Wrestler of the Week - February 6, 2017
Matan Peleg, Sr, HWT, Ursinus
Vadnais Heights, Minn./Mounds View
Peleg handed Gettysburg's Paul Triandafilou his first career regular-season loss (in 40 matches) on Saturday, pulling out a 2-1 overtime decision over the nation's fifth-ranked wrestler. Peleg pinned McDaniel's Billy Emerson in just 24 seconds in the Bears' first match of the afternoon.
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Wrestler of the Week - January 30, 2017
Derek Arnold, Sr, 157, Ursinus
Arnold went 2-0 with a pair of major decisions as the Bears split a CC tri-match with Merchant Marine and Stevens on Saturday. Arnold blanked Erik Beshada, 10-0, before claiming a 15-5 victory over Stevens' Thomas Poklikuha, who is ranked 7th in the nation.
Wrestler of the Week - January 23, 2017
Blake Bunce, Soph, 197, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Trophy Club, Texas/Byron Nelson
Went a perfect 3-0 over Merchant Marine's three dual meets this week, leading the Mariners to a 2-1 record, including a Centennial win over #29 Gettysburg on Saturday. Bunce earned a 5-2 decision at TCNJ on Tuesday and on Saturday a 4-2 decision against McDaniel and a 2-0 decision against Gettysburg.
Wrestler of the Week - January 16, 2017
A.J. Kowal, Jr, 197, Stevens Institute of Technology
Junior A.J. Kowal won the title at 197 Saturday at the annual Cornell Matman Invitational in Iowa. In a field that included five teams ranked in the top-25 nationally, Kowal won once my fall, once my technical fall, once by major, and twice by decision en route to the victory.
Wrestler of the Week - January 9, 2017
Zach Wilhelm, Jr, 149, Stevens Institute of Technology
Tuckerton, N.J./Southern Regional
Junior Zach Wilhelm went a perfect 4-0 Saturday at the North/South Duals, keying the Ducks 4-0 day that included a pair of wins over nationally ranked opponents. Wilhelm won three times by decision, while gaining his fourth win in an 18-0 tech. fall.
Wrestler of the Week - December 10, 2016
Colin Kowalski, Soph, 157, Gettysburg College
Derwood, Md./Georgetown Prep
Kowalski improved to 16-2 with a 5-2 decision at 157 pounds in a dual with Lycoming. The sophomore trailed 2-0 entering the third period before pulling off an escape and the match-clinching takedown.
Wrestler of the Week - December 5, 2016
Troy Stanich, Fr, 133, Stevens
Freshman Troy Stanich won the title at 133 Saturday at the highly competitive York New Standard Invitational, which included 10 teams currently ranked in the top-25 nationally. Stanich won twice by fall and twice by major, before topping No. 4 Ryan Flynn of York 4-1 in the final. Stanich is ranked No. 2 at the weight class nationally.
Wrestler of the Week - November 21, 2016
Alvontae Drummond, Sr, McDaniel
Drummond went 3-0 with three pins to lead McDaniel to a 2-1 day at the Green Terror Duals on Saturday. All three of his falls came in the first period.
Wrestler of the Week - November 14, 2016
Patrick Rooney, Sr, 184, Merchant Marine
Rooney went a perfect 4-0 to win the 184-pound bracket at the Roger Williams Invitational this past Saturday. He was named the Invite's Most Outstanding Wrestler. The 184-pound bracket was not easy, as it featured three nationally-ranked wrestlers. After earning a pin in his first bout of the day, Rooney rattled off three straight decisions to take the title, including an exciting buzzer-beating 10-8 victory over 175's National Champion last year, Ben Swarr of Messiah, in the semifinals. He then defeated Messiah's Victor DeFrance, 5-0, in the first-place match.
Wrestler of the Week - November 7, 2016
Alvontae Drummond, Sr, 141, McDaniel
Drummond went 3-0 to win the 141-pound title at Messiah. He opened with a bye before recording a 7-5 win over Freddy Coradetti (Ursinus). He topped Matt Darok (Messiah) by technical fall 17-2 in the semifinals before winning the championship bout 5-3 over Lee Cassel (Messiah).