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No. 5 Wolves crush No. 20 Limestone, 41-0

Match highlighted by freshman BJ Young

GAFFNEY, S.C. – In one of his first collegiate matches, BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) recorded one of the fastest pin times in the history of Newberry. Saturday night the 133 lbs. grappler was matched up against one of the country’s best in No. 2 Mike Magaha from Limestone, and Young proved that he could be quite a force to be reckoned with for the next four years.

Young’s 11-4 decision over Magaha was unquestionably the highlight of the night as the No. 5 Wolves rolled to a 41-0 victory over No. 20 Limestone. For the second match in a row, the Wolves didn’t surrender a single point in the overall team scores in the match.

Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.) got things started for the Wolves as the junior transfer from Lehigh breezed to a 17-2 technical fall victory over Brandon Feix. McDonald moves to 2-0 during the 2010-11 season and recorded his first technical fall of his Newberry career.

After Young’s strong outing, Deral Brown took the mat for the Wolves at the 141 lbs. The Elgin, S.C., native faced off against Matt Hall, and scored the Wolves only major decision of the evening with a 14-4 victory over Hall. Brown improves to 5-2 on the season and picks up his second major decision of his season.

Dale DeBacco (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) grappled for the scarlet and gray in the 149 lbs. weight class and walked away with a fall against Theran Goodale. DeBacco’s overall record gets enhanced to 4-2 as he recorded his second pin of the season.

The 157 lbs. weight class featured the No. 4 wrestler in the nation in the form of Newberry’s Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.). Byrnes picked up a 10-0 decision over Kyle Freiberg for his sixth victory of the season. Byrnes picked up his team leading fourth decision during the bout.

In the last of the blowouts of the night, 165 lbs. grappler Blake Ridenour (Maryville, Tenn.) scored a 10-2 decision over Chris Didyoung. Ridenour improved his record to 3-2 overall and picked up his third decision of the season.

Braden Carter (Christianburg, Va.) moved his record back to the .500 mark with a 3-1 decision over Bryce Sopko. Carter picked up his second decision of the year with the triumph.

The No. 1 184 lbs. grappler Bryant Blanton (Summerville, S.C.) would be up next. Blanton wrestled his way to a tight 3-1 victory over Casey Bradley. Blanton improved his record to 4-1 and picked up his first decision of the season with the win.

Brian Newman (Toms River, N.J.) recorded his second victory of the season wrestling in the 197 lbs. slot against Nick Shappee. The redshirt freshman picked up a 7-2 decision, which was his second of the season.

Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) continued his torrid start by picking up his fifth fall of the season against Charles Weber.  The senior heavyweight moves to 7-2 on the season and rounded out the scoring on the evening for the Wolves.

Newberry improves to 2-0 while Limestone falls to 0-2 on the season.

The scarlet and gray will put their duals schedule on hold until the last weekend in November. They travel to Pembroke, N.C. next Saturday (Nov. 20) to take part in the Braves Open. The open is scheduled to commence at 9 a.m.

No. 5 Newberry 41, No. 20 Limestone 0

125, Connor McDonald (NC) tech fall-5 Brandon Feix (LC), 17-2

133, BJ Young (NC) dec. Mike Magaha (LC), 11-4

141, Deral Brown (NC) major dec. Matt Hall (LC), 14-4

149, Dale DeBacco (NC) pinned Theran Goodale (LC)

157, Sean Byrnes (NC) dec. Kyle Freiberg (LC), 10-0

165, Blake Ridenour (NC) dec. Chris Didyoung (LC), 10-2

174, Braden Carter (NC) dec. Bryce Sopko (LC), 3-1

184, Bryant Blanton (NC) dec. Casey Bradley (LC), 3-1

197, Brandon Newman (NC) dec. Nick Shappee (LC), 7-2

285, Jake Elkins (NC) pinned Charles Weber (LC)



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