Wrestlers Host U.S. Marine Corps Star City Tournament

Tyrique Nolen (285 lbs) led the Panthers with a 4th-place finish.
Tyrique Nolen (285 lbs) led the Panthers with a 4th-place finish.

 

FINAL RESULTS

SALEM, Va. -- Ferrum College's wrestling team hosted the 3rd Annual U.S. Marine Corps Star City Tournament today at the Salem Civic. Otterbein University won the 13-team event, edging runner-up Averett University and third place team Elizabethtown College, who won the team title a year ago.
 
TOP PANTHERS
Tyrique Nolen went 2-2 with a pin and placed fourth in the 285-pound weight class. Victor Allen also placed fourth with a 2-2 mark at 149 pounds, while Jalen White placed fifth at 125 pounds with a 4-1 mark and one pin. Tyler Michael posted a 4-2 mark with two pins at 285 pounds, and Malik Barr went 3-2 with two pins and an overtime win at 157 pounds.
 
FERRUM BY WEIGHT CLASS
125 - Jalen White 4-1,  (1 pin), 5th place; CJ Cramma 2-2
133 - Steven Muller 1-2
141 - Javiaughn Basnight 1-2
149 - Victor Allen 2-2, 4th; Caden Dalton 1-2; Jared Worley 0-2; Charles Tisby 0-2
157 - Malik Barr 3-2 (2)
165 - Trevor Johnson 0-2
174 - Jesse Carter 0-2
184 - Pablo Zanistanavicius 1-2 (1)
285 - Tyrique Nolen 2-2 (1), 4th; Tyler Michael 4-2 (2); Johnny Araya 0-2
 
TEAM SCORES
1. Otterbein 137; 2. Averett 127.5; 3. Elizabethtown 126.5; 4. Washington & Lee 124; 5. Apprentice School 119; 6. Mount Union 91; 7. Bluefield 73; 8. Ferrum 58.5; 9. Huntingdon 56.5; 10. West Virginia Tech 55.5; 11. Greensboro 36; T12. East Carolina 21; T12. Liberty 21
 
BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"I am very happy with our team's effort and attitude this weekend. All the guys battled hard and although we all didn't finish the way we wanted, we are trusting the process. We are doing as a team, a family. We are a fairly young team, so it's nice to have Thanksgiving break coming up for our guys to take a break physically and mentally as we prepare for another push before finals." -- Head Coach Nate Yetzer
  
BACK ON THE MAT
Coach Nate Yetzer's team will be back in action Saturdsy, Dec. 1, at the McDaniel College Duals in Westminster, Maryvland. The Panthers wrestle host McDaniel at 11:00 a.m., then take on Wilkes University at 1:00 p.m.