Iowa's Nick Moore named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week


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Nick Moore’s performance on the mat against Minnesota on Jan. 26 has resulted in his being named the Wrestler of the Week by TheMat.com.

Moore, a sophomore grappler, knocked off No. 10 Cody Yohn, 8-2, in what many considered to be an upset on Jan. 26 in Minneapolis. Moore was ranked 18th nationally at 165-pounds at the time of the bout.

The Iowa City native’s performance helped lead No. 4 Iowa (15-1, 5-0 Big Ten) to a close 16-15 win over No. 3 Minnesota. The dual initially ended in a tie, after which the Hawkeyes were awarded an extra point in the third tiebreaker. Iowa bested the Gophers in total match points, 41-33.

TheMat.com is the official website for USA Wrestling, which is the “National Governing Body for the Sport of Wrestling in the United States.” Each week, TheMat.com selects an Athlete of the Week, based on his performance that week. The last Hawkeye to earn the honor was heavyweight Bobby Telford on May 24, 2011.

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