The d3wrestle.com/WWSport.com Wrestler of the Week for the week of 12/2-12/9 is James Buss of Loras. Buss continued his excellent debut season with a win at 285 at Wartburg’s Dick Walker Invitational. After a major decision and decision got him to the finals as the #2 seed, he faced returning All-American and #2 ranked Ryan Fank of Wartburg, a 2012 All-American. In a low scoring bout, Buss prevailed with a 3-1 tiebreaker win. The win was the third tournament win for Buss in his young career.
Buss, a freshman from Chicago, is now 14-3 on the year. He was the champion in the Silver Division of the Loras open and the Freshman Division at the Luther Open along with last weekend’s victory at Wartburg. Of his three losses, two came in a tri-meet against Division I Purdue and Northern Illinois. Prior to this past weekend’s victory, buss was ranked #7 in the latest NWCA Rankings. Loras next competes in the Desert Duals in Las Vegas on December 16th. against Waldorf, Olivet, and Rhode Island College.