(Editor’s note: NAIA release)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chris Nile of Montana State-Northern has been named the NAIA National Wrestler of the Week, announced Wednesday by the national office. He was chosen based on his performances from February 5 – 11. Nile is the final national weekly award winner for the 2017-18 season.
National Wrestler of the Week
Chris Nile, Montana State-Northern
174-pound, So., Forsyth, Mont.
• In a dual against rival Providence (Mont.), Nile, who is unranked, defeated then-No. 4 Adrian Lyons-Lopez, 4-3.
• The victory helped No. 13 Montana State-Northern to a 27-15 victory over the then-No. 6 Argos.
Nominees: Anderson Toe, Allen (S.C.); Devonte Upshaw, Truett-McConnell (Ga.); Noah Walker, St. Andrews (N.C.); Zach Worm, Marian (Ind.); Jerry Stepps III, Concordia (Neb.); Chris Vaughan, Hastings (Neb.); Max Lewis, William Penn (Iowa); Donavan Fouchey, Missouri Valley; Drew Sams, Graceland (Iowa); Tres Leon, Cumberlands (Ky.); Corey Hinkle, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Matthew Sells, Cumberland (Tenn.); Bryan Overton, WVU Tech; Brooks Climmons, Brewton-Parker (Ga.); Ty Wilson, Lourdes (Ohio); Mitch Roadruck, 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.)
Week 8 (Feb. 14): Chris Nile, Montana State-Northern