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

Northwestern's Jake Herbert earns his second Wrestler of the Week honor this season.

Northwestern's Jake Herbert earns his second Wrestler of the Week honor this season.

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)