Wrestling’s Brendon Parker-Risk Named UNCP Student-Athlete Of The Week
PEMBROKE – After highlighting action for the UNCP wrestling team with an unblemished run through the 157-pound tournament at the 31st Annual Pembroke Classic on Saturday, junior Brendon Parker-Risk has been named this week's UNCP Student-Athlete of the Week, athletic department officials announced Monday.
Parker-Risk breezed through his first two matches of the day on Saturday, booking a 14-1 major decision over Limestone's Jeremy McPhereson before advancing into the quarterfinals with a first-period (1:21) pin of St. Andrews' Caleb Mitcler. Parker-Risk used a tight 4-3 win over Newberry's Taylor Knapp to garner a spot in the title match where he swung the momentum before pinning top-seeded Colton Palmer of N.C. State midway through the third period.
The performance gave Parker-Risk the first tournament title of his two-year career in Pembroke and the fourth career top-6 finish for the Seattle, Wash., native. The Iowa Central Community College transfer has tallied a 27-10 in just more than one season in the Black & Gold. Of his 27 wins, nine have come by way of pin and five others have come by major decision.
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|October 24||Pardon Ndhlovu||Cross Country||Click Here|
|October 17||Sam Miles||Soccer||Click Here|
|October 10||Luke Charles||Football||Click Here|
|October 3||Dana Watkins||Golf||Click Here|
|September 26||Travis Daniels||Football||Click Here|
|September 19||Jordan Walor||Golf||Click Here|
|September 12||Travis Daniels||Football||Click Here|
|September 6||Rebecca Womack||Soccer||Click Here|