Michael Kemerer Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

Kemerer upset #1 Hall in front of a sold out crowd – Nic Ryder Photo

University of Iowa Press Release

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

Kemerer climbed to the top of the 174-pound national rankings following a pair of wins over the weekend, including an 11-6 decision against then-top-ranked Mark Hall of Penn State on Friday, and a 13-3 major decision against No. 23 Layne Malczewski of Michigan State on Sunday.

Kemerer’s win against Hall helped No. 1 Iowa defeat No. 2 Penn State, 19-17.

The Big Ten honor is the third of Kemerer’s career, and the third for Iowa this season. Austin DeSanto earned the award Dec. 3 and Alex Marinelli was recognized Jan. 3.

The top-ranked Hawkeyes return to action Saturday at No. 22 Michigan. The dual is televised on BTN.

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