KANSAS CITY, Mo - Jarid Price of Baker (Kan.) has been named the NAIA National Wrestler of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Price was selected based on his performances from Jan. 7 - 13.
Price, a native of Las Vegas, Nev., went 3-0 on the weekend, helping the Wildcats to a 1-2 record at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals in Springfield, Ill., on Jan. 12 - 13. The 184 pound senior opened the event with a pin of top-ranked Brian Block of Morningside (Iowa) to lead the 12th-ranked Baker squad to a 24-12 upset victory over the No. 7 Mustangs. Unranked Price continued his dominant performance with a 9-2 decision over Thomas Buckman of Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), before wrapping up the weekend with a pin of No. 12 Tuck VanMatre of Southern Oregon.
On the season, Price boasts a 12-8 overall record, including a 6-3 mark against NAIA opponents.
The next Wrestler of the Week announcement will be on Jan. 23. For the complete Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Garret Lambrecht, Morningside (Iowa); Mitchell Lofstedt, Southern Oregon; Eric Thompson, Grand View (Iowa); Kyle Soderblom, William Penn (Iowa); Anthonie Linares, Cumberlands (Ky.); Jake Ekster, Missouri Valley; Michael Nord, Jamestown (N.D.); Myles Mazurkiewicz, Great Falls (Mont.); Joe Cozart, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Cody Linton, Cumberland (Tenn.).
2012-13 Wrestlers of the Week
Week 1 (Jan. 9): Tyler Kacmarynski, Morningside (Iowa)
Week 2 (Jan. 16): Jarid Price, Baker (Kan.)