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Two Hawkeye wrestlers receive weekly honors

[ 0 ] January 14, 2014 |

FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION:

Tony Ramos Named Co-Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Big Ten announced Tuesday that University of Iowa senior Tony Ramos has been named Co-Wrestler of the Week following a pair of wins against Oklahoma State and Indiana. The weekly conference honor is the fourth of his career. He shares the award with Northwestern heavyweight Mike McMullan.

Iowa senior Tony Ramos has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week four times. (David Scrivner/Iowa City Press-Citizen)

Iowa senior Tony Ramos has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week four times. (David Scrivner/Iowa City Press-Citizen)

Ramos, the No. 3 rated 133-pounder in the nation, defeated then top-ranked Jon Morrison, 8-2, on Jan. 10 to lead Iowa past No. 5 Oklahoma State, 24-6. He closed the weekend with a pin against Indiana’s Chris Caton in 3:27. The fall was his ninth of the season, which leads the team.

Ramos improved to 32-0 all-time inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and owns an overall record of 17-2 with 15 bonus-point wins. His only losses this year have been to No. 1 Joe Colon (UNI) and No. 2 A.J. Schopp (Edinboro).

The weekly conference honor is the second this season for the Hawkeyes. Freshman Thomas Gilman was recognized by the conference office Dec. 31.

Third-ranked Iowa returns to the mat Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. The Hawkeyes and Huskers meet at 4:30 p.m. (CT) at the Devaney Center. The dual will be televised on BTN.

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Nick Moore named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior Nick Moore was named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week following a pair of wins last week against Oklahoma State and Indiana.

Moore, then-ranked No. 5 at 165 pounds, used a takedown in the first sudden-victory period to defeat No. 2 Tyler Caldwell, 3-1, on Jan. 10. His win helped lead Iowa to a 24-6 victory over No. 5 Oklahoma State.

Moore finished the weekend with a 13-3 major decision over Indiana’s Ryan LeBlanc on Jan. 12. He improved to 12-2 on the year, with two wins against top-6 opponents. He is now ranked No. 4 in the national rankings.

Iowa returns to the mat Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. The Hawkeyes and Huskers meet at 4:30 p.m. (CT) at the Devaney Center. The dual will be televised on BTN.

 

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