Minnesota's Kish and Northwestern's Herbert Split Wrestler of the Week Honors

Jan. 25, 2006

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Jake Herbert, Northwestern
SO, 174, Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny

Herbert, the nation's second-ranked wrestler at 174 pounds, extended his winning streak to 28 this past weekend by going undefeated in duals versus top-ranked Minnesota and No. 22 Wisconsin and outscoring his two opponents a combined
30-5.  Last Friday, Herbert earned a 13-3 major decision over the Golden Gophers' eighth-ranked Gabriel Dretsch. He followed that performance by topping the Badgers' Mike Felling, 17-2, by technical fall at 4:25. The win was Herbert's fourth-straight by fall, technical fall or major decision, and his 15th out of 22 matches this season.

Last NU WOW:  Jake Herbert (12/21/05)

Roger Kish, Minnesota
SO, 184, LaPeer, Mich./LaPeer West

Kish defeated a pair of top-10 opponents as the Golden Gophers improved to 14-0 and 2-0 in the Big Ten this past week. Last Friday night, Kish, the 13th-ranked grappler, earned a 6-2 decision at 184 pounds against 10th-ranked Mike Tamillow of Northwestern and helped his squad to a 24-11 win over the Wildcats.  On Sunday against No. 7 Iowa, Kish (24-3) upset No. 6 Paul Bradley, 4-1, rebounding from defeat against him at Big Tens and the NCAA Championships from a year ago. His victory was part of a 25-9 Minnesota win over the Hawkeyes, which marked the biggest victory for the Golden Gophers over the Hawkeyes since 1941.

Last MINN WOW:  Cole Konrad (1/18/06)