Iowa and Michigan Earn Wrestler of the Week Honors

Co-Wrestlers of the Week

Alex Marinelli, Iowa

165 pounds – Fr. – Miamisburg, Ohio – St. Paris Graham


· Handed top-ranked and NCAA defending champion Vincenzo Joseph of Penn State his first loss of the season to end his 23-match winning streak

· Trailing 5-3, Marinelli took Joseph from his feet to back for a six-point move in the third period to seal the win in front of an NCAA indoor dual meet record crowd of 15,998

· Improved to 13-0 on the season with seven wins over ranked opponents and five wins over top-10 opponents

· Earns the second Wrestler of the Week award of his career

· Last Iowa Wrestler of the Week: Spencer Lee (Jan. 23, 2018)


Adam Coon, Michigan

Heavyweight – Sr. – Fowlerville, Mich. – Fowlerville


· Picked up a pair of victories in Michigan’s dual meets against Michigan State and Ohio State to remain undefeated (22-0) this season

· Handed Ohio State’s top-ranked Kyle Snyder, a two-time NCAA champion, Olympic champion and two-time world champion, his first loss since 2015 by a 3-1 decision in the final bout on Sunday night

· Earned a first-period fall against Michigan State’s Christian Rebottaro - his ninth pin of the season

· The Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns the fourth Wrestler of the Week Award of his career and second of the season

· Last Michigan Wrestler of the Week: Kevin Beazley (Jan. 30, 2018)



2017-18 Wrestlers of the Week

Nov. 7: Javier Gasca, Sr., MSU

Nov. 14: Adam Coon, Sr., MICH/Te'Shan Campbell, Jr., OSU

Nov. 21: Youssif Hemida, Jr., MD

Nov. 28: Michael Kemerer, So., IOWA

Dec. 5: Alec Pantaleo, Jr., MICH/Kollin Moore, So., OSU

Dec. 12: Alex Marinelli, Fr., IOWA

Dec. 19: Patrick Gerish, Jr., MD

Jan. 3: Michael Kemerer, So., IOWA

Jan. 9: Emery Parker, Jr., ILL

Jan. 16: Nathan Tomasello, Sr., OSU/Vincenzo Joseph, So., PSU

Jan. 23: Spencer Lee, Fr., IOWA

Jan. 30: Kevin Beazley, Sr., MICH

Feb. 6: Anthony Cassar, So., PSU

Feb. 13: Alex Marinelli, Fr., IOWA/Adam Coon, Sr., MICH



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