Rooney Earns National Wrestler Of The Week Honors From D3Wrestler.com

Rooney Earns National Wrestler Of The Week Honors From D3Wrestler.com

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Nov. 16, 2016) – In addition to being named the Centennial Conference Wrestler of the Week on Monday, it was announced on Wednesday that USMMA senior Patrick Rooney (Belgrade, Minn.) was selected as the National Wrestler of the Week by D3Wrestle.com.
 
For the complete release from D3Wrestle.com, click here.
 
Rooney claimed the title in the 184-pound weight class this past Sunday at the Roger Williams Invitational up in Rhode Island. As the bracket's fourth-seed coming into the event, Rooney went a perfect 4-0, including a pin in his opening round match an exciting buzzer-beating win over 174's National Champion from 2015, Ben Swarr of Messiah.
 
The senior also moved up in the D3Wrestle.com National Rankings in the 184-pound weight class. He now ranks fourth in the nation in the class. Classmate Nathan Twito (Ames, Iowa) currently ranks as an honorable mention in the 149-pound weight class. For the updated D3Wrestle.com Individual National Rankings, follow this link.
 
Up next, the Mariners will travel up to Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., to take part in the New York State Championships. For live results from the event, click here.
 
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