Minnesota's Brancale Collects Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Award

Minnesota's Sam Brancale

Jan. 28, 2014

Rosemont, Ill. -

Wrestler of the Week
Sam Brancale, Minnesota
125 – RS Fr. – Eden Prairie, Minn. – Eden Prairie   

  • Helped No. 4 Minnesota post a dual meet win over No. 2 Iowa, 19-15
  • Opened the match by pinning No. 3 Thomas Gilman in 2:03, earning six crucial points for the Gophers
  • Picked up his seventh win of the season
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Minnesota Wrestler of the Week: Scott Schiller (Dec. 3, 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
Jan. 14                  Tony Ramos, Sr., IOWA
                             Mike McMullan, Jr., NU
Jan. 21                  Adam Coon, Fr., MICH
Jan. 28                  Sam Brancale, Fr., MINN