NAIA Wrestler of the Week - No. 2

NAIA Wrestler of the Week - No. 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bryce Nickel of Cumberlands (Ky.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Wrestler of the Week, the National office announced Wednesday. Nickel was chosen over a pool of conference winners based on competition from Nov. 18 – 24.


National Wrestler of the Week

Bryce Nickel, Cumberlands (Ky.)

285-pound Jr., Maxie, Va.

  • Nickel went 3-0 at the Fire Duals with all three wins coming against ranked opponents.
  • He picked up a 10-7 decision over Southeastern's (Fla.) Ethan Owen who is No. 7 at 141 pounds.
  • Nickel then notched an 8-6 decision over Reinhardt's (Ga.) Jody McAlister who is No. 10 at 141 pounds.
  • He then defeated Indiana Tech's Connor Gimson who is No. 20 at 141 pounds .



2019-20 Men's Wrestling Composite Award Winners

Week 1 (November 20): Jacob McNutt, Cumberlands (Ky.)

Week 2 (November 27): Bryce Nickel, Cumberlands (Ky.)

Championship Information

NAIA Wrestling Championship

March 6-7, 2020
Hartman Arena
Park City, Kan.