Jackson Lakso, Otterbein
Grove City/Central Crossing
Otterbein 125-pound freshman Jackson Lakso (Grove City/Cental Crossing) helped relaunch Otterbein's program after 42 years in winning fashion with a pin in just 0:55 in a win over Thomas More. He also went 4-0 at the John Carroll Duals, registering three falls and a major decision. His efforts helped the Cardinals upset No. 9 Lycoming.
Other nominees: Mitch Tikkanen, JCU...Antonio Zapata, MUSK...Jesse Gross, Mount Union...Nino Majoy, HEID...Dylan Dolph, ONU...Charlie Nash, BW