LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—Kyle Fried of Binghamton University
and Jesse Strawn of Old Dominion University have been named the Colonial
Athletic Association Wrestlers of the Week, and James Nicholson of ODU and
Frankie McLaughlin of George
are the CAA Rookie Wrestlers of the Week, for all competition January
Fried, a senior 149 from Rock Hill, NY
(Monroe Woodbury), won all three of his bouts at the Ithaca Duals, including a
12-1 major decision to improve to 11-1 in an injury-riddled season.
Strawn, a sophomore 184 from Holton, Kansas
(Holton), won both of his matches by fall last week, including a CAA victory
over George Mason. The victories were
his 28th and 29th of the season and he now has six pins.
The pin against American clinched the dual meet victory for the Monarchs, their
15th, the most since 1983-84.
Nicholson, a freshman 125 from Des Moines, Iowa
(Theodore Roosevelt), went 2-0 last week with a technical fall in the CAA
victory over Mason, his fourth tech fall, improving to 5-1 in the CAA. Currently ranked 12th in the
nation by InterMat and 13th by Amateur
Wrestling News, Nicholson has won 18 of his last 20, the two losses to
McLaughlin, a freshman 157 from Hillsborough, NJ
(Hillsborough), returned to the line up from a hand injury to win his CAA bout
against ODU, improving to 17-6 on the season.