Iowa's McDonough Tabbed Wrestler of the Week

Iowa's Matt McDonough has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week.

Jan. 31, 2012

Wrestler of the Week
Matt McDonough, Iowa
125 – Jr. – Marion, Iowa – Linn-Mar 

  • Defeated Minnesota’s top-ranked 125-pounder Zach Sanders in a 7-1 decision
  • Gave up just one escape point while accumulating 2:56 of riding time en route to his 14th consecutive win
  • Handed Sanders his first loss of the season, helping No. 6 Iowa defeat No. 3 Minnesota, 19-17, in the Gophers’ first conference loss of the year
  • Claimed the No. 1 spot nationally at 125 following the win
  • Collects his second career Wrestler of the Week award and first this season
  • Last Iowa Wrestler of the Week: Tony Ramos (Jan. 10, 2012)

2011-12 Big Ten Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 8: Logan Stieber, Fr., OSU
Nov. 15: B.J. Futrell, Jr., ILL
Nov. 22: Kevin Steinhaus, So., MINN
Nov. 29: Matt Fields, Sr., PUR
Dec. 6: Tony Ramos, So., IOWA; Logan Stieber, Fr., OSU
Dec. 13: Robert Kokesh, Fr., NEB
Dec. 20: Bryan Pearsall, Jr., PSU
Jan. 3: David Taylor, So., PSU
Jan. 10: Eric Terrazas, Sr., ILL; Tony Ramos, So., IOWA
Jan. 17: Logan Stieber, Fr., OSU; Ed Ruth, So., PSU
Jan. 24: Hunter Stieber, Fr., OSU
Jan. 31: Matt McDonough, Jr., IOWA