2/25/19 | JWU Wrestling captured their 3rd regional championship in a row this past weekend at the NCAA Division III Regionals, which were hosted at JWU’s Providence Campus.
JWU will be sending 9 wrestlers to the NCAA Championships in Roanoke, Virginia, on March 8-9. Not only is JWU sending the most wrestlers to the Championship, but the team set a Northeast Regional record by scoring 187 points.
After the victory, Coach Lonnie Morris spoke to ABC-6 reporter Nick Coit: “This group of seniors stayed together — there are 9 of them, and to finish their [college] career like that, in their home gym, is pretty special. But we’re not done — the goal is Roanoke, Virginia, in two weeks, and that’s what it’s all about right now.”
- JWU Providence: 187
- Coast Guard: 120
- Roger Williams University: 117
- WPI: 84.5
Further accolades for JWU’s team:
- Most Outstanding Wrestler: Senior Khamri Thomas
- Coach of the Year: Lonnie Morris
- Assistant Coach of the Year: Brian Allen
For more on the individual matches, read JWU Providence Athletics’ story.