JWU Wrestling Captures 3rd NCAA Regional Title



JWU Wrestling captured their 3rd regional championship in a row this past weekend at the NCAA Division III Regionals, which were hosted at JWU’s Providence Campus.

JWU will be sending 9 wrestlers to the NCAA Championships in Roanoke, Virginia, on March 8-9. Not only is JWU sending the most wrestlers to the Championship, but the team set a Northeast Regional record by scoring 187 points.

After the victory, Coach Lonnie Morris spoke to ABC-6 reporter Nick Coit: “This group of seniors stayed together — there are 9 of them, and to finish their [college] career like that, in their home gym, is pretty special. But we’re not done — the goal is Roanoke, Virginia, in two weeks, and that’s what it’s all about right now.”

Points awarded:

  • JWU Providence: 187
  • Coast Guard: 120
  • Roger Williams University: 117
  • WPI: 84.5

Further accolades for JWU’s team:

  • Most Outstanding Wrestler: Senior Khamri Thomas
  • Coach of the Year: Lonnie Morris
  • Assistant Coach of the Year: Brian Allen

For more on the individual matches, read JWU Providence Athletics’ story.

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