March 13, 2010

Rose Finishes On Top As NCWA National Champion

HAMPTON, Va. Peter Rose finished his wrestling career in the same location he started, at the NCWA National Tournament Championship Match. Rose made sure that he ended his career on a memorable note, as he beat Northampton's Peter Richie 7-6 to win the NCWA National Tournament. The win was a close one for Rose as he had to escape a takedown in the waning seconds of the match to avoid the loss.  

Rose's win makes him a three-time national champion. He finished first in 2008 and 2009, and was in the championship his freshman year, but narrowly lost. His third title, also allowed him to be named an All-American for a fourth time. Only sixteen other wrestlers have been a 4-time All-American in the history of the NCWA.

His trip to the national title included another Mid-Atlantic Conference title, his fourth, and a win in the Shipbuilder Invitational, also his fourth title.

Rose was named outstanding wrestler twice at the Mid-Atlantic tournament, and was the outstanding wrestler at the Builder invitational.

He leaves SVU as one of the most decorated athletes in the history of Southern Virginia athletics.

His path to the title was challenging as he escaped Matt Perry of Apprentice, 3-2 in the semifinals. In his career Rose never lost more than three matches in a season, and leaves SVU as undoubtedly the best wrestler in program history.