Wrestler of the Week: Emmanuel Ajagbe

The d3wrestle.com/WWSport.com Wrestler of the Week for the week of Thanksgiving is Emmanuel Ajagbe of Delaware Valley College.  Delaware Valley competed in a tri meet against Elizabethtown and Kutztown last Wednesday, and Ajagbe won both of his matches against quality opponents to help Delaware Valley split the two matches.  Against Elizabethtown, Ajagbe defeated 2010 NCAA qualifier and Metro champ Tye Boyer by a 7-5 score.  With the two schools both in the same conference this year, they will likely meet again.  Boyer is currently a Contender in the d3wrestle.com Rankings.  In the second match of the day, Ajagbe helped Delaware Valley to a win against Kutztown by defeating John Paukovits 6-4.  Paukovits is currently the top ranked wrestler in the DII East Region and appears as an honorable mention in the national rankings.

Ajagbe is a 149 lb. sophomore from Bogota, New Jersey, and he was a wildcard selection to the 2010 NCAA Championships out of the Midwest Regional behind NCAA Champ Isaac Dukes.  This season, he has compiled an 11-1 record to go along with the championship at the Washington & Jefferson Open.  He is also ranked eighth at 149 lbs. in the most recent d3wrestle.com Rankings.  With his 28-9 record in 2009-2010, Ajagbe has now compiled a 39-10 career record after this past week’s competition.  Prior to joining the Aggies, Ajagbe was the 2009 New Jersey State Champion at 145 lbs.  Delaware Valley is next scheduled to compete in the Bob Quade Cyclone Open at Centenary on Sunday and then again the following Wednesday in a dual meet against new conference foe King’s College.