Iowa and Wisconsin Share Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Honors
Feb. 20, 2008
Co-Wrestlers of the Week
Chad Beatty, Iowa
Beatty scored two important wins over the weekend to help No. 1 Iowa clinch a share of the Big Ten regular season title. Beatty, wrestling at 197, scored his first win of the weekend over Indiana' s Joe Fagiano in a 9-7 decision. In Sunday's match against Michigan, the Hawkeyes trailed the Wolverines 16-12 heading into Beatty's match. Iowa needed a victory from Beatty in order to keep the team win a possibility. The sophomore did not disappoint and earned a 2-1 triumph over No. 15 Anthony Biondo. The Hawkeyes are now 20-1 on the season and 7-0 in Big Ten duals. Iowa can win the Big Ten crown outright with a win against Illinois or an Ohio State loss. This is Beatty's first career weekly accolade.
Last Iowa WOW: Brent Metcalf (1/23/08)
Zach Tanelli, Wisconsin
Tanelli was a major contributor in leading Wisconsin to two dual wins over Big Ten opponents this weekend. Against Michigan, the junior won in convincing fashion against Chris Diehl in a major decision, 14-1. Tanelli then faced No. 5 Mack Reiter of Minnesota on Sunday and put the Badgers on the board with a 5-1 win. The Short Hill, N.J. native has 20 wins on the year and four in Big Ten action. This is Tanelli's second career weekly laurel.
Last Wisconsin WOW: Dallas Herbst (1/23/08)