The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week is Rayshawn Dixon of Ferrum. Dixon won the the 82nd Pete Willson Wheaton Invitational at 285 lbs. this past weekend, defeating the previously #1 ranked Donovan King of Olivet in the finals with a fall in the first period. Dixon used two falls, a tech fall, a decision, and a medical forfeit to take the title at the prestigious event. For his efforts, he was named ODAC Heavyweight Wrestler of the Week for the second time this season and sixth time in his career.
Dixon, a senior from Fayetteville, North Carolina, is currently 23-0 with championships at the Mount Union Invitational, Cougar Open, and Citrus Invitational to go along with his win this past weekend. He was ranked 7th in the most recent d3wrestle.com Rankings that came out before this weekend’s success. Last season, Dixon finished 3rd in the Southeast Regional to earn his first trip to the NCAA Championships. He placed 4th in the region in 2022 and has a career record of 85-24. Ferrum next competes in a pair of ODAC duals this Thursday against Roanoke and Friday against Southern Virginia.