NEWBERRY, S.C. – After conceding a forfeit in the opening bout of the night, the fifth-ranked Newberry Wolves took the next nine bouts in a row to claim a 45-6 win over the Anderson Trojans in Eleazer Arena on Wednesday evening.
Anderson slipped to 4-18 in dual meets on the season, while Newberry finished the regular season with a 19-2 dual record.
The Super Region I tournament takes place on February 22-23 in Kutztown, Pa., with the top four placers in each weight class advancing to the national tournament in Birmingham on March 8-9.
The Wolves conceded the points in the 125 lbs. bout to fall behind 6-0 before Travis Laxton earned 21-5 win by technical fall over Keenan Simmons at 133 lbs. to cut the gap to 6-5. At 141 lbs., No. 8 B.J. Young pinned Eric DeAngelis at the 1:30 mark to give Newberry the lead and pick up his 100th career victory in the scarlet and gray.
No. 7 Deral Brown earned his 135th career win with a 3:33 pin of Ian Harper at 149 lbs., pushing the lead to 17-6, while Seiji Borja worked his way to a 4-3 decision over Kevin Johnson at 157 lbs.
Newberry’s Davis Bagwell earned a 7-2 decision over Jamal Lackey at 165 pounds to make it a 23-6 dual lead. The Wolves claimed bonus points in the final four bouts, starting with a pin by Joe Pittman over Jake Allen at the 1:58 mark of the 174 lbs. match.
Mitch Brown pinned Zack Farmer at 184 lbs and Braden Carter (Christiansburg, Va.) won the 197 lbs. bout by forfeit. Matt Wade earned a 22-9 major decision over Bryan Glace at heavyweight.
No. 5 Newberry 45, Anderson 6
125 Greg Williams (Anderson) wins by forfeit AU, 6-0
133 Travis Laxton (Newberry) tech fall Keenan Simmons, 21-5 (6:32) AU, 6-5
141 No. 8 B.J. Young (Newberry) pins Eric DeAngelis, 1:30 NEW, 11-6
149 No. 7 Deral Brown (Newberry) pins Ian Harper, 3:33 NEW, 17-6
157 Seiji Borja (Newberry) dec. Kevin Johnson, 4-3 NEW, 20-6
165 Davis Bagwell (Newberry) dec. Jamal Lackey, 7-2 NEW, 23-6
174 Joe Pittman (Newberry) pins Jake Allen, 1:58 NEW, 29-6
184 Mitch Brown (Newberry) pins Zack Farmer, 3:07 NEW, 35-6
197 Braden Carter (Newberry) wins by forfeit NEW, 41-6
HWT Matt Wade (Newberry) maj. dec. Bryan Glace, 22-9 NEW, 45-6