The MyHOUSE Sports Gear Wrestler of the Week is Riley Lefever of Wabash. Lefever opened his junior campaign at the Eastern Michigan Open where he took the title at 184 lbs. He reached the semifinals with a tech fall, decision, and a fall where he met Ohio State’s Kenny Courts. Courts was a semifinalist at last year’s NCAA Division I Championships and ultimately finished in 5th place. Lefever used an escape, riding time, and a pair of late takedowns to defeat Courts 6-2 to make the championship finals. In the finals, he won 12-4 over Kayne MacCallum of Eastern Michigan to take the 184 lbs. bracket.
Lefever, a junior from Fort Wayne, Indiana, is the two time defending NCAA Champion at 184 lbs. He has not lost in his career to a Division III wrestler and has a career record of 80-3. During the past offseason, he also placed third at both the UWW Junior National Championships and the UWW World Team Trials challenge tournament. Lefever and the rest of the Little Giants are scheduled to host Manchester University on Thursday night in their opening dual of the season.