The Southern Virginia University wrestling team traveled to York, Pennsylvania to compete in the Spartan Duals on Saturday afternoon, facing off against Penn State University-Mont Alto, Pennsylvania College of Technology and No. 25 York College of Pennsylvania defeating Penn State-Mont Alto and dropping the other two.
The Southern Virginia University wrestling team headed across town to compete in the W&L Duals at Washington and Lee University on Monday. The Knights wrestled in three separate matches, winning one and dropping the other two.
The Knight Duals wrapped up Saturday afternoon where the Southern Virginia University wrestling team came away 1-2, winning their first matchup against Bluefield College 30-25 and falling to Liberty University Club 41-9 and West Virginia University Tech 26-24.
The Southern Virginia University wrestling team competed in a tri-match against the hosts McDaniel College, Wilkes University and Penn State Club, falling 40-12 against McDaniel, 29-22 against Wilkes, and earning the victory against Penn State Club 35-10.
The Southern Virginia University wrestling team headed to Ferrum College to face off in the 2018 VBR Sports Southeast Duals. The Knights wrestled against four different teams, picking up one win and three losses for the tournament.
At the Averett Cougar Open held on the campus of Averett University, the Southern Virginia University wrestling team had a strong showing with a second place finish from both Matt Speelman and Alex Brunner.
After becoming the first NCAA national qualifier in Southern Virginia University history, wrestler Nico Ramirez competed in the NCAA D III Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. Ramirez won his first match in the 285-pound bracket before falling to the No. 2 seed in the tournament.
Freshman Nico Ramirez became the first Southern Virginia University athlete to qualify for the NCAA Division III National Championship on Saturday after a third-place finish at the NCAA D-III Southeast Regional Tournament.
The Southern Virginia University wrestling won big at Southeast Wrestling Conference Tournament with Zachary Davidson and Gordon Whitaker winning their respective weight classes, and Keaton Gomez and Nico Ramirez placing third.
The Southern Virginia University wrestling team was squeezed for a tiebreaking point in a tight match against Allen University, falling 25-24. After the heartbreaker, York College shutout the Knights during Saturday's tri-match hosted by Southern Virginia.