NCAA Division 1 Championships

Warwick’s Wightman, High Point’s Smith, Plus 5 Army Black Knights Set to Compete!

Warwick graduate Mitchell Wightman
Warwick graduate Mitchell Wightman

Best of luck to Warwick Valley graduate Mitchell Wightman and to the 5 Army wrestlers who will be competing at the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Championships  at Madison Square Garden in NYC this weekend!  Wightman, a 2011 NYS champion who now wrestles at 165 for American University, is making his 2nd trip to the nationals.  He is a RS senior who wrestled previously for Carl Adams at Boston University before their program was dropped.

Army is sending Logan Everett @141, Russell Parsons @ 157, Brian Harvey @ 174, Samson Imonode @ 184, and Bryce Barnes @ 197. This marks the first time since 2008 that Army has sent 5 wrestlers to the NCAA’s.

Although not technically a Section 9 grad we will also keep an eye on Rutgers heavyweight Billy Smith.  He is making his 4th trip to the nationals. The RS senior was a 2011 NJ state champion for High Point Regional HS in NJ.  For those of you who do not know, High Point is located on the NY/NJ border – the district borders both Minisink Valley and Port Jervis.

Every round of this year’s tournament will be televised on either ESPNU or ESPN. Live brackets are also available on TrackWrestling.  Best of luck to all competitors!

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