NAIA National Wrestler of the Week - No. 3 (Jan. 10)

NAIA National Wrestler of the Week - No. 3 (Jan. 10)

By Nikki Sherrill, Athletic Communications and Media Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Campbellsville’s (Ky.) Chuck Sharon has been name the NAIA National Wrestler of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Sharon was chosen based on his performances from Jan. 2 - 8. The next wrestler of the week will be announced Wednesday, Jan. 18.

NAIA National Wrestler of the Week
Chuck Sharon, Campbellsville (Ky.)
184, Jr., Smithfield, Va. 

 After knocking off three ranked grapplers at 184 pounds during the NWCA National Duals in Fort Wayne, Ind., Sharon improved to 20-0 in duals this season.
• Sharon’s headline victory came against defending national champion and No. 1 Michael Pixley from Grand View (Iowa). Sharon walked away with an 8-4 win over the top wrestler.
• On the season, Sharon has outscored his opponents 161-29 in just 20 matches.
• The Tigers, led by Sharon, head to Marshall, Mo., for the Missouri Valley College Invitational on Jan. 20.
• This is Sharon’s first career National Wrestler of the Week. 

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

Nominees: Troy Mercer, Lyon (Ark.); Jared Key, St. Andrews (N.C.); John Hensley, Great Falls (Mont.); Khaldoon Rashid, Great Falls (Mont.); Randy Null, Northwestern (Iowa); Logan Moore, Morningside (Iowa); Giovanni Castillo, Concordia (Neb.); Nathan Ryan, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Jake Wood, Hastings (Neb.); Victor Hughes, Baker (Kan.); Jacob Colon, Grand View (Iowa); Andrew Simmons, Missouri Valley; Sammy Rosario, Cumberland (Tenn.); John Weldon, 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.)
Week 3 (January 11): Chuck Sharon, Campbellsville (Ky.)

Championship Information

NAIA Wrestling Championship

March 6-7, 2020
Hartman Arena
Park City, Kan.