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Newberry Athletics | March 1, 2015

Newberry wins seventh regional championship

  Joe Pittman and Huston Evans won their weight class, advancing to the national tournament.

PEMBROKE, N.C. -- Newberry placed eight in the top six of their weight class to earn the team championship at the 2015 NCAA Division II Super Region II Tournament in the English E. Jones Center on Saturday. Joe Pittman at 174 pounds and Huston Evans at 197 won their weight class to advance to the national tournament in St. Louis on March 13-14.

Newberry wins its seventh regional title in program history, returning to the top of the region by a slim 99-97.5 margin against Lake Erie College.

Alongside the championship performances by Pittman and Evans, the Wolves saw Trung Duong at 125 lbs., Seiji Borja at 149 lbs. and Jared Holliday at 184 lbs. finish in fifth in their weight class. Placing sixth in their weight were Jordan Simpson at 133 lbs., Nick Lankford at 141 lbs. and Daniel Adkins at heavyweight.

Final Results

NCAA Wrestling Awards standings: Penn State holds top three positions for most dominant in Division I

No. 1 ranked Penn State holds the top three positions for most dominant in Division I. Bo Nickal is first for the Nittany Lions by producing 5.38 average team points per match, followed by Jason Nolf (5.23) and Vincenzo Joseph (4.95). Iowa 165-pounder Alex Marinelli is fourth with 4.74 points, while Cornell 141-pounder Yianni Diakomihalis is fifth with 4.67 points. 

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