Wolves ranked 14th in preseason poll; 4 nationally ranked


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NEWBERRY — The Newberry College Wolves’ wrestling team is ranked 14th in the preseason Division II Wrestling Coaches’ Poll, which was released on Oct. 28. The Wolves have four nationally ranked individuals in Trung Duong, Jordan Simpson, Huston Evans and Cody Brundage.

Newberry received 18 points in the voting as a team. St. Cloud State is the top ranked team after receiving 74 points and two first place votes.

Duong is ranked sixth at 125 lbs. after going 29-8 as a junior. Duong finished in eighth place at the 2016 NCAA Division II National Wrestling Tournament at the 125-lb. weight class.

Simpson is ranked seventh at 133 lbs. after going 21-6 as a sophomore. Simpson will look to return to the NCAA Division II National Wrestling Tournament after placing seventh last season at 133 lbs.

Evans is ranked sixth at 174 lbs. after going 34-6 as a junior. He placed seventh at the 2016 NCAA Division II National Wrestling Tournament at 184 lbs.

Brundage is ranked seventh at 197 lbs. after going 30-11 as a junior. Brungage was named first team all-conference after going a perfect 6-0 in ECAC duals.

Newberry will open the season Nov. 6 at the Southeast Open in Roanoke, Va.

Team Rankings

Rank School 1st Points

1. St. Cloud State 2 74

2. Maryville 50

3. Pitt-Johnstown 2 43

4. Mercyhurst 40

5. Upper Iowa 1 35

6. Nebraska-Kearney 1 29

7. Notre Dame 28

8. Indianapolis 24

McKendree 1 24

10. Tiffin 23

11. Ashland 22

Seton Hill 22

13. California Baptist 20

14. Newberry 18

15. Northern State 1 17

16. Augustana 1 16

UNC Pembroke 1 16

18. Newman 13

19. Minnesota State-Mankato 12

Simon Fraser 12

Wisconsin-Parkside 12

Wheeling Jesuit 12

22. Lake Erie 11

23. Colorado Mesa 10

24. Shippensburg 9

25. Fort Hays State 8

Limestone 8

Minnesota State-Moorhead 8

Individual Rankings

125 lbs.

1. Brett Velasquez St. Cloud State

2. Willie Bohince Mercyhurst

3. Ronzel Darling UW Parkside

4. Dustin Reed Newman

5. Ronnie Wardleigh Western State Colo.

6. Trung Duong Newberry

7. Maleek Williams Upper Iowa

8. Zach Brown West Liberty

9. Jaret Singh Maryville

10. Giuseppe Penzone Tiffin

133 lbs.

1. Nick Roberts Pitt-Johnstown

2. Mike Labry Ashland

3. Nick Crume Indianapolis

4. Blake Bosch Minn. St.-Moorhead

5. Dakota Bauer Maryville

6. Naquan Hardy McKendree

7. Jordan Simpson Newberry

8. Martin Ramirez Adams State

9. David Bavery Notre Dame

10. Taylor Summers Chadron State

174 lbs.

1. Blaze Shade UNC Pembroke

2. Adam Cooling Minn. St.-Mankato

3. Calvin Ochs Nebraska-Kearney

4. Clayton Jennissen St. Cloud State

5. Justan Rivera Notre Dame

6. Huston Evans Newberry

7. Nolan Kistler California Baptist

8. J.J. Filipek McKendree

9. John Blankenship Pitt-Johnstown

10. Brad Metz Findlay

197 lbs.

1. Joe Gomez Northern State

2. Garrett Lineberger Notre Dame

3. Jacob Waste California Baptist

4. Jon Inman Fort Hays State

5. Ryan Parmely Upper Iowa

6. Evan Ramos Shippensburg

7. Cody Brundage Newberry

8. Matt Rudy Limestone

9. Dylan Archer Lindenwood

10. Uthman Rabiu St. Cloud State

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This release was provided by Newberry College.

This release was provided by Newberry College.

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