter-Finals preview for Monday, February 4
4A State Duals (SCMAT previews) - updated 2-1-13
3A State Duals - Semi-Finals preview for Wednesday, February 6
3A State Duals - Quarter-Finals preview for Monday, February 4
3A State Duals (SCMAT previews) - updated 2-1-13
2A-1A State Duals (SCMAT previews) - updated 1-30-13


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RICH BENDER COLUMN: Wrestling is ready for this challenge!!

Keep Wrestling in the Olympics


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IOC wrestling decision unfair, wrong

American wrestlers vow to fight IOC decision to drop sport from Olympics

Olympics: Rogge and board may face revolt over sport vote

To Survive Games, Pentathlon Changed

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International Olympic Committee puzzles athletic community by eliminating wrestling, shows lack of accountability and foolish judgment

A look at wrestling's history in Olympics

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Swifter, Higher, Stronger? Or Just Dumber?

Wrestling dropped from 2020 Games

In shocking decision, IOC drops wrestling from the Summer Olympics program for the 2020 Games


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Wolves ranked second in final Super Region I rankings of season

2/11/2013

ERIE, Pa. - The Newberry Wolves are ranked as the second team in Super Region I in the 2012-13 
season's final rankings, which were released Monday morning. The Wolves are once again the only 
team in the region with a wrestler in the top six of all 10 weight classes.

Newberry has an 18-2 dual record entering Wednesday's season finale against Anderson at 7 p.m. 
in Eleazer Arena. A win would give the Wolves the second most wins in a season in the program's 
eight years as a Division II program.

In the team standings, Newberry finds itself only behind Pittsburgh-Johnstown, who won the 
matchup in the Super Region I Duals on February 25. The NCAA Division II Super Region I Tournament 
will take place in Kutztown, Pa., on February 22-23, with the top four wrestlers in each weight 
class advancing to the NCAA Division II National Tournament in Birmingham, Ala., on March 8-9.

Full Regional Rankings - http://newberry.athleticsite.net/1213wrrankings/reg021113.pdf

Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) at 125 lbs. and Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) at 149 lbs. are ranked first 
in the region in their weight class after putting exclamation points on fantastic seasons and careers 
in last week's wins over Belmont Abbey and UNC Pembroke.

Vesta became the Division II national leader in pinfalls, recording his 14th pin of wrestlers from all 
divisions and 12th pin of Division II wrestlers. He carries a 30-5 record in his first season at 
Newberry and has won 14 of his last 15 bouts, with nine of those victories coming via pin. Counting 
his time wrestling at Neosho County CC in Kansas, the redshirt junior now has a 102-30 career record.

Brown moved in to second in the Newberry record books in career wins, now holding a career record of 
134-44. He has a 32-5 record in his redshirt senior season with two pinfalls, a technical fall and 13 
major decisions. His 36 career major decisions is by far and away the most in school history, 15 more 
than the nearest wrestler in the record book.

157-pounder Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) is ranked second in the region in his weight class. The 
2012 All-American has a 22-5 record this season with nine wins by fall and two wins by major decision. 
His last four wins have been bonus point wins.

Five Wolves are ranked third regionally in their weight class - B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) at 141 lbs., 
Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) at 165 lbs., Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) at 174 lbs., Mitch Brown 
(Omaha, Neb.) at 184 lbs. and Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) at 197 lbs.

Young has a 29-8 record on the season with nine wins by pinfall, five wins by technical fall and four 
wins by major decision. The two-time national runner-up now holds a career record of 96-26.

Ridenour has a 24-8 record on the year with five wins by pinfall and three wins by major decision. 
Sheehy is approaching a career milestone as well with 94 career wins. He has a 25-6 record this season 
with six wins by fall, two wins by technical fall and five wins by major decision.

Mitch Brown has a career record of 89-37 and has had his best season of his collegiate career with a 
27-9 record including seven wins by fall, a win by technical fall and four wins by major decision. 
He was champion of the Braves Classic and Newberry Open and finished in second at the King Open. 
Grisko has a season record of 21-9 with three wins by fall and a win by major decision and is currently 
on a five-match winning streak.

133-pounder Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) and heavyweight Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) are each ranked sixth 
in the region in their weight class.

In his first collegiate season, Lankford has a 21-9 record with 10 wins by pinfall and a technical fall 
victory. He was the runner-up at the Newberry Open earlier this month. Wade has a 16-6 season record 
with five wins by fall and two wins by major decision.


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Wolves close out regular season at No. 5 in national rankings
Four Newberry wrestlers in top eight in weight class
2/13/2013

EDMOND, Okla. - The Newberry Wolves wrestling team will close out the 2012-13 season in the No. 5 
spot in the Division II Coaches Rankings, with four Wolves ranked in the top eight nationally in 
their weight class.

Newberry closed out the regular season with a 45-6 win over Anderson on Wednesday night and 
flipped spots with Pitt-Johnstown in the national rankings. UPJ is ahead of Newberry in the 
Super Region I rankings as well

Link to February 13 National Rankings - http://newberry.athleticsite.net/1213wrrankings/nat021313.pdf

Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) is the highest ranked individual at No. 4 in the 125 lbs. weight class. 
Vesta is the national leader in pinfalls with 14 pins over wrestlers of all classes and 12 pins of 
Division II wrestlers. He carries a 30-5 record in his first season at Newberry and has won 14 of 
his last 15 bouts, with nine of those victories coming via pin. Counting his time wrestling at 
Neosho County CC in Kansas, the redshirt junior now has a 102-30 career record.

Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) is ranked sixth in the nation at 157 lbs. The 2012 All-American 
has a 22-5 record this season with nine wins by fall and two wins by major decision. His last 
four wins have been bonus point wins.

Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) is ranked seventh in the nation at 149 lbs. With his Senior Night win 
by pin, Brown is now second in the Newberry record books in career wins, with a career record of 
135-44. He has a 33-5 record in his redshirt senior season with three pinfalls, a technical fall 
and 13 major decisions. His 36 career major decisions is by far and away the most in school history, 
15 more than the nearest wrestler in the record book.

Rounding out Newberry's nationally ranked contingent is B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) in the No. 8 spot 
at 141 lbs. Young picked up his 100th career win with a pinfall in Wednesday's win over Anderson. 
Young has a 30-8 record on the season with 10 wins by pinfall, five wins by technical fall and 
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No. 5 Wolves roll to 45-6 Senior Night win over Anderson
Newberry takes 9 of 10 bouts in rout
2/13/2013

NEWBERRY - After conceding a forfeit in the opening bout of the night, the fifth-ranked Newberry Wolves 
took the next nine bouts in a row to cruise to a 45-6 win over the Anderson Trojans in Eleazer Arena 
on Wednesday evening.

With the victory, Newberry finishes the regular season with a 19-2 dual record. The Super Region I 
tournament takes place on February 22-23 in Kutztown, Pa., with the top four placers in each weight 
class advancing to the national tournament in Birmingham on March 8-9.

The Wolves conceded the points in the 125 lbs. bout to fall behind 6-0 before Travis Laxton 
(Live Oak, Fla.) cruised to a dominant 21-5 win by technical fall over Keenan Simmons at 133 lbs. 
to cut the gap to 6-5.

At 141 lbs., No. 8 B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) pinned Eric DeAngelis at the 1:30 mark to give Newberry 
the lead and pick up his 100th career victory in the scarlet and gray.

No. 7 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) earned his 135th career win with a 3:33 pin of Ian Harper at 149 lbs., 
pushing the lead to 17-6. Seiji Borja (Charleston, S.C.) worked his way to a 4-3 decision over 
Kevin Johnson at 157 lbs.

At the halfway point of the dual, the program recognized the Wolves' four seniors after presenting 
125-pounder Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) with a plaque for acheiving his 100th collegiate win in the 
dual over King on January 30.

Deral Brown, Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.), Chase Gamble (Dallas, N.C.) and Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) 
were presented with posters commemorating their many contributions to the program's success.

The dual resumed at 165 lbs., with Davis Bagwell (Birmingham, Ala.) earning a 7-2 decision over 
Jamal Lackey to make it a 23-6 dual lead.

The Wolves claimed bonus points in the final four bouts, starting with a pin by Joe Pittman (Forsyth, Ga.) 
over Jake Allen at the 1:58 mark of the 174 lbs. match. Mitch Brown needed just seven seconds of action 
in the second period to pin Zack Farmer at 184 lbs. Braden Carter (Christiansburg, Va.) won the 197 lbs. 
bout by forfeit.

Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) cruised to a 22-9 major decision over Bryan Glace at heavyweight to close out 
a dominant dual and a dominant season for the Wolves.

No. 5 Newberry 45, Anderson 6
125	Greg Williams (Anderson) wins by forfeit			AU, 6-0
133	Travis Laxton (Newberry) tech fall Keenan Simmons, 21-5 (6:32)	AU, 6-5
141	No. 8 B.J. Young (Newberry) pins Eric DeAngelis, 1:30		NEW, 11-6
149	No. 7 Deral Brown (Newberry) pins Ian Harper, 3:33		NEW, 17-6
157	Seiji Borja (Newberry) dec. Kevin Johnson, 4-3			NEW, 20-6
165	Davis Bagwell (Newberry) dec. Jamal Lackey, 7-2			NEW, 23-6
174	Joe Pittman (Newberry) pins Jake Allen, 1:58			NEW, 29-6
184	Mitch Brown (Newberry) pins Zack Farmer, 3:07			NEW, 35-6
197	Braden Carter (Newberry) wins by forfeit			NEW, 41-6
HWT	Matt Wade (Newberry) maj. dec. Bryan Glace, 22-9		NEW, 45-6


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No. 4 Wolves edge No. 18 UNC Pembroke, 19-16
Vesta earns nation-leading 14th pin; Deral Brown earns 133rd career win to move to second in 
Newberry record books
2/7/2013

NEWBERRY - The No. 4 Newberry Wolves and No. 18 UNC Pembroke Braves each won five bouts in their 
dual Thursday night in Eleazer Arena, with Jeff Vesta's pin at 125 lbs. providing the deciding 
points in a 19-16 Newberry win.

Newberry moves to 18-2 on the season entering the regular season finale against Anderson at 
7 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, in Eleazer Arena.

Fifth-ranked Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) was unveiled as Division II's national leader in pinfalls
earlier in the day and added to his total, opening the dual with a pin of Jake Smith at the 
5:26 mark, earning his 11th pin of a Division II opponent this season and 14th pin of the year 
overall.

Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) pushed the Wolves' lead to 9-0 after a 12-6 win by decision over 
Dontae Brown at 133 lbs.

No. 8 B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) faced off with No. 1 Daniel Ownbey at 141 lbs. in one of the 
night's premier battles. Neither wrestler scored in the opening two periods, and Ownbey conceded 
an escape to open the third period to give Young a 1-0 lead. The Newberry junior fended off the 
Brave's offense for most of the period before Ownbey took Young down with just over 10 seconds 
left to earn a 2-1 decision and cut Newberry's lead to 9-3.

No. 7 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) moved up to second all-time in career wins in the Newberry 
record books with his 133rd career victory with a 14-5 major decision over Reggie Allen at 
149 lbs., giving the scarlet and gray a 13-3 advantage.

The Braves came back to tie the dual with three straight wins. Seiji Borja (Charleston, S.C.) 
lost a 12-4 major decision to Justin Pencook at 157 lbs., No. 5 Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) 
dropped a 7-2 decision to Blaze Shade at 165 lbs. and Joe Pittman (Forsyth, Ga.) was on the wrong 
end of a 6-1 decision to No. 1 Mike Williams at 174 lbs. The Wolves and Braves were then drawn 
at 13-all with three bouts remaining.

The Wolves reclaimed the lead at 184 lbs., when Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) took an 11-4 decision 
over Stuart Nadeau and Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) pushed Newberry's advantage to 
19-13 when his takedown just before the third period buzzer gave him a 3-1 win by decision over 
Brach Walker. UNCP needed a pin at heavyweight to force a tie with criteria deciding, but 
Chris Giddens, Jr., only won by decision over Matt Wade, 8-7.

No. 4 Newberry 19, No. 18 UNC Pembroke 16
125	No. 5 Jeff Vesta (Newberry) pins Jake Smith, 5:26.		NEW, 6-0
133	Nick Lankford (Newberry) dec. Dontae Brown, 12-6.		NEW, 9-0
141	No. 1 Daniel Ownbey (UNC Pembroke) dec. No. 8 B.J. Young, 2-1.	NEW, 9-3
149	No. 7 Deral Brown (Newberry) maj. dec Reggie Allen, 14-5.	NEW, 13-3
157	Justin Pencook (UNC Pembroke) maj. dec. Seiji Borja, 12-4.	NEW, 13-7
165	Blaze Shade (UNC Pembroke) dec. No. 5 Blake Ridenour, 7-2.	NEW, 13-10
174	No. 1 Mike Williams (UNC Pembroke) dec. Joe Pittman, 6-1.	Tied, 13-13
184	Mitch Brown (Newberry) dec. Stuart Nadeau, 11-4.		NEW, 16-13
197	Joey Grisko (Newberry) dec. Brach Walker, 3-1.			NEW, 19-13
HWT	Chris Giddens, Jr. (UNC Pembroke) dec. Matt Wade, 8-7.		NEW, 19-16


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The SCHSL Network will be streaming live all 3 State Duals Championships from Dreher H.S. at 
www.schsl.tv this Saturday (February 9) with Burch Antley on play-by-play and Bill Pierce on analysis.

There is a FEE and you must subscribe to watch the Live stream.


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2013 AA-A Upper State files - ZIP file with 5 Word Documents


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No. 4 Wolves crush Crusaders, 53-0

2/4/2013

BELMONT, N.C. - The No. 4 Newberry Wolves claimed bonus points in nine of the 10 matches to cruise 
to a dominant 53-0 victory over the Belmont Abbey Crusaders in the Wheeler Center on Monday night.

With the win, Newberry moves to 17-2 on the year in duals action. The Wolves host UNC Pembroke on 
Thursday at 7 p.m. before closing the regular season against Anderson at home on Wednesday, 
February 13 at 7 p.m. The Super Region I NCAA qualification tournament takes place in Kutztown, Pa., 
on February 22-23.

No. 8 Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) had the toughest battle of the night at 125 lbs., fighting through 
four overtime periods to pin Patrick Mestrez after 9:36 of action to give Newberry a 6-0 lead. Vesta 
now leads Division II with 13 pins this season, including seven in his last nine matches.

Travis Laxton (Live Oak, Fla.) earned a 20-4 technical fall over Jacob Tutterow at 133 lbs. and No. 8 
B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) cruised to an 18-2 technical fall over Clemente Narviaz at 141 lbs. After No. 7 
Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) won the 149 lbs. bout via forfeit, Newberry already had a 22-0 lead after just 
four bouts.

Seiji Borja (North Charleston, S.C.) needed just 2:45 of the 157 lbs. bout to pin Brandon Wilkins and 
Davis Bagwell (Birmingham, Ala.) pinned Markus Cromwell at the 4:35 mark of the 165 lbs. bout to push 
the lead to 34-0. Joe Pittman (Forsyth, Ga.) battled to an 8-7 win by decision over Joseph Maumoynier 
at 174 lbs. and Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) won by forfeit at 184 lbs. to put the scarlet and gray up by 
a 43-0 count.

Braden Carter (Christiansburg, Va.) pinned Jeff Lamer at the 5:18 mark of the 197 lbs. bout and Matt Wade 
(Easton, Md.) closed out the shutout with a 14-4 major decision over Kelly Baker at heavyweight.

With the domination of the Abbey, the Wolves have won four duals this season by more than 50 team points, 
six matches by more than 40 team points and nine matches by more than 30 team points.

No. 4 Newberry 53, Belmont Abbey 0
125	No. 5 Jeff Vesta (Newberry) pins Patrick Mestrez, 9:36 (4OT)	NEW, 6-0
133	Travis Laxton (Newberry) tech fall Jacob Tutterow, 20-4		NEW, 11-0
141	No. 8 B.J. Young (Newberry) tech fall Clemente Narviaz, 18-2	NEW, 16-0
149	No. 7 Deral Brown (Newberry) wins by forfeit			NEW, 22-0
157	Seiji Borja (Newberry) pins Brandon Wilkins, 2:45		NEW, 28-0
165	Davis Bagwell (Newberry) pins Markus Cromwell, 4:35		NEW, 34-0
174	Joe Pittman (Newberry) dec. Joseph Maumoynier, 8-7		NEW, 37-0
184	Mitch Brown (Newberry) wins by forfeit				NEW, 43-0
197	Braden Carter (Newberry) pins Jeff Lamer, 5:18			NEW, 49-0
HWT	Matt Wade (Newberry) major dec. Kelly Baker, 14-4		NEW, 53-0


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Mitch Brown wins 184 class at Newberry Open

2/2/2013

NEWBERRY - The Newberry College wrestling program hosted the largest Newberry Open yet, with 
Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) winning the championship at the 184 lbs. weight class.

Brown won his bracket with a 4:36 fall over The Citadel's Tom Scerbo, an 11-1 major decision over 
Limestone's David Keita and a 15-0 technical fall at the 4:00 mark over teammate T.J. Cayruth. 
In the finals, he won a 9-0 major decision over Chattanooga's John Shrader. Jared Holliday 
(Burlington, N.J.) won third place in the 184 lbs. bracket.

In the 133 lbs. bracket, Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) claimed runner-up honors. He earned a 
pinfall of North Carolina's Matthew Williams at the 3:20 mark, a 9-6 decision over Chattanooga's 
Alex Ward and a 4-3 decision in the semifinals over Gardner-Webb's Tyler Ziegler. In the finals, 
he dropped a 7-5 decision to Limestone's Ross Benzel.

At 174 lbs., Joe Pittman (Forsyth, Ga.) earned runner-up honors. He took a 20-3 technical fall 
over Truett-McConnell's Robert Cagle, pinned The Citadel's Jared Hemmings at the 2:47 mark and 
advanced to the finals with a 4-2 decision over Cumberland's Ezekiel Hunt in the semifinals. 
He lost the championship bout in a 12-6 decision to Chattanooga's Levi Clemons.

Full results:

http://openliveresults.escapesports.com/2013_Newberry_Wolves_Open.html


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No. 4 Wolves earn 29-9 win over King
Vesta gets another first period pin
1/30/2013

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Pins from Jeff Vesta and Matt Wade as well as a technical fall by B.J. Young 
helped propel the fourth-ranked Newberry College Wolves to a 29-9 win over the King University 
Tornado at the Student Center Complex on Wednesday night.

With the win, the Wolves move to 16-2 in duals action this season and will host the Newberry Open 
on Saturday. The Wolves' next dual action comes on Monday, February 4, at Belmont Abbey.

No. 5 Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) continued a dominant roll to open the dual at 125 lbs., pinning 
Jerrell McCabe at the 1:15 mark of the first period to put the Wolves up 6-0. The win is Vesta's 
12th pinfall of the season and sixth in the last eight matches. Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) 
lost an 11-4 decision to Colin Crume to allow the Tornado back within 6-3.

No. 8 Young (Jackson, N.J.) was never challenged by Marcelle McCabe in the 141 lbs. bout, cruising 
to a 16-0 technical fall win just 20 seconds into the third period to make it an 11-3 lead. 
No. 7 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) took a 5-2 decision over Nic Stella at 149 lbs. to push the lead to 13-3.

At 157 lbs., No. 5 Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) eked out a 2-1 decision over Jeremy Miller 
before No. 5 Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) took a 5-0 decision over John Austin Jones at 165 lbs. 
to give Newberry a 19-3 lead.

The Tornado took a pair of decisions in the next two bouts, with Dyvon Passmore defeating Joe Pittman 
(Forsyth, Ga.) by a 12-9 decision at 174 lbs. and Brandon Tressler took a 5-2 decision over Jared Holliday 
(Burlington, N.J.) at 184 lbs. to cut the lead to 19-9.

Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) sealed the dual win for the Wolves with an 8-1 decision over 
Cody Davis at 197 lbs. to make it 22-9.

Wade (Easton, Md.) trailed through most of the early stages of the heavyweight bout, but turned things 
on in the third period, fighting his way to a pin of Garrett Fosdyck at the 6:06 mark to put an 
emphatic stamp on the Wolves' win.

Newberry 29, King College (TN) 9
125 Jeffrey Vesta (Newberry) won by pin over Jerrelle McCabe (King College (TN)) 1:45. 			0 6.00
133 Colin Crume (King College (TN)) won by decision over Nicholas Lankford (Newberry) 11-4. 		3.00 0
141 William Young (Newberry) won by tech fall over Marcelle McCabe (King College (TN)) 5:20 16-0.	0 5.00
149 Deral Brown (Newberry) won by decision over Nicolas Stella (King College (TN)) 5-2. 		0 3.00
157 Taylor Knapp (Newberry) won by decision over Jeremy Miller (King College (TN)) 2-1. 		0 3.00
165 Blake Ridenour (Newberry) won by decision over John Austin Jones (King College (TN)) 5-0. 		0 3.00
174 Dyvon Passmore (King College (TN)) won by decision over Joseph Pittman (Newberry) 12-9. 		3.00 0
184 Brandon Tressler (King College (TN)) won by decision over Jared Holiday (Newberry) 5-2. 		3.00 0
197 Joe Grisko (Newberry) won by decision over Cody Davis (King College (TN)) 8-1. 			0 3.00
285 Robert Wade (Newberry) won by pin over Garrett Fosdyck (King College (TN)) 6:06. 			0 6.00


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Wolves ranked fourth nationally; second in Super Region I

1/29/2013

NEWBERRY - After a 4-1 weekend at the Super Region I Duals, the Newberry Wolves remained at 
fourth in the national coaches' poll, but fell to second in the Super Region in polls released this week.

Newberry is 15-2 in duals action and will wrestle at King on Wednesday night. The Wolves are 
once again the only team in the region with a wrestler in the top six of each weight class.

Three Newberry wrestlers are ranked fifth in the nation in their weight class. 125-pounder Jeff 
Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) is 27-5 on the season, ranked fifth in the nation and first in the region. 
Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) is ranked fifth in the nation at 165 lbs. and first in the region 
with a 23-7 record, and Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) is ranked fifth in the nation and second 
in the region at 157 lbs. with a 21-5 record.

Ranked seventh in the nation at 149 lbs. is Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) with a record setting season. 
He is also ranked first in the region and set a school record for major decisions in a season with his 
12th last weekend. He extended his school record to 35 career major decisions. He is 29-5 on the season 
and has 127 career wins. He will tie Cy Wainwright for second in school history for career wins with 
one more victory.

Ranked eighth in the nation at 141 lbs. is B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.), who is approaching a milestone 
of his own. He is ranked third in the region in his class and now has 98 career wins entering Wednesday's 
dual at King.

Three other Wolves wrestlers are ranked third in the region - Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) at 174 lbs. 
with a 25-7 record, Jared Holliday (Burlington, N.J.) with a 12-5 record at 184 lbs. and Joey Grisko 
(Gloucester Township, Md.) at 197 lbs. with a 19-9 record.

Newberry's regionally ranked contingent is rounded out by two wrestlers ranked fifth in the region. 
133-pounder Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) has a 17-7 record and heavyweight Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) 
has a 14-5 record.


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Hanahan wrestling with loss of star J.J. Johnson


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AAAA Upper State Wrestling Tournament Info

2013 AAAA Upper State at Laurens High school

Tournament Director: Tommy Bell

Cell: 864-608-3245 or Office 864-355-3539

tbell@greenville.k12.sc.us

Entry fee: Fees are $25.00 for one wrestler and $50.00 for two or more wrestlers, 
as stated in the AAAA Handbook.

* Make checks payable to Laurens High School

**Please read over the AAAA Handbook , pages 46-47, in

Reference to Upper State Tournaments.

Tentative Time Line:

Friday

4 pm weigh in (scratch plus growth allowance)

5 pm Wrestling begins, First round and Second Round Championship and First Round Consolation

Saturday

8 am weigh in (growth allowance plus 1 lb.)

9 am wrestling begins, 2 consolation rounds on 4 mats

11:30 Championship Semi-Finals 2 mats

11:30 3rd round of consolations on 2 mats

(after the Championship Semi-finals, consolations will continue on four mats until they are completed)

1:30 Consolation Semi-Finals on 4 mats

3:00 Championship and Consolation Finals on 4 mats

Seeding Information:

Seeding Criteria:

1. Region Champion

2. Overall In-state record (playoffs included)

3. Head to Head (If winning percentage is within 10% points)

All Seeding Information must be sent to Tommy Bell at Hillcrest High School by Wednesday, February 6th. 
The Seeding meeting will be held at Laurens High School on Monday, February 11th, at 10:00 AM.

NOTE- If one of the top 7 seeds is a scratch before weigh-ins on Friday, then we will adjust the seeding. 
If anyone else scratches, it will go in as a forfeit. If a wrestler is a top 7 seed and misses weight, 
the bracket will not change. This is all in an attempt to get the fairest brackets for everyone.

Hotels and Directions:

Exit 54(Highway 72 and I-26):

Hampton Inn (864) 938-1040

Direction from both exits: (should take 10-15 minutes)

1. Head west on I-26 and merge left onto I-385 North.

2. Exit 5 (Highway 49) turn left at the end of the exit ramp towards Laurens

3. 1st stop light, turn left on Highway 221

4. At Rite Aid pharmacy, turn right on Hwy 76 (Hillcrest Dr.)

5. Bear right when the road ends at a Palmetto Bank

6. Quickly get into the left lane, and take left on Anderson Drive (little Cricket Gas station 
will be on corner)

7. Turn right onto Highway 76 (Hickory point Gas station will be in front of you)

8. LDHS is about a mile on Highway 76

Once you get to LDHS:

1. Turn right at light onto Raider Road.

2. Turn left into the third gate

3. The entrance will take you behind our mini gym and beside the baseball field.

4. Please park your bus in the car loop. This will be the easiest way to get your bus in and out. 
You can park in the student lot in front of the school, but it is difficult to maneuver a bus 
around our guard shack (and many visiting teams have hit it!).

Hampton Inn & Suites - Clinton $99

201 Corporate Drive I-26 at Exit 54 Clinton, SC 29325 Phone: 864-938-1040 Fax: 864-938-1045

Comfort Suites $70

12865 Highway 56 North Clinton, SC 29325 Phone: 864-833-1800 Fax: 864-833-4559

Quality Inn $59

12785 Hwy. 56 North I-26 & I-385 at Exit 52 Clinton, SC 29325 Phone: 864-833-5558

Days Inn Presbyterian College

$45

12374 Highway 56 N

Clinton, SC 29325

864-833-6600


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Skyhawks find surge
Long-playing record: Bamberg-Ehrhardt standout wrestler brings most wins record back to his own family


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A/AA Upper State Duals Tournament Letter

Event: 2013 Upper State Duals Tournament

Sixteen Team Seeded Single Elimination Brackett*

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2012

Host: Powdersville High School (Powdersville, SC)

Contact: Sean McNinney (Tournament Director)

Cell: 864-367-3096

Work: 864-312-5641

Fax: 864-312-5640

Seed Meeting: All entry forms for the Class A/AA Duals must be received by the league office 
by 9:00am January 29th, 2013 for the school to be eligible for the Class A/AA Dual Team Championships.

Times:

7:30am Doors open for Teams. Team coolers need to arrive with the team and will be checked-in upon arrival

8:15am Teams meet in Main Gym

8:30am Weigh-Ins: We will weigh-in as teams, OPC Sheets Required, Warm-ups after weigh-ins

*Coaches, make sure any wrestler who will complete is listed on the OPC weigh-in sheet.

9:00am Doors open for Fans

9:50am Clear the mats, National Anthem

10:00am Round 1 (4 Mats) – 16 Teams

12:00pm Round 2 (4 Mats) – 8 Teams: Upper State Quarter-Finals

1:00pm Round 3 (2 Mats) – 4 Teams: Upper State Semi-Finals

2:15pm Break to set-up gym for finals match.

2:30pm Round 4 (1 Mat) – 2 Teams: Upper State Finals

*We will not break for lunch.

*If we get ahead, we will stay ahead.

*Hospitality suite will be open to coaches, officials, school administrators, and bus drivers.

Directions to Powdersville High School:

From North: Travel South on I-85 (toward Atlanta) to exit 40/Hwy 153

Turn Right onto Hwy 153 (toward Easley)

Turn Right onto Hood Road

From South: Travel North on I-85 (toward Greenville/Charlotte) to exit 40/Hwy 153

Turn Left onto Hwy 153 (toward Easley)

Turn Right onto Hood Road

From West: Take Hwy 123 to Hwy 153 (toward I-85)

Turn Left on Hood Road

Event parking and drop-off at Powdersville High School:

TEAM BUSES ONLY: Turn Left into the school’s main entrance (5th left)

Follow the signs for Team Drop-Off

Teams will enter through Main Gym Rear Entrance

After dropping the team off follow signs to Bus Parking

FANS: Turn left into Athletic Event Parking (4th Left)

Fans will enter though Athletic/Student entrance of High School

Hotel Information:

Best Western Plus Distance to Powdersville HS: 2.03 miles

71 Kaylyn’s Way Cost of Room: $79.99 + Tax 2 Queen Beds

Piedmont SC 29674

864-552-1420

Days Inn Distance to Powdersville HS: 7.00 miles

121 Days Inn Drive Cost of Room: $58.49 + Tax 2 Double Beds

Easley SC 29640

864-859-9902

Hampton Inn Distance to Powdersville HS: 5.07 miles

8 Southern Center Court Cost of Room:

Easley SC 29642

864-343-3636

Baymont Inn Distance to Powdersville HS: 6.00 miles

211 Dayton School Road Cost of Room:

Easley SC 29642

864-306-9000

Quality Inn of Easley Distance to Powdersville HS: 7.27 miles

5539 Calhoun Memorial Hwy Cost of Room: $57.60 + Tax 2 Queen Beds

Easley SC 29640

864-859-7520

Local Dinning Information:

Applebee’s

Arby’s of Powdersville

Atha’s

Bellacino’s

Bojangle’s of Powdersville

Burger King of Powdersville

Chick-Fil-A of Easley

Copper River

Cracker Barrel

Dozo Suhi and Hibachi

Fatz Café

Fratelli’s Pizza Pasta Restaurant

Golden Corral

Kentucky Fried Chicken of Powdersville

Los Amigos

McDonald’s of Powdersville

Nickhenry’s

Outback Steakhouse

Zaxby’s of Powdersville

NOTE TO FANS ABOUT TOURNAMENT:

Admission: $10.00 (Set by SCHSL)

Doors open to fans at 9:00am

Concessions: Will be available all day. *NO outside food or drinks.

Seating: No foldable chairs will be allowed inside.

All fans must sit in the stand. No fans will be allowed on the gym floor.

Parking: Fans should use the Athletic Events parking area.

Video Equipment: Should be used from the designated balcony areas only. Videotaping from the 
stands will not be allowed.

Directions to Powdersville High School:

From North: Travel South on I-85 (toward Atlanta) to exit 40/Hwy 153

Turn Right onto Hwy 153 (toward Easley)

Turn Right onto Hood Road

From South: Travel North on I-85 (toward Greenville/Charlotte) to exit 40/Hwy 153

Turn Left onto Hwy 153 (toward Easley)

Turn Right onto Hood Road

From West: Take Hwy 123 to Hwy 153 (toward I-85)

Turn Left on Hood Road

School Address: 145 Hood Road

Greenville, SC 29611


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Bulldogs Drop Southern Conference Dual to Campbell, 25-13

Charleston, S.C. – The Citadel wrestling team dropped its first Southern Conference match of the 
season to Campbell, 25-13, on Wednesday in McAlister Field House. The loss drops the Bulldogs' 
record to 3-4 overall and 2-1 in the conference.

Two falls in the 184- and 197-pound bouts by Campbell to open the contest lifted the Fighting 
Camels to an early 12-0 lead.

Odie Delaney stepped in and earned an 11-8 victory in the heavyweight bout over Joe Nolan to 
bring the Bulldogs within nine, 12-3. The win was Delaney's 108th of his career and moves the 
redshirt senior within three of tying Ryan McClester for third most in Citadel history.

After 27th-ranked Eric Montoya topped Joaquin Marquez by a 4-0 deficit in the 125, Aaron Hansen 
and Ugi Khishignyam earned solid 5-0 and 11-6 decisions, respectively, to close the gap to 15-9.

Hansen, a Summerville native, collected his 14th win of the season, while eighth-ranked Ugi earned 
his 27th. Both wrestlers remain undefeated in SoCon action.

A 4-1 loss by Jordan Dix at 149, followed by a dominant 13-0 major decision victory by Matt Frisch 
left the score at 18-13 heading into a must-win 165-pound bout.

After two periods, two takedowns and two escapes, Campbell's Nick Rex entered the third with a 4-2 
advantage. Bellaran needed a takedown in the final two minutes to even the score but was unable to 
do so and Rex came out on top, 4-2, to seal Campbell's first victory over The Citadel in 11 years.

The Citadel will head to Chattanooga to take on the defending Southern Conference champion Mocs on Sunday.

Campbell (3-6, 2-1 SoCon) 25, The Citadel (3-4, 2-1 SoCon) 13
184 James Cook (Campbell) won by pin over Josh Tuck (The Citadel) at 3:31. (CAMP, 6-0)
197 John Merickel (Campbell) won by pin over Marshall Haas (The Citadel) at 3:45. (CAMP, 12-0)
285 #14 Odie Delaney (The Citadel) won by decision over Joe Nolan (Campbell) 11-8. (CAMP, 12-3)
125 Eric Montoya (Campbell) won by decision over Joaquin Marquez (The Citadel) 4-0. (CAMP, 15-3)
133 Aaron Hansen (The Citadel) won by decision over Tanner Bidelspach (Campbell) 5-0. (CAMP, 15-6)
141 Ugi Khishignyam (The Citadel) won by decision over Michael Dahlstrom (Campbell) 11-6. (CAMP, 15-9)
149 Brent Jorge (Campbell) won by decision over Jordan Dix (The Citadel) 4-1. (CAMP, 18-9)
157 Matthew Frisch (The Citadel) won by major decision over Grant Blumenthal (Campbell) 13-0. (CAMP, 18-13)
165 Nick Rex (Campbell) won by decision over Vincent Bellaran (The Citadel) 4-2. (CAMP, 21-13)
174 Paul Duggan (Campbell) won by major decision over John Duane (The Citadel) 19-9. (CAMP, 25-13)


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No. 4 Wolves close Super Region I Duals with record-setting 54-0 win over Ohio Valley

1/26/2013

NEWBERRY - The No. 4 Newberry Wolves dominated from start to finish, setting a school record 
for dual points and tying the school record for margin of victory with a 54-0 win over the 
Ohio Valley Fighting Scots in the final session of the 2013 Super Region I Duals presented by 
Sonic Drive-In of Newberry in Eleazer Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Newberry completes the event with a 14-2 dual record. The Wolves' next action will come on 
Wednesday, January 30, at 7 p.m. whne they wrestle at King University in Bristol, Tenn.

No. 4 Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) won the 125 lbs. bout by forfeit and Nick Lankford 
(Braselton, Ga.) recovered from an early deficit in the 133 lbs. bout to record a pin of 
Josue Rodriquez at the 5:28 mark and push the lead to 12-0.

No. 5 B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) cruised to a 16-1 technical fall over Nick Varazashvili at 
141 lbs. and the No. 8-ranked 149-pounder Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) notched a 19-6 major decision 
over Tyler Green to make it a 21-0 Wolves lead.

At 157 lbs., No. 4 Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) needed only 54 seconds to pin Eli Stewart 
and No. 5 Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) won the 165 lbs. bout by forfeit to push the 
Newberry lead to 33-0.

Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) pinned Kobina Henriques 2:36 into the 174 lbs. match and 
Joe Pittman (Forsyth, Ga.) pinned Nicco Niday 3:48 into the 184 lbs. bout to make it a 
45-0 lead. At 197 lbs., Braden Carter (Christiansburg, Va.) eked out a 1-0 decision over 
Chase Long and heavyweight Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) won the heavyweight decision via forfeit 
to clinch the record-breaking victory.

Newberry (NEW) 54, Ohio Valley (OVU) 0
125 Jeffrey Vesta (Newberry) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 			6.00 0
133 Nicholas Lankford (Newberry) over Josue Rodriguez (Ohio Valley) Pin 5:28 	6.00 0
141 William Young (Newberry) over Nick Varazashvili (Ohio Valley) TF 16-1 	5.00 0
149 Deral Brown (Newberry) over Tyler Green (Ohio Valley) Maj 19-6 		4.00 0
157 Taylor Knapp (Newberry) over Eli Stewart (Ohio Valley) Pin 0:54 		6.00 0
165 Blake Ridenour (Newberry) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 			6.00 0
174 Travis Sheehy (Newberry) over Kobina Henriques (Ohio Valley) Pin 2:36 	6.00 0
184 Joe Pittman (Newberry) over Nicco Niday (Ohio Valley) Pin 3:48 		6.00 0
197 Braden Carter (Newberry) over Chase Long (Ohio Valley) Dec 1-0 		3.00 0
HWT Robert Wade (Newberry) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 			6.00 0


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No. 4 Wolves rock No. 9 West Liberty 47-4

1/26/2013

NEWBERRY - The No. 4 Newberry Wolves claimed bonus points in seven bouts on the way to a dominant 
47-4 win over No. 9 West Liberty in the fifth session of the 2013 Super Region I Duals presented 
by Sonic Drive-In of Newberry in Eleazer Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Newberry moves to 13-2 on the season entering the final match of the day against Ohio Valley.

The first three bouts never left the first period as No. 4 125-pounder Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) 
pinned Joe Wagstaff at the 1:10 mark, 133-pounder Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) pinned Cole Nace 
at the 2:45 mark and No. 5 141-pounder B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) won by forfeit.

No. 8 149-pounder Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) had his way with Dan Carpenter, easing his way to a 
25-9 technical fall. The first regular decision of the match came at 157 lbs. when Seiji Borja 
(North Charleston, S.C.) won over Art Hobley 8-1 to give the Wolves a 26-0 advantage.

At 165 lbs., Davis Bagwell (Birmingham, Ala.) pinned Dave Schlieper at the 2:56 mark and 
174-pounder Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) won by forfeit to move the lead to 38-0.

Joe Pittman (Forsyth, Ga.), a mid-year transfer from Nebraska, made his varsity debut in a 
Newberry singlet at 184 lbs. and pinned Scott Kaiser at the 2:15 mark and 197-pounder Braden Carter 
(Christiansburg, Va.) defeated Danny Doyle by decision, 8-1. Newberry's only loss of the dual came 
at heavyweight, where Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) was on the wrong end of a major decision to 
Mike Carpenter, 13-4.

Newberry (NEW) 47, West Liberty (WLU) 4
125 Jeffrey Vesta (Newberry) over Joe Wagstaff (West Liberty) Pin 1:10 		6.00 0
133 Nicholas Lankford (Newberry) over Cole Nace (West Liberty) Pin 2:45 	6.00 0
141 William Young (Newberry) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 			6.00 0
149 Deral Brown (Newberry) over Daniel Carpenter (West Liberty) TF 25-9 	5.00 0
157 Seiji Borja (Newberry) over Art Hobley (West Liberty) Dec 8-1 		3.00 0
165 Davis Bagwell (Newberry) over David Schlieper (West Liberty) Pin 2:56 	6.00 0
174 Travis Sheehy (Newberry) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 			6.00 0
184 Joe Pittman (Newberry) over Scott Kaiser (West Liberty) Pin 2:15 		6.00 0
197 Braden Carter (Newberry) over Danny Doyle (West Liberty) Dec 8-1 		3.00 0
HWT Mike Carpenter (West Liberty) over Robert Wade (Newberry) Maj 13-4 		0    4.00


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No. 4 Wolves cruise to 39-6 win over East Stroudsburg

1/26/2013

NEWBERRY - The No. 4 Newberry Wolves took eight of 10 bouts on the way ot a 39-6 pounding of the 
East Stroudsburg Warriors in the fourth session of the 2013 Super Region I Duals presented by 
Sonic Drive-In of Newberry in Eleazer Arena on Saturday morning.

Newberry moves to 13-2 entering a match with West Liberty.

The Wolves opened the match with four straight bonus point wins, started by No. 4 Jeff Vesta 
(Manhattan, Kan.) pinning Nick Kaiser at the 1:17 mark of the 125 lbs. bout. Travis Laxton 
(Live Oak, Fla.) earned an 11-1 major decision over Devin Holmes at 133 lbs. to make it a 
10-0 Newberry advantage.

The lead was extended with No. 5 B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) pinning Joseph Hoy at 1:36 of the 
141 lbs. bout and No. 8 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) cruising to a 15-6 major decision over 
Joe Welk at 149 lbs. to make it 20-0.

The Warriors earned their first points with No. 6 Braden Turner's 4-0 decision over No. 4 Taylor Knapp 
(Lawrenceville, Ga.) at 157 lbs., but the Wolves responded with a quick pin from No. 5 Blake Ridenour 
(Maryville, Tenn.) at the 2:18 mark of the 165 lbs. bout over Nate Silverthorn to make it 26-3.

At 174 lbs., ESU's Brendan McKeown eked out a 9-5 win by decision over Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) 
before Newberry closed with three straight victories.

Jared Holliday (Burlington, N.J.) took a 13-2 major decision over Luke DeLuise at 184 lbs., 
Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) earned an 8-3 decision over Frank Marrinucci and heavyweight 
Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) needed only 44 seconds to pin Joe Blaes and put his stamp on an emphatic 
Newberry win.

Newberry (NEW) 39, East Stroudsburg (ESU) 6
125 Jeffrey Vesta (Newberry) over Nick Kaiser (East Stroudsburg) Pin 1:17 		6.00 0
133 Travis Laxton (Newberry) over Devin Holmes (East Stroudsburg) Maj 11-1 		4.00 0
141 William Young (Newberry) over Joseph Hoy (East Stroudsburg) Pin 1:36 		6.00 0
149 Deral Brown (Newberry) over Joe Welk (East Stroudsburg) Maj 15-6 			4.00 0
157 Braden Turner (East Stroudsburg) over Taylor Knapp (Newberry) Dec 4-0 		0    3.00
165 Blake Ridenour (Newberry) over Nate Silverthorn (East Stroudsburg) Pin 2:18 	6.00 0
174 Brendan McKeown (East Stroudsburg) over Travis Sheehy (Newberry) Dec 9-5 		0    3.00
184 Jared Holiday (Newberry) over Luke DeLuise (East Stroudsburg) Maj 13-2 		4.00 0
197 Joe Grisko (Newberry) over Frank Marinucci (East Stroudsburg) Dec 8-3 		3.00 0
HWT Robert Wade (Newberry) over Joe Blaes (East Stroudsburg) Pin 0:44 			6.00 0


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No. 4 Wolves tripped up by No. 11 Pitt-Johnstown 21-14
Newberry's 42-match home winning streak snapped
1/25/2013

NEWBERRY - The No. 4 Newberry Wolves fell behind early and could not pull off the comeback, 
dropping a 21-14 decision to the No. 11 Pittsburgh-Johnstown Mountain Cats in the second session 
of the Super Region I Duals presented by Sonic Drive-In of Newberry in Eleazer Arena on Friday night.

The Wolves fall to 12-2 on the season and saw a 42-match home winning streak snapped. Newberry's 
last loss at home came on December 15, 2007, to Ashland in that year's Newberry Duals. Newberry 
is 52-5 overall in Eleazer Arena since the program began in 2004-05.

Newberry fell behind early with a 9-4 loss by decision by No. 4 Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) to 
Evan Link at 125 lbs. and Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) losing a 9-3 decision to No. 8 Dave Fogle 
at 133 lbs. No. 5 B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) was aggressive in the first period of the 141 lbs. 
match with Dave Cawley, but one minor slip-up on a restart let to a quick reversal and pin at 
1:26 by Cawley to put Newberry behind 12-0.

No. 8 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) picked up Newberry's first win at 149 lbs. with a 10-2 major decision 
over Jack Bachman to narrow the deficit to 12-4, and No. 4 Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) picked 
up another major decision for the Wolves at 157 lbs. with his 13-4 win over Joel Paolo to make it 
a 12-8 match.

UPJ pulled an upset at 165 lbs. when Keith Ryan took a 6-3 decision over No. 5 Blake Ridenour 
(Maryville, Tenn.) to push the Mountain Cats' lead to 15-8. Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) powered 
to a 10-5 decision over Gary Lantz at 174 lbs. to bring Newberry back to within 15-11, but No. 8 
Travis McKillop took UPJ's lead back to seven points at 18-11 with an 8-1 decision over Mitch Brown 
(Omaha, Neb.) at 184 lbs.

Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) kept Newberry in the match with a 12-8 decision over 
Nikos Garafola at 197 lbs., cutting the lead to 18-14. Unfortunately for the Wolves, heavyweight 
Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) came out on the wrong end of a 3-2 decision to Josh Duplin, seeing the 
home streak come to an end.

The Wolves will close out the Super Region I Duals presented by Sonic Drive-In of Newberry with 
matches against East Stroudsburg, No. 9 West Liberty and Ohio Valley.

Pittsburgh-Johnstown (UPJ) 21, Newberry (NEW) 14
125 Evan Link (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) over Jeffrey Vesta (Newberry) Dec 9-4 		0    3.00
133 Dave Fogle (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) over Nicholas Lankford (Newberry) Dec 9-3 	0    3.00
141 Dave Cawley (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) over William Young (Newberry) Pin 1:26 		0    6.00
149 Deral Brown (Newberry) over Jack Bachman (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) Maj 10-2 		4.00 0
157 Taylor Knapp (Newberry) over Joel Paolo (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) Maj 13-4 		4.00 0
165 Keith Ryan (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) over Blake Ridenour (Newberry) Dec 6-3 		0    3.00
174 Travis Sheehy (Newberry) over Gary Lantz (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) Dec 10-5 		3.00 0
184 Travis McKillop (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) over Mitch Brown (Newberry) Dec 8-1 		0    3.00
197 Joe Grisko (Newberry) over Nikos Garofola (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) Dec 12-8 		3.00 0
HWT Josh Duplin (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) over Robert Wade (Newberry) Dec 3-2 		0    3.00


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Wolves roll Seton Hill 42-3 to open Super Region I Duals

1/25/2013

NEWBERRY - The No. 4 Newberry Wolves used a trio of pins to roll to a 42-3 win over the Seton Hill 
Griffins in the opening dual of the Super Region I Duals presented by Sonic Drive-In of Newberry 
in Eleazer Arena on Friday evening.

Newberry (12-1) opened with a pin from 125-pounder No. 4 Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) in the first 
period over Trey Constable to take an early 6-0 lead, but the Griffins responded at 133 lbs. when 
Mike Grant earned a 3-1 tiebreaker victory over Travis Laxton (Live Oak, Fla.) to make it 6-3.

It was all Wolves from there, as No. 5 B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) earned an 8-5 decision over 
A.J. Fisher at 141 lbs. and No. 8 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) took a 3-1 decision in the first sudden 
victory period over Nick Nichols to push the lead to 12-3.

At 157 lbs., No. 5 Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) pinned Tyler Mohlenrich at the 3:40 mark before 
No. 5 Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) earned a 7-2 decision over Randall Wagner at 165 lbs. Travis 
Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) was a winner by forfeit to extend the advantage to 27-3.

Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) took a 9-5 decision over Dylan Bushby at 184 lbs. and Joey Grisko (Gloucester 
Township, N.J.) pinned Tyler Dombrowsky at the 4:19 mark of the 197 lbs. bout to allow Newberry to 
cruise to the massive win after Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) won the heavyweight match by forfeit.

Newberry (NEW) 42, Seton Hill (SHU) 3
125 Jeffrey Vesta (Newberry) over Trey Constable (Seton Hill) Pin 2:31 		6.00 0
133 Mike Grant (Seton Hill) over Travis Laxton (Newberry) TB-1 3-1 		0    3.00
141 William Young (Newberry) over A Fisher (Seton Hill) Dec 8-5 		3.00 0
149 Deral Brown (Newberry) over Nick Nichols (Seton Hill) SV-1 3-1 		3.00 0
157 Taylor Knapp (Newberry) over Tyler Mohlenhrich (Seton Hill) Pin 3:40 	6.00 0
165 Blake Ridenour (Newberry) over Randall Wagner (Seton Hill) Dec 7-2 		3.00 0
174 Travis Sheehy (Newberry) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 			6.00 0
184 Mitch Brown (Newberry) over Dylan Bushby (Seton Hill) Dec 9-5 		3.00 0
197 Joe Grisko (Newberry) over Tyler Dombrowsky (Seton Hill) Pin 4:19 		6.00 0
HWT Robert Wade (Newberry) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 			6.00 0


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The AAA Wrestling playoff bracket that is currently posted on the HSL website (www.schsl.org) 
in the AAA Hanbook on page 65, is WRONG. Region II does not send 5 teams, Region IV does not 
send 3 teams. This was supposed to be corrected, but was not.

The CORRECT bracket (per SCHSL, and Joe Quigley) to use for wrestling is the VOLLEYBALL bracket. 
This can be found at www.schsl.org in the AAA Handbook on page 61.

This comes directly from Bruce Helion (HSL) and Joe Quigley (Sec. of the AAA Conference)

Jack Kosmicki
Eastside High School
Human Anatomy
Marine Biology
Head Wrestling Coach
864-355-2865
jkosmick@greenville.k12.sc.us


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24th Annual National High School Wrestling Championships
April 3-7, 2013
Virignia Beach, Virginia

Senior Division - link to NHSCA information
Junior Division - link to NHSCA information
Sophomore Division - link to NHSCA information
Freshman Division - link to NHSCA information
Middle School Division - link to NHSCA information


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Coaches, 

If you are a varsity coach and do not get regular emails from Tommy Bell and the South Carolina 
Wrestling Coaches Association (SCWCA) please email Coach Bell at tbell@greenville.k12.sc.us 

The SCWCA is beginning to email out important North/South All Star information and each coach 
needs to receive it to be able to get your wrestlers nominated.


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Title sponsor and ticket prices announced for Super Region One Duals

1/17/2013

NEWBERRY - Sonic Drive-In of Newberry has been announced as the title sponsor for the 2013 Super 
Region One Duals, which will be hosted by Newberry College on Friday, January 25, and Saturday, 
January 26.

Sonic's Mac Bell has been a long-time supporter of Newberry College athletics and Sonic's 
sponsorship will help make the event one of the best hosted in the history of Newberry wrestling. 
The event will be spread out over six mats in six sessions, with four mats in Eleazer Arena and 
two mats in historic MacLean Gymnasium.

Tickets for the Super Region One Duals presented by Sonic Drive-In of Newberry have been priced 
at $15 for single day tickets and $20 for a weekend pass. Tickets will be available in Eleazer 
Arena on both days.

The event will mark the first intercollegiate competition in MacLean since the opening of Eleazer 
in 1981. The first two sessions will take place Friday, with the other four sessions on Saturday. 
The event will be followed by a South Atlantic Conference basketball doubleheader vs. Tusculum 
with the women's game at 6 p.m. and the men's contest at 8 p.m.

Joining Newberry in the event are Super Region I teams Anderson University, East Stroudsburg (Pa.) 
University, Kutztown (Pa.) University, Mercyhurst (Pa.) College, the University of North Carolina 
at Pembroke, Ohio Valley (W. Va.) University, the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, Seton Hill 
(Pa.) University, Shippensburg (Pa.) University and West Liberty (W. Va.) University. Also in 
the event are Belmont Abbey (N.C.) College, Limestone College and Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 
University from Super Region II.

Live point-by-point scoring will be available for all matches, with live video available for 
Newberry matches.


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Wolves move to 4th in national coaches' poll

1/16/2013

EDMOND, Okla. - The Newberry College wrestling team is ranked fourth in the latest NCAA Division II 
Coaches' Rankings, which were released Wednesday. The Wolves finished fifth at the NWCA/Cliff Keen 
National Duals, but the coaches deemed the Wolves to be more highly regarded.

Newberry dropped two spots in the poll. St. Cloud State moved to the top spot after winning the 
National Duals title, and runner-up Notre Dame (Ohio) is in second. Central Oklahoma is third, 
Newberry is fourth and Wisconsin-Parkside is fifth.

The Wolves are 11-1 in duals action this season and host the Super Region One Duals next weekend. 
Two teams Newberry wrestles in the event are in this week's top 20 - No. 9 West Liberty and 
No. 11 Pitt-Johnstown.

Five Wolves are in the top eight in their weight class nationally.

125-pounder Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) moved up a spot in the rankings with a 5-0 weekend at 
the National Duals and a 23-4 season record in his first season in the scarlet and gray.

At 141 lbs., B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) fell to fifth in the nation despite a 23-6 record this 
season in one of the nation's most loaded weight classes.

Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) remained at eighth in the nation at 149 lbs. with a season record of 24-5. 
He now has a career record of 125-44 and needs just four wins to move into second place all-time at 
Newberry, with a potential to challenge for the all-time Newberry wins mark of 143.

At 157 lbs., Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) moved up two spots from sixth to fourth in the nation. 
He has a season record of 18-4.

Newberry's final nationally ranked wrestler is Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) at 165 lbs. He fell 
from second to fifth, but carries a strong season record of 20-6.

DIVISION II TEAM RANKINGS
January 16, 2013

Rank	School (State)			Points	Last
1.	St. Cloud State (Minn.)		160	4th
2.	Notre Dame (Ohio)		152	7th
3.	Central Oklahoma		143.5	3rd
4.	Newberry (S.C.)			133.5	2nd
5.	Wisconsin-Parkside		127	17th
6.	Upper Iowa			124	5th
7.	Kutztown (Pa.)			109	20th
8.	Findlay (Ohio)			104	8th
9.	West Liberty (W.Va.)		83	T10th
10.	Colorado Mesa			77	14th
11.	Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.)	75	12th
12.	Grand Canyon (Ariz.)		64	6th
13.	Nebraska-Kearney		61	1st
	Minnesota State-Mankato		61	9th
15.	Fort Hays State (Kan.)		41	19th
16.	Ashland (Ohio)			34	18th
17.	Adams State (Colo.)		31	16th
18.	Indianapolis (Ind.)		26	NR
19.	Augustana (S.D.)		22	13th
20.	Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)		15	T10th
	North Carolina-Pembroke		15	NR

Others receiving votes: Indianapolis (Ind.), Lake Erie (Ohio), Mercyhurst (Pa.), 
North Carolina-Pembroke, Shippensburg (Pa.), Tiffin (Ohio).


DIVISION II INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
January 16, 2013

125 Pounds
1. Jesse Hillhouse, Colorado State-Pueblo
2. Kyle McCrite, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
3. Alex Johns, Indianapolis (Ind.)
4. Jeff Vesta, Newberry (S.C.)
5. Ben Sergent, Findlay (Ohio) 
6. David Demo, Minnesota State-Mankato
7. Eric Forde, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
8. Max Byrd, Ashland (Ohio)

133 Pounds 
1. Andy Pokorny, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
2. Trevor Franklin, Upper Iowa
3. Casy Rowell, Central Oklahoma
4. Michael Labry, Ashland (Ohio)
5. Justin Reinsma, Southwest Minnesota
6. Daniel DeShazer, Nebraska-Kearney
7. Jose Matos, Gannon (Pa.)
8. Dave Fogle, Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.)

141 Pounds 
1. Daniel Ownbey, North Carolina-Pembroke
2. Trevor Johnson, Mary (N.D.)
3. Naveed Bagheri, San Francisco State 
4. C.J. Napier, Fort Hays State (Kan.)
5. B.J. Young, Newberry (S.C.)
6. Josh Myers, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
7. Ryan Fillingame, Adams State (Colo.)
8. Maurice Miller, Notre Dame (Ohio)

149 Pounds 
1. Raufeon Stots, Nebraska-Kearney
2. Jordan Basks, Central Oklahoma
3. Bobby Ward, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
4. John Rivera, Notre Dame (Ohio)
5. Nate Herda, Augustana (S.D.)
6. Cameryn Brady, Indianapolis (Ind.)
7. Keenan Hagerty, Maryville (Mo.)
8. Deral Brown, Newberry (S.C.)

157 Pounds 
1. Dillon Bera, Wisconsin-Parkside
2. Jon Gappmaier, Colorado Mesa
3. Bobby Williams, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
4. Taylor Knapp, Newberry (S.C.)
5. Zach Vargo, Lake Erie (Ohio)
6. Braden Turner, East Stroudsburg State (Pa.)
7. Jeffery Pelton, Notre Dame (Ohio)
8. Clinton Poster, St. Cloud State (Minn.)

165 Pounds 
1. Joey Davis, Notre Dame (Ohio)
2. Matt Vandermeer, Lake Erie (Ohio)
3. Cody Quinn, Minnesota State-Mankato
4. Wade Gobin, Upper Iowa
5. Blake Ridenour, Newberry (S.C.)
6. Chris Watson, Central Oklahoma
7. Isaiah Jimenez, San Francisco State (Calif.)
8. Dylan Granard, Colorado Mesa

174 Pounds
1. Mike Williams, North Carolina-Pembroke
2. Elliot Copeland, Western State (Colo.)
3. Eric Burgey, Notre Dame (Ohio)
4. Kelly Henderson, Central Oklahoma
5. Jake Cramer, Tiffin (Ohio)
6. Brendon Eichmann, Minn. State-Mankato
7. Reece Wright-Conklin, Newman (Kan.)
8. Blake Sorenson, Upper Iowa

184 Pounds 
1. Adam Walters, Findlay (Ohio)
2. Shamus O'Grady, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
3. Dallas Smith, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
4. Tanner Keck, Central Oklahoma
5. Aaron Norgren, Minnesota State-Mankato
6. Mitch Schultz, Upper Iowa
7. Matt Gille, Wisconsin-Parkside
8. Travis McKillop, Pitt-Johnstown (Pa.)

197 Pounds 
1. Carl Broghammer, Upper Iowa
2. Matt Baker, Maryville (Mo.)
3. Joe Brandt, Ashland (Ohio)
4. Tanner Kriss, Fort Hays State (Kan.)
5. Tyson Searer, East Stroudsburg (Pa.)
6. Jayd Docken, Augustana (S.D.)
7. Davion Willis, Wisconsin-Parkside
8. Vinny Campanile, Kutztown (Pa.)

285 Pounds 
1. Matt Meuleners, Northern State (S.D.)
2. Jake Kahnke, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
3. Tyrell Fortune, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
4. James Malechek, Wisconsin-Parkside
5. Orlando Scales, Notre Dame (Ohio)
6. Ziad Haddad, Kutztown (Pa.)
7. Andrew Tumlin, Findlay (Ohio)
8. Cody Dauphin, Central Oklahoma


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Wolves once again dominate regional rankings
Newberry has 10 wrestlers in top 6 in weight class
1/15/2013

ERIE, Pa. - The third Super Region One coaches' poll of the season has been released, and the 
Newberry Wolves are once again atop the rankings and are the only school with a wrestler in the 
top six of all 10 weight classes.

The Wolves have four wrestlers ranked in the top spot of their weight class, with three wrestlers 
in second and one wrestler each in third, fourth and fifth positions.

January 15 Regional Rankings - http://newberry.athleticsite.net/1213wrrankings/reg011513.pdf

Notably at the top of the region rankings is 125-pounder Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.), who has 
a season record of 23-4 after going a perfect 5-0 at the National Duals with two falls and a 
major decision while allowing only one takedown.

At 149 lbs., Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) is atop the region with a season record of 24-5. He now 
has a career record of 125-44 and needs just four wins to move into second place all-time at Newberry, 
with a potential to challenge for the all-time Newberry wins mark of 143.

157-pounder Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) is at the top of his class with a season record of 18-4. 
Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) is at the top of the 165 lbs. class with a record of 20-6.

In second place in their class are 141-pounder B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) with a record of 23-6, 
174-pounder Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) with a record of 21-6 and heavyweight Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) 
with a record of 11-3.

Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) is in third at 197 lbs. with a 16-9 record, Jared Holliday 
(Burlington, N.J.) is in fourth at 184 lbs. with an 11-5 record and true freshman Nick Lankford 
(Braselton, Ga.) is ranked fifth at 133 lbs. with a 15-6 record after going 4-0 at the National Duals.

The Wolves next action comes on January 25 & 26 when they host the Super Region One Duals. Newberry 
will wrestle Seton Hill (4-4, 11th in region), Pitt-Johnstown (5-2, 3rd in region), East Stroudsburg 
(1-3, 8th in region), West Liberty (2-0, 2nd in region) and Ohio Valley (1-3, 14th in region).


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Below is the Carolina Invitational finals letter. Please be sure to bring checks to the tournament 
to pay during registration.

Coach Tommy Bell
tbell@greenville.k12.sc.us

2013 Carolina Invitational Finals Letter - ZIP file with DOC file


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Coaches,

Please email me to register your girls for the 2nd Annual Carolina Invitational Girls division 
tournament. Please email me their actual weight because we will have to pool weight classes together. 
Also email me their grade in school.

Please also note we will combine 7-8 and 9-10 if we have to. If you have 11th grade girls you can 
submit their names as well but we will keep them away from MS girls for matches.

Final note.... If you have a girl who has qualified for the Carolina Invitational in MS or JV 
with the boys, they CANNOT wrestle in both tournaments. They would have to chose to stay in the 
boys division or go to the girls division.

Coach Tommy Bell
tbell@greenville.k12.sc.us


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Opening for the Red Raider Rumble this weekend at Greenville High school. 

Friday - Saturday Jan 18th & 19th. Teams guaranteed 9 duals. 

Contact Steve Watson at 864-449-5937 or 864-355-5573 or email sdwatson@greenville.k12.sc.us


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Van Slooten maturing for already talented Waccamaw wrestling squad


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Wolves take fifth place at NWCA National Duals with 24-12 win over Upper Iowa

1/13/2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The second-ranked Newberry Wolves closed out a strong second day at the 
NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals with a 24-12 win over the fifth-ranked Upper Iowa Peacocks to 
claim fifth place in the tournament at the Prairie Capital Convention Center on Sunday afternoon.

Newberry is now 11-1 on the season entering the Super Region One Duals, which the Wolves will 
host on January 25-26. The Wolves went 4-1 in Illinois, with the four wins marking the most in 
a single year at the National Duals in any of the Wolves' five trips.

No. 5 Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) at 125 lbs. was Newberry's only 5-0 wrestler for the entire 
tournament, finishing off his weekend with a pin of Tanner Schmidt at the 6:26 mark to give Newberry 
the quick 6-0 lead. Vesta allowed only two total points in his five matches, with the two points 
coming on a takedown against Kutztown in a bout he would win by pinfall.

Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) at 133 lbs. appeared in four matches on the weekend, winning all of 
them. His 8-2 decision over UIU's Mitch Funk put Newberry up 9-0 and gave the freshman a 4-0 mark in 
his first National Duals action.

No. 2 B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) at 141 lbs. pushed Newberry's lead to 12-0 with a 7-2 decision over 
Matt Paulus and No. 8 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) at 149 lbs. took a 4-1 decision from Jordan Rinken to 
make it 15-0.

No. 5 Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) at 157 lbs. had been beaten by the Peacocks' No. 2 Bryce Lumzy 
by fall in the semifinals of the Midwest Classic in December, but Knapp exacted revenge with an 8-1 
decision to put Newberry up 18-0 at the halfway point.

An upset at 165 lbs. gave Upper Iowa its first dual points, when No. 5 Wade Gobin pinned No. 2 Blake Ridenour 
(Maryville, Tenn.) at the 1:44 mark to narrow the Wolves' lead to 18-6. That upset was followed with another 
at 174 lbs., when UIU's No. 7 Blake Sorensen took a 7-4 decision from No. 3 Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) to 
cut the lead to 18-9.

At 184 lbs., Jared Holliday (Burlington, N.J.) earned a 4-0 decision over Brock Gobin, making it a 21-9 lead, 
meaning the Peacocks could tie with a pair of pins. At 197 lbs., UIU lined up the No. 1 wrestler in the country 
at that class in Carl Broghammer, but Braden Carter (Christiansburg, Va.) lost by an 8-2 decision to make it 
21-12 and clinch a win for Newberry. Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) earned an 11-6 decision over Jeremy Brazil to give 
Newberry wins in seven of the 10 bouts and end the Wolves' tournament on a high note.

Newberry is now 15-6 all-time in five appearances at the National Duals. Despite the fifth place performance, 
it is the fourth year of the five in which Newberry suffered only one defeat at the prestigious team tournament.

No. 2 Newberry 24, No. 5 Upper Iowa 12
125	No. 5 Jeff Vesta (Newberry) pins Tanner Schmidt, 5:26		NEW, 6-0
133	Nick Lankford (Newberry) dec. Mitch Funk, 8-2			NEW, 9-0
141	No. 2 B.J. Young (Newberry) dec. Matt Paulus, 7-2		NEW, 12-0
149	No. 8 Deral Brown (Newberry) dec. Jordan Rinken, 4-1		NEW, 15-0
157	No. 6 Taylor Knapp (Newberry) dec. No. 2 Bryce Lumzy, 8-1	NEW, 18-0
165	No. 5 Wade Gobin (Upper Iowa) pins No. 2 Blake Ridenour, 1:44	NEW, 18-6
174	No. 7 Blake Sorensen (Upper Iowa) dec. No. 3 Travis Sheehy, 7-4	NEW, 18-9
184	Jared Holliday (Newberry) dec. Brock Gobin, 4-0			NEW, 21-9
197	No. 1 Carl Broghammer (Upper Iowa) dec. Braden Carter, 8-2	NEW, 21-12
HWT	Matt Wade (Newberry) dec. Jeremy Brazil, 11-6			NEW, 24-12


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No. 2 Wolves crush No. 20 Kutztown 45-0 to advance to National Duals consolation finals

1/13/2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The No. 2 Newberry Wolves jumped out to a quick start and used a pair of 
dramatic late finishes to put the closing touches on a 45-0 shutout of the No. 20 Kutztown 
Golden Bears in the consolation semifinals of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals at the 
Prairie Capital Convention Center on Sunday morning.

Newberry is now 10-1 on the season in duals and advances to the consolation finals to face 
No. 5 Upper Iowa at 1 p.m. local (2 p.m. Eastern).

No. 5 Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) at 125 lbs. needed just two minutes to pin Nick Lamoreaux, 
followed by a pin at the 2:24 mark by Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) in the 133 lbs. bout. 
No. 2 B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) won by forfeit at 141 lbs. to put Newberry up 18-0 in a hurry.

No. 8 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) at 149 lbs. took an 11-4 decision from Mitch Voelker and 
157-pounder Seiji Borja (North Charleston, S.C.) earned an 8-2 decision over Jackson Stabile 
to make it 24-0. Davis Bagwell (Birmingham, Ala.) pinned Justin Heller at the 2:50 mark of 
the 165 lbs. bout to stretch the lead to 30-0.

The Golden Bears kept the remaining bouts close, but Newberry prevailed in every instance. 
No. 3 Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) at 174 lbs. eked out a 4-2 decision over Wade Rivera, 
Jared Holliday (Burlington, N.J.) at 184 lbs. benefitted from late cautions on his opponent 
to take a 6-5 decision over Giovanni Ortiz and Braden Carter (Christiansburg, Va.) won by 
forfeit at 197 lbs. to push the lead to 42-0.

At heavyweight, Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) led going into the third period, but saw the tables 
turned and was trailing late before pulling a late reversal and nearfall to earn a 9-5 
decision over Daniel Ortiz and clinch Newberry's third shutout of the season.

No. 2 Newberry 45, No. 20 Kutztown (Pa.) 0
125	No. 5 Jeff Vesta (Newberry) pins Nick Lamoreaux, 2:00	NEW, 6-0
133	Nick Lankford (Newberry) pins Cameron Kirby, 2:24	NEW, 12-0
141	No. 2 B.J. Young (Newberry) wins by forfeit		NEW, 18-0
149	No. 8 Deral Brown (Newberry) dec. Mitch Voelker, 11-4	NEW, 21-0
157	Seiji Borja (Newberry) dec. Jackson Stabile, 8-2	NEW, 24-0
165	Davis Bagwell (Newberry) pins Justin Heller, 2:50	NEW, 30-0
174	No. 3 Travis Sheehy (Newberry) dec. Wade Rivera, 4-2	NEW, 33-0
184	Jared Holliday (Newberry) dec. Giovanni Ortiz, 6-5	NEW, 36-0
197	Braden Carter (Newberry) wins by forfeit		NEW, 42-0
HWT	Matt Wade (Newberry) dec. Daniel Ortiz, 9-5		NEW, 45-0


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No. 2 Newberry eliminates No. 1 Nebraska-Kearney from National Duals, 20-11
Wolves hang on and advance to placement round of consolation bracket
1/12/2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The No. 2-ranked Newberry Wolves and No. 1-ranked Nebraska-Kearney Lopers 
were not supposed to be meeting in Saturday's consolation bracket elimination match of the 
NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals, but it was the Wolves who lived to wrestle another day with a 
20-11 win at the Prairie Capital Convention Center on Saturday evening.

Newberry is now 9-1 in duals on the season, and will wrestle No. 20 Kutztown (Pa.) in the 
consolation semifinals at 9 a.m. local (10 a.m. Eastern) on Sunday. No. 5 Upper Iowa and No. 8 
Findlay (Ohio) are in the other consolation semifinal, with the four teams battling for places 5-8.

No. 5 Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) continued a great day at 125 lbs., starting the dual with an 
8-0 major decision over Jake Gentzler to give the Wolves a 4-0 lead. Vesta did not allow a single 
point in his three matches Saturday.

Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) at 133 lbs. picked up a 10-5 decision over Ryan Bauer and 
No. 2 B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) eked out an 8-7 decision over Andrew Riedy to make it 10-0 
in Newberry's favor.

At 149 lbs., a prime battle ensued but it was the Lopers' No. 1 Raufeon Stotts who emerged with 
a 5-3 decision over No. 8 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) to give UNK its first win and narrow the 
deficit to 10-3. The Lopers cut it to 10-6 with an upset at 157 lbs., with Chase White taking 
a 10-3 decision over No. 6 Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.).

No. 2 Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) picked up bonus points for the Wolves at 165 lbs. with 
a 15-6 major decision over Chase Nelson, and No. 3 Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) pushed Newberry's 
lead to 17-6 with a 7-5 decision over Brock Smith at 174 lbs.

The Lopers would not go away though, even with the Wolves one bout away from clinching a win. 
Mark Fiala took a 3-1 decision over Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) in the second tiebreaker period 
of the 184 lbs. bout and No. 7 Matt Lenagh edged Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) at 
197 lbs., 6-4. UNK was deducted a team point for unsportsmanlike conduct to make it a 17-11 
Newberry lead, meaning the Lopers would need a pin just to get to the tiebreak criteria.

Heavyweight Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) made sure those criteria would never come into play, 
earning an 8-4 decision over Nick Bauman to clinch the match and keep the Wolves' trip to 
Illinois alive.

No. 2 Newberry 20, No. 1 Nebraska-Kearney 11
125	No. 5 Jeff Vesta (Newberry) maj. dec. Jake Gentzler, 8-0	NEW, 4-0
133	Nick Lankford (Newberry) dec. Ryan Bauer, 10-5			NEW, 7-0
141	No. 2 B.J. Young (Newberry) dec. Andrew Riedy, 8-7		NEW, 10-0
149	No. 1 Raufeon Stotts (Neb.-Kearney) dec. No. 8 Deral Brown, 5-3	NEW, 10-3
157	Chase White (Neb.-Kearney) dec. No. 6 Taylor Knapp, 10-3	NEW, 10-6
165	No. 2 Blake Ridenour (Newberry) maj. dec. Chase Nelson, 15-6	NEW, 14-6
174	No. 3 Travis Sheehy (Newberry) dec. Brock Smith, 7-5		NEW, 17-6
184	Mark Fiala (Neb.-Kearney) dec. Mitch Brown, 3-1 (TB2)		NEW, 17-9
197	No. 7 Matt Lenagh (Neb.-Kearney) dec. Joey Grisko, 6-4		NEW, 17-12
UNK - 1 point deduction for unsportsmanlike conduct at 197		NEW, 17-11
HWT	Matt Wade (Newberry) dec. Nick Bauman, 8-4			NEW, 20-11


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No. 2 Wolves stunned by No. 7 Notre Dame (Ohio) in National Duals quarterfinals, 21-15
Wolves must immediately face No. 1 Nebraska-Kearney
1/12/2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A pair of pins by No. 7 Notre Dame (Ohio) provided the difference as the 
Falcons upset the No. 2 ranked Newberry Wolves, 21-15, in the quarterfinals of the NWCA/Cliff 
Keen National Duals at the Prairie Capital Convention Center on Saturday evening.

With the loss, Newberry falls to 8-1 on the year and falls to the consolation bracket for the 
first time in its five appearances at the National Duals and must immediately turn around to 
face No. 1 ranked Nebraska-Kearney, who was upset by Wisconsin-Parkside in the first round 
this morning.

No. 5 Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) earned a 2-0 decision in the second sudden victory period 
over Johnny Papesh at 125 lbs., Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) earned a 6-4 decision over 
Marty Carlson at 133 lbs. and No. 2 B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) took an 8-1 decision over 
No. 8 Maurice Miller at 141 lbs. to stake the Wolves to a 9-0 lead.

No. 8 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) was tripped up 4-3 in the second tiebreaker period of the 
149 lbs. bout , but No. 6 Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) took an 8-4 decision over No. 8 
Jeffery Pelton at 157 lbs. to give Newberry a 12-3 lead at the halfway point.

NDC's comeback was boosted by No. 1 Joey Davis, who pinned No. 2 Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) 
at the 5:21 mark of the 165 lbs. bout, and Eric Burgey upset No. 3 Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) 
in the 174 lbs. bout to tie the dual at 12-all.

The Falcons took their first lead after 184 lbs when Charles Mason took a 6-3 decision from 
Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.), but Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) tied the match up at 
15-all entering the final bout with his 6-0 decision over Brandonn Johnson at 197 lbs.

Unfortunately for the Wolves, Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) was pinned by No. 5 Orlando Scales at 
the 1:43 mark of the heavyweight bout to send the Falcons to victory.

No. 7 Notre Dame (Ohio) 21, No. 2 Newberry 15
125	No. 5 Jeff Vesta (Newberry) dec. Johnny Papesh, 2-0 (SV2)	NEW, 3-0
133	Nick Lankford (Newberry) dec. Marty Carlson, 6-4		NEW, 6-0
141	No. 2 B.J. Young (Newberry) dec. No. 8 Maurice Miller, 8-1	NEW, 9-0
149	Jonaton Rivera (Notre Dame) dec. No. 8 Deral Brown, 4-3 (TB2)	NEW, 9-3
157	No.6 Taylor Knapp (Newberry) dec. No.8 Jeffery Pelton, 8-4	NEW, 12-3
165	No. 1 Joey Davis (Notre Dame) pins No. 2 Blake Ridenour, 5:21	NEW, 12-9
174	Eric Burgey (Notre Dame) dec. No. 3 Travis Sheehy, 4-3		Tied, 12-12
184	Charles Mason (Notre Dame) dec. Mitch Brown, 6-3		NDC, 15-12
197	Joey Grisko (Newberry) dec. Brandonn Johnson, 6-0		Tied, 15-15
HWT	No. 5 Orlando Scales (Notre Dame) pins Matt Wade, 1:43		NDC, 21-15


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No. 2 Wolves advance to NWCA National Duals with 28-9 win over No. 19 Fort Hays State

1/12/2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Bonus point wins from nationally-ranked Deral Brown and Travis Sheehy powered 
the No. 2 seed Newberry Wolves to a 28-9 win over the Fort Hays State Tigers in the first round 
of the NWCA/CliffKeen National Duals at the Prairie Capital Convention Center on Saturday morning.

With the win, Newberry moves to 8-0 in duals and advances to the quarterfinals to face seventh-seeded 
Notre Dame College of Ohio at 3 p.m. local (4 p.m. Eastern) today. The dual is sure to be a 
highlight matchup for the event, with Newberry ranked No. 2 in the coaches poll and No. 1 in the 
Basford poll, with Notre Dame ranked No. 7 in the coaches poll and No. 2 in the Basford poll.

Fifth-ranked 125-pounder Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) started the Wolves out on the right foot with 
a 2-0 decision over Garrett Jones, followed up by Travis Laxton (Live Oak, Fla.) who had a near fall 
aid a 7-4 decision over Rory Wilkinson at 133 lbs. in his first action of the season. At 141 lbs., 
No. 2 B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) was tripped up by No. 6 Charles Napier to the tune of a 6-3 defeat 
by decision to make Newberry's lead 6-3.

No. 8 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) worked his way to a pin of Mitchell Means at the 5:23 mark of the 
149 lbs. bout to start a run of Newberry wins. No. 6 Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) earned a 6-4 
decision over No. 4 Derek Koehn at 157 lbs. and No. 2 Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) held off Sam 
Thoman for a 4-2 decision at 165 lbs. No. 3 174-pounder Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) powered his way 
to a 15-2 major decision over Josh Rodriguez to push Newberry's advantage to 22-3.

Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) was on the wrong end of a 6-2 decision to Zack Grimes at 184 lbs. and No.6 
Tanner Kriss at 197 lbs. took an 8-3 decision from Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) to bring 
the Tigers to within 22-9, but Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) closed out the dual on a high note, earning 
a pin of John Close just 43 seconds into the heavyweight match.

No. 2 Newberry 28, No. 19 Fort Hays State 9
125	No. 5 Jeff Vesta (Newberry) dec. Garrett Jones, 2-0		NEW, 3-0
133	Travis Laxton (Newberry) dec. Rory Wilkinson, 7-4		NEW, 6-0
141	No. 6 Charles Napier (Ft. Hays St.) dec. No. 2 B.J. Young, 6-3	NEW, 6-3
149	No. 8 Deral Brown (Newberry) pins Mitchell Means, 5:23		NEW, 12-3
157	No. 6 Taylor Knapp (Newberry) dec. No. 4 Derek Koehn, 6-4	NEW, 15-3
165	No. 2 Blake Ridenour (Newberry) dec. Sam Thoman, 4-2		NEW, 18-3
174	No. 3 Travis Sheehy (Newberry) maj. dec. Josh Rodriguez, 15-2	NEW, 22-3
184	Zack Grimes (Ft. Hays St.) dec. Mitch Brown, 6-2		NEW, 22-6
197	No. 6 Tanner Kriss (Ft. Hays St.) dec. Joey Grisko, 8-3		NEW, 22-9
HWT	Matt Wade (Newberry) pins John Close, 0:43			NEW, 28-9


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Wolves take No. 1 Basford poll ranking into National Duals

1/11/2013

OMAHA, Neb. - The Newberry Wolves held on to the No. 1 spot in the Basford poll and will carry 
that top ranking into this weekend's NWCA National Duals, as announced by D2Wrestle.com Friday.

Newberry (7-0) will face off against Basford No. 13 Fort Hays State in the first round at noon 
Eastern (11 a.m. local) Saturday.

The Wolves have six wrestlers ranked in the top eight of their class in the Basford Poll, led 
by No. 2 rankings from B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) at 141 lbs. and Blake Ridenour 
(Maryville, Tenn.) at 165 lbs.

Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) is third at 174 lbs., Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) is fourth at 
125 lbs., Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) is fifth at 157 lbs. and Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) 
is eighth at 149 lbs. Also receiving mention were Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) at 184 lbs. and 
Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) at 197 lbs.

Basford Division II National Rankings
January 10, 2012

Team Rankings

1.	Newberry		56
2.	Notre Dame		49
3.	St. Cloud State		47
4.	Upper Iowa		46
5.	Nebraska-Kearney	43
6.	Grand Canyon		41
7.	Central Oklahoma	40
8.	Findlay			35
9.	North Carolina-Pembroke	30
10.	Minnesota State-Mankato	26
11.	Ouachita Baptist	25
12.	Wisconsin-Parkside	25
13.	Fort Hays State		24
14.	Ashland			23
15.	East Stroudsburg	21
16.	Maryville		20
17.	Augustana		18
18.	Colorado State-Pueblo	16
19.	Kutztown		16
20.	Pitt-Johnstown		15
21.	Colorado Mesa		15
22.	Adams State		14
23.	Northern State		12
24.	Western State		11
25.	Indianapolis		10
	Shippensburg		10
	San Francisco State	10

Also Receiving Votes: Tiffin, 9; Mary, 9; Lake Erie, 9; West Liberty, 8; Limestone, 7; 
Southwest Minnesota State, 7; Gannon, 6; Anderson, 6; Simon Fraser, 6; Mercyhurst, 3; 
Truman State, 2; New Mexico Highlands, 2; Central Missouri, 1; Newman, 1


Individual Rankings

125 lbs.
1. Jesse Hillhouse, Sr. Colorado State-Pueblo 
2. Kyle McCrite, Sr. Grand Canyon
3. Alex Johns, Jr. Indianapolis
4. Jeff Vesta, Jr. Newberry 
5. Ben Sergant, Jr. Findlay 
6. Chris Kochinsky, Sr. Shippensburg 
7. Jerry Huff, Jr. Adams State 
8. David Demo, Jr. Minnesota State Mankato 
* Max Byrd, Fr. Ashland
* Garrett Evans, So. Ouachita Baptist
* Matt Turek, So. Gannon
* Eric Forde, So. St. Cloud State

133 lbs.
1. Trevor Franklin, Sr. Upper Iowa 
2. Andy Pokorny, Sr. St Cloud State
3. Casey Rowell, Jr. Central Oklahoma 
4. Michael Labry, Fr. Ashland
5. Daniel DeShazer, Fr. Nebraska-Kearney
6. Justin Reinsma, Jr. Southwest Minnesota State 
7. David Fogle, Jr. Pitt Johnstown
8. Marty Carlson, Sr. Notre Dame
* Jose Matos, Sr. Gannon
* Dylan D'Urso, Fr. Mercyhurst
* Cameron Throckmorton, Fr. Shippensburg
* Jeremiah Peterson, So. Augustana

141 lbs.
1. Daniel Ownbey, So. North Carolina-Pembroke 
2. BJ Young, Jr. Newberry
3. Naveed Bagheri, Sr. San Francisco State 
4. Trevor Johnson, Jr. Mary
5. Ryan Fillingame, Jr. Adams State
6. Josh Myers, So. Ouachita Baptist
7. CJ Napier, Jr. Fort Hays State
8. Dave Cawley, So. Pitt Johnstown 
* Evan Yenolevich, Jr. Kutztown 
* Maurice Miller, So. Notre Dame
*Jay Hildreth, So. St. Cloud State
* Devon Jackson, Fr. Limestone

149 lbs.
1. Raufeon Stots, Sr. Nebraska-Kearney 
2. Bobby Ward, Sr. Grand Canyon 
3. Nate Herda, Sr. Augustana
4. Keenan Hagerty, So. Maryville
5. Jordan Basks, Jr. Central Oklahoma
6. Mitchell Means, Jr. Fort Hays State 
7. Dan Telhada, Jr. Anderson
8. Deral Brown, Sr. Newberry
* Jacob D. Horn, Sr. St. Cloud State
* Jon Rivera, So. Notre Dame
* Ryan Maus, Jr. Truman State 
* Nick Viterisi, Jr. Central Missouri

157 lbs.
1. Dillon Berra, Sr. Wisconsin Parkside
2. Jeff Pelton, Sr. Notre Dame 
3. Braden Turner, Jr. East Stroudsburg 
4. Bryce Lumzy, Sr. Upper Iowa 
5. Taylor Knapp, Jr. Newberry
6. Bobby Williams, Jr. Ouachita Baptist 
7. Jeremy Bommorito, Sr. Limestone 
8. Clint Poster, Fr. St. Cloud State
* Jon Gappmaier, Sr. Colorado Mesa
* Derek Koehn, Jr. Fort Hays State
* Cory Dauphin, Jr. Central Oklahoma
* Chase White, Fr. Nebraska-Kearney

165 lbs.
1. Joey Davis, Fr. Notre Dame
2. Blake Ridenour, Jr. Newberry
3. Mason True, Sr. Findlay
4. Matt Vandermeer, So. Lake Erie
5. Cody Quinn, So. Minnesota State-Mankato
6. Chris Watson, Jr. Central Oklahoma 
7. Isaiah Jimenez, Jr. San Francisco State 
8. Dylan Granard, Jr. Colorado Mesa
* Chase Nelson, Sr. Nebraska-Kearney
* Robert Shade, Fr. North Carolina-Pembroke
* Wade Gobin, Sr. Upper Iowa
* Robert Scheivert, Fr. Shippensburg

174 lbs.
1. Michael Williams, Sr. North Carolina-Pembroke 
2. Elliott Copeland, So. Western State 
3. Travis Sheehy, Sr. Newberry 
4. Patrick Martinez, Jr. Nebraska-Kearney
5. Jon Bittinger, Sr. Notre Dame
6. Brandon McKeown, Jr. East Stroudsburg
7. Matt Littleton, Sr. West Liberty
8. Kelly Henderson, Sr. Central Oklahoma
* Jake Cramer, So. Tiffin
* Brendon Eichmann, Jr. Minnesota State-Mankato
* Blake Sorenson, So. Upper Iowa
* Reece Wright-Conklin, Fr. Newman

184 lbs.
1. Adam Walters, Jr. Findlay
2. Shamus O'Grady, Sr. St. Cloud State 
3. Aaron Norgren, Sr. Minnesota State-Mankato
4. Mitch Schultz, Sr. Upper Iowa 
5. Dallas Smith, So. Ouachita Baptist
6. Tanner Keck, Sr. Central Oklahoma
7. Nick Peterson, Sr. Colorado Mesa
8. Matt Gille, Sr. Wisconsin Parkside
* Travis McKillop, So. Pitt Johnstown
* Mark Fiala, Jr. Nebraska-Kearney
* Igor Gomzin, Jr. New Mexico Highlands
* Mitch Brown, Sr. Newberry

197 lbs.
1. Carl Broghammer, Jr. Upper Iowa 
2. Matt Baker, Sr. Maryville
3. Joe Brandt, So. Ashland
4. Celic Bell, Sr. Grand Canyon
5. Tanner Kriss, Jr. Fort Hays State
6. Jayd Docken, So. Augustana 
7. Matt Lenagh, So. Nebraska-Kearney
8. Alek Hughes, Jr. Tiffin 
* Tyson Searer, Fr. East Stroudsburg 
* Vinny Campanile, Sr. Kutztown 
* Chris Brassell, Jr. St. Cloud State 
* Joey Grisko, So. Newberry

285 lbs.
1. Matt Meuleners, Sr. Northern State 
2. Jacob Kahnke, Sr. St. Cloud State 
3. Tyrell Fortune, Jr. Grand Canyon 
4. Ziad Hadded, So. Kutztown 
5. James Malechek, Sr. Wisconsin Parkside
6. Orlando Scales, Jr. Notre Dame
7. Sunny Dhinsa, Fr. Simon Fraser
8. Andrew Tumlin, Sr. Findlay
* Niko Bogojevic, So. Colorado State-Pueblo
* Chris Giddens, So. North Carolina-Pembroke 
* Michael Carpenter, Sr. West Liberty
* Cody Dauphin, Jr. Central Oklahoma


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Coker College Wrestling Update
     As Coker College finishes construction on a new 4800 square foot on campus wrestling facility 
in April, I am excited to be back in the south building a program with an institution that backs 
wrestling 100%. Here is a vision and update on the progress of Coker College Wrestling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WKRRAa4v6Y8


Yours
in Academics and Wrestling,

Cy Wainwright
Head Wrestling Coach 
Coker College 

Link: http://www.cokercobras.com 


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Due to cancellations, Battery Creek High School is looking for teams to fill the 16 team bracket 
at the 4th Annual Coach Trap Memorial Duals to be held on January 18th and 19th. Please contact 
head coach Nathan Day at 843-575-5174 or Mark.Day@beaufort.k12.sc.us If finances are a problem 
and you are interested, entry fee can be discussed. We also have plenty space in the gym if 
getting a room is keeping you away.


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Wolves to face Fort Hays State in first round of NWCA National Duals

1/8/2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Newberry College Wolves' wrestling team has received the No. 2 seed in 
this weekend's NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals presented by Hibiclens and The Marines. Newberry 
will face off against the Tigers of Fort Hays (Kan.) State in the first round at 11 a.m. 
(noon Eastern) Saturday.

Newberry carries a 7-0 duals record into its fifth consecutive National Duals appearance. 
The scarlet and gray have three runner-up finishes and a fourth place finish to their credit 
in their four previous tips to National Duals.

This will be the first-ever meeting between Newberry and FHSU. The winner of the dual will face 
off against the winner of seventh-seeded Notre Dame (Ohio) and Augustana (S.D.) at 3 p.m. 
(4 p.m. Eastern) Saturday.

Full Brackets - http://newberry.athleticsite.net/1213wrrankings/13natldualsbracket.pdf

The 2013 NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals presented by Hibiclens and The Marines will be held this 
Saturday and Sunday at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill. Tickets are 
available through Ticketmaster.


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No. 2 Wolves ride Mules to record-breaking 53-minus 1 victory
Newberry notches seven pins in dominating win
1/6/2013

WARRENSBURG, Mo. - The No. 2 Newberry Wolves were simply dominant in a 53-minus 1 victory over 
the host Central Missouri Mules at the UCM Duals in the Multipurpose Center on Sunday evening. 
The Wolves earned pinfalls in seven of the 10 weight classes.

Newberry moves to 7-0 on the season entering next weekend's NWCA National Duals, where the Wolves 
will be the second seed. Brackets for the event will be released by the NWCA on Tuesday.

The 53 team points ties a program record and the 54-point margin of victory is the largest in 
school history.

No. 5 Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) at 125 lbs. needed just 2:40 to pin Mitchell Bradley and 
133-pounder Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) pinned Hunter Neighbors at the 5:41 mark to put 
Newberry out to a quick 12-0 lead.

No. 2-ranked B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) pinned Eric Mateo in the 141 lbs. match at the 1:33 mark 
before No. 8 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) was pushed to a 4-2 sudden victory decision at 149 lbs by 
Nick Viterisi to give Newberry a 21-0 lead.

No. 6 Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) needed only 1:39 to pin Michael Boyd at 157 lbs., 
No. 2 Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) pinned Ty Loethen at the 4:25 mark in the 165 lbs. bout 
and No. 3 Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) earned a 9-1 major decision over Joshua Ploof at 174 lbs., 
pushing the lead to 37-0.

Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) pinned Todd Brier at the 1:21 mark of the 184 lbs. bout, Joey Grisko 
(Gloucester Township, N.J.) needed only 2:31 to pin Benjamin Boyd at 197 lbs. and heavyweight 
Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) earned a 15-4 major decision over Tim Tuaquoi. UCM was deducted a team 
point for unsportsmanlike conduct during the final bout to push the final margin to 53-minus 1.

No. 2 Newberry 53, Central Missouri minus-1
125	No. 5 Jeff Vesta (Newberry) pins Mitchell Bradley, 2:40		NEW, 6-0
133	Nick Lankford (Newberry) pins Hunter Neighbors, 5:41		NEW, 12-0
141	No. 2 B.J. Young (Newberry) pins Eric Mateo, 1:33		NEW, 18-0
149	No. 8 Deral Brown (Newberry) dec. Nick Viterisi, 4-2 (SV)	NEW, 21-0
157	No. 6 Taylor Knapp (Newberry) pins Michael Boyd, 1:39		NEW, 27-0
165	No. 2 Blake Ridenour (Newberry) pins Ty Loethen, 4:25		NEW, 33-0
174	No. 3 Travis Sheehy (Newberry) maj. dec. Joshua Ploof, 9-1	NEW, 37-0
184	Mitch Brown (Newberry) pins Todd Brier, 1:21			NEW, 43-0
197	Joey Grisko (Newberry) pins Benjamin Boyd, 2:31			NEW, 49-0
HWT	Matt Wade (Newberry) maj. dec. Tim Tuaquoi, 15-4		NEW, 53-(-1)*

* - Team point deducted for unsportsmanlike conduct


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No. 2 Wolves ground Newman Jets, 40-6
Newberry earns six bonus point victories
1/6/2013

WARRENSBURG, Mo. - The second-ranked Newberry Wolves earned bonus points in six matches with 
five pinfalls en route to a 40-6 win over the Newman (Kan.) University Jets in the first session 
of the University of Central Missouri Duals on Sunday afternoon.

With the win, Newberry moves to 6-0 on the season before a match with the host UCM Mules at 4 p.m. 
Central today.

No. 5 Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) started the dual with a 5-0 win by decision for the Wolves over 
Kris Workman at 125 lbs., before 133-pounder Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) pinned J.P. Carter in 
just 2:15 to push Newberry's lead to 9-0.

No. 2 B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) at 141 lbs. needed exactly two minutes to pin Travis Rodenbaugh 
and stake the lead to 15-0, before No. 8 Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) earned yet another major 
decision with a 12-4 win over Aaron Engles to put Newberry ahead 19-0.

At 157 lbs., No. 6 Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) pinned Colton Duhr at the 6:04 mark, and newly 
crowned No. 2 165-pounder Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) had the quickest pin of the day at the 
1:04 mark over Alex Prine to make it 31-0. The Wolves' first loss of the day came in an upset at 174 lbs., 
when Reece Wright-Conklin earned an 11-6 decision over No. 3 Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) to make it 31-3.

Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) at 184 lbs. earned a 7-1 decision over Tyler Hasenbank, but 197-pounder 
Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) was defeated 7-5 in a sudden victory period to make it 34-6. 
Heavyweight Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) made a fantastic impression in his first action since November, 
closing out the dominant win with a pin of Lorenzo Serna at the 1:20 mark.

No. 2 Newberry 40, Newman 6
125	No. 5 Jeff Vesta (Newberry) dec. Kris Workman, 5-0		Wolves, 3-0
133	Nick Lankford (Newberry) pins J.P Carter, 2:15			Wolves, 9-0
141	No. 2 B.J. Young (Newberry) pins Travis Rodenbaugh, 2:00	Wolves, 15-0
149	No. 8 Deral Brown (Newberry) maj. dec. Aaron Engels, 12-4	Wolves, 19-0
157	No. 6 Taylor Knapp (Newberry) pins Colton Duhr, 6:04		Wolves, 25-0
165	No. 2 Blake Ridenour (Newberry) pins Alex Prine, 1:04		Wolves, 31-0
174	Reece Wright-Conklin (Newman) dec. No. 3 Travis Sheehy, 11-6	Wolves, 31-3
184	Mitch Brown (Newberry) dec. Tyler Hasenbank, 7-1		Wolves, 34-3
197	Steven Cooksley (Newman) dec. Joey Grisko, 7-5 (SV)		Wolves, 34-6
HWT	Matt Wade (Newberry) pins Lorenzo Serna, 1:20			Wolves, 40-6


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Highlander Duals January 19

Due to a cancellation, we have an opening for our Highlander Duals tournament on January 19. 

Please contact Coach Hank Wall by email if interested - 

hwall@brunerpowell.com


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This weekend will have most of the top SC teams battling at Lexington High School to win the 
2013 US Military Duals.  Wrestling starts Friday night at 6:00 PM and continues on Saturday 
morning starting at 9:30 AM.
 
16 Teams split in to 4 pools, with top 2 from each pool advancing to the Gold Championship 
8-team bracket.  Championship matches are slated to start Saturday at 4:00 PM.  Bottom 2 teams 
out of each pool will advance to the Silver Championship bracket.

Schedules, pools and matches can be viewed at the US Military Duals official website (link is below).

Live results, if good internet connection can be established, will be available also.  
Boxscores should be available within 20 mins of completion of each round.  Link for 
live results can be found in the "2013 Results" page on the website.

http://usmilitaryduals.us/


Competing Teams:
Lexington
Chapin
Eastside
Summerville
Beaufort
Wando
Fort Mill
Fort Dorchester
West Oak
Chester
White Knoll
Dutch Fork
Irmo
Ridge View
North Myrtle Beach
Carolina Forest


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Newberry jumps to second in national coaches poll
Wolves have six nationally ranked wrestlers
1/3/2013

EDMOND, Okla. - The Newberry College wrestling team jumped three spots to No. 2 in the Division II 
Wrestling Coaches Association poll released Thursday, only one point behind the top-ranked team in 
the nation. Six Wolves are ranked in the top eight in their weight class.

At 5-0 in duals action entering the Central Missouri Duals this weekend, the Wolves are slated to 
be seeded second in the NWCA National Duals on January 12-13.

Newberry received three first place votes and 149 points, just behind defending national champion 
Nebraska-Kearney's four first place votes and 150 points. Newberry's jump from fifth to second in 
the poll is tied for the largest jump in the poll, with Colorado Mesa moving from 17th to 14th.

The Wolves' individually ranked wrestlers are led by B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.), who is ranked second 
at 141 lbs. behind UNC Pembroke's Daniel Ownbey, mirroring the Super Region I rankings. The defending 
national runner-up has a 17-5 record on the season and has only lost two Division II bouts this year, 
both to Ownbey. Young maintains his No. 2 ranking from the last poll.

Also ranked second nationally in his weight class is 165-pounder Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.). 
This is Ridenour's first national ranking from the coaches' organization after beating the Nos. 2 and 3 
wrestlers at the Newberry Duals. He is the top-ranked wrestler in Super Region One and has a 16-4 record 
this season after finishing in third place at the Midwest Classic. He is is ranked behind Notre Dame (Ohio)'s 
Joey Davis.

Ranked third nationally is Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) at 174 lbs. behind UNC Pembroke's Mike Williams 
and Western State's Elliot Copeland. Sheehy has a 17-3 record and finished third at the Midwest Classic, 
with his only Division II loss of the year coming to Williams. Sheehy remains in third spot from the last poll.

At 125 lbs., Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) makes his first appearance in the rankings at No. 5. The top-ranked 
wrestler in the region has a 16-4 record this season. He has only lost two matches to Division II wrestlers 
this season and was the runner-up at the Midwest Classic.

Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) is ranked sixth in the nation at 157 lbs., dropping three spots from his 
previous ranking. He is the top ranked wrestler in Super Region One with a record of 12-4 after finishing 
in fourth place at the Midwest Classic.

Also breaking back into the rankings is Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) in the eighth spot at 149 lbs. Brown is 
also ranked No. 2 in the region with a record of 19-3 this season. He now has 120 career victories and is 
on a nine-match winning streak after going 5-0 to win the championship at the Midwest Classic.

DIVISION II TEAM RANKINGS
January 3, 2013

Rank	School			Pts	Prev
1.	Nebraska-Kearney	150	1st
2.	Newberry (S.C.)		149	5th
3.	Central Oklahoma	144	2nd
4.	St. Cloud State (Minn.)	135	3rd
5.	Upper Iowa		133	4th
6.	Grand Canyon (Ariz.)	125	6th
7.	Notre Dame (Ohio)	113	7th
8.	Findlay (Ohio)		104	8th
9.	Minnesota State-Mankato	99	9th
10.	Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)	77	10th
	West Liberty (W.Va.)	77	12th
12.	Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.) 67	11th
13.	Augustana (S.D.)	45	14th
14.	Colorado Mesa		44	17th
15.	Maryville (Mo.)		42	13th
16.	Adams State (Colo.)	40	18th
17.	Wisconsin-Parkside	38	16th
18.	Ashland (Ohio)		37	T-20th
19.	Fort Hays State (Kan.)	22	NR
20.	Kutztown (Pa.)		20	15th

Others receiving votes: Indianapolis (Ind.), Lake Erie (Ohio), Mercyhurst (Pa.), 
North Carolina-Pembroke, Shippensburg (Pa.), Tiffin (Ohio).


DIVISION II INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
January 3, 2013

125 Pounds
1. Jesse Hillhouse, Colorado State-Pueblo
2. Kyle McCrite, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
3. David Demo, Minnesota State-Mankato
4. Alex Johns, Indianapolis (Ind.)
5. Jeff Vesta, Newberry (S.C.)
6. Ben Sergent, Findlay (Ohio) 
7. Chris Kochinsky, Shippensburg (Pa.)
8. Garrett Evans, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)

133 Pounds 
1. Trevor Franklin, Upper Iowa
2. Andy Pokorny, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
3. Casy Rowell, Central Oklahoma
4. Michael Labry, Ashland (Ohio)
5. Justin Reinsma, Southwest Minnesota
6. Daniel DeShazer, Nebraska-Kearney
7. Jeremiah Peterson, Augustana (S.D.)
8. Dave Fogle, Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.)

141 Pounds 
1. Daniel Ownbey, North Carolina-Pembroke
2. B.J. Young, Newberry (S.C.)
3. Trevor Johnson, Mary (N.D.)
4. Naveed Bagheri, San Francisco State 
5. Josh Myers, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
6. C.J. Napier, Fort Hays State (Kan.)
7. Ryan Fillingame, Adams State (Colo.)
8. Maurice Miller, Notre Dame (Ohio)

149 Pounds 
1. Raufeon Stotts, Nebraska-Kearney
2. Jordan Basks, Central Oklahoma
3. Bobby Ward, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
4. Keenan Hagerty, Maryville (Mo.)
5. Nate Herda, Augustana (S.D.)
6. Dan Telhada, Anderson (S.C.)
7. Ryan Maus, Truman State (Mo.)
8. Deral Brown, Newberry (S.C.)

157 Pounds 
1. Dillon Bera, Wisconsin-Parkside
2. Bryce Lumzy, Upper Iowa
3. Jon Gappmaier, Colorado Mesa
4. Derek Koehn, Fort Hays State (Kan.)
5. Bobby Williams, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
6. Taylor Knapp, Newberry (S.C.)
7. Braden Turner, East Stroudsburg (Pa.)
8. Jeffery Pelton, Notre Dame (Ohio)

165 Pounds 
1. Joey Davis, Notre Dame (Ohio)
2. Blake Ridenour, Newberry (S.C.)
3. Matt Vandermeer, Lake Erie (Ohio)
4. Cody Quinn, Minn. St.-Mankato
5. Wade Gobin, Upper Iowa
6. Mason True, Findlay (Ohio)
7. Chris Watson, Central Oklahoma
8. Isaiah Jimenez, San Francisco State

174 Pounds
1. Mike Williams, North Carolina-Pembroke
2. Elliot Copeland, Western State (Colo.)
3. Travis Sheehy, Newberry (S.C.)
4. Kelly Henderson, Central Oklahoma
5. Jake Cramer, Tiffin (Ohio)
6. Brendon Eichmann, Minn. St.-Mankato
7. Blake Sorenson, Upper Iowa
8. Zak Slotten, Colorado Mesa

184 Pounds 
1. Adam Walters, Findlay (Ohio)
2. Shamus O'Grady, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
3. Dallas Smith, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
4. Tanner Keck, Central Oklahoma
5. Aaron Norgren, Minnesota State-Mankato
6. Mitch Schultz, Upper Iowa
7. Matt Gille, Wisconsin-Parkside
8. Travis McKillop, Pittsburgh-Johnstown

197 Pounds 
1. Carl Broghammer, Upper Iowa
2. Matt Baker, Maryville (Mo.)
3. Joe Brandt, Ashland (Ohio)
4. Celic Bell, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
5. Jayd Docken, Augustana (S.D.)
6. Tanner Kriss, Fort Hays State (Kan.)
7. Matt Lenagh, Nebraska-Kearney
8. Tyson Searer, East Stroudsburg (Pa.)

285 Pounds 
1. Matt Meuleners, Northern State (S.D.)
2. Jake Kahnke, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
3. Tyrell Fortune, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
4. James Malechek, Wisconsin-Parkside
5. Orlando Scales, Notre Dame (Ohio)
6. Ziad Haddad, Kutztown (Pa.)
7. Andrew Tumlin, Findlay (Ohio)
8. Cody Dauphin, Central Oklahoma


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Registration open for Newberry Open

1/3/2013

Newberry head wrestling coach Jason Valek is pleased to announce registration for the 
2013 Newberry Open is now available.

The Newberry Open is scheduled to take place on February 2.

GO HERE for the registration form - http://register.gimpsoftware.com/CollegeTeamEntry.php?neventid=284


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Wolves start 2013 as top ranked team in Super Region I
Newberry is once again the only school with a top six wrestler in each weight class
1/2/2013

ERIE, Pa. - Led by three wrestlers at the top of their weight class, the Newberry Wolves start 2013 
once again ranked No. 1 in Super Region One. The Wolves are the only team in the region with a top 
six wrestler in all 10 weight classes.

Newberry enters 2013 on a dominant roll, having set a new record for team points at the Midwest Classic 
and holding a 5-0 duals record. The scarlet and gray will face off against Central Missouri and 
Newman (Kan.) in Warrensburg, Mo., on Sunday before the NWCA National Duals in Springfield, Ill.

Jan. 2 Regional Rankings - http://newberry.athleticsite.net/1213wrrankings/reg010113.pdf

Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) at 125 lbs. has moved into the top spot in the region with a 16-4 record 
this season. He has only lost two matches to Division II wrestlers this season and was the runner-up 
at the Midwest Classic.

Travis Laxton (Live Oak, Fla.) moves into the rankings in the 133 lbs. weight class in the fifth spot. 
He has yet to see action this season.

At 141 lbs., B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) remains at the No. 2 spot in the region behind UNC Pembroke's 
Daniel Ownbey. Young has a 17-5 record on the season and has only lost two Division II bouts this year, 
both to Ownbey.

Also at the No. 2 spot is Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) at 149 lbs. with a record of 19-3 this season. 
He now has 120 career victories and is on a nine-match winning streak after going 5-0 to win the 
championship at the Midwest Classic.

Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) remains in the top spot in the rankings at 157 lbs. with a record 
of 12-4 after finishing in fourth place at the Midwest Classic.

With a national wrestler of the week honor to his credit, Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) jumped 
two spots to No. 1 in the region at 165 lbs. He has a 16-4 record this season after finishing in 
third place at the Midwest Classic.

Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) holds steady at the second spot in the 174 lbs. ranking with a 17-3 record. 
Sheehy finished third at the Midwest Classic, with his only Division II loss of the year coming to the 
nation and region's No. 1 ranked wrestler in the semifinals.

Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) fell one spot to third in the region ranking at 184 lbs. He has an 18-5 record 
after finishing as runner-up at the Midwest Classic. His only Division II losses have come to teammate 
Jared Holliday and twice to national No. 1 Adam Walters of Findlay by one point in each bout.

Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) fell one spot to third in the region at 197 lbs. He has a 14-7 
overall record and finished in sixth place at the Midwest Classic.

Rounding out the rankings is Matt Wade (Easton, Md.), who was champion of the Braves Open in November 
and will return to action with a 5-2 record this season.


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Coaches,

Wanted to let everyone know about our plans for next year.  We will be moving to a different venue.  
Our school cannot allow us to grow our event any further.  There simply isn't enough space.  

We will be moving our tournament to the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in 
Savannah, Georgia.  There will be 97,750 sq ft of floor space to use.  Space will not be an issue.  
We will use 14 mats and look to fill a 64 team field.  

Don't let the fact it has been moved to Georgia scare you.  For anyone coming down I-95 (which is 
almost everyone), it is actually 5 miles closer and 9 minutes quicker to get to than coming to 
Hilton Head High School.  The fact that it IS in Georgia should help to pull the best from that 
state to the event.

We will be advertising our event in WIN magazine.  We will be sending flyers to every state tournament 
in the country.  We will be advertising at Nationals.  In the Northeast you have The Beast and 
The Powerade.  In the Midwest you have The Ironman and The Clash.  Out West you have The Reno Tournament 
of Champions and 5 Counties.  These are tournaments that you mention and everyone knows what you are 
talking about.  There is no such tournament in the Southeast like this.  There isn't that one go to event.  
We believe this event will become that go to event.  No longer will the best teams from Georgia, Florida, 
and South Carolina have to travel up north to get tough competition.  Our goal is to bring the northern 
teams down here.  We will do everything in our power to make this a premier event.

The USMC (sponsors of our event the last two years) are excited to what they can do at the new venue.  
They can bring in choppers.  They can bring in tanks and humvees.  They can bring in watercraft with 
it being right on the Savannah River.

One thing we have already decided on is the champions of each weight class will receive Championship Rings.  
It doesn't matter how nice the medals, belts, or trophies are; they all sit in a bedroom and collect dust.  
Rings are something special the kids can wear and show off everyday.  Again, one thing to try to set this 
tournament apart from the others.

Right next to the Convention Center is the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort.  You will see it in the photo 
on the link below.  These rooms are normally over $230 a night.  They are giving them to us for $95 a night.  
You will be able to park your bus at the Convention Center and walk from the wrestling venue to your hotel 
each day.  There is also a complimentary water ferry that carries the wrestlers/coaches/parents to historic 
River Street.

The dates for this event will be:
DECEMBER 20-21 2013

Please check out the link below.  I would love to have South Carolina represent in full force for this event.

Mike Newton
Hilton Head Wrestling
mikenewton78@yahoo.com
843-247-1951


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Valek announces 2013 Newberry Wrestling Camp's

12/30/2012

Newberry College wrestling coach Jason Valek has announced the details for the 2013 Newberry Wrestling Camp's.

The 2013 Newberry Wrestling Camp features three camps: Competition, Intensive and Technique. 
The Competition Camp will run from June 23-26, The Intensive Camp from June 7-13 and the Technique Camp from July 7-10.

GO HERE to view the brochure for the 2013 camps - http://newberry.athleticsite.net/2013WrestlingCamp.pdf


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USWOA News 12-18-12 (PDF in a ZIP file)


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LWA Holiday Technique Camp!!
featuring Bryant Blanton and Kelly Revells
December 26-27, 10am-3pm

We will have two two hour clinics per day!
Day One: Tilts/Leg Riding
Day Two: Takedowns/Cradles

Cost: $49 LWA Members/ $70 non members
This camp will be capped at 25 wrestlers so reserve a spot asap. Call 843-343-3555 or go to 
www.lwatrained.com

Bryant Blantons Bio: Blanton was a three-time Division II All-American for the scarlet and 
gray (2009-11) and was the 2010 Division II National Champion at 184 lbs. with a 41-8 record 
that season. He has two of Newberry's three 40-plus win seasons and holds the top three spots 
for most pins in a season. His 143 career wins and 64 career pinfalls are Newberry records and 
he is one of only four Newberry wrestlers to qualify for four Division II National Tournaments. 
Newberry was 75-16-1 in dual action with two NWCA National Duals runner-up finishes in his time 
on the mat. A 2011 Newberry graduate, Blanton went on to work as head coach at the Lowcountry 
Wrestling Academy and assisted with Newberry Wrestling Camps before joining Nebberry College's 
wrestling staff this season.

Kelly Revells Bio: Kelly Revells enters his fifth year as an assistant coach for the Newberry 
College wrestling team. He was a two-time state champion for Summerville High School. After 
high school, Revells went to Lassen Community College in Susanville, Calif., where he won the 
1997 Junior College National Championship at 133 pounds. He then moved to Eastern Illinois where 
he was a two-time NCAA Division I qualifier.

Regards,

Dave Maningding
843-343-3555


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Top-ranked Wolves set team scoring record to win 34th Annual Midwest Classic
Nine Wolves place in top eight
12/16/2012

INDIANAPOLIS - The top-ranked Newberry College wrestling team set a new tournament record with 
159.5 points to dominate the field in the 34th annual Midwest Classic.

The win was Newberry's third straight Midwest Classic title and fourth in the last five years. 
Newberry was 41.5 points ahead of its nearest competition in Upper Iowa, who scored 118 points.

"This win is a great way to go into a short holiday break," head coach Jason Valek said. "I'm excited 
for these kids and for the team as a whole and I look forward to getting better in the new year."

Team Scores - http://athletics.uindy.edu/documents/2012/12/16/Team%20ScoresFINAL.pdf?id=2045
Brackets - http://athletics.uindy.edu/documents/2012/12/16/FinalBracketsMWC12.pdf?id=2043

Newberry was led by Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.), who claimed the championship at 149 lbs. The senior 
advanced to the championship match with an 8-3 decision over Upper Iowa's Jordan Rinken, and claimed 
the tournament title with a 3-2 decision, which he clinched with a third period takedown. The win is 
Brown's third tournament title of the season with wins at the Pembroke Classic and King College Open.

A trio of Wolves finished as tournament runner-ups - Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) at 125 lbs., B.J. Young 
(Jackson, N.J.) at 141 lbs. and Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) at 184 lbs.

Vesta was victorious in his semifinal match with a 4-0 decision over Ben Sergent of Findlay for his 
second win over the nationally-ranked Roughneck in eight days. However, he was on the wrong end of 
a 5-3 decision to Indianapolis' Alex Johns in the championship bout.

Young needed just 43 seconds to pin Maryville's Tyrell Galloway in the semifinals, but lost an 11-5 
decision to UNC Pembroke's Daniel Ownbey in the championship bout.

Brown took a 6-0 decision from Northern State's Chad Gibson in the semifinals, but lost a 3-2 decision 
to Adam Walters of Findlay in the championship bout. Walters is the top-ranked 184-pounder in the country 
and has beaten Brown twice in the last eight days, each by just one point.

Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) at 165 lbs. and Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) at 174 lbs. each earned 
third place honors.

Ridenour won three bouts on the day to finish third. He took a 12-2 major decision from Ohio Northern's 
Tyler Gargano, an 8-0 major decsion over Findlay's Mason True and an 8-5 decision over McKendree's 
Nicolas Haferkamp. Ridenour's performance was fantastic, as it was his second win in eight days over 
the third-ranked True, and the decision over Haferkamp in the third place match exacted revenge for 
the pin which sent Ridenour into the consolation bracket on Saturday.

Sheehy was beaten by the top-ranked Mike Williams of UNC Pemroke, 5-1, in the semifinals and then won 
two bouts to take third place. He eked out a 9-7 decision over Tiffin's Jake Cramer and needed just 
1:21 to pin Indiana Tech's Tanner Martin in the third place match.

At 157 lbs., Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) finished in fourth place. He fell victim to a pin by 
Upper Iowa's Bryce Lumzy at the 4:39 mark. He then pinned Findlay's Jordan Cowell to advance to the 
third place match, where he lost a 4-2 decision to Lake Erie's Zach Vargo.

Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) finished in sixth place in the 197 lbs. bracket. He won a 3-0 
decision over Ohio Valley's Chase Long, but dropped a 5-4 decision to McKendree's Julian Smith and was 
pinned at the 2:03 mark by Ohio Northern's Michael Pawlitz.

Chase Gamble (Dallas, N.C.) was in eighth place in the heavyweight bracket, coming out on the wrong end 
of a pair of major decisions, losing 9-0 to West Liberty's Mike Carpenter and 17-4 to Zotaih Tuaquoi of 
Central Missouri.

The Wolves return to action on Sunday, January 6, 2013, in Warrensburg, Mo., when the scarlet and gray 
wrestle against Newman and Central Missouri in a pair of dual matches in preparation for the NWCA 
National Duals.


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Top-ranked Wolves in commanding lead after day one of Midwest Classic

12/15/2012

INDIANAPOLIS - The Newberry College wrestling team holds a commanding lead after the opening 
day of action at the 34th annual Midwest Classic hosted by the University of Indianapolis.

Six of Newberry's 10 wrestlers have advanced to Sunday's championship semifinals, while another 
three are still alive in the consolation brackets.

The Wolves - who were ranked the No. 1 in Division II by the Basford poll earlier this week - 
have 100 points, while Upper Iowa is in second with 81.5, Findlay is third with 71, Ashland 
is fourth with 56.5 and Ohio Northern is fifth with 50.

Team Scores - http://athletics.uindy.edu/documents/2012/12/15/Team%20ScoresDAYONE.pdf?id=2041
Brackets - http://athletics.uindy.edu/documents/2012/12/15/DAYONEBRACKETS.pdf?id=2040

Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) at 125 lbs. advanced to the semifinals with a 4-0 decision over 
UNC Pembroke's Jake Smith and a 1:47 pin of Ohio Northern's Jerome Pasquale. He will face Findlay's 
Ben Sergent in the semifinals in a rematch of a Newberry Duals bout, which Vesta won in the second 
sudden victotry period.

B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) is in the 141 lbs. semifinals after a pair of bonus point wins with a 
1:58 pin of Manchester's Josh Juarez and a 13-5 major decision over Joey White of Findlay. 
He faces Maryville (Mo.)'s Tyrell Galloway in the semifinals.

Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) advanced to the semifinals of the 149 lbs. bracket with a roll of major 
decisions, winning 18-9 over McKendree's Devin Patterson, 14-2 over Ashland's Jacob Garringer and 
10-2 over Jeremiah Lutz of Brewton-Parker. Brown goes against Upper Iowa's Jordan Rinken in the 
semifinals.

Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) is in the 157 lbs. semifinals after a 2:01 pin of Findlay's 
Jordan Cowell, a 3-0 decision over Ohio Valley's Tyler George and a 12-7 decision over Indiana 
Tech's James Bennett. He goes against Upper Iowa's Bryce Lumzy in the semifinals.

Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) at 174 lbs. advanced to the semifinals with a 4-1 decision over 
McKendree's Luis Alba and a 2:32 pin of Indiana Tech's Tanner Martin. He faces No. 1 Mike Williams 
of UNC Pembroke in one of the most anticipated semifinals of the day.

At 184 lbs., Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) advanced to the semifinals with a 33 second pin of Manchester's 
Zach Kurtz, a 6-2 decision over Maryville's Ryan Beltz and a 4-0 decision over Nolan Karwoski of 
Mount St. Joseph. His semifinal opponent will be Northern State's Chad Gibson.

Three other wrestlers are still alive in the consolation brackets, including national wrestler of 
the week Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) at 165 lbs. Ridenour pinned Tiffin's Nick Hughes at the 
6:34 mark and earned a 6-0 decision over Cory Disbennett of Mount St. Joseph, but was pinned by 
McKendree's Nick Haferkamp to drop into the consolation bracket. Ridenour earned an 18-1 technical 
fall over Western State Colorado's Shawn Seppala to advance into the placement rounds, where he will 
first face Ohio Northern's Tyler Gargano.

At 197 lbs., Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) won his first bout of the day with a 2:13 pin 
of Ohio Valley's Chase Long, but dropped his quarterfinal match 3-1 in the sudden victory period 
to Matt Baker of Maryville. He took an 8-4 decision over Findlay's Ashton Brown to advance to the 
placement rounds, where he will have a rematch with OVU's Chase Long.

In the heavyweight bracket, Chase Gamble (Dallas, N.C.) made it to the quarterfinals with a 6-1 
decision over Jimmie King of Manchester and a 3:17 pin of Kevin Christman from Tiffin, but was 
a hard luck 2-0 loser to Ross Janney of McKendree in the quarterfinals. He pinned Limestone's 
Aaron Rowe in just 2:06 to advance to the placement rounds, where he will first face off against 
West Liberty's Mike Carpenter.

The only wrestler eliminated Saturday was Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) at 133 lbs., who went 
2-2 on the day with a pair of pinfalls to his credit. He pinned Brewton-Parker's Nick Armstrong 
in 3:55 before being dropped to the consolation bracket with a 12-5 decision loss to Limestone's 
Ross Benzel. He then pinned Trine's Nick Ader in 1:45, but dropped a tough 3-2 decision to 
Campbellsville's Tyler Alsip to see his tournament come to an end.


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Ridenour's Wrestler of the Week honor boosts Wolves to No. 1 in Basford rankings

12/13/2012

OMAHA, Neb. - Newberry College 165-pounder Blake Ridenour was named the D2Wrestle.com Wrestler 
of the Week, as he led the Wolves to a 3-0 weekend at the Newberry Duals, propelling the scarlet 
and gray to the No. 1 rankings in the Basford rankings, released late Wednesday.

Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) started the weekend with a pin of Cumberland's Jake Shirley in just 
1:30 to give a brief glimpse of his dominance later in the day. Against Findlay, Ridenour shut 
out Mason True for a 7-0 decision, racking up nearly three minutes of riding time against the 
No. 2-ranked wrestler in the coaches' poll. Against Lake Erie, Ridenour faced off against No. 3 
Matt Vandermeer and recorded a second period reversal on the way to a 3-1 decision.

Ridenour's performance was also recognized in the Basford rankings with a jump to the No. 2 spot 
in the nation at 165 lbs., behind only Notre Dame (Ohio)'s Joey Davis. True dropped to third and 
Vandermeer is down to fourth. Ridenour is the only 165-pounder in Super Region I in the top eight 
or receiving mention in the Basford rankings.

A total of five Wolves are ranked in the top eight nationally, with another also receiving mention.

Joining Ridenour as the second-ranked wrestler in their class are B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) at 
141 lbs. and Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) at 157 lbs.

Young went 3-0 at the Newberry Duals with a pin against Cumberland and major decisions against 
Findlay and Lake Erie to run his season record to 14-4. He only has one loss to a Division II 
wrestler, UNC Pembroke's Daniel Ownbey, who is the only wrestler ranked ahead of Young in his class.

Knapp is 7-1 on the season with his only loss coming to a Division I wrestler at the Hokie Open, 
where he finished fifth. Knapp went 2-0 at the Newberry duals with a pinfall against Lake Erie.

Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) is ranked third nationally at 174 lbs. with a 13-2 record. He hasn't 
lost to a Division II wrestler this season and has a 5-0 duals record. He has won 12 consecutive 
bouts and was 3-0 at the Newberry Duals with a technical fall against Findlay.

At 125 lbs., Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) is ranked fourth in the nation. The junior is 13-3 on the 
year with only one loss to a Division II wrestler. He was 3-0 in the Newberry Duals with an impressive 
3-2 decision in the second tiebreaker period over Findlay's Ben Sergent, who was ranked third 
nationally at the time.

Also receiving mention at 197 lbs. is Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) with an 11-4 overall 
record.

The Wolves close out the fall semester's action this weekend at the Midwest Classic hosted by the 
University of Indianapolis.

Basford Division II Rankings - December 12, 2012
Team Rankings (Tournament Points)
1. Newberry-54
2. Grand Canyon-47
3. Central Oklahoma-44
4. Nebraska-Kearney-42
5. St. Cloud State-41
6. Notre Dame-40
7. Upper Iowa-37
8. Findlay-33
9. Minnesota State-Mankato-29
10. Fort Hays State-26
11. Ouachita Baptist-26
12. Wisconsin-Parkside-25
13. North Carolina-Pembroke-24
14. Maryville-23
15. Ashland-22
16. Colorado Mesa-21
17. East Stroudsburg-21
18. Adams State-19
19. Augustana-17
20. Colorado State-Pueblo-16
21. Kutztown-13
22. Tiffin-14
23. Indianapolis-11
24. Western State-12
25. Limestone-10
* San Francisco State-9
* West Liberty-9
* Pitt-Johnstown-9
* King-9
* Lake Erie-9
* Gannon-9
* Mary-9
* Shippensburg-8
* Anderson-7
* Mercyhurst-5
* Southwest Minnesota State-5
* Simon Fraser-5
* Truman State-2; Colorado-Mines-1

125
1. Kyle McCrite, Sr. Grand Canyon
2. Jesse Hillhouse, Sr. Colorado State-Pueblo
3. Alex Johns, Jr. Indianapolis
4. Jeff Vesta, Jr. Newberry
5. Ben Sergant, Jr. Findlay
6. David Demo, Jr. Minnesota State Mankato
7. Chris Kochinsky, Sr. Shippensburg
8. Garrett Evans, So. Ouachita Baptist
* Jerry Huff, Jr. Adams State
* Dustin Reed, Jr. Central Oklahoma
* Matt Turek, So. Gannon
* Willie Bohince, Fr. Mercyhurst

133
1. Trevor Franklin, Sr. Upper Iowa
2. Andy Pokorny, Sr. St Cloud State
3. Ryan Fillingame, Jr. Adams State
4. Casey Rowell, Jr. Central Oklahoma
5. Daniel DeShazer, Fr. Nebraska-Kearney
6. Jose Matos, Sr. Gannon
7. Michael Labry, Fr. Ashland
8. Justin Reinsma, Jr. Southwest Minnesota State
* Dylan D'Urso, Fr. Mercyhurst
* Martin Gonzalez, Jr. Grand Canyon
* Cameron Throckmorton, Fr. Shippensburg
* Jeremiah Peterson, So. Augustana

141
1. Daniel Ownbey, So. North Carolina-Pembroke
2. B.J. Young, Jr. Newberry
3. Naveed Bagheri, Sr. San Francisco State
4. Trevor Johnson, Jr. Mary
5. Tywan Claxton, So. King
6. Josh Myers, So. Ouachita Baptist
7. CJ Napier, Jr. Fort Hays State
8. Devon Jackson, Fr. Limestone
* Dave Cawley, So. Pitt Johnstown
* Evan Yenolevich, Jr. Kutztown
* Max Ortega, Jr. Adams State
* Jimmy Chase, So. Colorado State-Pueblo

149
1. Raufeon Stots, Sr. Nebraska-Kearney
2. Keenan Hagerty, So. Maryville
3. Bobby Ward, Sr. Grand Canyon
4. Nate Herda, Sr. Augustana
5. Jordan Basks, Jr. Central Oklahoma
6. Dan Telhada, Jr. Anderson
7. Jacob D. Horn, Sr. St. Cloud State
8. Dan Genetin, Sr. Ashland
* Mitchell Means, Jr. Fort Hays State
* Jon Rivera, So. Notre Dame
* Ryan Maus, Jr. Truman State
* Jordan Rinken, So. Upper Iowa

157
1. Dillon Berra, Sr. Wisconsin Parkside
2. Taylor Knapp, Jr. Newberry
3. Jeff Pelton, Sr. Notre Dame
4. Braden Turner, Jr. East Stroudsburg
5. Jon Gappmaier, Sr. Colorado Mesa
6. Derek Koehn, Jr. Fort Hays State
7. Bobby Williams, Jr. Ouachita Baptist
8. Jeremy Bommorito, Sr. Limestone
* Cory Dauphin, Jr. Central Oklahoma
* Daniel Kelly, Jr. Adams State
* Bryce Lumzy, Sr. Upper Iowa
* Clint Poster, Fr. St. Cloud State

165
1. Joey Davis, Fr. Notre Dame
2. Blake Ridenour, Jr. Newberry
3. Mason True, Sr. Findlay
4. Matt Vandermeer, So. Lake Erie
5. Cody Quinn, So. Minnesota State-Mankato
6. Chris Watson, Jr. Central Oklahoma
7. Isaiah Jimenez, Jr. San Francisco State
8. Dylan Granard, Jr. Colorado Mesa
* Chase Nelson, Sr. Nebraska-Kearney
* Trevor Grant, Jr. Colorado State-Pueblo
* Wade Gobin, Sr. Upper Iowa
* Jeff Weiss, Jr. Indianapolis

174
1. Michael Williams, Sr. North Carolina-Pembroke
2. Elliott Copeland, So. Western State
3. Travis Sheehy, Sr. Newberry
4. Jon Bittinger, Sr. Notre Dame
5. Brandon McKeown, Jr. East Stroudsburg
6. Matt Littleton, Sr. West Liberty
7. Kelly Henderson, Sr. Central Oklahoma
8. Jake Cramer, So. Tiffin
* Brendon Eichmann, Jr. Minnesota State-Mankato
* Blake Sorenson, So. Upper Iowa
* Zak Slotten, Jr. Colorado Mesa
* Brett Sanchez, Sr. Grand Canyon

184
1. Adam Walters, Jr. Findlay
2. Shamus O'Grady, Sr. St. Cloud State
3. Aaron Norgren, Sr. Minnesota State-Mankato
4. Mitch Schultz, Sr. Upper Iowa
5. Dallas Smith, So. Ouachita Baptist
6. Tanner Keck, Sr. Central Oklahoma
7. Nick Peterson, Sr. Colorado Mesa
8. Matt Gille, Sr. Wisconsin Parkside
* Travis McKillop, So. Pitt Johnstown
* Mark Fiala, Jr. Nebraska-Kearney
* Igor Gomzin, Jr. New Mexico Highlands
* Ryan Swanson, Sr. Colorado-Mines

197
1. Matt Baker, Sr. Maryville
2. Joe Brandt, So. Ashland
3. Celic Bell, Sr. Grand Canyon
4. Tanner Kriss, Jr. Fort Hays State
5. Carl Broghammer, Jr. Upper Iowa
6. Jayd Docken, So. Augustana
7. Matt Lenagh, So. Nebraska-Kearney
8. Alek Hughes, Jr. Tiffin
* Tyson Searer, Fr. East Stroudsburg
* Vinny Campanile, Sr. Kutztown
* Joey Grisko, So. Newberry
* Chris Brassell, Jr. St. Cloud State

285
1. Matt Meuleners, Sr. Northern State
2. Jacob Kahnke, Sr. St. Cloud State
3. Tyrell Fortune, Jr. Grand Canyon
4. Kevin Barrett, So. Nebraska-Kearney
5. James Malechek, Sr. Wisconsin Parkside
6. Ziad Hadded, So. Kutztown
7. Orlando Scales, Jr. Notre Dame
8. Sunny Dhinsa, Fr. Simon Fraser
* Kevin Christman, So. Tiffin
* Andrew Tumlin, Sr. Findlay
* Michael Carpenter, Sr. West Liberty
* Niko Bogojevic, So. Colorado State-Pueblo


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We are looking to add one team for our duals tournament. Had a team back out. Very competitive 
field !! Great hospitality room!! Cost is $130 but may work with you on the cost. I will take 
something off the price for last minute add!!

Yours in athletics 

Marquise Camp
Head Wrestling
Coach Berea High


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Individual Openings @ Seahawk Slam in Hilton Head - December 28-29

Coaches,

We had a couple of teams drop this past week.  If any team has an extra date on their schedule 
and would like to send some individuals please contact me.  I know budgets are tight and it can 
be expensive to bring a full team.  However, this is a great tournament to send your better kids 
to so they can get pushed.

Mike Newton
Hilton Head Wrestling
843-247-1951
mikenewton78@yahoo.com


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Beaufort jv/middle school qualifier Dec. 15

All coaches must email their wrestlers names and weight classes to Coach Damude BY DECEMBER 13TH 6PM. 
NO WRESTLERS WILL BE ADDED AFTER THAT DATE!

Email address- wdamude@gmail.com or william.damude@beaufort.k12.sc.us
 
Coaches, make sure you indicate Middle School or JV for your wrestlers- entry fee is $7.00 per wrestler- 
CHECKS should me made out to Beaufort High School.
Thanks gentlemen
 
-- 
Bill Damude


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Brookland-Cayce needs one more team for our tournament. 
Brookland-Cayce Duals Sat Dec 15th.
We had a team drop out and need one. $130 entry fee and 4 dual matches.
Email Coach Watts at Cwatts@lex2.org
Thanks,
Craig Watts
BCHS Wrestling
Cwatts@lex2.org


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Wolves ranked fifth in first regular season coaches' poll
Three Wolves in top eight individually
12/5/2012

EDMOND, Okla. - The Newberry College wrestling team is ranked fifth in the first regular season 
coaches' poll of the 2012-13 season, with three Wolves ranked in the top eight of their weight class.

Newberry falls one spot in the poll and is ranked behind Nebraska-Kearney, Central Oklahoma, 
St. Cloud State and Upper Iowa.

The rankings set up a great match in the second session of Saturday's Newberry Duals, as the 
Wolves will wrestle with eighth-ranked Findlay.

In the individual rankings are B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.), Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) 
and Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.).

Young is ranked second nationally at 141 lbs. behind UNC Pembroke's Daniel Ownbey, who is also 
the top ranked wrestler in Super Region I. Young is 11-4 with runner-up honors at the Pembroke Classic 
and a third place finish at the King Open.

Knapp is ranked second nationally at 157 lbs. behind Wisconsin-Parkside's Dillon Bera. Knapp is 
ranked first in Super Region I and has a 7-2 overall record with no losses to Division II wrestlers. 
He finished fifth at the season-opening Hokie Open, where he notched a 5-2 record against Division I 
competition. He earned decisions in dual wins over Indianapolis and Lindsey Wilson last week.

Sheehy is ranked third nationally at 174 lbs. and is ranked second in Super Region I. Sheehy is 10-2 
and on a nine-match winning streak with championship honors at Pembroke and King and the only pin in 
Newberry's duals last week.

The Wolves host Cumberland (Tenn.), No. 8 Findlay and Lake Erie in Saturday's Newberry Duals in Eleazer Arena.

DIVISION II TEAM RANKINGS
December 5, 2012

Rank / School (State)		Points	Preseason  
1. Nebraska-Kearney		160	1st
2. Central Oklahoma		140	3rd
3. St. Cloud State (Minn.)	138	2nd
4. Upper Iowa	 		137	7th
5. Newberry (S.C.)		131	4th

DIVISION II INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS for S.C. College wrestlers
December 5, 2012

133 Pounds 
1. Trevor Franklin, Upper Iowa
2. Andy Pokorny, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
3. Mike Magaha, Limestone (S.C.)
4. Casy Rowell, Central Oklahoma
5. Justin Reinsma, Southwest Minnesota
6. Daniel DeShazer, Nebraska-Kearney
7. Cameron Throckmorton, Shippensburg (Pa.)
8. Jeremiah Peterson, Augustana (S.D.)

141 Pounds 
1. Daniel Owenbey, North Carolina-Pembroke
2. B.J. Young, Newberry (S.C.)
3. Trevor Johnson, Mary (N.D.)
4. Tywan Claxton, King (Tenn.)
5. Naveed Bagheri, San Francisco State (Calif.)
6. Ryan Fillingame, Adams State (Colo.)
7. C.J. Napier, Fort Hays State (Kan.)
8. Josh Myers, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)

149 Pounds 
1. Raufeon Stotts, Nebraska-Kearney
2. Keenan Hagerty, Maryville (Mo.)
3. Bobby Ward, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
4. Nate Herda, Augustana (S.D.)
5. Dan Telhada, Anderson (S.C.)
6. Ryan Maus, Truman State (Mo.)
7. Jacob D. Horn, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
8. Mitchell Means, Fort Hays State (Kan.)

157 Pounds 
1. Dillon Bera, Wisconsin-Parkside
2. Taylor Knapp, Newberry (S.C.)
3. Bobby Williams, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
4. Braden Turner, East Stroudsburg State (Pa.)
5. Jeffery Pelton, Notre Dame (Ohio)
6. Jeremy Bommarito, Limestone (S.C.)
7. Cory Dauphin, Central Oklahoma
8. Jon Gappmaier, Colorado Mesa

174 Pounds
1. Mike Williams, North Carolina-Pembroke
2. Elliot Copeland, Western State (Colo.)
3. Travis Sheehy, Newberry (S.C.)
4. Kelly Henderson, Central Oklahoma
5. Brendan McKeown, East Stroudsburg State (Pa.)
6. Matt Littleton, West Liberty (W.Va.)
7. Jake Cramer, Tiffin (Ohio)
8. Brendon Eichmann, Minnesota State-Mankato


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Wolves ranked first in initial Super Region One rankings

12/3/2012

ERIE, Pa. - The Newberry Wolves find themselves in a familiar spot, as they are atop the first 
Super Region I Wrestling Coaches Poll, as released Monday evening. The Wolves are also the only 
school with a wrestler ranked in the top six of each weight class, with none ranked lower than fourth.

The Wolves are 2-0 in dual action and host the Sixth Annual Newberry Duals in Eleazer Arena on Saturday, 
where they will wrestle Cumberland (Tenn.), Findlay and Lake Erie.

Super Region I Team and Individual Rankings - http://newberry.athleticsite.net/1213wrrankings/reg120312.pdf

Only one scarlet and gray wrestler holds the top spot in his class - Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) 
at 157 lbs. - who has a 7-2 overall record with no losses to Division II wrestlers. He finished fifth 
at the season-opening Hokie Open, where he notched a 5-2 record against Division I competition. 
He earned decisions in dual wins over Indianapolis and Lindsey Wilson last week.

Five Wolves find themselves in the region's second spot - Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) at 125 lbs., 
B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) at 141 lbs., Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) at 149 lbs., Travis Sheehy 
(Suwanee, Ga.) at 174 lbs. and Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.).

Vesta enters the Newberry Duals with a 10-3 record with championship honors at the Pembroke Classic 
and King Open, while Young is 11-4 with runner-up honors at Pembroke and a third place finish at King. 
Deral Brown is 11-3 and also won championship honors at Pembroke and King.

Sheehy is 10-2 and on a nine-match winning streak with championship honors at Pembroke and King and 
the only pin in Newberry's duals last week. Grisko is 9-3 and was the champion at Pembroke and King 
and split his duals last week.

In the third spot in the polls are Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) at 165 lbs. and Matt Wade 
(Easton, Md.) at heavyweight. Ridenour is 7-3 and was the runner-up at the Pembroke Classic, while 
Wade is 5-2 and was the championin Pembroke. Neither Wolf wrestled in last week's duals.

Bazell Partridge Jr. (Lawrenceville, Ga.) at 133 lbs. and Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) at 184 lbs. are 
Newberry's wrestlers in the fourth spot. Partridge is 6-4 on the season, while Mitch Brown is 13-3 on 
the year with championship honors in Pembroke, runner-up honors at King and fifth place laurels in 
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Updated Newberry Duals schedule announced

12/3/2012

NEWBERRY - The pairings and mat assignments for the sixth annual Newberry Duals have been announced. 
Head coach Jason Valek and the Wolves will host six other institutions on three mats in four 
sessions on Saturday, December 8.

Cumberland (Tenn.) University, Findlay (Ohio) University, Lake Erie (Ohio) College, Limestone College, 
Lindenwood (Mo.) University and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke will each wrestle in 
four matches in Eleazer Arena. Live point-by-point scoring will be made available for all matches, 
with live video of Newberry matches.

Session One - 10 a.m.

Mat 1	Newberry vs. Cumberland		LS | V
Mat 2	Lindenwood vs. Lake Erie	LS
Mat 3	UNC Pembroke vs. Findlay	LS

Session Two - Noon
Mat 1	Newberry vs. Findlay		LS | V
Mat 2	UNC Pembroke vs. Cumberland	LS
Mat 3	Limestone vs. Lake Erie		LS

Session Three - 2 p.m.
Mat 1	Lindenwood vs. Cumberland	LS
Mat 2	UNC Pembroke vs. Lake Erie	LS
Mat 3	Limestone vs. Findlay		LS

Session Four - 4 p.m.
Mat 1	Newberry vs. Lake Erie		LS | V
Mat 2	Lindenwood vs. Findlay		LS
Mat 3	Limestone vs. Cumberland	LS


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Here's the tentative SC-USA Wrestling schedule for 2013:
 
MAR. 16 Lower Richland HS Contact: Rob Wiggs wiggsrw@dot.state.sc.us (803) 447-2127
MAR. 23 Fort Mill HS Contact: Chris Brock brockc@fort-mill.k12.sc.us (803) 487-0187
MAR. 30 Chapman HS Contact: Leo Sawyer leo.sawyer@spart1.org
Apr. 6 Pending
APR 13 Pending
APR 20 Liberty HS Contact: Michael Connor Connormm@att.net (864) 952-9009
APR. 27 Socastee HS Contact: Jeff Gibbins Jeffgibbins74@gmail.com (843) 274-3336
MAY 4 Hilton Head Contact: Mike Newton mikenewton78@yahoo.com (843) 247-1951
May 4
May 10-12 Lakeland Fla. Body Bar Women’s Nationals
MAY 11 Bamberg Contact: Jake Stewart stewartj2@citadel.edu
MAY 18 Hanahan Contact: Jamie Lewis grappledawg66@gmail.com State Tournament (843) 224-5658
MAY 24-26 SE Region World Congress Center Atlanta, Ga.
June 11-15 Cadet National Duals (9th & 10th Grd) Daytona Beach, Florida
June 29 South Carolina Beach Tournament Contact: CharlieRSoto@gmail.com (843)655-1793
June 25-29 Junior National Duals ( 11th & 12th grade) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
July 12-20 Cadet/JuniorMens/Jr.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
Treasurer - Brian Hedgecock (803) 960-7330 ebhedge@aol.com
Secretary - Bill Bell (864) 862 - 2558 wtbelljr@aol.com
Coaches Director - Jeff Gibbins (843) 274-3336 jeffgibbins74@gmail.com
Women’s Director - Robert Delgado (864) 871-5804 delb4s@aol.com
Membership Dir. - Robert Wiggs (803) 447-2127 Wiggsrw@dot.state.sc.us
Board Pres. - Robert Delgado (864) 871-5804 delb4s@aol.com
Board V. Pres. Jamie Lewis (843) 224-5658 grappledawg66@gmail.com


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Wolves take five championships with 13 placers at King College Open

11/19/2012

BRISTOL, Tenn. - The Newberry College wrestling team had another excellent showing Sunday, with five champions, eight finalists and 13 top six placers at the King College Open.

Full Bracket - http://static.psbin.com/p/i/o414hy54367kpo/King_College_Open_full_results.pdf

The Wolves were led by dominating the 184 lbs. bracket, with Jared Holliday (Burlington, N.J.) beating out teammate Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) for the championship.

Holliday made it to the finals with a major decision over Brewton-Parker's Brandon Barger, a pin of Cumberland (Tenn.)'s Aric Fernandez, a decision over King's Brandon Tressler and a decision over Appalachian State's Aaron Smith. Brown went to the finals with pins of Chattanooga's Ira Dent and King's Blake Biggs and decisions over Limestone's Blake Stelert and Life's Trey Hicks.

In the championship match, it was Holliday who emerged victorious with a 6-2 decision over Brown, who was last year's national qualifier from Newberry at this class.

Transfer Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) earned his second straight open championship at 125 lbs., as did Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) at 149 lbs., Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) at 174 lbs. and Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) at 197 lbs.

Vesta pinned Limestone's Kyle Lowe and Chattanooga's Zach Bridson before earning a sudden victory over Sammy Rosario of Brewton-Parker to advance to the finals, where he won the championship with a 10-3 decision over Appalachian State's Vito Pasone.

Deral Brown took decisions from Chattanooga's Jared Presley and Brewton-Parker's Derek Hovermale before advancing to the finals with a major decision over Limestone's Theran Goodale. In the finals, he took a 6-1 decision from King's Nic Stella to win the title.

At 174 lbs., Sheehy advanced via technical fall over King's Jesse Masters and medical forfeit over Ridge White from UNC Pembroke before winning the championship with an 11-2 major decision over unattached Joe Pittman.

In the 197 lbs. bracket, Grisko advanced to the finals with decisions over Matt Mannino of Life and Samuel Johnson of Cumberlands (Ky.). In the championship bout, he won the title with an 8-6 sudden victory over Gardner-Webb's Boyce Cornwell.

Other top placers included runner-up finishes from Bazell Partridge Jr. (Lawrenceville, Ga.) at 133 lbs., Seiji Borja (Charleston, S.C.) at 157 lbs. and Davis Bagwell (Birmingham, Ala.) at 165 lbs.

Partridge had major decisions over Limestone's Corey Parker and Ross Benzel before being pinned in the finals by Appalachian State's Jake Smith.

Borja dominated in the early rounds, with 15-0 technical falls over Cumberland (Tenn.)'s Kevin Boston and Limestone's Dustin Martin before advancing to the finals with a 6-1 decision over King's John Austin Jones. In the championship bout, he lost by decision to Appalachian State's Dylan Cottrell.

Bagwell pinned Limestone's Matthew Farmer and won via major decision over Gardner-Webb's Josh Burns before advancing to the finals with a decision over Limestone's Max Redfoot. He lost by decision in the finals to Gardner-Webb's Kyle Ash.

At 141 lbs., B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) pinned Limestone's Joseph Parker and took a decision from Gardner-Webb's Ryan Mosley before being pinned 10 seconds before the end of the match by Life's Dillan Schouw. In the consolation semifinals, he pinned Limestone's Taylor Wickett and won the third place bout with an 8-6 decision over Mosley once again.

T.J. Cayruth (Irmo, S.C.) finished in fourth at 174 lbs. and his three wins were all by bonus points with a 1:13 pin of Cumberlands (Ky.)'s Steven Traylor, an 18-3 technical fall over Brewton-Parker's Chuck Straughter and a 10-1 major decision over Cumberlands (Ky.)'s Sean Bateman.

At 149 lbs., Shawn Landgraff (Weekie Wachie, Fla.) finished fifth after pinning Appalachian State's Jacob Smith at the 0:31 mark and taking a 15-12 decision from Chattanooga's Parker Smith. After a loss in the quarterfinals, Landgraff took would see Parker Smith again in the fifth place match, where he would pin him in 2:33.

Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) finished sixth at 133 lbs., with his day highlighted by a pin of Life's Chad Maldonado at the 47-second mark and a pin of Devin Needs of Limestone at the 2:21 mark.

The Wolves will now take Thanksgiving week off before traveling to Columbia, Ky., on Wednesday, November 28, for a pair of dual matches against the University of Indianapolis and Lindsey Wilson College.

Newberry's first home event will come on Saturday, December 8, with the Sixth Annual Newberry Duals, when the scarlet and gray will wrestle Cumberland (Tenn.), Findlay, Darton and Lake Erie.


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JJ Johnson's interview with Intermat
Matt Finley is the new Athletics Director at Newberry College
Willard making the most of his opportunity
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Limestone College 43, Spartanburg Methodist 9 125: Eric Rholetter (LC) tech. fall Joseph Adams (SMC), 19-3 (3:00). 133: Ross Benzel (LC) tech. fall Adam Anderson (SMC), 19-3 (6:28). 141: Devon Jackson (LC) pinned Scottie Duncan (SMC), 27 seconds (4-1). 149: Theran Goodale (LC) pinned Nicholas Hughes (SMC), 2:04 (2-1). 157: Jeremy Bommarito (LC) tech. fall Jonathan Dykes (SMC), 20-3 (7:00). 165: Daquon Wilson (SMC) pinned Ryan Buchanan (LC), 4:28. 174: Michael Clevenger (SMC) dec. Tanner Saraceno (LC), 9-5. 184: Blake Steiert (LC) major dec. Miguel Mejia (SMC), 10-1. 197: Justin Tribble (LC) pins Bear Childers (SMC), 2:38 (6-2). 285: Aaron Rowe (LC) inj. forfeit Myles Moultrie (SMC), 6:10 (11-5). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE - one team still needed War at the Branch Presented by Army National Guard Whale Branch Early College High School Dear Coach, The first annual War at the Branch will be held Saturday, Dec. 1st 2012 at Whale Branch High School in Beaufort, SC. The JV and middle school individual portion will be held at Whale Branch Middle School and will run on three mats. For the JV/Middle School portion we will run a pool style format for each weight class. Coaches are asked to submit a JV/Middle school line up by Wednesday, November 28th. We will not weigh in JV/Middle school so just send in the appropriate weight classes. For varsity teams we will run a 16 team dual tournament on 4 mats using pool style format. Each team will be guaranteed 4 matches. Please confirm by November 9th by email if you plan to attend and state if you are bringing middle school/ JV, varsity, or both. We are looking forward to hosting one of the premier dual tournaments in the Low Country. 9:00 Weigh-in by team (Varsity Only) 9:45 Coaches Meeting 10:00 First Match Admission will be $7.00. We will have hospitality rooms and concession stands. A limited number of t-shirts will be sold. No food or drinks will be allowed in the Gyms! There will be space set up for wrestlers to eat. Cost: $125 for varsity only, $75 for JV or middle school only, $200 for both. Please make checks payable to Whale Branch High School attn: Athletic Department Thanks, Chad Cox Tournament Director Chad.cox@beaufort.k12.sc.us Additional tournament information and commitment The following weight classes will be used for the JV/Middle School tournament: 1. JV- 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220,285 2. MS- 80-86-92-98-104-110-117-124-131-138-146-154-162-170-185-210-285 Please confirm by email the following commitments: 1) Whale Branch (3) 2) Hilton Head (3) 3) Edisto (3) 4) Military Magnet (V) 5) Stall (V) 6) Burke (V) 7) St. Johns (V) 8) West Ashley (V) 9) James Island (3) 10) Orangeburg-Wilkerson (V) 11) Academic Magnet (V) 12) Pinewood Prep (V) 13) Swansea (3) 14) North Charleston (V) 15) Hardeeville-Ridgeland (V) 16) TBA (we need one more team for the varsity portion) 17) Battery Creek (JVM) 18) Bamberg-Ehrhardt (JVM) 19) Beaufort (JVM) *V=Varsity only, JVM=JV/Middle School Only, 3=Varsity, JV, and Middle School Chad Cox Chad.Cox@Beaufort.k12.sc.us (843) 466-2713 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Spartanburg Methodist College has 2 wrestlers ranked in the top 12 in the nation in their respective weight classes. Trent Williams 165 ranked 4th Michael Clevenger 174 ranked 7th The Team is Ranked 22nd ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Six Wolves earn championships in dominant performance at Pembroke Classic 11/10/2012 PEMBROKE, N.C. - The Newberry Wolves wrestling team claimed championships in six weight classes with 18 Wolves finishing in the top six of their weight class at the 2012 Pembroke Classic on Saturday. Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) at 125 lbs., Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) at 149 lbs., Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) at 174 lbs., Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) at 184 lbs., Joe Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) at 197 lbs. and Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) at heavyweight each won their weight class' title. Nick Lankford (Braselton, Ga.) at 133 lbs., B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) at 141 lbs, Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) at 165 lbs. and Jared Holliday (Burlington, N.J.) at 197 lbs. each claimed their weight class' runner-up position. Full Results at http://www.uncpbraves.com/sports/wrest/2012-13/files/Classic.pdf "We improved today and saw a lot of good things," said head coach Jason Valek. "We left a lot out there too with a few kids sitting out at 133 and 157 for various reasons. We are going to fix these lingering little issues and get back to full strength and move forward. I was really pleased with Nick Lankford, Joe Grisko and Matt Wade as they all battled. I'm looking for more good things to come from this entire group." Vesta won at 125 lbs. with a pin of Central Florida's Brian Radli at the 4:29 mark, a 7-4 decision over East Carolina's Baffour Atakora, a 4-2 decision over The Citadel's Jordan Wigger in the semifinals and a 5-2 win over Appalachian State's Vito Pasone in the championship match. Deral Brown won at 149 lbs. with major decisions over Central Florida's Max Becks, Appalachian State's Matthew Millaway and Limestone's Bobby Manning before claiming the championship with a 3-2 decision over Aaron Walker of The Citadel. At 174 lbs., Sheehy had bonus point wins in every match with a pin at 1:07 of Belmont Abbey's Kwame Seymour, a pin at 5:02 over teammate Cody Brundage (Chapin, S.C.), a major decision over Limestone's Tanner Saraceno and a 14-3 major decision over UCF's Scott Watson in the championship match. Brundage would go on to claim fifth place in the class with a 4:30 pin of UCF's Nick Petrovic. Newberry had the top two seeds at 184 lbs. in Mitch Brown and Holliday, which is exactly how the bracket played out. Top-seeded Brown had a major decision over St. Andrews' Denzel Leggett, a major decision over Anderson's Zack Farmer and a decision over teammate Braden Carter (Christiansburg, Va.) to advance to the championship bout. Second-seeded Holliday had a major decision over The Citadel's Zach Bennett, a 2:11 pin over Limestone's David Kieta and a decision over third-seeded Stuart Nadeau of UNC Pembroke to advance to the title match. Brown was able to take the championship with a 3-1 decision over Holliday, and Carter took third in the class after two pins in the wrestleback bracket. Grisko won the 197 lbs. class with a major decision over UCF's Tyrell Walker, a decision over Appalachian State's Tyler Radford, a 3-2 decision over UNC Pembroke's Brach Walker and a 6-3 decision in the championship bout over Limestone's Justin Tribble. Kyle Folk-Freund (White Beach, N.Y.) finished in fifth place in the weight class. Wade won the heavyweight class with a decision over The Citadel's Gerald Johnson, a decision over Appalachian State's Travis Morgan, a 2:16 pin over teammate Greg Jarque (Spring Hill, Fla.), a decision over UNC Pembroke's Marquin Hill and a 31-second pin of UCF's Josh Woods in the championship match. At 133 lbs., Lankford, who was competing unattached, used a technical fall over St. Andrews' Patrick Wells and a pin of Limestone's Corey Parker to advance to the championship bout, where he lost by decision to Limestone's Ross Benzel. Young advanced to the 141 lbs. championship bout by way of a technical fall over Limestone's Taylor Wickett, a 1:46 pin over Limestone's Andrew Lanman and a decision over Limestone's Mike Magaha, but UNCP's Daniel Ownbey took a 7-3 decision in the championship. At 165 lbs., Ridenour pinned Belmont Abbey's Marcus Cromwell at the 2:42 mark, pinned UNCP's Blaze Shade at the 1:42 mark and took a decision from The Citadel's Vincent Bellaran before peing pinned by UCF's Santiago Martinez in the championship match. The Wolves continue the 2012-13 season at the Tornado Open hossted by King College in Bristol, Tenn., on Saturday, November 17. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Valek to host Season Academy 11/8/2012 NEWBERRY - Newberry College head wrestling coach Jason Valek is pleased to announce the Wolves will host a Season Academy for wrestlers of all ages and skill levels. Attendees will learn fundamentals of wrestling from technique, mat strategy, mental awareness and work ethic, as well as advanced techniques which have helped Newberry become a powerhouse in the wrestling world. The Academy will be held on three different Sundays in the months of November, December, January and February. For information on dates, times and prices, please view the flyer at the link below: http://newberry.athleticsite.net/1213wrrankings/12seasonclinic.pdf ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Seeds annouced for Hokie Open; Unattached wrestlers compete at The Citadel 11/3/2012 SALEM, Va. - The seeds have been released for the 2012 Hokie Open taking place Sunday, with six Newberry College wrestlers seeded in their weight class. At 125 lbs., junior college transfer and 2012 NJCAA national champion Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) is seeded fourth at 125 lbs., while 2012 NCAA Division II national runner-up B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) is seeded eighth at 141 lbs. Deral Brown (Lugoff, S.C.) is seeded sixth at 149 lbs., Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) is seeded sixth at 157 lbs., Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) is seeded fifth at 174 lbs. and Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) is seeded fifth at 184 lbs. The tournament at the Salem Civic Center starts at 9 a.m. Sunday. Live results and brackets will be available at www.HokieOpen.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Newberry Wrestling announces free clinic and wrestle-offs 10/17/2012 NEWBERRY - The Newberry College wrestling team will be hosting a free clinic and our annual Wrestle-Offs on Saturday, October 27, in our wrestling facility. The information for the event is below and if you are interested in coming and/or participating please let head coach Jason Valek know, as we are limiting the clinic to 50 participants based on size limitations in our facility. The Wrestle-Offs will have no limit on number of attendees. October 27, 2012 8 a.m. Social & Registration 9 a.m. Clinic (Limited to first 50) 10:30 a.m. Newberry Wrestle-Offs Newberry Wrestling Facility 1107 Harrington Street Newberry, S.C. 29108 Please RSVP to Jason Valek via email: jason.valek@newberry.edu ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wolves ranked fourth nationally in Division II Coaches' Poll 10/22/2012 EDMOND, Okla. - The Newberry College Wolves wrestling team earned its second preseason national ranking, as they find themselves in fourth in the preseason NCAA Division II Coaches Poll, which was released over the weekend. Newberry is led by six wrestlers who are ranked in the top eight of their respective weight class in the coaches' poll. The Wolves were previously rated No. 2 nationally in the Basford rankings. The Wolves are behind defending national champion Nebraska-Kearney, national runner-up St. Cloud State and Central Oklahome, with the top five rounded out by Grand Canyon. B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) earns his second preseason national favorite nod, as he is once again the top pick at 141 lbs. He was the national runner-up at 141 lbs. as a sophomore last year, following up a national runner-up finish at 133 lbs. as a freshman. Young was 36-10 in his sophomore campaign and is 70-25 in his career, on pace to challenge for the school's all-time victories mark in his two remaining seasons. Ranked No. 2 at 157 lbs. is Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.), who is also ranked No. 2 in the Basford rankings following last season's fourth place national finish. He is only behind Dillon Berra of Wisconsin-Parkside in the national rankings. Berra defeated Knapp in the third place match at nationals in March. Knapp went 24-11 last season in his first season in the scarlet and gray. Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) is ranked third nationally at 174 lbs. The Basford rankings have him listed in second at 165 lbs., making the senior a dominant force no matter which weight class he ends up in. The UNC Greensboro transfer went 36-12 in his first season at Newberry, finishing as an All-American at 174 lbs. in sixth place at nationals. Three Wolves are listed at No. 8 nationally, with Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.) earning the distinction at 125 lbs., Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) getting the nod at 149 lbs. and Kyle Folk-Freund (White Beach, N.Y.) receiving his first ranking at 197 lbs. Vesta went 38-7 in his sophomore season at Neosho County CC in Kansas on his way to a junior college national championship. He was also an NJCAA All-American as a freshman. Brown was in the midst of one of the best seasons in the nation last year before seeing his run cut short by an injury at the regional tournament. He is one of only five wrestlers in program history with 100 career victories. Folk-Freund is a transfer from Nassau CC in New York and went 15-10 in his sophomore season and was an NJCAA All-American with a seventh place national finish. The Wolves kick off the season next weekend, with the split squad competing at The Citadel Open in Charleston on Saturday, November 3, and the Virginia Tech Hokie Open in Salem, Va., on Sunday, November 4. Full Rankings are here: http://www.gculopes.com/documents/2012/10/19/Division_II_Wrestling_Rankings.pdf?id=2849 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wolves ranked No. 2 nationally, tops in region in Basford preseason rankings 10/17/2012 OMAHA, Neb. - The Newberry College Wolves will start the 2012-13 wrestling season ranked No. 2 nationally and No. 1 in Super Region I in the Basford Division II rankings as released by D2wrestle.com Wednesday. Four Wolves are ranked in the top eight in their weight class in the national rankings, while nine of the 10 weight classes are in the top eight in the regional rankings. Nationally, the Wolves are only behind Central Oklahoma and are one spot ahead of defending national champions Nebraska-Kearney. Newberry finished fifth at the Division II National Championships in 2012 and were the NWCA National Duals runners-up. In the region, Newberry will be shooting for its sixth consecutive regional championship as the predominant preseason favorite ahead of Pittsburgh-Johnstown and Kutztown. Junior B.J. Young (Jackson, N.J.) enters the season as the national and regional favorite as the No. 1 pick at 141 lbs. in both sets of rankings. He was the national runner-up at 141 lbs. as a sophomore last year, following up a national runner-up finish at 133 lbs. as a freshman. Young was 36-10 in his sophomore campaign and is 70-25 in his career, on pace to challenge for the school's all-time victories mark in his two remaining seasons. At 157 lbs., Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.) is the top pick in the region and ranked No. 2 in the nation following last season's fourth place national finish. He is only behind Dillon Berra of Wisconsin-Parkside in the national rankings. Berra defeated Knapp in the third place match at nationals in March. Knapp went 24-11 last season in his first season in the scarlet and gray. Also in the top spot regionally and No. 2 in the nation is Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) at 165 lbs. after dropping down a weight class for his senior season. The UNC Greensboro transfer went 36-12 in his first season at Newberry, finishing as an All-American at 174 lbs. in sixth place at nationals. Findlay's Mason True - last year's national runner-up at that weight class - is the only wrestler ahead of him in the national rankings. A newcomer is in the top eight nationally is 125-pounder Jeff Vesta (Manhattan, Kan.), who is ranked eighth nationally and second regionally at 125 lbs. The junior went 38-7 in his sophomore season at Neosho County CC in Kansas on his way to a junior college national championship. He was also an NJCAA All-American as a freshman. Noted as a wreslter to watch in the national rankings and third in the region at 149 lbs. is Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.). The senior was in the midst of one of the best seasons in the nation last year before seeing his run cut short by an injury at the regional tournament. He is one of only five wrestlers in program history with 100 career victories. Joey Grisko (Gloucester Township, N.J.) is ranked fourth in the region at 197 lbs., Jared Holliday (Burlington, N.J.) is ranked fifth in the region at 174 lbs., Mitch Brown (Omaha, Neb.) is ranked sixth in the region at 184 lbs. and Matt Wade (Easton, Md.) is ranked sixth regionally at 285 lbs. The Wolves kick off the season in two weeks, with the split squad competing at The Citadel Open in Charleston on Saturday, November 3, and the Virginia Tech Hokie Open in Salem, Va., on Sunday, November 4. National Rankings are here: http://newberry.athleticsite.net/1213wrrankings/nat101712.pdf Regional Rankings are here: http://newberry.athleticsite.net/1213wrrankings/reg101712.pdf ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2012 Preseason Wrestling Clinic at Sumter High with Karl Reed on October 27 (ZIP file with PDF)
J.Karl Reed Future Graduate Assistant Wrestling Coach at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Clinician at The Braves Wrestling Club Clinician and Director of K. Reed Wrestling Clinics Former Newberry College Wrestling Team Member (197) 2007-2012 Cell: 856-979-5963 karl.reed1088@gmail.com or Karl.Reed@newberry.edu ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Newberry Duals schedule announced 10/5/2012 NEWBERRY - The pairings and mat assignments for the sixth annual Newberry Duals have been announced. Head coach Jason Valek and the Wolves will host seven other institutions on four mats in four sessions on Saturday, December 8. Cumberland (Tenn.) University, Darton (Ga.) College, Findlay (Ohio) University, Lake Erie (Ohio) College, Limestone College, Lindenwood (Mo.) University and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke will each wrestle in four matches in Eleazer Arena. Live point-by-point scoring will be made available for all matches, with live video of Newberry matches. Session One - 10 a.m. Mat 1 Newberry vs. Cumberland LS | V Mat 2 Lindenwood vs. Lake Erie LS Mat 3 UNC Pembroke vs. Findlay LS Mat 4 Limestone vs. Darton LS Session Two - Noon Mat 1 Newberry vs. Findlay LS | V Mat 2 Lindenwood vs. Darton LS Mat 3 UNC Pembroke vs. Cumberland LS Mat 4 Limestone vs. Lake Erie LS Session Three - 2 p.m. Mat 1 Newberry vs. Darton LS | V Mat 2 Lindenwood vs. Cumberland LS Mat 3 UNC Pembroke vs. Lake Erie LS Mat 4 Limestone vs. Findlay LS Session Four - 4 p.m. Mat 1 Newberry vs. Lake Erie LS | V Mat 2 Lindenwood vs. Findlay LS Mat 3 UNC Pembroke vs. Darton LS Mat 4 Limestone vs. Cumberland LS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2013 Super Region I Duals schedule announced 10/5/2012 NEWBERRY - The 2013 Super Region I Duals pairings and mat assignments have been announced by Newberry College. The event will be held in Newberry's Eleazer Arena and historic MacLean Gymnasium on Friday, January 25, and Saturday, January 26. The event will be spread out over six mats in six sessions, with four mats in Eleazer and two mats in MacLean. The event will mark the first intercollegiate competition in MacLean since the opening of Eleazer in 1981. The first two sessions will take place Friday, with the other four sessions on Saturday. The event will be followed by a South Atlantic Conference basketball doubleheader vs. Tusculum with the women's game at 6 p.m. and the men's contest at 8 p.m. Joining Newberry in the event are Super Region I teams Anderson University, Belmont Abbey (N.C.) College, East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University, Kutztown (Pa.) University, Limestone College, Mercyhurst (Pa.) College, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Ohio Valley (W. Va.) University, the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, Shippensburg (Pa.) University and West Liberty (W. Va.) University. Also in the event is Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) University from Super Region II. Live point-by-point scoring will be available for all matches, with live video available for Newberry matches. Session One - Friday, 5 p.m. Mat 1 Newberry vs. Seton Hill LS | V Mat 2 UNC Pembroke vs. Kutztown LS Mat 3 East Stroudsburg vs. Ohio Valley LS Mat 4 Anderson vs. Mercyhurst LS Session Two - Friday, 7 p.m. Mat 1 Newberry vs. Pitt-Johnstown LS | V Mat 2 UNC Pembroke vs. Seton Hill LS Mat 3 Belmont Abbey vs. Shippensburg LS Mat 4 Anderson vs. West Liberty LS Session Three - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Mat 1 Limestone vs. Pitt-Johnstown LS Mat 2 UNC Pembroke vs. West Liberty LS Mat 3 Ouachita Baptist vs. Shippensburg LS Mat 4 Belmont Abbey vs. Mercyhurst LS Mat 5 Anderson vs. East Stroudsburg LS Mat 6 Kutztown vs. Ohio Valley LS Session Four - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Mat 1 Newberry vs. East Stroudsburg LS | V Mat 2 Belmont Abbey vs. Pitt-Johnstown LS Mat 3 Limestone vs. Seton Hill LS Mat 4 Ouachita Baptist vs. West Liberty LS Mat 5 Kutztown vs. Anderson LS Mat 6 Mercyhurst vs. Ohio Valley LS Session Five - Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Mat 1 Newberry vs. West Liberty LS | V Mat 2 UNC Pembroke vs. Pitt-Johnstown LS Mat 3 Ouachita Baptist vs. East Stroudsburg LS Mat 4 Limestone vs. Mercyhurst LS Mat 5 Anderson vs. Seton Hill LS Mat 6 Shippensburg vs. Ohio Valley LS Session Six - Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Mat 1 Newberry vs. Ohio Valley LS | V Mat 2 UNC Pembroke vs. Mercyhurst LS Mat 3 Ouachita Baptist vs. Kutztown LS Mat 4 West Liberty vs. Belmont Abbey LS Mat 5 Shippensburg vs. Limestone LS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Stratford Invitational on December 22nd is cancelled. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wrestling coaches and fans in SC, I am a huge South Carolina Gamecock fan but I have no problem saying this..... "We need to all pitch in to help Clemson Wrestling!!!" Are you aware that there are now more wrestlers in South Carolina than the great wrestling state of Oklahoma? Are you aware that there are now more wrestlers in North Carolina than the great wrestling state of Pennsylvania? Wrestling in the south has grown tremendously the last decade and it is time to bring back a program from a BCS conference school. Clemson is trying to be the first to do so and they feel like once they do this, other schools will begin to follow! Clemson's biggest obstacle with getting the program back has been the issue of facilities. However, recent developments within the Clemson athletic program and future plans for expansion have led the Friends of Clemson Wrestling to believe this will no longer be an obstacle. SO WHAT CAN WE THE SC WRESTLING COMMUNITY DO? It is pretty simple. The Friends of Clemson Wrestling organization would like to have a large turnout for their event at Clemson on October 19th. Last year they had 150 people in attendance and this year they would like to show the Board of Trustees and Atheltic Department how much support there is out there for Clemson Wrestling. So please see the attached forms and consider attending this event. If you know someone in your community who wrestled at Clemson please get this information to them. If you are a High School or Middle School coach and you have a very supportive family of the sport of wrestling then get this email out to them. We basically would like to see Mike and Tim flooded with requests to attend the event on October 19th to continue all of the positive momentum that is headed in the direction of Clemson bringing back wrestling. The FCW Steering Committee in case anyone wants additional info: Matt Marcenelle - mattmarcenelle@yahoo.com Tim Morrissey - tmorrissey190@yahoo.com Brad Gregory - tbglexsc@gmail.com Frank DeVita Or Find us on Facebook: Friends of Clemson Wrestling - the Event is up to date Thank you for your help and I hope to see you out there on the 19th of October for the Friends of Clemson Wrestling event. Tommy Bell SCACA Secretary/Treasurer 2012 Clemson Wrestling Reunion - Invite (ZIP file)
2012 Clemson Wrestling Reunion - Stephen Neal Bio (ZIP file)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- September 12, 2012 HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College announced today that it will add men’s wrestling as an intercollegiate sport beginning in the 2013-14 academic year. Wrestling brings the number of Coker’s NCAA Division II programs to 17. "Wrestling offers us the unique opportunity to offer a sport that has broad appeal in the Pee Dee region, yet is also wildly popular outside of South Carolina as well,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt. “We look forward to adding another athletic program designed to help us meet the aggressive enrollment growth and diversity goals outlined in our strategic plan." The Cobras’ wrestling team will operate as an independent program with no conference affiliation. "Bringing the sport of wrestling to Coker greatly advances the experience for our student-athletes,” said Lynn Griffin, vice president of athletics and facilities. “Wrestling has a wonderful tradition of being a competitive individual sport, and it’s one we feel will thrive on our campus and within the area." The search for a head coach begins immediately. Wrestling becomes the fourth sport added since Griffin took her post at Coker in 2010. Others were men’s lacrosse (2011-12), men’s volleyball (2012-13) and women’s lacrosse (2013-14). Coker is the 57th Division II institution to offer men’s wrestling. "The leadership of Dr. Wyatt and Dr. Griffin has been nothing short of excellent, and I’m glad to see Coker College embrace this great opportunity,” said Stan Bikulege, a member of the Coker College Board of Trustees. “Speaking as a father of a wrestler, I know first-hand the values and lessons taught on the wrestling mat are tough to duplicate. It was a no-brainer for the board to approve this decision." Wrestling, a winter sport, will have its first match in November 2013. Although the South Atlantic Conference, which Coker begins to compete in next year, does not sponsor wrestling as a conference sport, longtime opponents and fellow SAC members Anderson and Newberry offer wrestling. About Coker College Coker College has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,200 students and offers 50 areas of study. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Association of Schools of Music and the South Carolina Board of Education. Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach. For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- How long has it been since a major BCS University has added a D-1 wrestling program? Clemson University is tracking to be the first in decades. The reason: because it just makes sense! But, we still have work to do and we (the wrestling community in general) must continue to present ourselves as a cohesive, respectful, and professional group. We believe wrestling is second to none in equipping young athletes with the work ethic, determination, and self confidence to defend and lead our country in all aspects of life. The Friends of Clemson Wrestling is hosting the 5th Annual FCW Reunion on Friday, Oct 19th in Clemson. I have attached the Event Invite and Bio of our Keynote Speaker. We have reached the point in our process (of getting wrestling reinstated at Clemson) where it is appropriate and vital to engage the support of our SC High School Wrestling Coaches, wrestlers and families. The steering committee wants everyone in the wrestling community to know that we need your support and this group is not limited to Clemson alumni. This is a “wrestling” endeavor that will positively affect the entire SC Wrestling community. To attend, please be sure to contact John Seketa (IN ADVANCE) because he needs to make arrangements for the numbers. Cost: $20 / adult, $7 / child (buffet dinner). T-shirts available for $5, John needs to know the sizes in advance. John Seketa (864) 656-1923, seketaj@clemson.edu Details about the event: Time, Location, Attire are included on the attached invite below. Speakers include: 1. Keynote Speaker: Stephen Neal (2X NCAA Champ, 4X AA, World Champ, and 3X Super Bowl champ with NE Patriots) 2. Clemson AD, Terry Don Phillips 3. SC State Senator Larry Grooms 4. Clemson BOT Member Nicky McCarter 5. Clemson Assoc AD, Billy D’Andrea 6. Members of the Friends of Clemson Wrestling Steering Committee We look forward to seeing you there!! Tim Morrissey 864-275-3161 2012 Clemson Wrestling Reunion - Invite (ZIP file)
2012 Clemson Wrestling Reunion - Stephen Neal Bio (ZIP file)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The South Carolina Wrestling Coaches Association is proud to announce the 2013 North South All Star Coaches. The South Carolina All Star wrestling match is the 4th longest running All Star wrestling event in the country. Congratulations to these coaches. North Team Coaches: Randy Twigg- Ridge View Chad Nelson- Greer Sean McNinney- Powdersville Ed Purdy- McCracken South Team Coaches: Darryl Tucker- Summerville Eric Pack- Swansea John Morello- Aynor Larry Long- Bamberg-Erhardt For any questions you can contact: Greg Brewer Chemistry Teacher Head Wrestling Coach Assistant Football Coach Greenwood High School BREWERG@gwd50.org ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jason Valek’s Preseason Academy At Newberry College * For wrestlers of all ages and skill levels * Learn fundamentals of wrestling from technique, mat strategy, mental awareness, and work ethic, as well as advanced techniques that have helped make Newberry Wrestling an NCAA powerhouse * Receive individual attention needed to improve wrestling skills Starts: Sunday, September 16, 2012 Dates: Sundays: September 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 3-5PM Price: $10 per Session or $50 for All Sessions (savings of $20) Location: Newberry College Wrestling Room 1106 Harrington St. Newberry, SC, 29108 Contact: Jason Valek, Head Wrestling Coach Newberry College 803-321-5659 (Office) 803-321-5604 (Fax) jason.valek@newberry.edu Clinicians: Jason Valek –Valek has produced 26 All-Americans, three NCAA D-II national champions, and has sent 47 individuals to the national tournament. Newberry is the five time NCAA Division II Super Region champions, three-time NWCA National Duals runners up, and NCAA D-II national runners up. Valek has amassed over 135 career wins ranking him 12th in the alltime records in seven short years. Kelly Revells - The Summerville native is going into his seventh season as an assistant with Newberry College. Revells was a NJCAA National Champion at Lassen College in 1997 and a two-time NCAA Division I national qualifier at Eastern Illinois University. Bryant Blanton - A four time National Qualifier, 3X All-American and 2010 National Champion, Blanton holds the Newberry record for both career falls and falls in a season, as well as first in all-time wins. Matt Oliver - Four-time National Qualifier and 2009 All-American has amassed over 100 wins during his time at Newberry College. He owns the Newberry career record for major decisions and his four full seasons all ranking among the school’s top 10 all-time. Newberry College Wrestlers - Including two time national runner up B.J. Young, All-Americans Taylor Knapp and Travis Sheehy, Junior College National Champion Jeff Vesta and NCAA Qualifier Deral Brown and many other current Newberry College Wrestlers. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wolves excited about impressive 2012-13 recruiting class 9/6/2012 NEWBERRY - The Newberry College wrestling team welcomes 22 new Wolves to its roster in one of its most highly-touted recruiting classes ever. The "new kids on the block" range from super-hyped freshmen to battle-proven college transfers, and the Wolves' staff is excited about the competition in the room and the depth on the roster that will help the Newberry grapplers build on last season's fifth straight Super Region I championship, National Duals runner-up finish and fifth place NCAA tournament finish. Weight Class Breakdown: 125: This weight class, along with the 2012-13 recruiting class is highlighted by Neosho County CC transfer Jeff Vesta from Manhattan, Kan. Vesta is a junior college national champion and high school state champion, and looks to add to his résumé while here at Newberry. The battle for the starting position at 125 lbs. promises to be highly contested with the addition of freshmen Nicholas Lankford and Ethan Nobles who each experienced a multitude of success in high school, and come into Newberry's room looking for mat time. Lankford is a two-time state champion from Braselton, Ga., who will not take a backseat to anyone quietly. Lankford is as hungry as any freshman on the team, and brings a funky style to the table, which will keep him in some tough matches. Nobles is also a two-time state champion from Aynor, S.C. This hard-nosed freshman earned All-America honors at the prestigious Disney Duals this past summer, and will push for the starting nod. Other freshmen at 125 lbs. include state placer, Gregory Altamirano from Virginia and Louis Biles from Irmo, S.C. Altamirano and Biles are both determined and accomplished wrestlers who look to redshirt this season to build on their future and help the team in a practice setting as they continue to develop. 133: A duo of freshman at this weight may make a splash in the Wolves' lineup. Virgil Toms and Derek Rothermel step in as potential starters and look to fill the void left by NCAA All-American Matt Oliver. Toms, an Ocala, Fla., native, finished his senior season as an individual state champion as well as a member of a state championship team. His winning habits will add to his value as a Wolf. Rothermel is from Myrtle Beach, S.C., and is a talented Pennsylvania transfer, whose high school career was capped with a runner-up finish at the South Carolina state championships at 152 lbs. The size and strength of Derek's competition should have been good preparation for college, and Derek looks to push for the starting spot at 133 lbs. 141: Backing up two-time NCAA runner-up B.J. Young will be decided by two talented freshmen. Codi Rothermel, twin brother of 133 lb. freshman Derek Rothermel, looks to add depth at 141 lbs. The other capable newcomer at this weight is Cain Finch, from Jefferson, Ga. Finch is another proven leader who not only won an individual state title, but led his team to a state championship as well. 149: A trio of solid wrestlers rounds out the Wolves' recruiting class at 149 lbs., led by transfer Shawn Landgraff of Limestone College. A native of Weeki Wachee, Fla., Landgraff capped his high school career with a state championship, and brings the experience he gained in Gaffney down to Newberry. Landgraff will be joined in challenging for the starting spot by freshmen Dyllan Greene and Dalton Carroll. Greene is a three-time Georgia state champion from Watkinsville, while Anniston, Ala., native Carroll's impressive high school resume includes four state titles. 157: A single freshman was brought in at 157 lbs., but this weight class is not without talent. Dominick Davis, a freshman from Chester, S.C., captured the 152 lbs. state championship with a pinfall in his finals match. Davis' athleticism and agility will make the battle for the 157 lbs. spot an interesting one. 165: Chapin High School's career pinfalls leader Scott Swindell joins the Wolves' squad at 165 lbs. Swindell is a S.C. state champion, and could crack the lineup as a void was left by the graduation of two-time national qualifier, Sean Byrnes. 174: Joining his Chapin High School teammate, Cody Brundage will bring his talents to add depth to a weight class that returns All-American, Travis Sheehy. Brundage ended his high school career with an appearance in the state championship finals, and has readied himself to begin a successful collegiate career as well. 197: Another experienced and proven competitor joins the Newberry roster in the form of Nassau CC transfer and junior college All-American Kyle Folk-Freund. A New York collegiate All-State selection, Folk-Freund could have a healthy shot a cracking the lineup and wearing the scarlet and gray in competition as the Wolves' starter. 285: Half a dozen new recruits are vying for the task of replacing two-time All-American Jake Elkins at the heavyweight spot. The only 2012-13 recruit with collegiate experience is no stranger to the ways of the Wolf. Harrison Honeycutt, a native of Charlotte, N.C., transfers to Newberry from the Wolfpack of North Carolina State. Honeycutt is a multiple-time high school All-American and was a highly touted recruit before signing with N.C. State, where he gained some solid experience as a true freshman. A host of youngsters rounds out the recruiting class at 285 lbs. David Ratliff of Beaufort, S.C., is a prototypical heavyweight, who captured All-America honors at the Disney Duals this summer to add to his two state titles. Asa Gossett is another two-time state champion from Lexington, S.C., and adds a wealth of talent and ability to the mix in head coach Jason Valek's search for a starter at heavyweight. Craig Burton of Surfside Beach, S.C., Gregory Jarque of Spring Hill, Fla., and Irmo, S.C.'s Cameron Heller will look to add depth to a traditionally shallow weight class for the Wolves, and possibly redshirt to lengthen their career and develop the size to compete at this weight. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Valek named to NCAA Division II Wrestling Committee 9/11/2012 INDIANAPOLIS - Newberry College head wrestling coach Jason Valek has been appointed to the NCAA Division II Wrestling Comittee as recently announced by the national office. Valek's service on the committee began earlier this month and he will serve through September of 2016. Valek is also the president of the Division II Wrestling Coaches Association and has been elected to the Board of Directors for the National Wrestling Coaches Association. Entering his eighth season at the helm of the Newberry wrestling program and its seventh as an NCAA Division II program, Valek has led the Wolves from infancy to their current powerhouse status. Newberry has won the last five Super Region I championships, finished in the top eight at the NCAA Division II National Tournament for five straight seasons and finished in the top four at the last four NWCA National Duals tournaments. The scarlet and gray have posted a 115-29-2 (.795) dual record as an NCAA program and have had 26 NCAA Division II All-Americans and three Division II National Champions in six seasons. Valek Year-by-Year Year Duals Region National 2004-05 11-4 (Club) 2005-06 6-11 8th 24th 2006-07 17-5-1 5th 25th 2007-08 16-7 1st 8th 2008-09 23-2 1st 2nd 2009-10 18-4 1st 8th 2010-11 18-3-1 1st 6th 2011-12 17-1 1st 5th Totals 126-37-2 (115-29-2 as NCAA) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Coach Tom Rinehart is still the head wrestling coach and point of contact at Irmo. For scheduling, questions, etc. he can be reached at therineo66@sc.rr.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2012 FALL WRESTLING CLINIC at Dorman H.S. 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 21 Finalist/14 State Champs (2012 HS State Championships) Schedule: Saturday, Sept. 29 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 Location Dorman High School 1050 Cavalier Way Roebuck, SC 29376 Ages 6th-12th grades Saturday, September 29 Detach below and return/mail with payment to: Chad Singleton, 1225 Cavalier Way, Roebuck, SC 29376 Name_______________________________Grade__________School______________ Emergency Contact____________________Phone #____________________________ Early Registration $40.00 (received by Wed. September 26) Walk-In Registration $45.00 ******Cash or Checks payable to: Lee Roper****** ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Coaches, Start your season off right and attend this "National Champion Preseason Clinic!" Sponsored by the BRAVES WRESTLING CLUB! Between our 4 featured clinicians, 2 of them are NCAA Division II National Champs, 1 is an Jr College National Champ and former Big 12 Runner up for OSU and wrestled under John Smith, 1 is a 2x Division II NCAA National Runner up, and 2 of these wrestlers will be preseason ranked #1 in the Nation for Division II wrestling this year in their respected weight class.... I have attached the Brochure to this email, please check it out, it has all the information you need on there. The Clinic is only $45 a wrestler for the whole day (3 sessions), but if you pre register, IT'S ONLY $30 FOR THE DAY!!! Clinic will be held at Sumter High School on Oct 27th! Please contact me if you have any questions. Thanks for your support and I look forward to helping your team achieve their goals! Sincerely, -- J.Karl Reed Future Graduate Assistant Wrestling Coach at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Clinician at The Braves Wrestling Club Former Newberry College Wrestling Team Member 2007-2012 Cell: 856-266-0376 karl.reed1088@gmail.com Alt Email: Karl.Reed@newberry.edu ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fall Wrestling Clinic Sunday, October 7 Hosted by Lake Norman High School 186 Doolie Road Mooresville, NC 28117 (Auxiliary Gym) Lake Norman Wrestling will be hosting Nate Yetzer, Head Wrestling Coach at Ferrum College and former Virginia Tech Assistant Coach for a Fall Wrestling Clinic. There will be one technique session and one college style practice consisting of hard drill and live wrestling run by Coach Yetzer. We will be focusing on high percentage leg attacks, getting off the bottom, and getting some good hard matches. Don’t miss a great chance to prepare for the upcoming season and the Super 32. This clinic is open to any wrestler, regardless of skill level or location. This is a great chance to showcase yourself and be recruited by the Southeast’s newest college wrestling program! Schedule 11:30am-12pm: Registration 12pm-2pm: Technique Session 2:30pm-4:30pm: Hard Drill/Live Wrestling Clinician Nate Yetzer Ferrum College, Head Coach Former Virginia Tech Assistant Coach NCAA All-America, Edinboro University Three Time NCAA Qualifier Ohio State Champion $40 Registration Fee Checks must be made out to Lake Norman Wildcat Wrestling Please contact Morgan Fore, Head Wrestling Coach at Lake Norman High, with any questions or to reserve your spot, (704) 746-2547 or morgan_fore@hotmail.com. We are limiting our clinic to the first 50 wrestlers; please reserve your space early. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Valek and Revells involved at NWCA Convention 8/8/2012 FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Newberry College head wrestling coach Jason Valek and head assistant wrestling coach Kelly Revells recently attended the 2012 National Wrestling Coaches' Association Convention, where both were heavily involved. Valek was a keynote presenter for a session at the convention, presenting "How to Build a Sustainable Program From the Ground Up" with 2011 NWCA National Coach of the Year Mark Cody of the University of Oklahoma. Valek is definitely an expert on the subject, as Newberry's only head coach in an eight-year history which has a dual winning percentage of .789 (126-33-2) overall and .795 (115-29-2) as a Division II program with five straight Super Region I titles. Valek and Revells also received their diplomas from the NWCA Leadership Academy in conjunction with Michigan State University. The purpose of this Academy is to utilize peer group discussion among college coaches, athletic administrators and CEOs to develop best practices for protecting and strengthening intercollegiate wrestling programs through this challenging economy. Further, the NWCA wants to help coaches better align their programs with educational values. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congratulations to T.J. Dudley (Irmo), Jordan Wigger (Summerville and Alex Roberts (Hillcrest) on making Junior Freestyle All-American at Fargo! 2012 Junior Freestyle All-Americans with individual and medal round results below 100: 1st: Tanner Rohweder (Iowa) dec. Carlos Fuentez (Illinois), 1-0, 2-1 3rd: Jabari Moody (Illinois) dec. Noah Ajram (Iowa), 2-4, 2-1, 7-4 5th: Payton Gutierrez (Ohio) dec. Brock George (Utah), 3-0, 5-2 7th: Sean Nickell (California) dec. Alex Roberts (South Carolina), 6-0, 2-8, 3-3 113: 1st: Tommy Thorn (Minnesota) dec. Adrian Cordova (Colorado), 2-0, 6-0 3rd: Ronnie Bresser III (Oregon) dec. Jordan Wigger (South Carolina), 2-0, 4-6, 5-1 5th: Brent Fleetwood (Delaware) dec. Adam Burchett (Washington), 5-0, 0-1, 5-2 7th: Aaron Assad (Ohio) dec. Alijah Jeffrey (Iowa), 1-0, 3-1 195: 1st: Sam Brooks (Illinois) pinned Broc Berge (Minnesota), 3-1, 0:32 3rd: Ryan Solomon (Pennsylvania) dec. Timothy Dudley (South Carolina), 5-1, 2-1 5th: Willie Miklus (Iowa) pinned Colt Castlebury (Kansas), 1:31 7th: Ray O`Donnell (Pennsylvania) dec. Alex Bambic (Arizona), 5-1, 1-4, 2-1 South Carolina inidividual results: 2012 USAW Junior Freestyle Nationals Results for South Carolina Junior-100 - Alex Roberts's place is 8th. Match #1 Jabari Moody (Illinois) over Alex Roberts (South Carolina) Dec 7-5,7-0 Match #2 Alex Roberts (South Carolina) over Josh Jensen (Utah) Fall 1:52 Match #3 Payton Gutierrez (Ohio) over Alex Roberts (South Carolina) Dec 3-1,7-0 Match #4 Sean Nickell (California) over Alex Roberts (South Carolina) Dec 6-0,2-8,3-3 Junior-113 - Jordan Wigger's place is 4th. Match #1 Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) over Devin Poppen (Oregon) TF 7-0,6-0 Match #2 Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) over Brandon Acevedo (Arizona) TF 7-0,7-0 Match #3 Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) over Brandon Kahlenbeck (Ohio) Fall 0:17 Match #4 Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) over Cheick Ndiaye (New York) TF 6-0,6-0 Match #5 Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) received a bye. Match #6 Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) over Max Malave (Illinois) Fall 0:18 Match #7 Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) over Brent Fleetwood (Delaware) Dec 2-2,6-0 Match #8 Adrian Cordova (Colorado) over Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) Dec 3-0,1-0 Match #9 Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) over Brent Fleetwood (Delaware) Dec 2-2,0-6 Match #10 Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) received a bye. Match #11 Ronnie Bresser III (Oregon) over Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) Dec 2-0,4-6,5-1 Junior-120 - Label Lewis's place is unknown. Match #1 Label Lewis (South Carolina) over AJ Rees (Colorado) Dec 6-8,3-3,4-4 Match #2 Label Lewis (South Carolina) over Mark Andrews (Arkansas) Dec 7-0,6-4 Match #3 Michael Bedard (North Carolina) over Label Lewis (South Carolina) TF 1-7,8-1,9-3 Match #4 Zac Hall (Michigan) over Label Lewis (South Carolina) Fall 6-0,0:58 Junior-120 - Jonathan Johnson's place is unknown. Match #1 Nate Thomas (Minnesota) over Jonathan Johnson (South Carolina) Dec 6-0,4-1 Match #2 Jonathan Johnson (South Carolina) over Chase Green (Idaho) Dec 5-0,6-1 Match #3 Jonathan Johnson (South Carolina) over Jerry Trujillo (Colorado) Dec 5-1,2-6,3-0 Match #4 Jonathan Johnson (South Carolina) over Brice Gorsline (Nevada) Dec 6-0,3-1 Match #5 Barlow McGhee (Illinois) over Jonathan Johnson (South Carolina) Dec 1-0,3-0 Junior-145 - Christopher Bloch's place is unknown. Match #1 Phil Downing (Colorado) over Christopher Bloch (South Carolina) Fall 8-0,0:28 Match #2 Wayne Voss (Minnesota) over Christopher Bloch (South Carolina) TF 6-0,6-0 Junior-160 - Dennis Flores's place is unknown. Match #1 Austin Dewey (Idaho) over Dennis Flores (South Carolina) Dec 1-1,6-0 Match #2 David Brunk (Oregon) over Dennis Flores (South Carolina) Dec 0-3,2-1,7-3 Junior-160 - Daquon Wilson's place is unknown. Match #1 Daquon Wilson (South Carolina) over Derek White (Oklahoma) Dec 1-0,0-3,1-0 Match #2 Nick Wanzek (Minnesota) over Daquon Wilson (South Carolina) TF 7-0,6-0 Match #3 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Daquon Wilson (South Carolina) Dec 6-3,7-0 Junior-195 - Timothy Dudley's place is 4th. Match #1 Timothy Dudley (South Carolina) over Mitch Sliga (Indiana) Dec 3-2,6-1 Match #2 Timothy Dudley (South Carolina) over Kevin Roper (Illinois) Dec 6-0,8-5 Match #3 Timothy Dudley (South Carolina) over Frank Mattiace (New Jersey) Dec 7-1,3-2 Match #4 Timothy Dudley (South Carolina) over Eugene Martin (South Dakota) TF 7-1,8-1 Match #5 Timothy Dudley (South Carolina) over Tyler Cormier (Washington) Dec 1-1,5-0 Match #6 Timothy Dudley (South Carolina) over Colt Castlebury (Kansas) Fall 0-1,0:44 Match #7 Timothy Dudley (South Carolina) over Brandon Larson (North Dakota) Dec 4-1,2-0 Match #8 Timothy Dudley (South Carolina) received a bye. Match #9 Timothy Dudley (South Carolina) over Colt Castlebury (Kansas) Fall 0-1,0:44 Match #10 Sam Brooks (Illinois) over Timothy Dudley (South Carolina) Dec 4-0,4-0 Match #11 Ryan Solomon (Pennsylvania) over Timothy Dudley (South Carolina) Dec 5-1,2-1 Team scores (S.C. #18 ... the top Southeastern team and considerably fewer entries): Team Name - Wrestler Count Team Points 1. Illinois, IL - 58 IL 63.00 2. Iowa, IA - 49 IA 51.00 3. Minnesota, MN - 53 MN 48.00 4. Pennsylvania, PA - 49 PA 40.00 5. Michigan, MI - 26 MI 26.00 6. New York, NY - 41 NY 26.00 7. Missouri, MO - 40 MO 24.00 8. California, CA - 58 CA 23.00 9. Ohio, OH - 48 OH 22.00 10. New Jersey, NJ - 26 NJ 21.00 11. Maryland, MD - 30 MD 17.00 12. Colorado, CO - 33 CO 16.00 13. Idaho, ID - 24 ID 14.00 14. Indiana, IN - 29 IN 14.00 15. Wisconsin, WI - 43 WI 14.00 16. Arizona, AZ - 28 AZ 13.00 17. Washington, WA - 40 WA 12.00 18. South Carolina, SC - 8 SC 11.00 19. Texas, TX - 16 TX 11.00 20. Florida, FL - 19 FL 10.00 21. Oklahoma, OK - 28 OK 10.00 22. New Mexico, NM - 4 NM 8.00 23. Oregon, OR - 22 OR 8.00 24. Georgia, GA - 19 GA 7.00 25. Utah, UT - 25 UT 6.00 26. Virginia, VA - 21 VA 5.00 27. Delaware, DE - 2 DE 4.00 28. North Carolina, NC - 36 NC 4.00 29. Wyoming, WY - 12 WY 4.00 30. Kansas, KS - 26 KS 3.00 31. West Virginia, WV - 5 WV 3.00 32. Hawaii, HI - 9 HI 2.00 33. Alabama, AL - 6 AL 0.00 34. Alaska, AK - 2 AK 0.00 35. Arkansas, AR - 26 AR 0.00 36. Connecticut, CT - 9 CT 0.00 37. Kentucky, KY - 4 KY 0.00 38. Louisiana, LA - 8 LA 0.00 39. Maine, ME - 0 ME 0.00 40. Massachusetts, MA - 11 MA 0.00 41. Montana, MT - 4 MT 0.00 42. Nebraska, NE - 8 NE 0.00 43. Nevada, NV - 12 NV 0.00 44. North Dakota, ND - 16 ND 0.00 45. Puerto Rico - 1 0.00 46. South Dakota, SD - 7 SD 0.00 47. Tennessee, TN - 7 TN 0.00 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congratulations to B.J. Hurst (Fort Mill) on making Cadet Freestyle All-American at Fargo! 2012 Cadet Freestyle All-American with individual and medal round results below 195: 1st: Lance Benick (Minnesota) tech. fall Landon Pelham (Michigan), 7-0, 6-0 3rd: Mario Galvan (Kansas) dec. Robert Enmon (Florida), 1-0, 1-2, 1-0 5th: BJ Hurst (South Carolina) dec. Dennis Breeding (Ohio), 0-8, 2-1, 1-1 7th: Matthew Olauson (Maryland) tech. fall Chris Tangora (New York), 6-0, 6-0 South Carolina inidividual results: 2012 USAW Cadet Freestyle Nationals Results for South Carolina Cadet-88 - Caleb O`Quinn's place is unknown. Match #1 Michael Doetsch (Maryland) over Caleb O`Quinn (South Carolina) Fall 7-0,0:17 Match #2 Noah Gratias (Iowa) over Caleb O`Quinn (South Carolina) TF 6-0,7-1 Cadet-94 - Rian Burris's place is unknown. Match #1 Chris Cuccolo (New York) over Rian Burris (South Carolina) Dec 7-2,5-0 Match #2 Tanner Cox (Utah) over Rian Burris (South Carolina) TF 6-0,6-0 Cadet-120 - Jake Stong's place is unknown. Match #1 Dante Rodriguez (Nebraska) over Jake Stong (South Carolina) Dec 5-1,6-0 Match #2 Parker Bruno (Texas) over Jake Stong (South Carolina) Dec 6-0,6-8,3-3 Cadet-145 - Nigel Bostic's place is unknown. Match #1 Nigel Bostic (South Carolina) over Benjamin Alford (Washington) Fall 2-0,1:50 Match #2 Nicholas Villarreal (California) over Nigel Bostic (South Carolina) Fall 0:37 Match #3 Dakota Hoffman (Michigan) over Nigel Bostic (South Carolina) Dec 3-0,6-1 Cadet-195 - BJ Hurst's place is 5th. Match #1 BJ Hurst (South Carolina) over Hunter Dunn (Michigan) Dec 4-3,0-3,7-2 Match #2 BJ Hurst (South Carolina) over Matthew Simmons (Indiana) Fall 6-0,0:33 Match #3 BJ Hurst (South Carolina) over Matthew Olauson (Maryland) Fall 0-1,0:36 Match #4 BJ Hurst (South Carolina) over Tim Grote (Illinois) Dec 7-0,6-1 Match #5 Robert Enmon (Florida) over BJ Hurst (South Carolina) Fall 1:51 Match #6 BJ Hurst (South Carolina) received a bye. Match #7 Lance Benick (Minnesota) over BJ Hurst (South Carolina) TF 7-0,7-0 Match #8 Robert Enmon (Florida) over BJ Hurst (South Carolina) Fall 1:51 Match #9 BJ Hurst (South Carolina) over Dennis Breeding (Ohio) Dec 0-8,2-1,1-1 Cadet-220 - Kyle Burton's place is unknown. Match #1 Dalton Campbell (Alabama) over Kyle Burton (South Carolina) Dec 3-1,4-4,4-0 Match #2 Noah Fleckenstein (Illinois) over Kyle Burton (South Carolina) Fall 0-1,5-3,0:38 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congratulations to Jordan Wigger (Summerville and Alex Roberts (Hillcrest) on making Junior Greco-Roman All-American at Fargo! 2012 Junior Greco-Roman All-Americans with individual and medal round results below 100: 1st: Jabari Moody (Illinois) dec. J.J. McClelland (Wisconsin), 1-0, 3-1 3rd: Austin Ryan (Illinois) dec. Shaun Ramey (Illinois), 3-2, 1-0 5th: Tyler Schilling (Oregon) dec. Alex Roberts (South Carolina), 5-1, 7-0 7th: Jordan Lind (Illinois) pinned Cody Jensen (Utah), 1:01 113: 1st: Jarred Oftedahl (Minnesota) dec. Javier Vieyra (Kansas), 1-2, 1-0, 1-0 3rd: Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) dec. Johnson Mai (California), 0-2, 2-0, 6-0 5th: Hunter Kelley (Georgia) won by forfeit over Ronnie Bresser III (Oregon) 7th: Wyatt Scribner (Washington) pinned Josh Antoine (New York), 2-0, 1:09 South Carolina inidividual results: 2012 USAW Junior Greco Nationals Results for South Carolina Junior-100 - Alex Roberts's place is 6th. Match #1 Alex Roberts (South Carolina) received a bye. Match #2 Jabari Moody (Illinois) over Alex Roberts (South Carolina) Dec 1-1,2-0 Match #3 Alex Roberts (South Carolina) over Cody Jensen (Utah) Dec 6-2,2-0 Match #4 Shaun Ramey (Illinois) over Alex Roberts (South Carolina) Dec 1-0,2-0 Match #5 Alex Roberts (South Carolina) received a bye. Match #6 Jabari Moody (Illinois) over Alex Roberts (South Carolina) Dec 1-1,2-0 Match #7 Tyler Schilling (Oregon) over Alex Roberts (South Carolina) Dec 5-1,7-0 Junior-113 - Jordan Wigger's place is 3rd. Match #1 Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) over Ky Webb (Idaho) TF 6-0,6-0 Match #2 Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) over Mitchell Rogaliner (Michigan) Dec 4-0,7-0 Match #3 Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) over Gionn Peralta (California) Dec 3-0,7-0 Match #4 Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) over Hunter Kelley (Georgia) Dec 5-0,7-0 Match #5 Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) received a bye. Match #6 Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) over Josh Antoine (New York) Dec 5-0,7-0 Match #7 Jarred Oftedahl (Minnesota) over Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) Fall 1:02 Match #8 Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) over Johnson Mai (California) Dec 0-2,2-0,6-0 Junior-120 - Label Lewis's place is unknown. Match #1 Joshua Breece (Oklahoma) over Label Lewis (South Carolina) TF 7-3,10-3 Match #2 Label Lewis (South Carolina) over Michael Oshea (Florida) Fall 1:33 Match #3 Label Lewis (South Carolina) over Kyle Sether (Oregon) Dec 5-1,5-1 Match #4 Brenden Calas (New Jersey) over Label Lewis (South Carolina) Dec 0-2,1-1,5-0 Junior-120 - Jonathan Johnson's place is unknown. Match #1 Travis Rice (Illinois) over Jonathan Johnson (South Carolina) Dec 1-4,3-0,1-0 Match #2 Ramon Trujillo (Colorado) over Jonathan Johnson (South Carolina) Fall 1-0,1:47 Junior-145 - Christopher Bloch's place is unknown. Match #1 Christopher Bloch (South Carolina) over Devin Zavala (Colorado) Fall 1:05 Match #2 Daniel Downes (Delaware) over Christopher Bloch (South Carolina) Dec 6-0,6-3 Match #3 Mitchell Berenz (Wisconsin) over Christopher Bloch (South Carolina) Fall 1:38 Junior-152 - Daquon Wilson's place is unknown. Match #1 T.J. Fox (Ohio) over Daquon Wilson (South Carolina) Dec 1-0,7-2 Match #2 Nick Georgean (Illinois) over Daquon Wilson (South Carolina) Fall 0:24 Junior-160 - Dennis Flores's place is unknown. Match #1 Dennis Flores (South Carolina) over Tanner Schaefer (Iowa) TF 5-0,7-0 Match #2 Dennis Flores (South Carolina) over Eric Vis (Wisconsin) Dec 0-1,3-0,3-0 Match #3 Corey Ray (Florida) over Dennis Flores (South Carolina) Dec 3-1,2-0 Match #4 Dennis Flores (South Carolina) over Khalil Abdush Shakur (Georgia) Dec 1-0,1-1 Match #5 Connor Sutton (New York) over Dennis Flores (South Carolina) Dec 3-1,1-1 Team scores (S.C. #19): Team Name - Wrestler Count Team Points 1. Illinois, IL - 62 IL 86.00 2. Iowa, IA - 30 IA 40.00 3. Pennsylvania, PA - 26 PA 40.00 4. Minnesota, MN - 38 MN 37.00 5. Wisconsin, WI - 27 WI 31.00 6. California, CA - 50 CA 30.00 7. New York, NY - 35 NY 27.00 8. Maryland, MD - 29 MD 25.00 9. Florida, FL - 20 FL 20.00 10. Kansas, KS - 25 KS 19.00 11. Washington, WA - 40 WA 17.00 12. Idaho, ID - 24 ID 15.00 13. Michigan, MI - 19 MI 15.00 14. Utah, UT - 21 UT 14.00 15. North Dakota, ND - 14 ND 13.00 16. Oklahoma, OK - 14 OK 13.00 17. Oregon, OR - 21 OR 13.00 18. Ohio, OH - 41 OH 9.00 19. South Carolina, SC - 7 SC 9.00 20. Louisiana, LA - 9 LA 8.00 21. Missouri, MO - 24 MO 8.00 22. Texas, TX - 14 TX 8.00 23. Colorado, CO - 25 CO 7.00 24. Montana, MT - 4 MT 6.00 25. Virginia, VA - 16 VA 6.00 26. Arizona, AZ - 22 AZ 5.00 27. Georgia, GA - 17 GA 5.00 28. Indiana, IN - 14 IN 4.00 29. New Mexico, NM - 4 NM 4.00 30. South Dakota, SD - 2 SD 4.00 31. Connecticut, CT - 3 CT 1.00 32. New Jersey, NJ - 9 NJ 1.00 33. Alabama, AL - 6 AL 0.00 34. Alaska, AK - 2 AK 0.00 35. Arkansas, AR - 2 AR 0.00 36. Delaware, DE - 1 DE 0.00 37. Hawaii, HI - 9 HI 0.00 38. Kentucky, KY - 3 KY 0.00 39. Maine, ME - 0 ME 0.00 40. Massachusetts, MA - 5 MA 0.00 41. Nebraska, NE - 2 NE 0.00 42. Nevada, NV - 10 NV 0.00 43. North Carolina, NC - 6 NC 0.00 44. Tennessee, TN - 4 TN 0.00 45. West Virginia, WV - 4 WV 0.00 46. Wyoming, WY - 13 WY 0.00 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congratulations to the following S.C. wrestlers on making All-American at 2012 AAU Spring Youth Nationals! Tots 2006/after - 45 2nd Place - George Maholtz of South Carolina Bantam 2004/2005 - 45 2nd Place - Jack Wyland of South Carolina 3rd Place - Davis Smalley of South Carolina 6th Place - Ethen Hogue of South Carolina Bantam 2004/2005 - 60 2nd Place - Derrick Xavier Adams of South Carolina 4th Place - Bryce Payne of South Carolina Bantam 2004/2005 - HWT 1st Place - Peyton Fisher of South Carolina Midget 2002/2003 - 65 1st Place - Tyler Byars of South Carolina Midget 2002/2003 - 70 3rd Place - Riley Augustine of South Carolina Midget 2002/2003 - 75 1st Place - Benjamin Maholtz of South Carolina 3rd Place - Walker Stephenson of South Carolina Midget 2002/2003 - 80 1st Place - Ryan Augustine of South Carolina 3rd Place - Michael Shiffer of South Carolina 6th Place - Jimmie Blake Gantt of South Carolina Midget 2002/2003 - HWT 4th Place - Cody Baldwin of South Carolina Junior 2000/2001 - 60 1st Place - Joseph Brown of South Carolina Junior 2000/2001 - 70 2nd Place - Trenton Patterson of South Carolina 3rd Place - Tyler Hunter of South Carolina Junior 2000/2001 - 80 1st Place - Chandler Smalley of South Carolina 7th Place - Griffin Hill of South Carolina Junior 2000/2001 - 85 7th Place - Deven Hogue of South Carolina Junior 2000/2001 - 90 3rd Place - Trevor Mansfield of South Carolina Junior 2000/2001 - 95 5th Place - Cole Putnam of South Carolina 6th Place - David Maholtz Jr of South Carolina Junior 2000/2001 - 105 1st Place - Drew Parker of South Carolina Junior 2000/2001 - 112 1st Place - Johnathan Parker of South Carolina Junior 2000/2001 - 120 5th Place - Jeremy Fisher of South Carolina Junior 2000/2001 - 130 2nd Place - Chase Guynup of South Carolina 4th Place - Chase Barnes of South Carolina Middle School 1997/98/99 - 70 7th Place - Jaylen Kello of South Carolina Middle School 1997/98/99 - 80 5th Place - Jacob Dambrosio of South Carolina Middle School 1997/98/99 - 105 7th Place - Christopher Murray of South Carolina Middle School 1997/98/99 - 115 5th Place - Marc Templeton of South Carolina Middle School 1997/98/99 - 120 3rd Place - Micheal Stickney of South Carolina 5th Place - William Simpson of South Carolina Middle School 1997/98/99 - 140 2nd Place - Swoope Samuel of South Carolina 3rd Place - Steven Crowder of South Carolina Middle School 1997/98/99 - 150 5th Place - Hunter Forsyth of South Carolina ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Invitation to Mats 2 Men Midlands Father/Son “beginners wrestling” Challenge SUMMER 2012 in Columbia, SC JUNE & JULY - Clubs meet on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 4 pm in Crossfit Gym & Iron Mary’s at Lexington’s Old Mill Plaza July 23-27 in Lexington - 6 pm each evening St. Stephens Lutheran Church Gym (SSLC) Lexington Baptist Family Life Center LBFLC) Wrestling & Lessons from the Life of Joseph Monday – Interest Meeting (SSLC) Tues-Thurs – Open Mats (SSLC) Friday - Open Mats (LBFLC) Saturday – Beginners Challenge Event (LBFLC) Event Challenge Registration & Weigh-ins Preregister anytime Friday 6-8pm (LBFLC) Saturday 7-8:30 am (out-of-town families only) Wrestling Begins 9:30 am Also, Mats 2 Men is doing a new wrestling coach or new feeder club retreat on January 18-19 in Dalton GA at the NCWA National Duals. For programs interested their founder, Jim Giunta is totally open to having a youth division join the wrestling there from teams around the SE. Scott Szalwinski cell number is 803-361-5007 Mats 2 Men 647 Park Rd Lexington, SC 29072 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Folk Style, Freestyle, and Greco wrestling classes offered. MMA classes are also offered. Ages 3 and up, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. Contact Info: LT (803)354-8257 and (803)446-4109 or email: hollywoodwood81@yahoo.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bryant Blanton named assistant wrestling coach Career wins leader and 2010 national champion joins staff 7/13/2012 NEWBERRY - Newberry College head wrestling coach Jason Valek has announced the hiring of Bryant Blanton, the Wolves' career wins and pins leader and 2010 NCAA Division II National Champion, as assistant coach. Blanton was a three-time Division II All-American for the scarlet and gray (2009-11) and was the 2010 Division II National Champion at 184 lbs. with a 41-8 record that season. He has two of Newberry's three 40-plus win seasons and holds the top three spots for most pins in a season. His 143 career wins and 64 career pinfalls are Newberry records and he is one of only four Newberry wrestlers to qualify for four Division II National Tournaments. Newberry was 75-16-1 in dual action with two NWCA National Duals runner-up finishes in his time on the mat. "We are excited to have Bryant back at Newberry College," Valek said. "He brings a wealth of experience and a knowledge of our program which will benefit us all. He knows what it takes to perform at the highest levels and that can do nothing but propel us forward." A 2011 Newberry graduate, Blanton went on to work as head coach at the Lowcountry Wrestling Academy and assisted with Newberry Wrestling Camps before joining the College's wrestling staff this season. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lexington H.S. loses two former wrestlers in suicide bombing in Afghanistan - Ryan Rawl and J.D. Meador ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congratulations to South Carolina's three Wrestling USA Magazine All-Americans: TJ Dudley (Irmo) - Dream Team Jordan Wigger (Summerville) - Honorable Mention Jamal Lackey (White Knoll) - Honorable Mention ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Some Youtube videos from NHSCA Nationals: 2012 NHSCA Senior Finals 195 Lbs Timothy Dudley SC vs JT Goodwin (CA) 2012 NHSCA Junior Finals 113: J.J. Johnson (SC) vs. Joshua Patrick (PA) Gage Cervenka @ NHSCA Nationals 2012 Clay Walker NHSCA Sophomore Nationals Title Bout ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- More details coming soon at SCMAT, but wanted to post the following to get these dates on the calendar: This year we are holding the 1st annual National Wrestling Hall of Fame- SC Chapter honors weekend. The HOF ceremony and induction will be on Saturday night July 21st with the HOF annual golf tournament following on Sunday July 22nd. Invitations for HOF banquet will go out next week and there will be an invitation for all SC wrestlers, Coaches and Officials posted on SCMAT.com. Course is limited so only the first 72 players will be in the tournament. We are still in need of hole sponsors and gifts. If each coach would try to get a hole sponsor from their area this could be a huge success. Below is a note from Sonny about the golf tournament. Thanks Eddie Cook National Wrestling HOF- SC Chapter. HOF Golf Tournament. Date July 22nd Time: 3:00 Shotgun start Place River Falls Golf Hwy 290 Duncan,s.c. Cost 200.00 per team. First 72 players. need each coach to get sponsor for hole cost 100.00 or gift for prizes Contact sonnyjustice@att.net or 864-384-0281 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- McLeod named NWCA All-Academic Honorable Mention Recent graduate earns award for third time 5/10/2012 MANHEIM, Pa. - Recent Newberry College graduate Steven McLeod (Gilbert, S.C.) was named an honorable mention to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic team as announced by the NWCA Thursday. McLeod graduated last weekend with a bachelor of science in mathematics, carrying a 3.11 grade point average while finishing his senior season with a 10-5 record and a career record of 39-31. This is his third season earning NWCA All-Academic honorable mention. The Division II All-Academic Wrestling Team consists of 166 student-athletes from 40 colleges and universities. Thirty-seven members were named to the first team, 45 members to the second team, and 82 were named as honorable mention. In order for a student-athlete to be nominated for the Division II All-Academic Team, they need to have a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. They must also be in at least their second full year at his school, be a varsity member on the team or a key reserve, demonstrate a degree of skill and have a minimum of two letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. "The NWCA takes pride in honoring these student-athletes each year for their accomplishments both on and off the mat. Each one of these 166 young men earning this honor have worked diligently to accomplish their goals as collegiate athletes," said Mike Moyer, NWCA Executive Director. "The NWCA Board of Directors and staff is honored to recognize these young men for the academic accomplishments and we wish them the best of luck in their futures." ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Climb to Olympics' top spot isn't easy - or for everyone - reference to S.C. team Tim Dudley of Irmo signs with Nebraska ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congratulations to South Carolina's 2012 All-Americans at the NHSCA High School Nationals! 2012 Senior Nationals 195 lbs. T.J. Dudley (Irmo) - 1st Place - National Champion Video of T.J. Dudley's pin in National Finals T.J. Dudley earned his fourth straight NHSCA High School All-American placement, a South Carolina record! 2012 Sophomore Nationals 126 lbs. Clay Walker (Eastside) - 1st Place - National Champion - Tournament Most Outstanding Wrestler Video of Clay Walker's pin in National Finals Clay Walker earned his second straight NHSCA High School All-American placement! 2012 Freshman Nationals 285 lbs. Gage Cervenka (Emerald) - 1st Place - National Champion Gage Cervenka also became the first ever Freshman HWT State Champion in South Carolina history back in February! If this level of winning continues, Cervenka could overtake Robert Quinn's elite 3 State Titles at Heavyweight. 2012 Junior Nationals 113 lbs. J.J. Johnson (Hanahan) - 2nd Place - National Runner-Up J.J. Johnson earned his second straight NHSCA High School All-American placement! 2012 Junior Nationals 220 lbs. Nate Meagher (Lexington) - 5th Place Nate Meagher earned his third straight NHSCA High School All-American placement! 2012 Freshman Nationals 145 lbs. Malik Long (Fort Mill) - 5th Place 2012 Freshman Nationals 160 lbs. Taquon Long (North Myrtle Beach) - 6th Place 2012 Middle School Nationals - A.J. Leitten - Fort Mill - 85 lbs. - 4th place 2012 Middle School Nationals - Zane Mitchell - Greenville - 90 lbs. - 4th place 2012 Middle School Nationals - Kolliin Wade - Conway - 119 lbs. - 2nd place 2012 Middle School Nationals - A.J. Alford - Hilton Head - 127 lbs. - 8th place 2012 Middle School Nationals - Talon Seitz - Bluffton - 135 lbs. - 4th place 2012 Middle School Nationals - Sam Swoope - Rock Hill - 142 lbs. - 8th place 2012 Middle School Nationals - Martin Duane - Hilton Head - 154 lbs. - 6th place 2012 Middle School Nationals - Koree Morgan - Summerville - 165 lbs. - 3rd place State Placements in the NHSCA National Tournaments: S.C. Seniors - 16th Place S.C. Juniors - 13th Place S.C. Sophomores - 16th Place S.C. Freshman - 9th Place S.C. Middle School - 6th Place NHSCA Senior Nationals - brackets, agate and team scores NHSCA Junior Nationals - brackets, agate and team scores NHSCA Sophomore Nationals - brackets, agate and team scores NHSCA Freshman Nationals - brackets, agate and team scores NHSCA Middle School Nationals - brackets, agate and team scores ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. at the Congress Center 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Team Palmetto for MS Wrestlers
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