Ian Parker named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week

Press Release from Iowa State Athletics 

AMES, Iowa — Redshirt sophomore Ian Parker won a pair of duals over wrestlers ranked in the top-12 nationally this weekend. On Friday night, The 141-pound match featured No. 15 Parker and OU’s No. 10 Dom Demas. Demas led 3-1 in the third period until Parker got a huge takedown with 53 seconds left. Parker then claimed the victory (4-3) when Demas received his second stall warning with seven seconds remaining in the sudden victory period.

The Saint Johns, Mich., native parlayed that big win into Sunday when he took on No. 12 Kaid Brock of Oklahoma State. Brock notched the first takedown of the match, but Parker got to his feet and finished the first period on top, 3-2. At the end of two periods, the match was tied at 3-3. Parker scored an escape in the third and iced away the win with a takedown to take it by 6-3 decision.

On the year now, Parker is 19-2 and a perfect 8-0 in dual action. He has not lost a match since the Lindenwood Open in November.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.