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WRES: Michigan's Russell Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

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Michigan's Kellen Russell takes home Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honors for the second time in his career after earning the 141-pound title at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational last weekend. Russell won five bouts, including three over ranked opponents, en route to his second Las Vegas Invitational title.

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WRES: Weekend Roundup

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DECEMBER 3

#6 IOWA def. #14 Iowa State, 22-13
MICHIGAN STATE def. Northern Illinois, 20-15

DECEMBER 4

#9 ILLINOIS at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - 5th/36
INDIANA (rv) at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - 16th/36
#6 IOWA def. MICHIGAN STATE, 29-10
#21 MICHIGAN at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - 6th/36
#20 NORTHWESTERN def. Cleveland State, 32-9
#19 OHIO STATE at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - T-12th/36
#23 PURDUE at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - T-8th/36
#4 WISCONSIN at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - 2nd/36

DECEMBER 5

#2 Oklahoma State def. #3 MINNESOTA, 17-16
#5 PENN STATE at Nittany Lion Open - NTS

WRES: Weekend Schedule

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DECEMBER 3

#9 ILLINOIS at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - All Day
INDIANA (rv) at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - All Day
#21 MICHIGAN at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - All Day
#19 OHIO STATE at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - All Day
#23 PURDUE at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - All Day
#4 WISCONSIN at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - All Day
#14 Iowa State at #6 IOWA - 7 p.m. CT - www.BigTenNetwork.com
MICHIGAN STATE at Northern Illinois - 7 p.m. CT

DECEMBER 4

#9 ILLINOIS at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - All Day
INDIANA (rv) at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - All Day
#21 MICHIGAN at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - All Day
#19 OHIO STATE at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - All Day
#23 PURDUE at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - All Day
#4 WISCONSIN at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational - All Day
Cleveland State at #20 NORTHWESTERN - 3 p.m. CT
MICHIGAN STATE at #6 IOWA - 7 p.m. CT - www.BigTenNetwork.com

DECEMBER 5

#5 PENN STATE at Nittany Lion Open - All Day
#2 Oklahoma State at #3 MINNESOTA - 2 p.m. CT - www.BigTenNetwork.com

WRES: Ranking the Wrestlers

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Big Ten wrestling landed 51 individual wrestlers in the latest InterMat individual top-20 rankings, including two ranked at the top of their weight classes. The complete listing of ranked Big Ten wrestlers can be found below.

125
1. Matt McDonough, So., IOWA
2. Brandon Precin, Sr., NU
4. Zach Sanders, Jr., MINN
5. Logan Stieber, Fr., OSU
18. Frank Martellotti, Fr., PSU

133
3. Tyler Graff, So., WIS
9. Tyler Clark, Jr./Nate Moore, So., IOWA
12. Ian Paddock, So., OSU
18. David Thorn, Fr., MINN
19. B.J. Futrell, So., ILL
20. Levi Mele, So., NU

141
2. Jimmy Kennedy, Sr., ILL
3. Kellen Russell, Jr., MICH
4. Mike Thorn, Sr., MINN
12. Andrew Alton, Fr., PSU

149
2. Frank Molinaro, Jr., PSU
6. Andrew Nadhir, Sr., NU
13. Kurt Kinser, Sr., IND
18. Cole Schmitt, So., WIS

157
4. Colt Sponseller, Sr., OSU
5. David Taylor, Fr., PSU
6. Paul Young, Sr., IND
7. Jason Welch, So., NU
9. Derek St. John, Fr., IOWA
12. Colton Salazar, Sr., PUR
13. David Cheza, Jr., MSU

165
1. Andrew Howe, Jr., WIS
9. Cody Yohn, So., MINN
11. Jake Kemerer, Fr., PSU
15. Jake Kerr, Sr., IOWA

174
5. Jordan Blanton, Jr., ILL
11. Scott Glasser, Sr., MINN
13. Luke Manuel, Sr., PUR
14. Ed Ruth, Fr., PSU
19. Ben Jordan, So., WIS
20. Ethen Lofthouse, Fr., IOWA

184
5. A.J. Kissel, Jr., PUR
6. Quentin Wright, So., PSU
7. Grant Gambrall, So., IOWA
11. Travis Rutt, Jr., WIS

197
3. Trevor Brandvold, Sr., WIS
5. Sonny Yohn, Jr., MINN
10. Logan Brown, Sr., PUR
13. Luke Lofthouse, Sr., IOWA
15. Anthony Biondo, Sr., MICH
18. Matt Powless, Jr., IND

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7. Cameron Wade, Jr., PSU
9. Tony Nelson, Fr., MINN
13. Eric Bugenhagen, Sr., WIS
15. Blake Rasing, Jr., IOWA
17. Ricky Alcala, Sr., IND

WRES: In the Polls

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The Big Ten again leads the nation with nine teams ranked in both the NWCA/USA Today and InterMat polls. Minnesota holds the highest rank in the NWCA poll among Big Ten teams, checking in at No. 3. The Golden Gophers also rank sixth in the InterMat rankings. Wisconsin (No. 4/4) and Penn State (No. 5/5) hold their spots in the top five, while Iowa (No. T-6/8) and Illinois (No. 9/16) round out the NWCA top 10.

Ohio State (No. 19/20), Northwestern (No. 20/11), Michigan (No. 21/31) and Purdue (No. 23/28) all earn top-25 status again this week, while Indiana (rv/No. 32) is receiving votes.

Click here to see the NWCA/USA Today poll and here to see the InterMat rankings.

WRES: Big Ten Wrestling Weekly Release

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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 web site. Click here to see the complete release.

WRES: Indiana's Young Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

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Indiana's Paul Young has been named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday. Young earns the second weekly award of his career on the heels of three dual wins, including two pins and a decision over a ranked opponent, at the Hoosier Duals on Saturday.

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WRES: Weekend Schedule

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NOVEMBER 26

#7 IOWA vs. Chattanooga - 6:30 p.m. CT
#7 IOWA at Cornell College - 8 p.m. CT

NOVEMBER 27

INDIANA at Hoosier Duals - All Day
#3 MINNESOTA at Northern Quad - All Day

WRES: Ranking the Wrestlers

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Minnesota again leads the way among the nine Big Ten wrestling teams ranked in the NWCA/USA Today top 25, remaining at No. 3 in the latest poll. The Golden Gophers are also ranked seventh in the latest InterMat rankings. Wisconsin (No. 4 NWCA/4 InterMat) and Penn State (No. 5/5) each earn top-five status in this week's polls.

Iowa (No. 7/8) and Illinois (No. 10/18) round out the NWCA top 10, followed by Ohio State (No. 18/19), Michigan (No. 19/33), Northwestern (No. 21/14) and Purdue (No. 22/29). Indiana makes another appearance in the InterMat top 25, checking in at No. 24.

The Big Ten has also earned 51 top-20 individual rankings, again led by top-ranked Iowa 125-pounder Matt McDonough and Wisconsin 165-pounder Andrew Howe.

Click here to see the complete NWCA/USA Today rankings and here to see InterMat's team and individual polls.

WRES: Wisconsin's Rutt Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

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Wisconsin's Travis Rutt takes home Big Ten Wrestler of the Week laurels after winning four bouts, including three over ranked opponents, in the fourth-ranked Badgers' four dual wins over the weekend. The award marks the first of Rutt's career.

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