This one is a week late, but the d3wrestle.com/WWSPort.com Wrestler of the Week for the week of December 28th is Nick Nothern of Cornell. Nothern won the Cornell Matman Invitational at 133 lbs. from the #3 seed, defeating #2 seed Tom Mirocha of Wartburg and #1 seeded returning All-American Matt Kelly of Wartburg. Nothern took a pair of overtime matches over the Wartburg wrestlers to take the title. He got a takedown in the second sudden victory period to win 7-5 against Mirocha in the semifinals and got a takedown in the first sudden victory to top Kelly 4-2.
Nothern, a senior from Salina, Kansas, is currently 11-6 on the season following this most recent weekend’s action at the National Duals. He is a three time National Qualifier and two time All-American, placing sixth as a sophomore and second as a junior last season. Coming into the season, Nothern had 94 career wins, so his 11 wins so far this year has taken him over the century mark and up to 105 total. Nothern is currently ranked 8th in both the d3wrestle.com and NWCA rankings at 133, and Cornell takes the mat next on Friday at home against the University of Dubuque.