The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week is Ryan Epps of Augsburg. Epps wrestled in a pair of events last week, beginning with the annual Battle of the ‘Burgs between Wartburg and Augsburg. Epps turned around his only loss of the season in topping the previously #1 ranked Logan Thomsen of Wartburg 10-6. Epps followed up that big win by winning the 157 lbs. bracket at the Don Parker Open at Eau Claire.
Epps, a sophomore from Cannon Falls, Minnesota, is now 32-1 on the year and has ascended to the top spot in this week’s d3wrestle.com Rankings. He has won five tournaments this year, and his career record for the Auggies stands at 66-8. Last year, Epps finished in the round of 12 at the NCAA Championships and was the West Region champion at 149 lbs. Prior to Augsburg, Epps was a Junior National All-American in freestyle and Greco-Roman and was the 2016 Minnesota state 2A champion. Epps and the rest of the Augsburg team is set to travel to in-state foe St. John’s on Friday evening.