NEWBERRY, S.C. – Newberry College 133 lbs. wrestler Jordan Simpson has been named the D2Wrestle National Wrestler of the Week, as announced Thursday.
Simpson went 4-0 at the Super Region II Duals this weekend to lead the Wolves to four wins.
In the opening match of the weekend, the sophomore upset the top-ranked wrestler in the region with a fall at the 4:23 mark. In Friday’s second match, he pinned Emmanuel’s Dylan Carlile in the second period to lead Newberry to a conference win.
On Saturday, he took a 5-3 decision over Anderson’s Derek Bohle, then rolled to a 14-1 major decision over No. 14 Findlay’s Schuyler Phillips.
For the year, Simpson has a 13-5 overall record with five wins by fall.
Previous National Wrestlers of the Week
Jan. 27 – Joshua Ailey, Central Oklahoma (IV)
Jan. 20 – Paul Wilson, Colorado Mines (IV)
Jan. 13 – Cobey Fehr, Notre Dame (I)
Jan. 6 – Francis Mizia, Mercyhurst (I)
Dec. 23 – Nate Rodriguez, Maryville (III)
Dec. 16 – Destin McCauley, Nebraska-Kearney (IV)
Dec. 9 – Travis McKillop, Pitt-Johnstown (I)
Nov. 25 – Nate Rodriguez, Maryville (III)
Nov. 18 – Austin Goergen, St. Cloud State (III)
Nov. 11 – Terrance McKinney, Chadron State (IV)