The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week is Sam Braswell of Averett. Braswell won the Southeast Wrestling Conference Championship at 125 lbs., helping lead his team to the championship. The 2nd-ranked Braswell picked up three wins including a 16-2 major decision over #4 Nathan Rankin of the University of the Ozarks. Rankin was fresh off a Pete Willson title and had won 21 matches in a row. Braswell got five takedowns and a set of back points in his dominant win.
Braswell, a fifth-year senior from Daytona Beach, Florida, finished in 3rd place at last season’s NWCA DIII Championships and is a two-time NCAA qualifier. His record this season is 33-0, and he has won tournament titles at King’s and York along with the SEWC championships this past weekend. His is ranked 2nd in the latest d3wrestle.com Rankings. His career record stands at 141-26. Averett’s next competition is a dual tomorrow against Roanoke that will wrap up the regular season for the Cougars.