The Apprentice School 50 v Towson State University 9       Rowan College at Gloucester County 27 v The Apprentice School 11       United States Naval Academy Prep 27 v The Apprentice School 21       Alfred State College 28 v Penn College 22       University of Delaware 40 v Widener University 9       Penn State - Mont Alto 33 v Widener University 12       Ted Reese Invitational       Columbia Basin College 42 v University of Idaho 12       Highline College 43 v South Puget Sound Community College 12       Davenport University 26 v Grand Valley State University 28       

Bear Open

11/05/2006 -

Mercer Wrestling started its third season Saturday, November 4, hosting the ďBear OpenĒ tournament for local Georgia colleges and universities. The Mercer team is part of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, which has more than 130 teams nationwide. Mercerís wrestlers do not have wrestling scholarships and compete for the love of the sport.

Saturday was a very positive start to Mercerís season. Even though the Bears were missing two wrestlers who had prior ROTC commitments, the team placed second behind UGA. Two of Mercerís wrestlers went undefeated for the day to become this seasonís first champions. Mercerís first champion was Curtis Doemel in the 149 lbs weight class. Curtis pinned his first three opponents, setting up a tough finals bout in which Curtis beat Allen Taylor of UGA in a stunning overtime match. Senior Richard Sexton also wrestled extremely well and went undefeated for the day. Richard beat older brother Craig Taylor 6-0 in the deciding championship match. Mercer also had two second-place finishers: Josh Villalta at 133 lbs and Walter Gordon at 235 lbs. Wrapping up Mercerís place finishers for the day were third-place finishers Elliot McCrary (157 lbs) and Casey Geiger (165 lbs).

Mercer goes to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke November 11 for a tournament with NCAA D1, D2, D3, NJCAA, and NAIA scholarship wrestlers.