Three Bulldog wrestlers tabbed NAIA Scholar-Athletes

By Jacob Knabel on Mar. 2, 2023 in Wrestling

2022-23 NAIA Men’s Wrestling Scholar-Athletes

SEWARD, Neb. – As announced by the NAIA on Thursday (March 2), three Bulldogs from the Concordia University Wrestling program have been honored as 2022-23 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes. That distinction has been placed upon Henry Gaertner, Anthony Perez and Jose Sanchez. Perez has earned Scholar-Athlete accolades for the second year in a row.

The 2022-23 list of NAIA wrestling honorees includes student-athletes from 58 institutions. In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended one full year at said institution.

Concordia University ranks as the NAIA’s all-time leader in number of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes with 2,121 entering the 2022-23 academic year. The school record for number of Scholar-Athletes in one academic year is 226 achieved in 2019-20. Concordia has been a regular national leader for both Scholar-Athletes and Scholar-Teams.

2022-23 Wrestling NAIA Scholar-Athletes

·        Henry Gaertner (Royal Oak, Mich.)

·        Anthony Perez (Redondo Beach, Calif.)

·        Jose Sanchez (Wylie, Texas)