Iowa Earns Wrestler of the Week Honors
Dec. 12, 2017

Wrestler of the Week
Alex Marinelli, Iowa
165 pounds – Fr. - Miamisburg, Ohio - St. Paris Graham

• Led the seventh-ranked Hawkeyes to a pair of conference dual-meet victories over Maryland and Rutgers
• Defeated UWW U23 World Champion Richie Lewis, 6-4, in the first sudden victory period, helping Iowa rally past Rutgers in front of a record 6,754 Rutgers crowd
• Recorded a first-period fall against Maryland’s Brendan Burnham to help the Hawkeyes claim their 24th straight Big Ten road win
• Earns the first Wrestler of the Week award of his career
• Last Iowa Wrestler of the Week: Michael Kemerer (Nov. 28, 2017)

2017-18 Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 7: Javier Gasca, Sr., MSU
Nov. 14: Adam Coon, Sr., MICH/Te'Shan Campbell, Jr., OSU
Nov. 21: Youssif Hemida, Jr., MD
Nov. 28: Michael Kemerer, So., IOWA
Dec. 5: Alec Pantaleo, Jr., MICH/ Kollin Moore, So., OSU
Dec. 12: Alex Marinelli, Fr., IOWA