d3wrestle.com/WWSport.com Wrestler of the Week: Vincent Renaut

The d3wrestle.com/WWSport.com Wrestler of the Week is Vincent Renaut of the United States Merchant Marine Academy.  This past weekend, Renaut was the lone Division III winner at the All-Academy Championships.  He was also the first DIII champion in the 15 year history of the event.  Seeded 3rd, Renaut defeated the top two seeds on his way to the title.  For his efforts, he was given the Outstanding Wrestler Award at the championships.

Renaut, a sophomore Marine Engineering major from Plymouth, Massachusetts, is currently 17-1 in his second year of competition, and he recently entered the national rankings, garnering a #10 ranking in the February 10th NWCA poll.  In addition to his title at the All-Academies, Renaut won first place at the Doug Parker Invitational at Springfield.  Renaut came to the Merchant Marine Academy last year and compiled a 27-4 record.  He was the top seed in the Centennial Conference, but a knee injury hampered his performance and he placed 3rd.  This year, he will again be the favorite in the conference at 165 lbs.  Renaut and the rest of the Mariners take the mats again on Saturday against Johns Hopkins and Gettysburg.