The d3wrestle.com/WWSport.com Wrestler of the Week is Nick LeClere of Coe College. This past weekend, LeClere was 4-0 with three major decisions at 165 lbs. at the Desert Duals, helping #3 Coe to a 4-0 record on the day. LeClere’s one regular decision was a 10-6 win over the previously #1 ranked Mike Morin of Southern Maine. LeClere came back from a 5-2 deficit against Morin to win 10-6.
LeClere, a sophomore from Coggon, Iowa, is now 16-1 on the year with wins at the Loras Open and Dick Walker Invitational. His only loss was 6-5 to Ryan Morningstar of the University of Iowa. LeClere previously spent two years at the University of Iowa, redshirting in 2008 and wrestling sparingly in 2009 before transferring to Coe for the 2009-2010 season. In the latest NWCA rankings released after the Desert Duals, LeClere has moved into the #1 spot at 165 as a result of his win over the top-ranked Morin. LeClere is the brother of teammate Chris LeClere and University of Iowa 141 pound starter Dan LeClere. Coe takes a break from competition until January 3rd when they travel to the Cornell Matman Invitational.