Ohio State and Penn State Share Wrestler of the Week Honors
Feb. 7, 2007
T.J. Enright, Ohio State
Enright improved his record to 10-4 on the season after going 2-0 this past weekend and helping the unranked Buckeyes to upset wins over No. 19 Michigan State and No. 10 Northwestern. Against the Spartans, the OSU junior pulled off a 4-2 upset over No. 1 Nick Simmons, who entered the match with a 27-0 record. The win came in dramatic fashion as Enright recorded a takedown with one second left on the clock in overtime to win by the two-point margin. Enright returned to action two days later and again was at the center of Ohio State's impressive win against the Wildcats. With the Buckeyes down 16-12 and only two matches remaining, Enright pulled the Scarlet and Gray within one after posting a 7-2 decision against Eric Metzler to set up the final and deciding bout at 141 pounds, which the Buckeyes won. This is Enright's second career weekly honor as he was honored on Nov. 23, 2004.
Last OSU WOW: Mike Pucillo (12/6/06)
Aaron Anspach, Penn State
Anspach entered the weekend's Big Ten duals with Northwestern and Iowa ranked No. 13 nationally, but has jumped to third after two impressive wins last week. The Nittany Lion heavyweight gave notice to his national prowess by beating the No. 4 and No. 6 ranked heavyweight wrestlers in less than 48 hours. Anspach downed No. 4 Dustin Fox, 5-2, on Friday night to help No. 13 Penn State beat No. 10 Northwestern, 25-8. The PSU senior recorded two takedowns in the first period and gave up only two escape points. Two days later, Anspach downed No. 6 Matt Fields of Iowa, 4-2, in the Lions' 24-13 win over the sixth-ranked Hawkeyes. Anspach did not give up a takedown in the match once again and posted his lone takedown in the first period and added an escape point and a riding time point in the process. The two wins improved Anspach to 14-2 overall and 5-1 in the Big Ten. This is Anspach's first career weekly honor.
Last PSU WOW: Dan Vallimont (1/31/07)