The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week is Cooper Willis of Augsburg. Willis won his home tournament, the Auggie Invitational, at 165 lbs. in a dominant performance. He opened with a tech fall and a fall before securing a 12-6 decision in the semifinals. That set up a match, for the second week in a row, against returning NCAA DII champion Chase Luensman of Upper Iowa. For the second week in a row, Willis came out on top, earning an 11-1 major decision to cap off his weekend and take the title.
Willis, a sophomore from Kansasville, Wisconsin, is now 8-1 on the season with his only loss coming to Iowa’s Michael Caliendo. Last season, Willis finished 2nd in the Upper Midwest Regional before taking 5th a the 2023 NCAA Championships. He compiled a 32-9 record and now has a 40-10 career record. Augsburg next competes tonight in a dual at UW-Eau Claire.