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    DC Wresters to compete in Super 32 Championships Nov. 1-2

    10/20/2014, 10:45am EDT
    By DCWA Admin

    Four wrestlers from DC high schools are set to compete in the Super 32 championships November 1-2 in Greensboro, NC.  Brian Hennessy, Adrian Nelson, Malcolm Robinson, and Luke Davis of St. John's College HS in Northwest DC will compete in the prestigious event which attracts the best high school wrestlers from across the country.

    Robinson will be competing at 120 pounds and has singled himself out as a wrestler to watch by winning the Super 32 qualifier in Chambersburg, PA on August 31st over a deep field of wrestlers from 5 states.  Robinson won the title by defeating Wyatt Long of Cumberland Valley, PA 3-1 in the final.  Robinson also claimed the Outstanding Wrestler award at the event for winning a tough weight class in which 2014 Maryland large school state champ Mike Macklin of Damascus failed to reach the podium.

    Robinson's teammate Imran Heard also competed in the August qualifier and reached the semifinals before falling to eventual runner-up Rvi Evanitsky of PA 3-0.  Heard lost his next match in the consolation semifinals to just miss out on a podium finish.  Still an excellent performance at a tough event.

    Full results from the PA Super 32 Qualifier in August can be found below.

    AU Announces Schedule and New Assistant Coach

    10/01/2014, 3:45pm EDT
    By DCWA Admin

    American University will have a new face mat side this coming season after Richard Perry joined the staff in August.  Perry comes to AU after earning a bachelors degree in communications studies from Bloomsburg University of PA this past year.

    At Bloomsburg Perry was a standout wrestler winning over 100 matches in a career that saw him qualify for the national tournament 3 times.  This past season was Perry's most successful.  He won the EWL tournament and carried a 31 match win streak for much of the season while reaching a ranking as high as #6 going into the national tournament.  Despite failing to reach the podium at NCAAs Perry rebounded in the offseason to earn All America status at University Nationals in freestyle. 

    Perry should be an asset to the upper weights in the Eagle's wrestling room bringing the intensity of a senior level competitor competing in national events with the maturity of having been a two-time team captain at Bloomsburg.  Beyond his competitive career, Perry coached at the Warsaw Team X Wrestling Club.

    The AU release on his appointment can he found here.

    AU recently released their 2014-2015 schedule, and Perry and the rest of the Eagles will begin their season on November 8th at the Ursinus Fall Brawl in Collegeville, PA. The first home date Saturday, November 15th against Campbell University. 

    The rest of the 6 home dates are in the new year with AU taking on several top teams in Bender Arena this season.  The list of opponents includes Oklahoma, VMI, Harvard, Old Dominion, Bucknell, Binghamton, George Mason, and Northwestern.  The match up with Oklahoma will be the first homecoming of former Eagle coach Mark Cody since leaving the team following a top 5 finish at nationals in the 2010-2011 season.  Oklahoma is one of three ranked teams (Old Dominion and Northwestern) to visit Bender this season. 

    Other big dates on the schedule include the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational the first weekend in December, a January 16th dual at local rival Navy, a February 15th dual at top-ten ranked Missouri, and the EIWA tournament the first weekend in March.  The Eagles season concludes with the NCAA tournament March 19-21 in St. Louis, MO.


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