Indiana's Chalfant and Penn State's Taylor Share Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Honors

Indiana's Adam Chalfant

Indiana's Adam Chalfant

Jan. 7, 2014

Rosemont, Ill. -

Co-Wrestlers of the Week
Adam Chalfant, Indiana
Hwt – Sr. – Winchester, Ind. – Winchester

  • Posted a 10-4 decision over No. 2 Mike McMullan of Northwestern in the Hoosiers’ dual meet with the Wildcats
  • Tallied three takedowns, three near-fall points and limited McMullan, a three-time NCAA finalist, to just four escapes
  • Improved to 16-1 on the year
  • Moved into the seventh spot of the heavyweight class ranking
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Indiana Wrestler of the Week: Taylor Walsh (Nov. 5, 2013)

David Taylor, Penn State
165 – Sr. – St. Paris, Ohio – St. Paris Graham

  • Notched a 5-0 record en route to the 165-pound crown at the Southern Scuffle, posting victories over three top-15 opponents  
  • Earned major decisions over No. 2 Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma State (9-1) and No. 15 Dylan Palacio of Cornell (17-6), a technical fall over Boston’s Mitchell Wightman (21-5), and falls over No. 9 Zach Toal of Missouri (4:59) and Air Force’s Jesse Stafford (1:47)
  • Helped the Nittany Lions to their fourth straight Southern Scuffle title, topping the 34-team field with 189.0 points.
  • Improved to 17-0 on the year
  • Earns the fourth weekly award of his career and third of the season
  • Last Penn State Wrestler of the Week: Ed Ruth (Dec. 24, 2013)  

2013-14 Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 5                  Taylor Walsh, Jr., IND
Nov. 12                 David Taylor, Sr., PSU
Nov. 19                 David Taylor, Sr., PSU
Nov. 26                 Tyler Graff, Sr., WIS
Dec. 3                   Scott Schiller, Jr., MINN
Dec. 10                 Johnni DiJulius, So., OSU
Dec. 17                 Zain Retherford, Fr., PSU
Dec. 24                 Ed Ruth, Sr., PSU
Dec. 31                 Thomas Gilman, Fr., IOWA
Jan. 7                   Adam Chalfant, Sr., IND
                            David Taylor, Sr., PSU