KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chandler Knight of Doane (Neb.) has been named the NAIA National Wrestler of the Week, announced Wednesday by the national office. He was chosen based on his performances from January 22 – 28.
National Wrestler of the Week
Chandler Knight, Doane (Neb.)
197-pound, Sr., Colville, Wash.
• Knight posted a 4-0 record at the GPAC duals, including three pins.
• His three falls were in a combined 2:59 of mat time, including a 54-second pin of Jamestown’s (N.D.) Will Parks.
• On the season, nine of Knight’s 10 wins are pins.
• He is the first National Wrestler of the Week in program history.
For the complete NAIA Wrestler of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Randy McCary, Allen (S.C.); Chandler Michael, Southern Oregon; Eric Fan, Eastern Oregon; Zach Worm, Marian (Ind.); Bruce Valdez, Menlo (Calif.); Jerry Stepps III, Concordia (Neb.); Chris Paulsen, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Steven Garcia, Morningside (Iowa); Grant Henderson, Grand View (Iowa); Lucas Lovvorn, Baker (Kan.); Keenan Graef, Benedictine (Kan.); Jacob Seto, Missouri Valley; Julian Melecio, York (Neb.); Kolten Radaz, Campbellsville (Ky.); Brandon Weber, Cumberland (Tenn.); Max Emerson, Cumberlands (Ky.); Diallo Matismella, Life (Ga.); Brett Bradford, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Tommy Rosen-St. John, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Matt Landgraff, Oklahoma City; Brooks Climmons, Brewton-Parker (Ga.); Matthew Cates, Southeastern (Fla.); Thomas Garty, Indiana Tech; Ben Ferguson, Lourdes (Ohio)
2017-18 NAIA National Wrestler of the Week Winners
Week 1 (Nov. 22): Olson Delisca, Southeastern (Fla.)
Week 2 (Dec. 6): Randy Keesler, Providence (Mont.)
Week 3 (Jan. 10): Artie Bess, Grand View (Iowa)
Week 4 (Jan. 17): Cameron Jones, Cumberlands (Ky.)
Week 5 (Jan. 24): Ethan Bunce, Marian (Ind.)
Week 6 (Jan. 31): Chandler Knight, Doane (Neb.)