The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week is Shane Liegel of Loras. Liegel won six matches this past week in a dual against Buena Vista and the Concordia Wisconsin Open. His fall against Buena Vista Wednesday helped Loras to a 42-8 win. On Saturday, he pinned his first four opponents in the first period to make the finals against 2022 NCAA Champion Jaritt Shinhoster. The two All-Americans traded escapes in regulation before Liegel converted a low double and long scramble into the winning takedown in sudden victory (see the match here on Flo). Liegel and Shinhoster split a pair of matches last season with Liegel winning 7-4 in last year’s Concordia Open and Shinhoster winning 13-5 in the NCAA semifinals.
Liegel, a senior from Spring Green, Wisconsin, is now 10-0 on the season with championships at the Luther Open and Concordia. He finished in 4th place at the 2022 NCAA Championships, 1st place at the 2021 NWCA DIII tournament, and was a qualifier for the canceled 2022 NCAA Championships. His career record now stands at 79-9. Loras is on the mats next a week from Thursday when the Duhawks host Augsburg.