Wrestling's Ramos rewarded for dominant weekend with weekly honor

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 07, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa wrestler Tony Ramos was named the Big Ten Co-Wrestler of the Week on Tuesday, according to a release.

The Carol Stream, Ill., native earned the first weekly honor of his career after winning a 13-5 major decision over No. 3 B.J. Futrell of Illinois on Dec. 2 and pinning Iowa State's Shayden Terukina on Dec. 4.

He took Futrell down five times without being taken down once and led Terukina 14-6 before pinning him in 4:32.

"It was pretty much a message to everyone [that] I'm going to keep going, no matter what," Ramos said about his late-match takedowns against Futrell. "I'm going to attack until the refs tell me to stop."

Ramos is ranked No. 2 in the nation at 133 pounds, and he is 10-0 this season. Nine of his 10 victories have come with bonus points.

He is the first Hawkeye this season to win the award and the first since Luke Lofthouse on Feb. 21. He shared this week's award with Ohio State 133-pound freshman Logan Stieber.

Ramos and the top-ranked Hawkeyes will wrestle Northern Iowa on Thursday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

— by Sam Louwagie

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