Dec. 21, 2005
Jake Herbert, Northwestern
SO, 174, Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny
Herbert kept his perfect season alive this past week, going 6-0 as the nation's second-ranked grappler at 174. The sophomore began the week by pinning Indianapolis' Mike Jackson -- the second-ranked 174-pound wrestler in NCAA Division II -- in 35 seconds, good for second all-time on NU's fastest falls list at 174 lbs. Herbert had another successful day at the Reno Tournament of Champions, where he went 5-0 en route to the 174-pound title. Herbert recorded three falls, a technical fall and a decision in the tournament, including a pin of Oklahoma State's 16th-ranked Brandon Mason at 2:05 to take home the crown. Herbert has now won 17 straight matches dating back to March 17, 2005. His career record of 58-3 (.951) has him on pace to shatter NU's career-winning percentage record.
Last NU WOW: Ryan Lang (11/16/05)
Due to the holidays and no scheduled competition, this release will also serve for the week of December 28. Weekly Releases and Wrestler of the Week will return on January 4, 2006