The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week is Ben Sarasin of the University of Chicago. Sarasin won the MSOE Invitational this past weekend where he won five matches in a at 174 row to secure the title. In the semifinals, he defeated 2020 NCAA qualifier and #8 ranked Evan Lawrence of UW-Eau Claire 11-4. In the finals, Sarasin matched up with #2 ranked Solomon Nielsen of Augsburg. Nielsen was second at the NWCA Championships last season and qualified for the 2019 and 2020 NCAA Championships. Sarasin came out on top of a 6-5 decision, scoring the winning escape with about a minute left in the match.
Sarasin, a senior from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is 16-0 on the year with tournament titles at UW-Platteville, Trine, Coe, and MSOE. He currently has a 74-9 career record and has qualified twice for the NCAA Championships. In 2019, he finished seventh at 174, and in 2020, he was seeded 5th at 184 at the canceled championships. Heading into last weekend, he was ranked 3rd at 174 lbs. Chicago is off until next weekend when they take on UW-Oshkosh on Thursday and have a tri with Wheaton and Aurora on Saturday.