The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week is Ben Sarasin of the University of Chicago. Sarasin opened his season with a win at the Super 8 Invitational at Platteville for the second year in a row. He had a pair of major decisions and a pair of decisions on his way to the title. In the semifinals, he defeated NCAA qualifier and then #7 ranked Cody Baldridge of North Central before topping Shane Liegel of Loras in the finals at 184 lbs.
Sarasin, a sophomore from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, finished 7th at last season’s NCAA Championships at 174 lbs. and is 4-0 on the season. Last year, he was 32-8, giving him a career record of 36-8 a week into his second college season. Sarasin and the rest of his Chicago teammates will take on Elmhurst in a dual on Thursday before heading to the Trine Invitational on Saturday morning.