LIFE UNIVERSITY MEN’S WRESTLING FINISHES THIRD AT MSC CHAMPIONSHIPS
Bowling Green, Kentucky, February 19, 2019 – The No. 3 nationally-ranked Life University men’s wrestling team finished third at the 2019 Mid-South Conference (MSC) Men’s Wrestling Championships this past weekend.
Nosomy Pozo finished as the 157 lbs. tournament champion, while also garnering MSC Wrestler of the Tournament honors and First-Team All-MSC for his championship. Pozo earned a pair of pins in the tournament with a flawless 4-0 record and remains 16-0 on the year.
Lucius Van Rensburg also picked up First-Team All-MSC honors with a championship at the 174 lbs. weight class. Diallo Matsimella was the final Running Eagle to capture a championship at the 197 lbs. weight class to also earn First-Team All-MSC.
Randy McCray Jr. made it to the finals at the 125 lbs. weight class and picked up Second-Team All-MSC Honors. Mason Calvert (149 lbs) and Osvani Ley (165 lbs.) each finished on the podium with third place finishes.
Other notable finishes included Devaughn Sapien (125 lbs.) in fourth, Lucas Patterson (133 lbs.) in fifth and Nolan Saxton (165 lbs.) in fifth.
As a team, the Running Eagles finished with 128 total team points, as Pozo led the way with 20.
The men’s wrestling team will send eight members to the 2019 NAIA Men’s Wrestling Championships in Des Moines, Iowa that will take place March 1-2. The following wrestlers secured their spot at the national tournament with their performance at the MSC Championships:
125: Randy McCray Jr. and Devaughn Sapien
149: Mason Calvert
157: Nosomy Pozo
165: Osvani Ley
174: Lucius Van Rensburg
197: Dialo Matsimela
285: Brandon Hill