NJCAA National Qualifying Event the North Eastern District II Tournament hosted by Rowan College at Gloucester County, in New Jersey, is coming up this Saturday, February 11th at 10:00am. The Spartanburg Methodist College Wrestling Team qualifies 5 wrestlers to the tournament: 133lbs Marvin Galette, 141lbs Aaron Fountain, 149lbs Christopher Moungle Jr, 157lbs Cole Mangum, and 184lbs Evan Makupson.
133lber Marvin Galette, sophomore, from Rock Hill, South Carolina is currently 23-7 on the year with a collegiate career record of 40-26 record. Marvin is a Star City Open Champion, placing 5th at the Pembroke Classic Tournament and 4th at the NCCC Thunderwolves Open. Marvin is currently on an 8 match win streak, scoring 13 match wins by bonus points.
141lber Aaron Fountain, Redshirt freshman, from Live Oak, Florida holds a 14-9 record this year. He is also a Star City Open champion as well as the NCCC Thunderwolves Open runner-up. Aaron also placed 4th at the Pembroke Classic Tournament.
149lber Christopher Moungle Jr, a freshman from Charlotte, North Carolina has a record of 20-7 and is currently the #5 ranked 149lber in NJCAA. Chris is a NCCC Thunderwolves Open champion. Chris has placed in 3 other tournaments this year: 5th at Pembroke Classic, 2nd at Georgia Collegiate Open and 3rd at the Star City Open. Chris also undefeated against junior college opponents (6-0)
157lber Cole Mangum is a Redshirt Freshman from Boiling Springs, South Carolina. Cole has a record of 14-9. Cole was ranked as high as #8 in the NJCAA. He was a runner-up at Thunderwolves Open, losing to returning NJCAA All-American Cody McGregor (Niagara) 6-2. Cole moved up a weight class and matched up against former NJCAA national runner-up Daquon Wilson in a dual meet against Limestone College, where he lost a back and forth battle to an 11-10 decision. He is 5-2 against junior college competition.
184lber Evan Makupson is a freshman from Thomasville, North Carolina. He stands at 14-9 on the year. Evan has placed at 4 different tournaments this year: 4th Pembroke Classic, 5th at Georgia Collegiate Open & NCCC Thunderwolves Open. Evan is a Star City Open champion.
70% of the total number of participants from the NE District II will qualify for the NJCAA National Wrestling Championships in Council Bluffs, Iowa on February 24-25
Action can be followed on twitter: @GoSMCwrestling or follow the tournament on the official trackwrestling website: