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Wrestling tops Super Region I preseason coaches poll

Four Wolves garner No. 1 individual rankings

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College wrestling team sits atop the opening Super Region I coaches poll with 99 points. The Wolves have the No. 1 ranked grappler in four different weight classes and have one in the top four of every class.

National runner-up BJ Young (Jackson, N.J.) comes in No. 1 at 141 pounds. Connor McDonald (Rehoboth, Del.) is atop the rankings at 125 while Karl Reed (Mount Laurel, N.J.) (197) and Jake Elkins (Trussville, Ala.) (285) also received No. 1 rankings.

Three Wolves are rated second. Matt Oliver (Toms River, N.J.) was second at 133. Deral Brown (Elgin, S.C.) was second at 149 while Sean Byrnes (Jackson, N.J.) is ranked No. 2 at 165.

Taylor Knapp (Lawrenceville, Ga.), Travis Sheehy (Suwanee, Ga.) and Mitchell Brown (Omaha, Neb.) all were ranked fourth in their respective weight classes. Knapp will wrestle at 157, Sheehy will wrestle at 174 while Brown will take on the field at 184.

Newberry has won four consecutive Super Region I championships. Full rankings are below.

Team Rankings

Newberry 99
Mercyhurst 53
UPJ 51
Shippensburg 48
Kutztown 44
UNCP 40
Gannon 37
ESU 37
West Liberty 37
Seton Hill 17
AIC 9
Anderson 8
Ohio Valley 0

Individual Rankings

125
1. Connor McDonald (NC)
2. Kenny Trumbetta (Seton Hill)
3. Chris Sheetz (KU)
4. Tyler Erdman (Ship)
5. Ryan Bohince (MC)
6. David Fogle (UPJ)

133
1. Ryan Link (UPJ)
2. Matt Oliver (NC)
3. Evan Yenolevich (KU)
4. Adam Weinell (GU)
5. Cody Myers (Ship)
6. Ryan Blackwell (UNCP)

141
1. BJ Young (NC)
2. Jack Bachman (UPJ)
3. Simon Rice (Ship)
4. Adam Hluschak (ESU)
5. Nick Wykoff (WL)
6. Mitch Voelker (KU)

149
1. Ethan Swope (GU)
2. Deral Brown (NC)
3. Nathan Link (UPJ)
4. Brandon Parker-Risk (UNCP)
5. Kenny Stank (Ship)
6. Daniel Telhada (AU)

157
1. Jordan Shields (MC)
2. John Linquist (Ship)
3. Sam Brehm (GU)
4. Taylor Knapp (NC)
5. Bo Candaleria (KU)
6. Nick Giuliette (AU)

165
1 Mike Williams (UNCP)
2 Sean Byrnes (NC)
3 Ronald Tetrault (AIC)
4 Jarrod Shaw (WL)
5 Zach Lundgren (UPJ)
6 Thad Frick (ESU)

174
1. Zach Marlatt (KU)
2. Gary Lantz (UPJ)
3. Matt Littleton (WL)
4. Travis Sheehy (NC)
5. Brandon McKeown (ESU)
6. Eric Lundgren (MC)

184
1. Londele Cox (MC)
2. Shiheem Bryant (UNCP)
3. Chris Boyd (GU)
4. Mitchell Brown (NC)
5. Derrick Williams (WL)
6. James Gonzalez (ESU)

197
1.  Karl Reed (NC)
2.  Ed Ebewo (ESU)
3.  Michael Pollard (MC)
4.  Shane Nolan (UNCP)
5.  Keith Dahlheimer (Ship)
6.  Vinny Campanile (KU)

285
1. Jake Elkins (NC)
2. Fred Hale (MC)
3. JD Ramsey (WL)
4. Ron Oswald (Seton Hill)
5. Will Weaver (ESU)
6. Dan Estricher (Ship)

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