Wrestling: Jairod James Named OAC Wrestler of the Week

Wrestling: Jairod James Named OAC Wrestler of the Week

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - Junior Jairod James (Bedford/Bedford) has been named Wrestler of the Week for the Ohio Athletic Conference.

With his 5-0 performance at the Pete Willson Invitational hosted by Wheaton College, James won the 174-pound weight class with a victory over No. 2 ranked Ben Swarr (Messiah) by decision 9-4, leading Mount Union to take second place overall.

James also opened the week with a win in his OAC debut at John Carroll, defeating Blake Dixon by decision 9-7, making him 6-0 for the week of his selection and 9-1 on the season.

The Purple Raiders (10-1, 4-0 OAC) will return home to host Heidelberg in their home finale on Tuesday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m.