The MyHOUSE Sports Gear Wrestler of the Week is Isaiah Vela of Whitewater. Vela won the championships at the Luther Open at 149 lbs. He pinned all four of his opponents in the first period including a 57 second fall against previously #1 ranked Trevor Engle of Cornell. Overall, Vela spent just 4:22 on the mat for the entire tournament.
Vela, a sophomore from St. Charles, Illinois, is now 4-1 on the year with his only loss coming in a dual meet against the University of Wisconsin to open the season. For his career, he is 31-6 and placed 3rd in last year’s WIAC Championships. He is currently ranked #1 in the latest d3wrestle.com Rankings, while the current 3rd, 4th, and 5th ranked wrestlers were all in the Luther Open that he just won. Vela and the Warhawks next compete this weekend at Olivet’s Comet Duals against Olivet, Adrian, and Trine.