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Marietta, Georgia, January 10, 2019 – Chase Zemenak from the Life University men’s wrestling team was named the NAIA Men’s Wrestler of the Week based on his performance from December 31 to January 6 the league office announced Wednesday afternoon, January 9. He is the second wrestler in program history to receive this honor.

Below are the results from his 4-0 efforts at the NWCA National Duals:

Date Tournament Duals Opponent Score Team Result
Jan. 4 NWCA National Duals vs. No. 17 Baker (Kan.) Brandon Dofat TF, 16-0 1
Jan. 4 NWCA National Duals vs. No. 4 Providence (Mont.) No. 18 TJ Braun MD, 11-1 1
Jan. 5 NWCA National Duals vs. No. 2 Indiana Tech No. 4 Gaige Torres Fall, 2:26 1
Jan. 5 NWCA National Duals vs. No. 1 Grand View (Iowa) No. 3 Eric Clarke D, 5-3 2

Zemenak led the Running Eagles to a second-place finish at the NWCA National Duals. In his first matches of the year, he recorded five points for the team in the win over No. 17 Baker (Kan.), as well as four points in the major decision against No. 4 Providence (Mont.).
One of his biggest wins of the weekend happened in the upset of No. 2 Indiana Tech, where Zemenak pinned his opponent, who was ranked fourth in the division, to earn six points for the Running Eagles. He capped off his weekend with an upset win over No. 3 Eric Clarke 5-3 from Grand View.

Facing only one opponent who was not ranked, Zemenak himself recorded three upset victories to lead Life University to its highest placing ever at the NWCA National Duals. Zemenak and the No. 7 nationally-ranked men’s wrestling team will return to action on Saturday, January 19, when they travel to Lakeland, Florida to face No. 13 Southeastern University in a Mid-South Conference matchup at 1:00 p.m.

For more information on Life University Wrestling or Athletics, please contact Sports Information Director Billy Mangum at 770.426.2833.

About Life University
Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.

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