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)