Glendale Community College 42 v University of Arizona 18       Glendale Community College 39 v University of California - Merced 4       Glendale Community College 42 v University of Arizona 18       Dixie State College 21 v University of Montana Western 41       Brigham Young University 9 v University of Montana Western 42       Virginia Military Institute 24 v James Madison University 18       University of California - Santa Barbara 6 v University of California - Santa Barbara 4       Seminole/Rattler Invitational       SUNY / Stony Brook 5 v SUNY / Albany 6       Farmingdale State College 0 v SUNY / Stony Brook 8       

Bear start off strong

11/22/2011 -

Coming off of a tough tournament at the Citadel, the Mercer wrestling team traveled to Rome, GA, to compete in the 2nd Annual Roman Open, hosted by Shorter University. Despite the high level of competition, the team had an impressive showing, with three wrestlers in the finals.
When asked how he felt about his teamís performance, Coach Andres said, ďThis tournament was a step in the right direction. The effort that the guys have put in at practice is definitely showing on the mat, and itís still early in the season. We will continue to improve by out-working our competition in the practice room and start winning more of the close matches that make the difference in going home with a medal. By the time nationals comes around, I think we have a good shot at making top 5 this year.Ē
Down by one point with about seven seconds on the clock, Charlie Farr (197) scored a two-point takedown against his opponent to win Mercerís only gold medal. Both Nick Wright (125) and Chris Coney (174) coasted through to the finals but fell short of the championship by one match, ending the day in second place. Derek Wojcik (184) and Jeffrey Holmes (174) placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Other match winners were Wesley Adams (133), Johnny Miller (141), Andrew Eck (157), Hunter Allen (165) and Bert Sykes (285).