Wrestler of the Week: Zane Mulder

The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week is Zane Mulder of Wartburg. Mulder won the 174 lbs. weight class in the Elite Division of the Luther Open and won in the season’s opening dual against Simpson earlier in the week. At Luther, Mulder opened with a tech fall and a fall to earn his spot in the finals. He prevailed 5-2 over Brennan Swafford of Iowa to take the title. Swafford transferred to Iowa this season and was the NAIA champion at 165 in 2020 and at 174 in 2021. Mulder was also named American Rivers Conference Wrestler of the Week for his efforts.

Mulder transferred to Wartburg from Iowa State last season and finished in 2nd place at 165 lbs. in the NWCA DIII Championships. He finished his first season with the Knights at 14-1 and is currently 4-0 after last weekend’s events. Wartburg next competes tomorrow night when they will host American Rivers Conference foe Nebraska Wesleyan in a dual.

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