Knights wrestling hands out end-of-season awards


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SAU Athletics The St. Andrews wrestling team recently handed out its end-of-season awards. This year’s recipients are, from left to right, senior Jared Key, junior Tyler Evers, junior Brennan Patton, sophomore Aaron Vaughan, freshman Mike Nelson, freshman Noah Walker and senior Tyran Taylor-Owen.


LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews wrestling team recently handed out its end of season awards.

The Knights finished their 2016-17 season with a 2-14 overall record with two senior starters in the line-up and anywhere from three to six freshmen taking the mat.

The line-up featured freshmen Zeke Lee (141), Noah Walker (149), Michael Nelson (157) were the Knights main young starters along with sophomore Aaron Vaughan (285); juniors Brennan Patton (125), Kavoris Perry (174), Tyler Evers (197), Argie Burnette (184) and seniors Jared Key (197), Tyran-Taylor Owens (141) and Devin Washington (285).

Wrestlers receiving awards were Jared Key for most takedowns with 36. In his final season with the Knights, Key finished with an 11-10 overall record. Tyler Evers earned the most pins award with seven as he finished the season with an 8-13 record.

Junior tri-captain Brennan Patton won the Hoover Warrior award, which is named after Justin Hoover, St. Andrews first All-American wrestler. Patton finished the season with a 12-14 record.

Sophomore Aaron Vaughan earned the Vaughan Outstanding Wrestler award. The award is named after his older brother and Knights assistant coach Denzel Vaughan who was a three-time national qualifier and two-time All-American at St. Andrews. Aaron finished the season with a team-best 16-8 overall record.

Freshman Mike Nelson earned the Co-Team Academic award along with senior Tyran Taylor-Owens. Nelson finished his first semester at St. Andrews with a 4.0 GPA. The Knights other recipient Taylor-Owen earned a 4.0 GPA with a cumulative 3.85 GPA.

Freshman Noah Walker won the Rookie of the Year award earning three pins and a major decision in his first season.

SAU Athletics The St. Andrews wrestling team recently handed out its end-of-season awards. This year’s recipients are, from left to right, senior Jared Key, junior Tyler Evers, junior Brennan Patton, sophomore Aaron Vaughan, freshman Mike Nelson, freshman Noah Walker and senior Tyran Taylor-Owen.
http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_10160.jpegSAU Athletics The St. Andrews wrestling team recently handed out its end-of-season awards. This year’s recipients are, from left to right, senior Jared Key, junior Tyler Evers, junior Brennan Patton, sophomore Aaron Vaughan, freshman Mike Nelson, freshman Noah Walker and senior Tyran Taylor-Owen.

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