Navy Athlete of the Week Presented by Rolls Royce: Bobby Barnhisel, Wrestling
Nov. 20, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Senior wrestler Bobby Barnhisel (River Forest, Ill.) has been named the Navy Athlete of the Week Presented by Rolls Royce for the week ending November 18. The Naval Academy Athletic Association will be honoring one student-athlete each week from one of its 33 varsity sports during the 2012-13 academic year based on athletic performance.
Watch a video interview with Barnhisel below.
Barnhisel has rolled over the competition to begin his senior campaign, producing a three title victories en route to a 13-0 record. He has won individual crowns at the Eastern Michigan Open, the Roadrunner Open and the Navy Classic.
Barnhisel has twice defeated Cleveland State's Matt Donohoe in championship matches, defeating him first at the season-opening Eastern Michigan Open, 8-3, and last weekend at the Navy Classic, 8-2.
While the Midshipmen will be off this weekend with the Thanksgiving holiday, they will return to action Nov. 30-Dec. 1 when they travel West to take part in the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.