GSU Third at GA. State Championships, 235 Pendleton Voted Most Outstanding
Georgia Southern University traveled to Macon, Georgia for the annual Georgia Collegiate State Championships this past weekend and finished as the 3rd place team of the event while 5 wrestlers walked away with placements in the medal rounds and all coming in the finals of the tournament at their respective weight classes.
Brooks Pendleton (235) and Caleb Mock (285) both took 1st place gold in the tournament while Chris Stewert (149), Shaun Scruggs (197), and Darren Sexton (285) all took 2nd place in the tournament. Mock and Sexton wrestled each other in a very tight match at the 285 weight class and which finished in a 9-6 victory for Mock.
Brooks Pendleton was voted as the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament where he took 1st place with one of his victories being over former NCWA All-American and national Runner-up Derryl Cloer from Kennesaw State University by a score of 8-2 with riding time. Pendleton was also voted to the NCWA All-Star team and would have been wrestling this day with the All-Star Team in Dallas, Texas but his opponent succombed to injury which canceled his trip so congratulations to Brooks Pendleton again on all of his accomplishments this week.
GSU will travel back to Macon this weekend for a dual/trimeet with Mercer and Lee Universitys and get prepared to travel to Athens for UGA's "Classic City Championships" tournament. The season is underway as they prepare for Nationals and the outlook is very promising.