2020-2021 NAIA Men's Wrestler of the Week

2020-2021 NAIA Men's Wrestler of the Week

2020-21 Men's Wrestler of the Week

Quick Find: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 
Players of the week are evaluated on their performance during the week prior to the announcement. Each player is selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution's award winners.
Week 3 (January 20, 2021
Sophomore Ben Lee defeated two top 15 opponents to help him win two out of three duals competed last week. 
Nominees: Isaiah Vizcarrondo, Williams Baptist (Ark.) ; Dewayne Jennings, Central Baptist (Ark.) ; Landon Chambers, Montreat (N.C.) ; Trent Knight, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Blake Mulkey, Marian (Ind.) ; Connor Harris, Montana State-Northern ; Marcus Urban, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) ; Caleb Connor, Morningside (Iowa) ; Trey Schuck, Northwestern (Iowa) ; Michael Scarponi, Doane (Neb.) ; Brett Bober, Baker (Kan.) ; Dailen Presgrove, Oklahoma Wesleyan ; Avery Jaramillo, Saint Mary (Kan.) ; Jon-Jon Halk, York (Neb.) ; Carson Savage, Ottawa (Kan.) ; Brandon Orum, Life (Ga.) ; Ryan Moore, Thomas More (Ky.) ; Harold Gilmore, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Keshawn Laws, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Caden Haugen, Dickinson State (N.D.) ; Sterling Griffin, Midway (Ky.) ; Nick Foster, St. Thomas (Fla.) ; Alton Meeks, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Vernon Willis, Indiana Tech 

Week 2 (January 13, 2021) 

Men's Wrestler of the Week: Carson Taylor, Grand View (Iowa)

Freshman, Carson Taylor dominated at the Central Baptist Invitational this past Saturday beating the No. 11 and No. 13 ranked wrestlers. 
Nominees: Alejandro Mas, Central Baptist (Ark.) ; Matt Burns, Marian (Ind.) ; Andrew Torres, Arizona Christian ; Jeremiah Glise, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Thomas Stevenson, Hastings (Neb.) ; Darien Malone, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) ; Brennan Swafford, Graceland (Iowa) ; Brenden Shelton, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Karim Shakur, Missouri Valley ; Joey Hancock, Baker (Kan.) ; LaTrent Owens, Oklahoma Wesleyan ; Hartwell Taylor, Saint Mary (Kan.) ; Dereck Samudio, York (Neb.) ; Kiesean Stephens, Life (Ga.) ; Bryce Nickel, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Matthew Lewis, Thomas More (Ky.) ; Cole Smith, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Byron Pierce, Midway (Ky.) ; Johnathan Ortegon, Wayland Baptist (Texas) ; Christian Espinoza, Texas Wesleyan ; Nickolas Foster, St. Thomas (Fla.) ; Coleman Bryant, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Nathan Orum, Indiana Tech

Week 1 (November 25, 2020) 

Men's Wrestler of the Week: Trevor Anderson, Grand View (Iowa)

Anderson had a great weekend at the Grand View Open. He took down both No. 1 Denver Stonecheck in the semifinals and No. 12 Julian Hernandez in the finals earning him the 1st place finish.

Nominees: Matt Jenkins, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Taquel Young, Montreat (N.C.) ; Chris Kelly, Arizona Christian ; Ben Peters, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Gabriel McDuffie, Ottawa (Kan.) ; Kolby Encinas, Oklahoma Wesleyan ; Brandon Reed, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Zane Lanham, Life (Ga.) ; Joe Wahl, Thomas More (Ky.) ; Alton Meeks, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Matt Gimson, Indiana Tech

Championship Information

NAIA Wrestling Championship

March 5-6, 2021
Hartman Arena
Park City, Kan.