Ohio State and Purdue Share First Weekly Award of the Season
Nov. 4, 2008
Co-Wrestlers of the Week
Reece Humphrey, Ohio State
Jr., Indianapolis, Ind. / Lawrence North
Ranked No. 9 in the nation, Humphrey earns his first career weekly laurel after an impressive 4-0 weekend at the Buffalo Open, winning the 133-pound division. Humphrey recorded two pins in the event, one against Niagara’s Kevin Green (5:50) and the other versus teammate Garrett Henry (3:28). The junior was awarded a technical fall (25-10) over Mercyhurst’s Michael Baxter and won the decision over host Buffalo’s Kevin Smith (9-5) for the title.
Last Ohio State WOW: J Jaggers (1/30/08)
Jake Fleckenstein, Purdue
Fr., Guildford, Ind. / East Central
Fleckenstein opened his collegiate career with four straight victories at the Eastern Michigan Open last Saturday, claiming the 133-pound championship. In his first match, the freshman received the decision over Navy’s Joey Boone (13-7) and then went on to top the Michigan duo of Michael Sears and Zac Stevens, 14-5, in a major decision and, 12-9, in a regular decision, respectively. In the finals, the Guildford, Ind., native downed Pittsburgh’s Eric Rosencrantz, 14-5, with a major decision, finishing the day with 21 total takedowns. Fleckenstein earns his first career weekly honor.
Last Purdue WOW: Jake Patacsil (11/7/07)