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NAIA Wrestler of the Week No. 2 (Dec. 7)

December 07, 2016
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By Eric Montgomery, NAIA Staff Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Daniel Leonard of Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) was named NAIA National Wrestler of the Week, the national office announced on Wednesday. Leonard was selected for his results during the week of Nov. 28 – Dec. 4.

NAIA National Wrestler of the Week
Daniel Leonard, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
149-pound, Sr., Sherwood, Ore.

· Posted record of 7-1 last week, including the 149-pound title at the Battle of the Rockies Open.  
· Won three matches in dual competitions, including wins over No. 10-ranked Jacob Gross of Indiana Tech and No. 1-ranked Matt Weber of Montana State-Northern.
· Recorded one pin, one major decision and five decisions.
· Won all four matches at the Battle of the Rockies Open to improve to 11-1 this season.
· This is his first-career National Wrestler of the Week award.

For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.

Nominees: Connor Webber, Lyon (Ark.) ; Esteban Rua, Missouri Baptist ; Devonte Upshaw, Truett-McConnell (Ga.) ; Matthew Nguyen, Eastern Oregon ; Tim Miller, Calumet (Ind.) ; Randy Keesler, Great Falls (Mont.) ; Isaac Wilson, Great Falls (Mont.) ; Michael Andreano, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Ken Burkhardt Jr., Concordia (Neb.) ; Derek Miller, Grand View (Iowa) ; Andrew Simmons, Missouri Valley ; Justin Brown, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Hunter Bell, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Sammy Rosario, Cumberland (Tenn.) ; Jephte Jeanpaul, WVU Tech ; Korey Walker, Oklahoma City ; Gio Bonilla, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Tyler Roberts, Lourdes (Ohio) ; Robert Humphrey, Indiana Tech

2016-17 Wrestling Composite Award Winners

Week 1 (November 16): Dalton Tipton, Missouri Valley
Week 2 (December 7): Daniel Leonard, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)