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Builders take NCWA Mid-Atlantic Conference title

03/02/2008 -

BALTIMORE, MD. -- The Apprentice School wrestling team won the 2008 National Collegiate Wrestling Association Mid-Atlantic Conference title on Saturday scoring 200.5 points en route to the team title at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Six wrestlers won their weight classes and 12 qualified for the NCWA Nationals on March 13-15 in Lakeland, Florida.

Senior Eric Lybarger earned the "Champion of Champions" award winning a loaded 174-pound weight class that contained three NCWA All-Americans from last season. He went 3-0 on the day.

Other weight class winners (with records) included:

125 - Kevin Hill (2-0)

133 - Adam Welch (3-0)

141 - Josh Flint (3-0)

165 - Justin Gilliard (3-0)

184 - Charles Robinson (2-0)

Three Builders earned second place finishes

149 - Matt Perry (2-1)

157 - Austen Damico (2-1)

184 - Thad Lloyd (1-1)

Senior Kendall Ridenour took third place at 197 with a 2-1 record, while Jeff Jiron took fourth at 125 and Josh Seal took fourth at 285 pounds.

Apprentice School head coach Bruce Shumaker earned NCWA Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year honors.

Full results will be posted on Sunday.


UMBC - Baltimore, Md.

Team Scores: Apprentice School 200.5; UMBC 129, Southern Va. 101; Longwood 74; Northland Baptist Bible College 71; Towson 66; Lee 56; Middle Tennessee 36; Austin Peay 21; Clemson 20; Vanderbilt 14; Virginia Tech 11; Catawba 10.

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