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Falcons Fly Over Green Terror in Brunk’s 200th Win

Editor’s Note; Great to see a successful college coach recognized and the number of dual meet wins mentioned.
WESTMINSTER, Md. – No. 15 Messiah wrestling won eight of 10 matches and ran away from McDaniel on Wednesday night, 35-9. The win moved Messiah to 16-5 on the season, it also gave head coach Bryan Brunk his 200th career victory.
Big Numbers
Messiah’s strength was on display throughout, and five of their wins were by either major, tech fall, or pin. All five of those instances came in a row, too, starting with Stephen Maloney at 149. His tech fall over Scott Miser came in just 2:38, and both Matt Pangle and Jeff Hojnacki followed with pins. The win for Pangle moved him to 12-8 on the season, and it was also his eighth fall on the year. The fall was the 12th of the season for Hojnacki.
Ben Swarr (174) continued his rebound from his two-match losing streak with his third win in a row– fall, decision, and now tech fall. Derek Beitz followed with a 16-2 major.
At 197, Kyler Koser, the team’s leader in wins with 38, had the night off and Victor DeFrance took advantage by bumping up a weight to win 8-7 over Jake Pooton.
Two days before former Messiah wrestling coach Neil Turner is to be inducted into the Falcons’ Hall of Honor, his successor, Bryan Brunk, continued to push his program-record win total to new heights. His overall record is now 200-110 across 14-plus seasons, good for a win percentage of .645 that is second only to Turner (131-70; .652). Rest of the story at http://gomessiah.com/news/2018/2/14/wrestling-falcons-fly-over-green-terror-in-lopsided-win.aspx?mc_cid=715acec1ab&mc_eid=2ef7cbca4b


February 21, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Kasper Picks Up Win 100; Duke Falls to UNC

Editor’s Note; Another late season rivalry match with neighboring teams.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—Duke wrestling redshirt senior Jacob Kasper picked up his 100th career victory and 31st of the season with a dominant 16-1 technical fall at North Carolina Wednesday evening. The No. 24 Tar Heels came away with the 28-14 victory in the dual. The Blue Devils fall to 6-7 overall and 1-4 against ACC foes, while North Carolina improves to 9-10 overall and 3-2 in league action. Third-ranked Kasper closed out a tough night out in strong fashion for the Blue Devils. The Lexington, Ohio native led 1-0 after a penalty point against Andrew Gunning and then went to work and led 14-1 after two periods. He needed just 24 more seconds in the third period to earn his seventh technical fall of the year. Kasper is now 31-2 on the season and 100-36 in his career. He is on pace to break the Duke single-season wins record, needing six more victories to surpass John Barone’s mark of 36. Those six wins also would put him at second on the career wins list. Rest of the story at http://www.goduke.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=211700487&mc_cid=715acec1ab&mc_eid=2ef7cbca4b

February 21, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Girls wrestling momentum ‘incredibly strong’ after Georgia, Oregon announce plans to sanction state tournaments

Editor’s Note; Great to growth in our sport.
Rest of the story at http://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/PortalPost.jsp?TIM=1518621775912&twSessionId=qgrdxzhbltmtnci&postId=482440132&mc_cid=715acec1ab&mc_eid=2ef7cbca4b

February 21, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Pamlico’s Armstrong wins state wrestling crown

Editor’s Note; Congratulation to Coach Kevin Knox and his state champion.
Sophomore finished season 27-4
GREENSBORO – The big stage wasn’t too much for Pamlico sophomore Javon Armstrong.
Armstrong defeated Rosewood junior Nyterrius Williams 10-4 on Saturday to capture the NCHSAA 1-A state heavyweight championship at the Greensboro Coliseum. Armstrong, who was 1-2 a year ago at states, finishes the season 27-4 after beating Williams for the third time this season. Williams winds up 37-12. “It’s awesome, overwhelming,” Williams said. Williams is only the second wrestler to bring home the gold in school history, which he said was simply “awesome.” “Especially him being a sophomore and it was the first time on the big stage, not to get star struck, it’s just phenomenal,” Pamlico coach Kevin Knox said. “Speechless. I don’t know what to say about it, but it’s awesome.” Rest of the story at http://www.newbernsj.com/sports/20180217/pamlicos-armstrong-wins-state-wrestling-crown

February 19, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Editor’s Note; From just before the state tournament.
By JORDAN ANDERS, The Daily Reflector Thursday, February 15, 2018
Farmville Central senior Malik Perkins carries a 44-0 season record into the first day of the 2-A state wrestling championships today in Greensboro. Perkins chatted with Reflector prep sports beat writer Jordan Anders this week about his quest for redemption at the state level, where he has lost on the first day each of the last two years.
Q: You’re right around the corner from states. How focused are you right now?
A: I’m feeling good going into states, but I’ve been each of the last two years and I’m 0-for-1 on the first day (both years). I’m just focused on getting that first win out of the way.
Q: I want to come back to that, but I always like to start these things at the beginning, so tell me how you got into wrestling in the first place.
A: My freshman year, I was outside in weightlifting class and two wrestlers came out there and asked me if I had ever wrestled before. I said no, and we literally wrestled outside in the grass. They were like, ‘Yeah, you need to wrestle, bro,’ so I talked to (then-wrestling coach Michael) Taylor and he got me out there on the team.
Rest of the story at http://www.reflector.com/High-Schools/2018/02/15/PREP-SPOTLIGHT-Malik-Perkins.html

February 19, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Beddingfield’s King places 4th at NCHSAA 2-A championship

Editor’s Note; The first of a few articles on eastern N.C. wrestlers in the NCHSAA State Championships.
GREENSBORO — Showing resolve to battle back through the bracket after a second-round defeat to the eventual state champion, Beddingfield High senior Patrick King concluded his run as the last man standing among wrestlers from The Wilson Times readership area Saturday at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2-A championships at Greensboro Coliseum. King posted a 4-2 record in the tournament to earn a podium finish of fourth place, falling to Canon Bridges of West Lincoln via a 14-0 majority decision in the third-place match. He ended his senior campaign with a 26-7 record. Rest of the story at http://www.wilsontimes.com/stories/beddingfields-king-places-4th-at-nchsaa-2-a-championship,114464?

February 19, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

North Carolina Chapter of the National Hall of Fame Announces new Inductees

Editor’s Note; I was going to wait until the invitations were sent out before making highlighting this news. That was until I saw this banner at the state wrestling tournament. I had walked past it a couple of times before noticing. Once I read it and realized, well it took my breath away and had me a bit speechless. My thanks to all the coaches and wrestlers I have worked with. To all my opponents who helped challenge me to improve. To my teamates and coaches that tolerated and inspired me. Thank you to my high school coach Ron Laubaugh. I credit him with inspiring and guiding me towards graduation.
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame is a great place and an honor for all that have been selected.

February 19, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Television Coverage at the NCHSAA State Wrestling Championships

Editor’s Note; We received the official notice of this opportunity for fans early this morning, the same day that the North Carolina State Tournament starts. This looks like a great opportunity for fans and coaches from a distance to keep track of and view as many matches as they desire. We are glad to learn of this for the fans and the sport in general. On a personal note I will miss the opportunity to enjoy the work as a commentator on the finals. The finals have been filmed and shown in some fashion such as Public TV, Time-Warner and others for 17 of the past 19 seasons. I am glad that I was involved with each of those years. Usually as a bumbling announcer. I have offered my assistance for this year and have yet to hear if that is desired. Thus, tomorrow I will stop in at Reynolds Coliseum to see which team will win the ACC Dual Meet Championships.
Trackwrestling is excited to announce that we will be offering the North Carolina Wrestling State Championships stream live and on-demand.
Trackwrestling understands that it is a huge accomplishment for any wrestler to make it to the state tournament. Because of this, we would like to offer wrestler`s friends and family members a special 25% off coupon for their stream.
Use the coupon code NCHSAAFF at check out and receive 25% off your stream.
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Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested and good luck at state!

February 15, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Division III Southeast Regional Site Finalized

Editor’s Note; The Southeast Regional will be hosted by Ferrum College and held at Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, Virginia on Feb. 23rd – 24th.
The top three wrestlers at each weight will qualify for the 2018 NCAA Championships to be held at the Cleveland Public Auditorium March 9-10, 2018.

February 13, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

High School Girls Wrestling continues growing rapidly nationwide

Editor’s Notes; The outlook looks bright for the growth of girls and women’s wrestling as it is still with a small but continually growing participation numbers. As they say, “You go girl!”
There is something that perhaps the general public does not yet know. Wrestling has been the one of the fastest growing sports for girls in high school for a number of years. With today being National Girls and Women in Sports Day, USA Wrestling is celebrating girls high school wrestling. Perhaps, the wrestling community can help us get out the word about why so many high school girls are now wrestling. First things first. USA Wrestling is asking high school girl wrestlers and high school girls wrestling teams to post photos and videos on social media today and throughout the week. Go ahead and use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. and show the world what girls wrestling is all about, using these two hashtags:
So here are the facts. In 1990, there were 112 girls who participated in high school wrestling. For 27 straight years, girls high school wrestling has grown. In many of those years, the percentage of growth was 10% or more. In the 2016-17 high school year, there were 14,587 girls wrestling in high school. And it is well known that that number is too small, because some high school state associations still do not report how many girls they have. In the early years, girls only had the opportunity to participate on the boys wrestling team at their high school. This was not an easy task. It took a great deal of courage to wrestle, not only because of the physical disadvantage, but also because it was not yet accepted by society for girls to train and compete against boys in a combat sport like wrestling. In spite of this, the number of girls competing in high school wrestling increased, year after year after year. They were the true trailblazers for girls high school wrestling. Rest of the story at https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2018/February/07/NGWSD-feature-on-girls-high-school-wrestling?mc_cid=2f11ee0549&mc_eid=2ef7cbca4b

February 13, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment