Queens' Rubio Named South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Men's Wrestler of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C.Queens University of Charlotte's Melvin Rubio has been named the South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Men's Wrestler of the Week for meets held during the week of Feb. 4-10, the league announced today. This marks the first POTW for Rubio and second overall for Queens.

Rubio, a sophomore from Chandler, N.C., went a perfect 4-0 last week en route to winning the 125-pound weight class at the Newberry Open. Rubio would be dominant in all four matches, winning three bouts by a combined score of 33-2 and the fourth bout via fall. 

Melvin Rubio Matches
def. Southeastern's Esau Bazilme by major decision, 12-1
def. Reinhardt's Walker Byrd by major decision, 13-0
def. Presbyterian's Jacob Brasseur by fall, 1:46 
def. Southeastern's Isaac Crowell by decision, 8-1

Also nominated for Men's Wrestler of the Week:
Rylee Billings (King) - 2-0 record for the week.
Timmy Martinez (Newberry) - 5-0 record with two falls 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)
Week Six (Dec. 12) – Mike Siwiec (Belmont Abbey)
Week Seven (Dec. 19) – Isiah Royal (Newberry)
Week Eight (Jan. 9) – Noah Curreri (Queens)
Week Nine (Jan. 16) – Patton Gossett (Newberry)
Week 10 (Jan. 23) – Chris Vasquez (King)
Week 11 (Jan. 30) – Mike Siwiec (Belmont Abbey)
Week 12 (Feb. 6) – Patton Gossett (Newberry)
Week 13 (Feb. 13) – Melvin Rubio (Queens)