Michigan State's Simmons Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

Nov. 11, 2004

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Nick Simmons, Michigan State
SO, 125, Williamston, Mich./Williamston

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.