Alfred State College 28 v Penn College 22       University of Delaware 40 v Widener University 9       Penn State - Mont Alto 33 v Widener University 12       Ted Reese Invitational       Columbia Basin College 42 v University of Idaho 12       Highline College 43 v South Puget Sound Community College 12       Davenport University 26 v Grand Valley State University 28       Davenport University 34 v University of Michigan 12       Defiance College 18 v Penn State - Greater Allegheny 22       Defiance College 24 v Penn State - Beaver 27       

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).