Saturday February 2 • 10:00 am• Newberry College
By James Vallone
NEWBERRY, S.C. -- The Shorter Hawks wrestling program will continue the season this weekend in the Newberry Open from the Campus of Newberry College.
The Newberry Open, a 10-weight class open tournament featuring wrestlers from schools around the East Coast, is set for Saturday, February 2.
The Open will begin at 10 am in Eleazer Arena and run for the rest of the day, and will feature a double-elimination format.
The Hawks are coming off of a team victory in the 1st Annual Georgia Collegiate Invitational, beating the likes of Life University, Brewton-Parker College, Darton College, and Truett-McConnell College.
DeMarcus Thomas (133-pound) and Jared Rector (174-pound) were champions of their respected weight classes, with Brandon Dyer (141-pound), T.J. Duncan (157-pound), and John Hoyt (197-pound) finishing runner-up in their classes – giving the Hawks finalists in five different weight classes.