Josh Chelf, a senior 174 lb. wrestler from Wisconsin-La Crosse, is the first d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week. Chelf, the 2007 NCAA Division III champion at 174 pounds, placed 4th in the prestigious Midlands Championships at the end of December, losing only to Division I #3 Brandon Sinnott of Central Michigan by 3-2 and 3-1 scores. During the tournament, Chelf defeated the #14 and #16 ranked wrestlers in Division I at 174 lbs.
This past weekend, Chelf finished 4-0 at the North/South duals, winning all four of his matches by first period fall including a fall in 2:04 over #8 ranked Greg Osgoody of TCNJ. Chelf has been the top ranked 174 in Division III all season and has now run his record to 22-3 on the year. Wisconsin-La Crosse next competes in the NWCA National Duals this weekend in Cedar Falls, Iowa.