Wrestler of the Week: Cornell Beachem

Cornell Beachem Jr.

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.