KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Randy Keesler of Providence (Mont.) has been named the NAIA National Wrestler of the Week, announced Wednesday by the national office. He was chosen based on his performances from November 27 – December 1.
National Wrestler of the Week
Randy Keesler, Providence (Mont.)
174 pounds, So., Great Falls, Mont.
• Despite wrestling up at 184 pounds, Keesler ended a two-day stretch with a 3-1 record in the Battle of the Rockies Duals and a 184-pound title at the Heritage Inn Open.
• His duals performance was highlighted by a 13-8 decision over Nick Foster of NCAA Division II McKendree (Ill.). Foster entered the match ranked No. 4 in Division II.
For the complete NAIA Wrestler of the Week calendar, click here.
National Nominees: Niauni Hill, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Drake Randall, Eastern Oregon; Tanner Fischer, Southern Oregon; Ethan Bunce, Marian (Ind.); Joey Cannon, Morningside (Iowa); Donavan Fouchey, Missouri Valley; Kruz Adamson, Graceland (Iowa); Micah Miller, Ottawa (Kan.); Kyler Childers, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Quandre Chisolm, Cumberlands (Ky.); Chuck Sharon, Campbellsville (Ky.); Brandon Reed, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Shota Sisco, Cumberland (Tenn.); Jonathan Halk, Waldorf (Iowa); Riley Williams, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Lucas Nelson, Brewton-Parker (Ga.); Angel del Cueto, Southeastern (Fla.); Erique Early, Indiana Tech; Ty Wilson, 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.)