Simpson named D2Wrestle Regional Wrestler of the Week

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NEWBERRY — Newberry College sophomore wrestler Jordan Simpson has been named the Super Region II regional wrestler of the week, D2Wrestle.com announced Tuesday.

Simpson, a 133-pound sophomore from Oxford, Ala., went 4-0 at the Super Region II Duals last weekend to lead the Wolves to four wins.

In the opening match of the weekend against Ashland, the sophomore upset the top-ranked wrestler in the region with a fall at the 4:23 mark. In Friday’s second match, he pinned Emmanuel’s Dylan Carlile in the second period to lead Newberry to a conference win.

On Saturday, he took a 5-3 decision over Anderson’s Derek Bohle, then rolled to a 14-1 major decision over No. 14 Findlay’s Schuyler Phillips.

For the year, Simpson has a 13-5 overall record with five wins by fall.

This release was provided by Newberry College.

This release was provided by Newberry College.