SoCon again names Hopkins wrestler of the week

From Campbell University Athletics
Posted 2/12/21

For the second time this season, Campbell’s Caleb Hopkins has been named Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week.

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SoCon again names Hopkins wrestler of the week

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For the second time this season, Campbell’s Caleb Hopkins has been named Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week.

Hopkins posted another 2-0 week for the Camels, recording a win over a ranked SoCon foe as well as a pin, as Campbell finished the conference dual season undefeated for the second straight year.

The Palmer, Alaska, native started the day by pinning Bellarmine’s Samuel Woolf in just 41 seconds, a season-best time. A redshirt sophomore, Hopkins then took down No. 12 Matthew Waddell from Chattanooga, 5-2, a crucial part of CU’s come-from-behind win over the Mocs.

Hopkins finishes the regular season 9-1 overall and a perfect 7-0 in SoCon matches, with his only loss of the year coming to No. 2 Hunter Bolen from Virginia Tech.

This is Hopkins’ second SoCon Wrestler of the Week honor this season.

Campbell claimed its third straight SoCon Dual Championship last week, finishing its second consecutive undefeated conference season with wins over Chattanooga and Bellarmine. 

Hopkins was one of four Camels to finish undefeated in SoCon matches, along with Josh Heil (4-0), Chris Kober (4-0) and Austin Murphy (7-0).

CU has entered the top-25 for the second straight season, coming in at No. 23 in the NWCA poll, and No. 19 in the InterMat dual rankings.

Campbell will be off until the SoCon Championships, set for Feb. 28 in Boone.

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