Michael Kemerer named Big 10 Wrestler of the Week

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University of Iowa Wrestling

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa sophomore Michael Kemerer has been named Big Ten Conference Wrestler of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

Kemerer, ranked No. 3 in the country at 157 pounds, won by an 18-5 major decision against Rider’s seventh-ranked B.J. Clagon on Nov. 24.

He is 4-0 this season with one major decision, one technical fall, and two pins. Dating back to last season when Kemerer placed third at the NCAA Championships, he has won eight straight matches. Three of his last six wins have been against top-seven opponents.

The Big Ten Conference weekly honor is the first of Kemerer’s career and the first for Iowa this season.

The seventh-ranked Hawkeyes return to the mat Friday hosting No. 15 Illinois at 7 p.m. (CT) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tickets are available at the UI Athletics Ticket Office, over the phone at 1-800-IA-HAWKS, or online at hawkeyesports.com/tickets.