The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week is Jimmy McAuliffe of Elmhurst. The Blue Jay won the 141 lbs. weight class at the CCIW Championships last Thursday and was named Outstanding Wrestler of the event. McAuliffe pinned his first two foes before defeating two time All-American and #6 ranked Chris Williams of Millikin in the finals 8-2. His championship was one of three for the Blue Jays and helped the team to a third place finish in the eight team field.
McAuliffe, a freshman from Burbank, Illinois, was 4th last year in the Illinois 3A state championships for Reavis High School. This season, he was 4th at Concordia, 1st at the Elmhurst Al Hanke Invitational, and 5th at Wheaton. He currently has a 17-3 record with seven falls in his first year as a Blue Jay. Elmhurst is off this week as they prepare for the Upper Midwest Regional to be held next weekend at Augsburg College.