NAIA Wrestler of the Week - No. 1

NAIA Wrestler of the Week - No. 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jacob McNutt of Cumberlands (Ky.) has been named the NAIA National Men's Wrestler of the Week, the National office announced Tuesday. McNutt was chosen over a pool of conference winners based on competition from Nov. 11 – 17.


National Wrestler of the Week

Jacob McNutt, Cumberlands (Ky.)

165-pound So., Maxie, Va.

  • Unranked at 165 the sophomore went 5-0 at the NAIA Challenge Duals
  • 2-0 run against ranked opponents (Lee of Williams Baptist & Johnson of Marian)
  • 10-2 major over No. 5 Brett Johnson (Marian, Ind.)
  • Two pins in a combined time of 6:34

Nominees: Blake Zalapi, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) ; Tyree Avery, Central Baptist (Ark.) ; Korinthian Nabors, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) ; Jacob Henderson, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Levi Perry, Corban (Ore.) ; Shonn Roberts, Providence (Mont.) (Mont.) ; Isiah Lysius, Briar Cliff (Iowa) ; Chris Kimball, Concordia (Neb.) ; Evan Hansen, Grand View (Iowa) ; Derrick Smallwood, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Avery Jones, Thomas More (Ky.) ; Marvin Galette, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; R.j. Walker, Oklahoma City ; Stepheh Kelle, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Matthew Gimson, Indiana Tech


2019-20 Men's Wrestling Composite Award Winners

Week 1 (November 20): Jacob McNutt, Cumberlands (Ky.)


Championship Information

NAIA Wrestling Championship

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