The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week is Cody Baldridge of North Central. Baldridge helped lead the Cardinals to a 3rd place finish at the NWCA National Duals last week. He won all three of his matches at 197 lbs. on the weekend including a 6-4 win over #1 ranked Isaac Lahr of UW-La Crosse and a 20-5 tech fall over 2x NCAA qualifier Tommy Wrzesien of Johnson & Wales. Baldridge’s performance followed up a 4th place finish at the Matmen Open the previous week.
Baldridge, a senior from Morris, Illinois, is currently 19-3 on the season. He was ranked 3rd prior to the last two weeks of action. Last season, he was 11-2 and won the NWCA DIII tournament championship at 197 lbs. In 2019 and 2020, he qualified for the NCAA Championships. His career record is 81-17, and he was named the CCIW Wrestler of the Week for the second time.
North Central takes on CCIW foe Millikin Friday night at home.