Mercer University Team Press Releases

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 team’s performance, Coach Andres said, “This 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 it’s 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.”
Down by one point with about seven seconds on the clock, Charlie Farr (197) scored a two-point takedown against his opponent to win Mercer’s 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).

Bear Open

11/05/2006
Mercer Wrestling started its third season Saturday, November 4, hosting the “Bear Open” tournament for local Georgia colleges and universities. The Mercer team is part of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, which has more than 130 teams nationwide. Mercer’s wrestlers do not have....

Marion Military Institute Controls NCWA Southeastern Conference Tourney

03/02/2009
Marion Military Institute Controls NCWA Southeastern Conference Tourney Marion Military’s wrestling team displaced University of Central Florida as the dominant team of the NCWA’s Southeastern Conference. On Saturday, February 28, MMI powered its way to victory by placing six of eleve....

Mercer Wrestling Finishes 2nd in Bear Invitational

11/03/2009
November 1, 2009 Kicking off the collegiate wrestling season at home, Mercer’s grapplers wrestled their way to a second place finish in a talented field that included South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Emory, Georgia Southern, Kennesaw State, and the winner Middle Tennessee State. ....

Mercer Wrestling to Host National Tournament

09/30/2010
The National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) will bring the 2011 National Championships to Macon on March 10th – 12th. In perhaps the biggest event announcement since the Atlantic Sun Conference decided to move the basketball championships to the University Center, the NCWA w....

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 a....