Flynn and Warner Earn All-American Honors

Flynn and Warner Earn All-American Honors

LACROSSE, WISC. – The York College wrestling program had a banner day on Friday during the first day of the 2017 NCAA Division III National Wrestling Championships hosted by Wisconsin-La Crosse in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The Spartans' two tournament participants, senior Ryan Flynn and sophomore Greg Warner, joined the list of Spartan All-Americans on Friday.

The Spartans now have 28 All-Americans in school history as Warner is now a two-time All-American for the Green and White.

• Flynn entered the tournament as the fourth seed at 133 pounds after earning his third straight Mideast Regional championship two weeks ago in York. He entered the tournament with a record of 37-2 and a win streak of 19 matches. Flynn began his tournament with a dramatic 7-5 overtime win over Wartburg's Connor Campo in the opening round. Johnson & Wales' halted Flynn's win streak at 20 as he earned an 11-4 decision over Flynn, knocking the Spartan senior to the consolation bracket. In the consolation bracket, Flynn earned a 9-4 victory over Oneonta's Austin Sisco to earn his first All-American honor. Flynn will now try to earn a third place finish as he returns to the mat on Saturday morning when he faces Owen Doester from Wabash in match #244 on Saturday morning.

• Warner had to do a little extra work on Friday as he wrestled a pigtail match to begin his tournament. He opened the tournament with a 9-0 major decision over Zak Hale from Castleton. Warner then suffered a tough 4-2 loss to Augsburg's David Flynn as Flynn got a take down in the last five seconds to steal the win from Warner. The Spartans sophomore was undeterred as he bounced back with a 5-0 win over Delaware Valley's Tim Ambacher. Warner then secured his second straight All-American honor with an impressive 16-0 first period tech fall over Baldwin Wallace's Joshua Decatur, the sixth seed. Decatur was the Mideast Regional champion as Werner finished third two weeks ago. Warner will face #7 seed Clint Lembeck on Saturday morning in match number #245.
 

NOTES

Ryan Flynn is now 39-3 for the year as he continues to push his school-record for wins out of reach … Flynn is now 130-33 for his career … Flynn is one win away from tying current head coach Duane Bastress for the school record for single season wins as Bastress was 40-0 in 2006, the year of his second national championship … Flynn went 39-11 his sophomore year … Warner is now 32-11 for the year as he has a team-high eight tech falls … Warner had a pair 16-0 first period tech falls in the regional and then had another one in the consolation bracket on Friday … Bastress now has four All-Americans during his head coaching career (Vinny Pasani – 2013 and Greg Warner – 2016) … Bastress has nine national qualifiers during his time at the helm of the program.

 

UP NEXT

Flynn and Warner will complete their journey on Saturday morning when the consolation quarterfinals will kick off at 11:00 am eastern time.

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