By: Bryson Jones, Big Ten Conference

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Sam Janicki – SJanicki Photo

Hawkeyes’ Thomas Gilman picks up plaudit after third Midlands title; Golden Gophers’ Ethan Lizak earns recognition after winning 125-pound title at Southern Scuffle

Co-Wrestlers of the Week

Thomas Gilman, Iowa

125 pounds – Sr. – Council Bluffs, Iowa – Skutt Catholic

  • Helped lead the Hawkeyes to a first-place finish at the Midlands Championships
  • The top-ranked wrestler picked up a pin, three technical falls and a decision before claiming a major decision in the championship over seventh-ranked Tim Lambert of Nebraska
  • Named the Dan Gable Most Outstanding Wrestler
  • Earns the second Wrestler of the Week Award of his career
  • Last Iowa Wrestler of the Week: Brandon Sorenson (Jan. 5, 2016)

Ethan Lizak, Minnesota

125 pounds – So. – Schnecksville, Pa. – Parkland

  • Led the Golden Gophers to a fourth-place finish at the Southern Scuffle
  • Picked up three major decisions over ranked opponents en route to the 125-pound title
  • Earned bonus points in all five wins, surrendering just two takedowns
  • Earns the first Wrestler of the Week Award of his career
  • Last Minnesota Wrestler of the Week: Brett Pfarr (Nov. 29, 2016)

2016-17 Wrestlers of the Week

Nov. 8: Connor Medbery, Sr., WIS

Nov. 15: Connor Medbery, Sr., WIS

Nov. 22: Kyle Snyder, Jr., OSU

Nov. 29: Brett Pfarr, Sr., MINN

Dec. 6: Logan Massa, Fr., MICH

Dec. 13: Anthony Rubinetti, Fr., NU

Dec. 20: Drew Hughes, Fr., MSU

Jan. 3:    Thomas Gilman, IOWA

Ethan Lizak, MINN

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle