The network dropped a couple of episodes for you to check out – the biggest was Episode 2 of the Etched in Stone series on Gray Simons called Seven. Shane Sparks fired out a show with Alex Marinelli on the Go Earn It Podcast, which has been a great addition to the network. Bob Bowlsby, inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame this summer as an Outstanding American, is returning to where his AD career started – Northern Iowa – as the Panthers named him the school’s interim AD on Wednesday, taking over for David Harris, who is leaving for Tulane. This one’s amusing since Tulane got its last AD from UNI – Troy Dannen. He recently left Tulane for Washington. So let’s see if Dannen, a friend of wrestling, or so it seemed at times in his past, will be proactive and bring wrestling back to Washington. None of that is in the show, just my own personal thoughts.
TO THE SCORES!
In Division II, top-ranked Lander beat Mount Olive 43-3. The Bearcats had SEVEN bonus victories and had ranked wins by Junior Downing at 149 and Brandon Matthews at 174. Downing used a third-period takedown and riding time to slip past 10th-ranked Dallas Wilson, while 12th-ranked Matthews topped seventh-ranked Calan Staub 13-8.
UNC Pembroke beat Emmanuel 27-17. Tiffin beat Thomas More 39-13. Thomas More heavyweight Dalton Mayer still probably has the best hair in college wrestling. Down in South Carolina, Allen beat Lincoln Memorial 28-16 and St. Andrews of the NAIA 43-6.
Speaking of the NAIA, You got to call Tyrone … a winner. Tyrone Lewis picked up his first victory as the new head coach at Baker University. The Wildcats earned five bonus victories, including Kevin Lund’s tech fall at 197 pounds to get past William Penn 24-22.
Williams Baptist beat Lyon College 34-24 in an all-Arkansas tussle. Williams Baptist is in the NAIA, while Lyon is in its transitional process from the NAIA to NCAA Division III.
On the women’s side, Lincoln Memorial earned its first win in program history, defeating Allen 25-10. Ashley Morris, Calista Gibson and Jenna Blinkewicz each got falls for the victorious RAILSPLITTERS! St. Andrews’ women beat Allen 18-13.
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