The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week award is back, and this week’s winner is Jon Garrison of Mount Union. Taking part in the NWCA National Duals, Garrison defeated the wrestlers ranked #1, #2, and #4 in the latest d3wrestle.com Rankings on his way to a 4-0 weekend. His efforts helped the Purple Raiders to an 8th place finish in the 16 team event. Garrison recorded decisions against both of last year’s NCAA finalists at this weight, defeating NCAA champion Devin Biscaha of Springfield 5-3 in overtime and beating runner-up Kris Krawchuk of Wilkes 10-6. he also recorded a 1st period fall against Wartburg’s Drew Wagenhoffer, a 2012 All-American and the #4 ranked wrestler at this weight. His fourth win of the weekend came in a major decision against d3wrestle.com Honorable Mention Blake Letney.
Garrison, a junior from Fairlawn, Ohio, has now compiled a record of 22-3 this season. He was fourth in the Mount Union Invitational, third at the Messiah Petrofes tournament, and won the title at the Citrus Inviational. Last season, he was 2nd in the Mideast Region and qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time. His career record is now 62-29. Mount Union will next compete Saturday in a tri-meet against Life University and Niagara Community College before hosting the Purple Raider Open on Sunday.