Ferrum College Team Press Releases
Wrestlers Compete at 32nd Annual Pembroke Classic
PEMBROKE, N.C. -- The Ferrum College wrestling team competed at the 2012 Pembroke Classic, the 32nd annual event hosted by NCAA Division II opponent University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The tournament was Ferrum's first in almost a quarter century. Ferrum announced it would reinstate its wrestling program in June of 2012.
Freshman Darreus McCrea led the Panthers with a fourth-place finish at 197 pounds. McCrea went 4-2 overall in the one-day tournament, opening with a pin over host UNC-Pembroke's Brandon Grasty in 1:35. The freshman from Milford, Delaware, then dropped a 4-3 decision in the quarterfinals to #3 seed Kyle Fork Friend of Newberry College.
McCrea dropped into the consolations and posted three straight wins, starting with a pin in 5:18 over University of Central Florida's William Mitchell. He then beat Central Florida's Tyler Walker 5-0 to advance to the consolation semifinals, where he met #4 seed Brach Walker of UNC-Pembroke. McCrea beat Walker 5-2 and advanced to the consolation finals, where he fell 5-4 to Appalachan State University's Tyler Radford 5-4.
Freshman Daniel Reynolds (pictured above) won a pair of matches at 149, finishing 2-2 on the day for the Panthers. Freshman Cody Cooper posted a 1-2 record at 157 pounds, as did freshman Christopher Cortopassi at 165 pounds.
Coach Nate Yetzer's team will compete next at the King Open, hosted Sunday, Nov. 18, by King College in Bristol, Tennessee. Yetzer's team will then compete at the two-day Messiah Petrofes Invitational Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30 through Dec. 1 in Grantham, Pennsylvania.
Nate Yetzer Named Wrestling Coach at Ferrum11/29/2012
|FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College held a press conference today to introduce its new Head Wrestling Coach, Nate Yetzer. The College recently announced that it would resurrect its wrestling program after a nearly 25-year absence.
Ferrum President Dr. Jennifer L. Braaten made opening comment....|
2012-13 Wrestling Roster & Schedule Released11/29/2012
|FERRUM, Va. -- The 2012-13 Ferrum College wrestling team roster and schedule have been released by Head Coach Nate Yetzer. Yetzer expects to carry 28-30 wrestlers this season, and his team will attend eight tournaments, possibly nine if any wrestlers qualify for the National Collegiate Wr....|
Wrestlers Compete at 32nd Annual Pembroke Classic11/29/2012
|PEMBROKE, N.C. -- The Ferrum College wrestling team competed at the 2012 Pembroke Classic, the 32nd annual event hosted by NCAA Division II opponent University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The tournament was Ferrum's first in almost a quarter century. Ferrum announced it would reinstat....|