Michigan's Zeerip Hauls in Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Laurels

Jan. 18, 2011

Big Ten Wrestling Weekly Release

Big Ten Wrestler of the Week
Brandon Zeerip, Michigan
Fr. - 157 - Fremont, Mich. - Hesperia

Michigan 157-pounder Brandon Zeerip collects his first Big Ten Wrestler of the Week award after leading the 11th-ranked Wolverines to dual-match wins over No. 21 Purdue on Friday and No. 20 Central Michigan on Sunday. The freshman made his collegiate dual debut against Purdue's Colton Salazar, pinning the 19th-ranked Boilermaker in 5:27 to help Michigan to a 28-13 victory. Zeerip then notched nine takedowns en route to a 19-8 major decision over Central Michigan's Eric Cubberly, leading the Wolverines to a 21-12 win over the Chippewas. The back-to-back wins pushed Michigan's record to 6-2 overall and 1-0 in Big Ten duals. Zeerip now holds a 23-7 overall record this season.

Last Michigan Wrestler of the Week: Kellen Russell (Dec. 7, 2010)

2010-11 Big Ten Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 9: Ian Paddock, So., OSU
Nov. 16: Kyle Dooley, So., ILL; Sean Boyle, So., MICH
Nov. 23: Travis Rutt, Jr., WIS
Nov. 30: Paul Young, Sr., IND
Dec. 7: Kellen Russell, Jr., MICH
Dec. 14: Kevin Steinhaus, Fr., MINN
Dec. 21: Tony Dallago, Fr., ILL
Jan. 4: Ed Ruth, Fr., PSU
Jan. 11: Cole Schmitt, So., WIS
Jan. 18: Brandon Zeerip, Fr., MICH