Nov. 25, 2008
Wrestler of the Week :
Mike Thorn, Minnesota
Sophomore / St. Michael, Minn. / St. Michael-Albertville
Mike Thorn nabbed his first wrestler of the week laurel after securing his second individual tournament title with an impressive 5-3 decision upset over Tennessee-Chattanooga’s fourth-ranked Cody Cleveland this weekend at the Kaufman-Brand Open in Omaha, Neb. Thorn’s road to victory in the 141-pound bracket began with a pair of pins in the opening two rounds, where he then went on to defeat North Dakota State’s Gabe Mooney in a 4-1 semi-final decision. With the win, the Gopher sophomore improves his record to an unblemished 9-0 mark on the season with six of his victories coming via pins.
Last Minnesota WOW: Jayson Ness (Jan. 2, 2008)