The MyHOUSE Sports Gear Wrestler of the Week is Nick Velez of Ithaca. Velez won the 165 lbs. bracket at the New Standard Invitational this past weekend. The tournament’s 4th seed, Velez defeated wrestlers ranked 5th, 7th, and 10th in the latest d3wrestle.com Rankings and finished ahead of the 8th ranked wrestler. His championship performance helped the Bombers win the team championship as well.
Velez, a sophomore from Westfield, New Jersey, was a regional runner-up and NCAA qualifier last season. He compiled a 33-12 record as a freshman to go along with an 11-3 mark this season, giving him a career record of 44-18. He was 2nd in the season-opening Ithaca Invitational and 7th in the New York State Intercollegiate Championships before winning the New Standard Invitational on Saturday. Velez and the rest of the Bombers finish up their first semester competition with duals tonight against RIT and Saturday against Oswego.