Newberry, S.C. --- Six of the Presbyterian College’s men’s wrestlers competed unattached over the weekend at the Newberry Open at Newberry College. Bryton Goering, Reid Stewart, Jacob Brasseur, Hunter Corwin, Imani Heslop and Austin Stith were the competitors at Newberry. Stith, Heslop and Goering all finished in third place in their respective weight classes.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• In the 125-pound weight class, Brasseur picked up a 6-0 victory that was won with a 2:09 fall. In the semifinal, he fell to Melvin Rubio of Queens as it was a falls defeat at 1:46.
• Brasseur moved onto the consolation bracket where he picked up a 5-1 victory which included a takedown in the opening period and a reversal in period three. In his third place match he dropped a technical fall decision to Virginia Tech to finish in fourth place in the event.
• Reid Stewart opened the tournament with a 10-4 decision victory that was highlighted by a two-point takedown in the opening period. He also picked up four points in period two with four near falls and in the third and final period he had a four-point period highlighted by three escapes en route to the victory.
• Stewart moved on to grab a 4-1 decision over UCF that he picked up with a first period takedown and third period escape. In his semifinal match, Stewart dropped a major decision to Appalachian State before advancing in the consolation semifinals with a 9-2 decision over Lindsey Wilson. In the win over Lindsey Wilson, he had two escapes and three takedowns in the victory. He fell by technical fall to North Carolina following that to finish in fourth place overall.
• Bryton Goering in his 149-pound weight class opening match fell 14-10 against the University of Florida. In the back-and-forth match, Goering tallied six escapes and a pair of takedowns but that was not enough to be able to pick up the victory.
• Goering picked up back-to-back falls victories in the consolation bracket over UCF (1:07) and Clemson (1:54) before a 14-3 win over Queens put him in the third place match. Goering was able to pick up a third place finish with a 6-1 win over Belmont Abbey.
• Hunter Corwin dropped both of his matches at Newberry by decision against Southeastern and by Major Decision against UNC.
• In the 184-pound weight class, Stith grabbed a falls victory over Lindsey Wilson to open the tournament as it was a 3:42 fall. He picked up another falls victory at 3:41 to advance to the semifinals where he dropped a major decision against UCF.
• Stith grabbed a 19-5 major decision victory over Lindsey Wilson before a 14-5 major decision victory over UCF to grab third place in his weight class. In the win over Lindsey Wilson, he had five takedown and six near falls and against UCF he had three takedowns and four near falls.
• Heslop opened the tournament with a falls victory in the quarterfinals of the 285-pound weight class. He then would fall in his next match against UNC by decision 7-3.
• In the consolation bracket, he had a 1:58 falls victory over UNC-Pembroke. He finished off his third place finish with a 7-3 decision over Appalachian State to conclude the tournament for the Blue Hose with three third place finishes.