The Newberry College wrestling team had a stellar year by wrapping up their 2010-11 year in March, finishing sixth place at the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships and being named No. 1 just a few weeks ago.
For the fourth year in a row, the Takedown Report has named the 2010-11 Newberry Wolves as the top wrestling squad in the Carolinas. The rankings include wrestling programs from all divisions and affiliations.
The Wolves scored their top ranking over many other schools, such as Division I representatives North Carolina and North Carolina State. Fellow Division II members in the top 12 include Limestone, UNC Pembroke and Belmont Abbey.
The Scarlet and Gray wrapped up their 2010-11 campaign with a stellar 18-3-1 dual record and finished in sixth place overall at the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships. The team also boasted four All-Americans with Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.), BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.), Bryant Blanton (Summerville) and Jake Elkins picking up the honors for the pack.
In addition to his All-American honor, Young capped off a phenomenal freshman season with a runner-up finish in the 133-pounds national championship match. Young was just one of three true freshmen to gain All-American status in 2010-11.
The four All-Americans were also named the No. 1 wrestlers in their respective weight classes by the Takedown Report.
For 2011, the Wolves also fared well winning the Midwest Classic.
They also have moved their workout facility to the old Market Basket on Harrington Street.