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Newberry wraps up undefeated conference championship with 46-3 rout of King

NEWBERRY -- The Newberry Wolves won nine of 10 matches to take down the King Tornado 46-3 and put the wraps on an undefeated Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Wrestling League championship in Eleazer Arena on Wednesday night.

With four forfeits from the Tornado, Newberry didn't need many bonus points, but got them anyways, starting with No. 7 Trung Duong winning by major decision at 125 lbs. Jordan Simpson rolled to a win by technical fall at 133 lbs. and the Wolves were up 27-0 at the halftime intermission.

Seniors Nick Lankford and Joe Pittman were honored for their contributions to the program at halftime.

Lukas Gilmore won by major decision at 165 lbs. and Dennis Flores won a hard-fought decision at 174 lbs. Cody Brundage's win by fall in just 21 seconds was Newberry's final win of the night.

With the conference championship, Newberry had six wrestlers go undefeated in conference action:

Trung Duong at 125 lbs. - 6-0
Jordan Simpson at 133 lbs. - 5-0
Nick Lankford at 141 lbs. - 6-0
Lukas Gilmore at 165 lbs. - 6-0
Huston Evans at 184 lbs. - 6-0
Cody Brundage at 197 lbs. - 6-0
Newberry wraps up the regular season with a 17-2 dual mark, winning its 33rd consecutive home dual.

The Wolves are next in action on Feb. 26-27 at the NCAA Division II Super Region II Tournament at the University of Indianapolis.

Results:
125 - No. 7 Trung Duong (NBY) major decision Reed Jacks (KING) 11-2 (Newberry 4-0)
133 - Jordan Simpson (NBY) technical fall Frank Lopez (KING) 17-0 (Newberry 9-0)
141 - Nick Lankford (NBY) win by forfeit (Newberry 15-0)
149 - Zack Dobbins (NBY) win by forfeit (Newberry 21-0)
157 - Alex Rice (NBY) win by forfeit (Newberry 27-0)
165 - Lukas Gilmore (NBY) major decision Travis Edwards (KING) (Newberry 31-0)
174 - Dennis Flores (NBY) decision Kody Eichlin (KING) (Newberry 34-0)
184 - No. 3 Huston Evans (NBY) win by forfeit (Newberry 40-0)
197 - Cody Brundage (NBY) pinned Cody Davis (KING) (Newberry 46-0)
285 - Andrew Lutterloh (KING) decision Mike Kennedy (NBY) 5-4 (TB1) (Newberry 46-3)

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