Michigan State's Simmons Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week
Nov. 11, 2004
Nick Simmons, Michigan State
Simmons earns the first Big Ten Wrestler of the Week award of the year after he swept through the 125-pound weight class at the Eastern Michigan Open, last Saturday, November 6. The Spartan sophomore went 4-0 and won the tournament in his return from an Olympic redshirt year. In dominating fashion, he gave up just one point in all four matches and recorded a fall over Jeremy Freiwald of Central Michigan. He went on to defeat Central Michigan's Matt Steintrager, 9-0, in the championship bout.
This is the first career Big Ten Wrestler of the Week award for Simmons.
A 2002-03 All-American, Simmons is currently ranked No. 3 in the nation and returns to action next weekend, November 20-21, when the Spartans host the Michigan State Open.