photo courtesy of Cam Kramer
This week’s college wrestler of the week Nosomy Pozo of Life University earns the honor after capturing his second consecutive NAIA national championship at 157 lbs. Last year he made school history by becoming Life University’s first national wrestling champion, so he is now their first two-time champion, as well. For Pozo, it is his fourth collegiate national title, as he also won two NJCAA national championships while wrestling for North Iowa Area CC. In his two seasons at Life, Nosomy has run up a 46-1 record, in addition to his titles.
Even though Pozo was a returning champion, he was tested more than ever in his 2019 tournament. He needed to go into tiebreakers to get through his quarterfinal match and sudden victory for the semifinals. Nosomy’s finals opponent was no stranger, Montana State Northern’s Brandon Weber, a 2017 NAIA national champion himself. The two faced off in the NAIA national finals in 2018, as well. This time around, Pozo got a takedown with 11 seconds left in the bout to break a 4-4 tie and would hang on to win 6-5. Pozo’s performance at the tournament also helped Life University to a third-place finish which was the highest in program history.