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

HIGH POINT, N.C.Newberry College's Isiah Royal has been named the South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Men's Wrestler of the Week for meets held during the week of Dec. 10-16, the league announced today. This marks the first POTW for Royal and the third overall for Newberry.

A sophomore from Guyton, Ga., Royal placed runner-up in the 141-pound class and led Newberry to a 23rd-place team finish at the Midwest Classic. Royal started his run with a fall in 3:23 against Ryan Schmalen of No. 5 Upper Iowa. He would then defeat Mason Schultz of Minnesota State University Moorhead with a 4-2 decision, which he followed up with an 8-0 major decision over Aiden Burke of No. 21 Mercyhurst. Royal would earn a spot in the championship match by defeating Jebben Keyes of Augustana by a score of 8-3. Royal would narrowly lose by a score of 3-2 to No. 7 nationally ranked Chandler Minnard of No. 14 Ashland to finish second in the 141 weight class.


Also nominated for Men's Wrestler of the Week:
Elijah Seay (King) - 4-2 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)
Week Six (Dec. 12) – Mike Siwiec (Belmont Abbey)
Week Seven (Dec. 19) – Isiah Royal (Newberry)