Aggies Wrestler to be Featured on CBS
Apr 30, 2008
Delaware Valley College junior wrestler Mike Wilcox (Buena, NJ/Buena) will be featured across the country as part of CBS Sports' NCAA Winter Championships Highlight Show on Saturday, May 3 starting at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time (CBS is located on Channel 3 in the local Philadelphia area).
The NCAA seasonal shows typically feature highlights and unique NCAA student-athlete stories from the Division II and III championships. Wilcox and Aggie head coach Brandon Totten were interviewed at the championships in Iowa back in March and the segment is scheduled to be the last of the show and air around 1:50 p.m.
Wilcox's story involves the tragic car accident that took the life of his older brother Ricky one day before Ricky's high school graduation. Since then, Mike has been on a mission to win a wrestling championship in his brother's memory (his brother was also a wrestler). He reached the state championships as a senior in high school and the junior college nationals while at Gloucester Community College, but did not attain his ultimate goal.
Wilcox transferred to Delaware Valley prior to the 2007-08 season and qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships. He went all the way to the finals at 184 pounds before falling to an undefeated wrestler from national champion Wartburg College of Iowa. He will make one last run at a championship for his brother next season.
Each year back in Wilcox's hometown, a charity race called "Run 4 Ricky" takes place where money is raised for scholarships in Ricky's name that go to graduating seniors of Buena High School to further their education. More information on the race and scholarship is available at www.run4ricky.org.
To learn more about Delaware Valley College Wrestling and other Athletics events, visit the Athletic homepage at delval.edu/athletics.
Athletics news provided courtesy of Matt Levy, Sports Information Director, Delaware Valley College.