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WRES: Northwestern's Jones Named Wrestler of the Week

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Northwestern senior Aaron Jones earns his first career Big Ten Wrestler of the Week award after helping the 17th-ranked Wildcats defeat No. 24 Purdue on Friday. Jones picked up a 6-1 decision over seventh-ranked 184-pounder A.J. Kissel, earning his first win over a ranked opponent this season.

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WRES: Weekend Roundup

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FEBRUARY 4

#19 ILLINOIS def. OHIO STATE, 21-12
#2 IOWA def. INDIANA, 35-6
#13 MICHIGAN def. #6 WISCONSIN, 26-9
#3 PENN STATE def. MICHIGAN STATE, 30-9
#17 NORTHWESTERN def. #24 PURDUE, 32-6

FEBRUARY 5

#4 MINNESOTA def. OHIO STATE, 31-9

FEBRUARY 6

#3 PENN STATE def. #13 MICHIGAN, 28-13
#24 PURDUE def. #6 WISCONSIN, 18-16

WRES: Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 4

OHIO STATE at #19 ILLINOIS - 7 p.m. CT - www.BigTenNetwork.com
INDIANA at #2 IOWA - 7 p.m. CT
#13 MICHIGAN at #6 WISCONSIN - 7 p.m. CT
#3 PENN STATE at MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m. ET - www.BigTenNetwork.com
#24 PURDUE at #17 NORTHWESTERN - 7 p.m. CT - www.BigTenNetwork.com

FEBRUARY 5

#4 MINNESOTA at OHIO STATE - 7 p.m. ET - Big Ten Network (LIVE)

FEBRUARY 6

#24 PURDUE at #6 WISCONSIN - 1 p.m. CT - www.BigTenNetwork.com
#3 PENN STATE at #13 MICHIGAN - 2 p.m. ET

WRES: Ranking the Wrestlers

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Fifty-four Big Ten wrestlers earned top-20 status in their respective weight classes in the latest InterMat rankings, released on Tuesday. All 11 conference teams are represented in the individual polls. Iowa 125-pounder Matt McDonough reclaimed the top spot in his class this week, while Michigan's Kellen Russell remains at the top of the 141-pound class. The complete breakdown of ranked Big Ten wrestlers can be found below.

125
1. Matt McDonough, So., IOWA
3. Brandon Precin, Sr., NU
5. Zach Sanders, Jr., MINN
11. Brad Pataky, Sr., PSU

133
3. Tyler Graff, So., WIS
7. B.J. Futrell, So., ILL
8. Tony Ramos, Fr., IOWA
9. Andrew Long, So., PSU
19. Zac Stevens, Jr., MICH
20. Ian Paddock, So., OSU

141
1. Kellen Russell, Jr., MICH
2. Mike Thorn, Sr., MINN
3. Montell Marion, Jr., IOWA
4. Jimmy Kennedy, Sr., ILL
7. Andrew Alton, Fr., PSU

149
5. Frank Molinaro, Jr., PSU
8. Cole Schmitt, So., WIS
13. Andrew Nadhir, Sr., NU
14. Kurt Kinser, Sr., IND
19. Dan Osterman, MSU
20. Eric Terrazas, Jr., ILL

157
3. David Taylor, Fr., PSU
5. Paul Young, Sr., IND
9. Derek St. John, Fr., IOWA
10. Jason Welch, So., NU
20. Brandon Zeerip, Fr., MICH

165
7. Colt Sponseller, Sr., OSU
11. Cody Yohn, So., MINN
13. Aaron Janssen, Sr., IOWA
19. Dan Yates, Fr., MICH

174
2. Ed Ruth, Fr., PSU
8. Luke Manuel, Sr., PUR
9. Jordan Blanton, Jr., ILL
11. Ethen Lofthouse, Fr., IOWA
12. Ben Jordan, So., WIS
13. Scott Glasser, Sr., MINN
15. Nick Heflin, Fr., OSU

184
3. Travis Rutt, Jr., WIS
7. A.J. Kissel, Sr., PUR
8. Kevin Steinhaus, Fr., MINN
13. Grant Gambrall, So., IOWA
14. Quentin Wright, So., PSU

197
2. Trevor Brandvold, Sr., WIS
4. Sonny Yohn, Jr., MINN
5. Matt Powless, Jr., IND
9. Logan Brown, Sr., PUR
10. Anthony Biondo, Sr., MICH
12. Luke Lofthouse, Sr., IOWA

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5. Cameron Wade, Jr., PSU
8. Tony Nelson, Fr., MINN
9. Ricky Alcala, Sr., IND
10. Ben Apland, So., MICH
11. Eric Bugenhagen, Sr., WIS
19. Mike McClure, Fr., MSU

WRES: In the Polls

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Eight Big Ten wrestling teams earned spots in the latest NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll, led by No. 2 Iowa. The second-ranked Hawkeyes received four of the 11 first-place votes after taking down then-top-ranked Penn State last weekend. The Nittany Lions fell to No. 3 in the latest poll, while Minnesota remained at No. 4 and Wisconsin dropped three spots to No. 6. Michigan holds No. 13 for the second week in a row, with Northwestern following at No. 17. Illinois checks in at No. 19 in the latest poll, while Purdue rounds out the conference contingent at No. 24.

Penn State earns the top ranking in the InterMat Team Rankings, checking in at No. 3 this week. Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa follow closely behind at Nos. 4, 5 and 6, respectively. Michigan earns No. 14 in the latest rankings, while Indiana checks in at No. 18. Illinois holds No. 21, followed by No. 25 Northwestern, No. 31 Purdue, No. 36 Ohio State and No. 54 Michigan State.

Click here to see the complete NWCA/USA Today poll and here to see the InterMat Team Rankings.

WRES: Big Ten Wrestling Weekly Release - Feb. 1

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The Big Ten Wrestling weekly release, featuring up-to-date standings, rankings and more, is now available on the Big Ten website. Click here to see the complete release.

WRES: Iowa's McDonough Named Wrestler of the Week

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Iowa sophomore 125-pounder Matt McDonough has been named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday. McDonough led the eighth-ranked Hawkeyes to wins at No. 18 Northwestern and No. 1 Penn State over the weekend.

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WRES: Weekend Roundup

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JANUARY 28

#8 IOWA def. #18 NORTHWESTERN, 31-9 
#13 MICHIGAN def. OHIO STATE, 27-9

JANUARY 30

MICHIGAN STATE def. #14 ILLINOIS, 21-15
#13 MICHIGAN def. INDIANA, 23-9
#8 IOWA def. #1 PENN STATE, 22-13
#4 MINNESOTA def. #3 WISCONSIN, 21-15

WRES: Weekend Schedule

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JANUARY 28

#13 MICHIGAN at OHIO STATE - 7 p.m. ET - Big Ten Network (LIVE)
#8 IOWA at #18 NORTHWESTERN - 7 p.m. CT - www.BigTenNetwork,com

JANUARY 30

#13 MICHIGAN at INDIANA - 1 p.m. ET
#14 ILLINOIS at MICHIGAN STATE - 2 p.m. ET
#8 IOWA at #1 PENN STATE - 2 p.m. ET - Big Ten Network (Delay - 1/31, 9:30 p.m. ET)
#3 WISCONSIN at #4 MINNESOTA - 2 p.m. CT

WRES: Ranking the Wrestlers

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Big Ten wrestling has placed 54 wrestlers in the latest InterMat individual rankings. The conference again boasts two wrestlers ranked at the top of their respective weight classes, as Northwestern's Brandon Precin leads the 125-pound class and Michigan's Kellen Russell sits atop the 141-pound class. The complete roundup of ranked Big Ten wrestlers can be found below.

125
1. Brandon Precin, Sr., NU
2. Matt McDonough, So., IOWA
5. Zach Sanders, Jr., MINN
11. Brad Pataky, Sr., PSU

133
3. Tyler Graff, So., WIS
5. Andrew Long, So., PSU
8. B.J. Futrell, So., ILL
10. Tony Ramos, Fr., IOWA
17. Ian Paddock, So., OSU

141
1. Kellen Russell, Jr., MICH
2. Mike Thorn, Sr., MINN
3. Jimmy Kennedy, Sr., ILL
5. Andrew Alton, Fr., PSU
15. Mark Ballweg, So., IOWA

149
5. Frank Molinaro, Jr., PSU
7. Cole Schmitt, So., WIS
13. Andrew Nadhir, Sr., NU
14. Eric Terrazas, Jr., ILL
15. Kurt Kinser, Sr., IND

157
3. David Taylor, Fr., PSU
5. Paul Young, Sr., IND
7. Jason Welch, So., NU
14. Derek St. John, Fr., IOWA
19. Brandon Zeerip, Fr., MICH
20. Colton Salazar, Sr., PUR

165
7. Colt Sponseller, Sr., OSU
12. Cody Yohn, So., MINN
14. Aaron Janssen, Sr., IOWA
19. Dan Yates, Fr., MICH

174
2. Ed Ruth, Fr., PSU
8. Scott Glasser, Sr., MINN
9. Luke Manuel, Sr., PUR
10. Jordan Blanton, Jr., ILL
13. Ethen Lofthouse, Fr., IOWA
14. Nick Heflin, Fr., OSU
19. Ben Jordan, So., WIS

184
3. Travis Rutt, Jr., WIS
6. Quentin Wright, So., PSU
8. A.J. Kissel, Sr., PUR
9. Kevin Steinhaus, Fr., MINN
16. Grant Gambrall, So., IOWA
18. Tony Dallago, Fr., ILL

197
2. Trevor Brandvold, Sr., WIS
4. Sonny Yohn, Jr., MINN
5. Matt Powless, Jr., IND
9. Logan Brown, Sr., PUR
11. Anthony Biondo, Sr., MICH
14. Luke Lofthouse, Sr., IOWA

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5. Cameron Wade, Jr., PSU
8. Ben Apland, So., MICH
9. Tony Nelson, Fr., MINN
11. Eric Bugenhagen, Sr., WIS
15. Ricky Alcala, Sr., IND
18. Mike McClure, Fr., MSU