SEWARD, Neb. – For the first time in his career, junior Andrew Schulte has earned the distinction of GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Wrestler of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday. The honor adds to Schulte’s growing list of achievements. The native of Corona, Calif., earned All-America status in 2015 and owns a combined record of 41-10 as a Bulldog.
Schulte garnered this week’s distinction thanks to his stellar performance at the Viking-Warrior Open held in Fremont, Neb., on Jan. 2. He won all five matches on his way to the 141-pound title. His day included wins over No. 16 Tyler Dickman (3-1 decision) of Baker University in the semifinals and Bryce Shoemaker (1-0 decision) of the University of Nebraska-Kearney in the championship bout. Shoemaker won the 2014 133-pound NAIA national title at Baker.
Schulte leads head coach Dana Vote’s squad with an overall record of 21-6. The 2015 NAIA North Group 141-pound champion is ranked eighth nationally in his respective weight class.
The eighth-ranked Bulldogs return to the mat on Friday and Saturday for the Nationals Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals in Fort Wayne, Ind. Select wrestlers will also compete at the Hastings College Open on Saturday.