Michigan's Russell Tabbed Wrestler of the Week
Feb. 15, 2011
Big Ten Wrestler of the Week
Michigan's Kellen Russell earns his second Big Ten Wrestler of the Week award of 2010-11 after defeating the No. 2 and No. 3 wrestlers at 141 pounds over the weekend. The top-ranked wrestler in the country at 141, Russell defeated second-ranked Mike Thorn of No. 5 Minnesota on Friday. The junior notched a takedown in overtime to earn the 3-1 win over Thorn. He followed with a 9-5 sudden victory win over third-ranked Montell Marion of No. 2 Iowa on Sunday. Russell converted on a takedown with 15 seconds remaining in regulation time to tie the bout and force an extra period. He then took Marion to his back, scoring four points on a takedown and a near fall to earn the win. Russell's record now stands at 29-0 this season.
Last Michigan Wrestler of the Week: Brandon Zeerip (Jan. 18, 2011)
2010-11 Big Ten Wrestlers of the Week