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Ramos named co-Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

[ 0 ] January 10, 2012 |

From UI Sports Information:

University of Iowa 133-pound wrestler Tony Ramos has been named Big Ten Co-Wrestler of the Week. The weekly honor is the second of Ramos’ career.

Ramos, a sophomore from Carol Stream, Ill., earned a second-period pin at Indiana on Friday and topped defending NCAA champion and top-ranked Jordan Oliver on Saturday. His 4-3 overtime victory over Oliver ran Ramos’ career dual record to 20-0, including a perfect 12-0 mark inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Ramos, currently ranked No. 1 in the country by Amateur Wrestling News, owns a 17-1 record with four major decisions, four pins and five technical falls.

Ramos shared the weekly award with Illinois 149-pound senior Eric Terrazas, marking the second time this season he has shared the weekly conference honor. He last earned the award Dec. 6, 2011, following a pair of bonus point victories over Illinois’ B.J. Futrell and Iowa State’s Shayden Terukina.

Ramos and the Hawkeyes return to the mat Friday at Nebraska. The Huskers host the Hawkeyes at 7 p.m. inside the NU Coliseum. Iowa then returns to Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday to host Northwestern at 1 p.m. on Mediacom Mat.

Full release from the Big Ten Conference:

Tony Ramos, Iowa
133 – So. – Carol Stream, Ill. – Glenbard North

• Took down Oklahoma State’s top-ranked Jordan Oliver by a 4-3 overtime decision, handing Oliver his first loss in 39 matches
• Gave top-ranked Iowa three crucial points in a tiebreaker 17-16 loss to the No. 2 Cowboys
• Pinned Indiana’s Joe Duca in 3:57 to help the Hawkeyes earn a 26-12 win over the Hoosiers
• Earns his second weekly award this season
• Last Iowa Wrestler of the Week: Tony Ramos (Dec. 6, 2011)


Co-Wrestler of the Week
Eric Terrazas, Illinois
149 – Sr. – Wheaton, Ill. – North

• Won bouts in all three of No. 7 Illinois’ duals, including two over top-10 opponents, to lead the Fighting Illini to a 3-0 record for the week
• Earned a 10-4 decision against Purdue’s seventh-ranked Ivan Lopouchanski to push Illinois to a 24-9 win over the Boilermakers
• Posted a 16-1 (6:02) technical fall against Lock Haven’s Owen Wilkinson en route to the Illini’s 38-6 win
• Defeated fourth-ranked Eric Grajales of Michigan by 6-3 decision in Illinois’ 31-9 win over the eighth-ranked Wolverines
• Moved to No. 10 in this week’s individual rankings after holding No. 14 last week
• Collects the first weekly Big Ten honor of his career
• Last Illinois Wrestler of the Week: B.J. Futrell (Nov. 15, 2011)


2011-12 Big Ten Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 8
Logan Stieber, Fr., OSU

Nov. 15
B.J. Futrell, Jr., ILL

Nov. 22
Kevin Steinhaus, So., MINN

Nov. 29
Matt Fields, Sr., PUR

Dec. 6
Tony Ramos, So., IOWA
Logan Stieber, Fr., OSU

Dec. 13
Robert Kokesh, Fr., NEB

Dec. 20
Bryan Pearsall, Jr., PSU

Jan. 3
David Taylor, So., PSU

Jan. 10
Eric Terrazas, Sr., ILL
Tony Ramos, So., IOWA

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