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Marion Wrestlers Capture University of Georgia Tournament

02/15/2011 -

ATHENS, GA - The MMI wrestlers captured the University of Georgia Tournament this past weekend in a competition that saw twelve schools represented. Marion scored 163 points to outdistance them from Southeastern Conference foe University of Central Florida who finished with 132 points. Mercer University finished third with 104 points while Georgia Southern and the University of Georgia finished in fourth and fifth places, repsectively.

Champions for Marion were Trevor Bailey (149-lbs.), Josh McCoy (157-lbs.), and Jayce Crowder (165-lbs.). Xenepher Austin (141-lbs.), Steven Sattler (165-lbs.) and Joel Wyman (197-lbs.) each took 2nd Place for the Tigers. DeAnthony Smith (133-lbs.), Brandon Westerman (149-lbs.), and Mark Howard (235-lbs.) captured 3rd Place finishes. Josh McCoy (pictured) earned the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award for the tournament as he completed a four-pin sweep in his matches.

The MMI squad will travel to Georgia Southern this Saturday to participate in a Tri-Meet. The meet is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m.