SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Campbell’s Quentin Perez has been named the Southern Conference wrestler of the week for all competition held Feb. 7-13, the league office announced Wednesday.
A junior from Arlington, Texas, Perez was 2-0 against SoCon competition last week. On Sunday, Perez began the day by pinning VMI’s Shamus Bartness at the 3:22 mark as the Camels shut out the Keydets 55-0. Later in the day, Perez pinned SIUE’s Nate Higgins at 5:44 to help lift Campbell to a 32-9 victory.
Perez, who is ranked No. 27 at 165 pounds by the NCAA Coaches Panel, is 12-2 in duals and 5-0 in SoCon matches this season.
Campbell, which sits tied for second with Chattanooga in the SoCon standings, ends its regular season Saturday, hosting the Mocs at 3 p.m.
Also nominated: Irvin Enriquez (Appalachian State), Conner Fenn (Davidson) and Connor Tolley (Chattanooga).
2017-18 SoCon Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 8 Bryce Carr, Chattanooga
Nov. 15 Forrest Przybysz, Appalachian State
Nov. 21 Quentin Perez, Campbell
Dec. 6 Nathan Boston, Campbell
Dec. 13 Forrest Przybysz, Appalachian State
Dec. 20 Denton Spencer, Gardner-Webb
Jan. 3 Bryce Carr, Chattanooga
Jan. 10 Blake Hohman, VMI
Jan. 17 Scottie Boykin, Chattanooga
Jan. 24 Nate Higgins, SIUE
Jan. 31 Jere Heino, Campbell
Feb. 7 Randall Diabe, Appalachian State
Feb. 14 Quentin Perez, Campbell