Wilson makes history with with NCAA Regional Title and Williams finishes 2nd as both qualify for the NCAA Championships
York, VA – It was a history making day as the Greensboro College Wrestling team placed two wrestlers into the upcoming NCAA Championship as Josh Wilson won the Regional Title at 141lbs, in addition to winning the Regional’s Most Outstanding Wrestler Award, while Brandon Williams finished second in the Heavyweight division.
Wilson began the day winning his semifinal match 10-5 to advance to the Regional final. In the finals he would face the #1 seed in the region and #3 seed nationally from Stevens Tech, but Wilson showed the champion that he is by pinning his opponent in the first period to claim thr title. In the Heavyweight division, Williams advanced to the finals, but eventually fell to his opponent in a close match, 2-0. However by reaching the finals, Williams will join Wilson at teh NCAA Championships
“Wow what a great day for Greensboro College Men’s Wrestling.” said Head Coach Justin Harty. “Having Josh Wilson and Brandon Williams both win their 11am semi final matches and making the finals was incredible as they both punched tickets to NCAA National Championship in Roanoke, VA March 10-11th. Josh Wilson was in a zone this tournament and pinned the #1 Regional Seed and #3 Nationally Ranked Slendorn from Stevens Tech in the Finals to win the Regional Championship was exciting. Josh then was voted MOW ( most outstanding wrestler) of the D3 Southeast regionals, which is a history making accomplishment for teh Pride program.”
Coach Harty continued “Then Brandon Williams, who just came up short in the final, but beat the #5 and pinned the #8 Nationally ranked Heavyweights on his way to the finals. The entire team fought hard and peaked at the right time. I want to thank our Assistant Coaches Jon Woodburn, Mitch Johnson, Kayla Mesar and Theo Rylang for all of the time and effort to prep and ready this team. Also Thanks to our Athletic Trainers who are always awesome to our GC athletes. We now go back to Greensboro to train and get ready for NCAA Nationals In a couple of weeks/”