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BPC Wrestling Opens Season

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The Brewton-Parker College wrestling teams got their seasons underway last week as the ladies were at the Falcon Invite at Friends University in Kansas, while the guys were in Kentucky at Cumberlands for the Patriot Open.


The No. 13-ranked Brewton-Parker women’s wrestling program competed at the Falcon Invite hosted by Friends (Kan.) in Park City, Kansas. The Lady Barons opened the season in Hartman Arena, entering 19 wrestlers and securing six placements.

For the 101 division, Gabriela Galvez went 2-2 on the day and placed fourth in her division, followed by Dej-Ann Angus finishing the day 1-2, securing her first collegiate win with a pin.

Alyssa Valdivia competed in the 109 division, securing third place with a 5-1 tournament record, which included a pair of tech falls and three pins. Jamesa Robinson placed second in the 116 division on a 4-1 record, which included three pins and a tech fall. Olivia Chandler also competed in the 116 division, finishing the day with a 3-2 record. Alesandra Burgos wrestled in the 123 division, earning a 3-2 record for the day. In the 130 division, Madisyn Blackburn captured second place with a 4-1 record that included three pins followed by Katelynn Neal at 130, splitting the day with a 2-2 record.

Jorie Richardson also split the day with a 2-2 record but at the 136 division. Migdalys Ramos had herself a day with a 7-1 record, securing third place in the 143 division. At 155, Savannah Pitts earned her first collegiate win with a 1-2 record on the day, while Taniyah Ford also competed in the division with a 2-2 record. Katelyn Lewis picked up a third-place finish at the 170 division after finishing the day with a 5-1 record that included four pins and a tech fall. Elora Waterman, Emma Smith, Sydney Allman, Sierra Harfelder, Skyy Hargrove, and Avry Warren also competed for the Lady Barons.


Bre w t o n – Pa r k e r men’s wrestling opened the season at the Patriot Open hosted by Cumberlands (Ky.) in Williamsburg, Kentucky. The (RV) Barons were represented by 23 student-athletes with five individuals earning placements. Dennis McNeal highlighted the day with a first-place finish in the 125 open division. He finished the day with a 4-0 record capped with an 18-5 major decision in the championship match. In the 133 open division, Keyshaun Taylor finished the day with a 1-2 record. Justin Grant split the day with a 2-2 record in the 165 open while Joel Faglier finished 1-2 in the 285 open division.

As for the freshman/ sophomore bracket of the tournament, Nicholas Williams notched a 2-2 record in the 125 division, followed by Domnik Medina at 133 with a 3-2 record. Tyree Henry picked up a win in the 133 division while Isaiah Holland also picked up a win in the division.

Trey Childress snagged a win in the 149 division of the freshman/ sophomore bracket. Mekhi Martin earned a fifthplace finish with a 3-2 record on the day in the 184 division. Dominic Martinez also competed at 184 alongside Martin, splitting the day 2-2. Charlie Henkel finished the day with a 2-2 record in the 184 division for sixth place.

Thomas Crawford picked up a win at 197 followed by Ethan Larsen, who secured with division with a first-place finish and a 4-0 record. Blaine Miller also competed in the division, securing fifth and a 4-2 record.

Bradley Owens, Gabe Bandy, Booker Colson, Darrell Shields, Tre Stone, Ben Tarrago, Kullum Irvin, and Bradley Alexander all competed but did not earn points during the day.

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