Hopkins wins conso final at F&M Open, leads NCAA w/ 12 pins

January 8, 2019
Caleb Hopkins wrestling

Caleb Hopkins

Campbell University wrestler Caleb Hopkins of Palmer won the consolation final to place fifth at the Franklin & Marshall Open in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The 174-pound freshman won his final match 8-4 to cap a 5-1 showing in the NCAA D1 tournament.

Hopkins, of Colony High fame, leads Campbell in wins (18) and is tied for No. 1 in the country in pins (12).

He improved his season record to 18-8, which included one pin at the Franklin & Marshall Open. It was a 40-second special against an opponent from North Carolina.

His fastest pin was 21 seconds against Central Florida.

In high school, Hopkins was a state champion and three-time state finalist for the Colony Knights. He compiled a 99-10 record as a sophomore, junior and senior to help earn him a No. 30 national ranking at 182 in his final season.