(Editor’s note: NAIA release)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Shonn Roberts of Providence (Mont.) has been named the NAIA National Wrestler of the Week, announced Wednesday by the national office. He was chosen based on his performances from January 29 – February 4.
National Wrestler of the Week
Shonn Roberts, Providence (Mont.)
149-pound, So., Columbia Falls, Mont.
• In a dual against then-No. 14 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.), Roberts defeated then-No. 7 James Williams at 157 pounds to help the Argo’s to a 22-20 victory.
• The sophomore, who typically wrestles at 149 pounds, trailed for most of the match, however, Roberts converted a takedown into a pin with only four seconds left on the clock to earn the win.
Nominees: Bruce Whitehead, Lyon (Ark.); Joe Robinson, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Michael Carew, Reinhardt (Ga.); Nick Null, Northwestern (Iowa); Chris Paulsen, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Nicholas Whitehead, Missouri Valley; Cartland Allen, Graceland (Iowa); Taylor Moeder, Kansas Wesleyan; Colton Gonzalez, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Chuck Sharon, Campbellsville (Ky.); John Olivieri, Cumberland (Tenn.); Cameron Jones, Cumberlands (Ky.); Jacob Pinedo, Waldorf (Iowa); Tristan Bean, WVU Tech; Matthew Cates, Southeastern (Fla.); Ray Porter, Lourdes (Ohio); Tyler Moser, Indiana Tech.
2017-18 NAIA National Wrestler of the Week Winners
Week 1 (Nov. 22): Olson Delisca, Southeastern (Fla.)
Week 2 (Dec. 6): Randy Keesler, Providence (Mont.)
Week 3 (Jan. 10): Artie Bess, Grand View (Iowa)
Week 4 (Jan. 17): Cameron Jones, Cumberlands (Ky.)
Week 5 (Jan. 24): Ethan Bunce, Marian (Ind.)
Week 6 (Jan. 31): Chandler Knight, Doane (Neb.)
Week 7 (Feb. 7): Shonn Roberts, Providence (Mont.)