Newberry's Palmer Named South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Men's Wrestler of the Week


HIGH POINT, N.C.Newberry College's Austin Palmer has been named the South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Men's Wrestler of the Week for meets held during the week of Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, the league announced today. This marks the first POTW for Palmer and the second overall for Newberry.

A junior from West Columbia, S.C., Palmer posted a perfect 3-0 record with two falls at the Newberry Duals, picking up wins in the 157-pound weight class. Palmer would tally a fall over Bellarmine's Eric Beck in 3:17, which was followed by a fall against Jason Slaughter of No. 9 Western Colorado in 3:46. Palmer closed out the day with a 2-1 decision over Taner Trembley of No. 1 St. Cloud State.

 

Also nominated for Men's Wrestler of the Week:
Dalton Flint (Emmanuel) - 3-0 record for the week
Melvin Rubio (Queens) - 2-1 record for the week

 

2018-19 Men's Wrestler of the Week
Week One (Nov. 7) – Zebrandon Gant (Newberry)
Week Two (Nov. 14) – Hayden Prince (Limestone)
Week Three (Nov. 21) – Emery Cline (Emmanuel)
Week Four (Nov. 28) – N/A
Week Five (Dec. 5) – Austin Palmer (Newberry)