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d3wrestle.com/WWSport.com Wrestler of the Week: Brian Thomason

Published on January 29, 2009 by   ·   No Comments

Brian Thomason of York the d3wrestle.com/WWSport.com Wrestler of the Week.  Thomason, a sophomore wrestling 174 lbs., won three matches on Saturday to help York College defeat NYU, Rhode Island, and King’s.  Against King’s, Thomason defeated 2008 NCAA qualifier Mike Reilly, and he defeated Naum Shuminov of NYU the same day.  Each of them was ranked ahead of Thomason in the January 15th Metro conference rankings.  The previous week, Thomason defeated Heffernan of Wilkes and Osgoodby of TCNJ.  Going into last weekend, Thomason was ranked 5th in the conference, and over the next two weeks proceeded to defeat wrestlers 1-4 in order.

A sophomore from Wernersville, Pennsylvania, Thomason is currently 25-3 in his first season of competition for the Spartans.  A 2005 graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School, Thomason transferred to York this year from Clarion.  His only Division III loss was early this season to Frank Heffernan of Wilkes, and he avenged that loss last weekend.  He is currently the top 174 lb. wrestler in the Metropolitan Conference, and he will again compete tonight against Millersville University as he and the rest of the Spartans work toward the Metro championships February 21st.

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