Nov. 11, 2004
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.