Wrestler of the Week: Joey Favia

The d3wrestle.com/WWSport.com Wrestler of the Week for the week before Thanksgiving is Joey Favia of Stevens Institute of Technology. Favia competed in a pair of events for the Ducks, winning 3-2 against 2012 157 lb. All-American John Darling of TCNJ in a dual meet before winning the Doug Parker Invitational at Springfield the following weekend. At Springfield, he beat the previously undefeated Owen Vernon of Centenary in the semifinals before avenging a loss from the 2012 NCAA Tournament to 165 lb. All-American Derrick Longo of Springfield in the finals.

Favia, a senior from Brick, New Jersey, is now 5-0 on the season and is 92-28 in his career. He finished last season in 5th place at the NCAA Championships and was the Centennial Conference champion at 165. He also was a 2010 NCAA qualifier at 165 lbs. Stevens will next compete Saturday in a tri meet at Northwestern with Duke.