The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week is Cornell Beachem of Mount St. Joseph. Beachem won the 174 lbs. weight class at the Pete Willson Wheaton Invitational this past weekend. The #3 seed started the tournament with a pair of falls before winning 14-4 over returning NCAA qualifier Hayden Kinjorski of Olivet in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, he won 19-5 over #6 ranked Evan Lawrence of Eau Claire to set up a match with #1 ranked Jarrit Shinhoster of Whitewater. Beachem got the winning takedown late in the third period to take the title with a 3-1 decision. He was named Outstanding Wrestler of the 34 team event for his efforts.
Beachem, a sophomore from Cincinnati, Ohio, is currently undefeated at 12-0 on the year. He was a Division II NCAA qualifier last year for Notre Dame College before transferring closer to home for the 2019-2020 season. He began competing late this season after earning All-HCAC first team honors as a running back on the Lions football team where he led the team in rushing and receiving. Beachem and the rest of the Lions are set to host Heidelberg this Thursday.