BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tony Morales started the 2019-20 season off on a high note, taking second at the Southeast Open and earning South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Wrestler of the Week.
Morales finished runner-up at the Southeast Open, going 4-1 at 165 pounds. He started with a 4-1 win over Bilal Estwani. The Phenix City, Ala., native then rolled off three straight pins over Ethan Hoffman of North Carolina in 59 seconds, Billy Christie of Newberry in 3:58 and Jack Ervien of Campbell in 1:36. In the championship bout he fell to Michael Ferree of Campbell.
This marks the first conference weekly award Morales has won in his career.
The Tornado host their first home dual of the season on November 13 against Cumberland University at 7:00 p.m.