KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Jan. 22, 2019) – On Monday, the Centennial Conference announced that it selected USMMA senior Blake Bunce (Trophy Club, Texas) as the league's Wrestler of the Week for the week ending Jan. 20. The honor comes after Bunce's performances in the Mariners' two Centennial victories this past weekend at a tri-match hosted by Gettysburg.
In Merchant Marine's first match of the day, a 35-14 win over the host Bullets, Bunce pinned the nationally-ranked #9 (NWCA)/#6 (d3wrestle) wrestler at heavyweight, senior Paul Triandafilou in 3:32. In the second match, a 34-10 neutral-site win over McDaniel, Bunce pinned Chris Hauffman in just 1:41.
Bunce now has a 25-2 overall record this season, including 13 pins.
For the complete release from the Centennial Conference, click here.
The latest D3Wrestle.com national polls came out earlier in the day on Tuesday and, in addition to his #9 ranking at heavyweight in the NWCA poll (released on Jan. 9), Bunce now ranks #7 in the nation according to D3Wrestle. He joins two other Mariners listed in the national rankings – junior Joshua Glantzman (Allenwood, N.J.), who came in at 10th at 184, and senior Kimo Dial (Poway, Calif.), who is an honorable mention (#25) at 133.
To view the latest D3Wrestle.com national poll, follow this link.
The Mariners are back in action tonight, Jan. 22, when they play host to Centennial rival Stevens beginning at 7 p.m. inside the Liebertz Gymnasium. A live video feed of the match will be available at this link.
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