DANVILLE, Va. -- Ferrum College had 28 wrestlers compete in the 2019 Cougar Open, hosted today by Averett University at the E. Stuart James Grant Center.
White was seeded #3 and posted a 4-0 mark with two pins en route to winning his weight class. Included was an 8-6 decision in the finals over top seed and NCAA qualifier Sam Braswell from host Averett.
Barr was the top seed and went 3-0 with a pin to earn his title, earning a 6-3 decision over Stephon Halliburton of Queens University in the finals.
Braden Homsey (197) was upset in the opening round, butt reeled off four straight wins to go 4-1 on the day with a pin and place third. Jacob Grady (174) wrestled six matches, posting a 5-1 mark and finishing third.
BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"Today was a mixed bag. I thought we did some things well and bounced back after a few early losses. Still a lot of mistakes to fix. Malik and Jalen did a great job winning titles. Proud of the effort so many of our guys displayed today." --Head Coach Nate Yetzer
BACK ON THE MAT
Yetzer's team will be back in action Saturday, November 16, at the VBR Sports/Southeast Duals, to be hosted by Ferrum at the Salem Civic Center. The Panthers are slated to take on Millikan University at 2:45 p.m. and Otterbein University at 6:15 p.m. The Panthers then host the US Marine Corp-Star City Classic at the Salem Civic Center Sunday, November 17.