news-category: Athletics

Gardner-Webb Wrestlers Wrap up Competition at NCAA Championships

A collage of the two wrestlers - Mosley on left and Anderson on the right
Photo courtesy of GWU Wrestling

RJ Mosley and Jha’Quan Anderson Capped Seasons with Hard Fought Day

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb wrestlers RJ Mosley and Jha’Quan Anderson each capped their seasons at the 2023 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 16.

Both men saw their run come to an end after a hard fought day at the BOK Center, with more than 30,000 fans attending both sessions.

Anderson was the first to wrestle, falling 5-3 to West Virginia’s Anthony Carman in overtime in the 184-pound opener.

The Conyers, Ga., junior bounced back in the consolation round, taking a 3-1 decision over Matthew Waddell of Chattanooga—his second win over Waddell in the postseason.

That set up a battle with Binghamton’s Jacob Nolan, which saw Nolan score three times in the first period to take an early 8-0 lead. Anderson competed until the final horn, but fell in a 12-1 major decision.

Mosley, wrestling in his third NCAA Championships, opened his day in the 165-pound weight class against No. 9 seed Shane Griffith from Stanford. Neither wrestler scored until the second period, with Griffith escaping eight seconds in.

Mosley chose neutral to begin the third period and could not get the late score—falling 1-0 to move into the consolation bracket.

Matched up against Oregon State’s Matthew Olguin, Mosley fell behind on an Olguin takedown with 1:36 left in the first period and would not be able to overcome the deficit in a 6-1 loss to end one of the most storied careers in Gardner-Webb wrestling history.

Anderson and Mosley each finished with more than 20 wins again in 2022-23 and were the 32nd and 33rd NCAA Division qualifiers for the Gardner-Webb program.

Story content provided courtesy of

Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to nine colleges and schools, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at

Previous News Article

Bold New Bulldog Sculpture Unveiled at Gardner-Webb's Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center

Next News Article

Seven to Compete in Miss Gardner-Webb Pageant on March 26

Related News

  • News Article

    Gardner-Webb Women Headed to the Big Dance

    Runnin’ Bulldogs Open Play at No. 2 Utah on Friday, March 17 BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The Gardner-Webb women’s basketball team will play at No. 2 seed Utah on Friday, March 17, […]

  • News Article

    Gardner-Webb to Host Wrestling Selection Show Watch Party Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

    Jha’Quan Anderson and RJ Mosley Headed to Division I Wrestling Championships, March 16-18 BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb University will host a 2023 NCAA Wrestling Selection Show watch party on Wednesday night […]

  • News Article

    Gardner-Webb Dominates Big South with Regular Season and Tournament Championships

    Runnin’ Bulldogs Claim 21st Consecutive Victory to Punch Ticket to NCAA Tournament BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The Gardner-Webb Women’s Basketball team earned a spot in the history books on Sunday, March 5, […]

    a graphic to celebrate the women's championships wins