BAY CITY, Mich. - Notre Dame College freshman Joey Davis (Compton, Calif.) was named Great Lake Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Wrestling "Athlete of the Week" for his efforts last weekend.
GLIAC Wrestling Athlete of the Week:
Joey Davis - Notre Dame
Freshman - Compton, Calif.
The award, for events the week of Jan. 21, comes as another notch on the belt of the freshman sensation who extended his season record to 20-0 on Sunday with a victory over second-ranked (National Wrestling Coaches Association) Matt Vandermeer in a 33-6 victory over Lake Erie. Davis – himself ranked No. 1 at 165 pounds in both the current NWCA and Basford polls – downed Vandermeer, 5-2.
In the first half of the season, Joey Davis nailed down titles at three different open tournaments, wrestling a slew of D-I foes in the process.
Sunday’s NDC-LEC dual matched up 19-0 Davis against 24-5 Vandermeer in a one-vs.-two battle. Davis led the bout al the way, and he compiled his five points with two takedowns and an escape. The win extended Davis’ unbeaten streak and also continue another – he has not been taken down in any bout this season.