By Nikki Sherrill, Athletics Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chuck Sharon of Campbellsville (Ky.) has been named the final NAIA National Wrestler of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Sharon was chosen based on his performances from Jan. 30 – Feb. 5.
NAIA National Wrestler of the Week
Chuck Sharon, Campbellsville (Ky.)
184-pound, Jr., Smithfield, Va.
• After taking down the then-No. 5 and then-No. 7 grapplers in the 184-pound class, Sharon improved to a perfect 22-0 record on the season.
• During the match against then-No. 5 Matt Walker of Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), Sharon tied the contest at 3-3 with 18 seconds left in the second period. After picking up two points in the third, his win helped the Tigers to a 15-14 lead in the dual.
• Sharon took an early lead over then-No. 7 Kyle Delaune of Cumberland (Tenn.) and never faltered as he took his second victory of the week, 8-4.
• With regular season ending, Sharon and his Tiger squad will travel to Bowling Green, Ky., for the NAIA Eastern Qualifier and Mid-South Conference Tournament on Feb. 18.
• This is Sharon’s second National Wrestler of the Week honor this season (Jan. 11).
For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Jose Intraigo, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Chandler Strand, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); David Berg, Midland (Neb.); Kirk Kaliszewski, Concordia (Neb.); Christian Mesa, Hastings (Neb.); Zack Durbin, Missouri Valley; Tanner O'Donnell, Kansas Wesleyan; Nate Croley, Cumberland (Tenn.); Daniel Leonard, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Eric Deluse, Cumberlands (Ky.); Tim Dinsdale, Southeastern (Fla.); Erique Early, Indiana Tech; Garrett Carter, Lourdes (Ohio)
2016-17 Wrestling Composite Award WinnersWeek 1 (November 16): Dalton Tipton, Missouri Valley
Week 2 (December 7): Daniel Leonard, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Week 3 (January 11): Chuck Sharon, Campbellsville (Ky.)
Week 4 (January 18): Sammy Rosario, Cumberland (Tenn.)
Week 5 (January 25): Tyler Fraley, Williams Baptist (Ark.)
Week 6 (February 1): Keegan Hessler, Morningside (Iowa)
Week 7 (February 8): Chuck Sharon, Campbellsville (Ky.)