Freshman Hunter Stieber is 9-2 in dual matches this season.
Jan. 24, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hunter Stieber, a freshman on the No. 7 Ohio State wrestling team, was named wrestler of the week, the Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday. Stieber, a native of Monroeville, Ohio, downed No. 3 Montell Marion, 4-2, en route to helping the Buckeyes defeat No. 2 Iowa, 21-9, Friday night in front of 5,684 fans in St. John Arena.
Stieber, who moved to sixth from seventh place in the Intermatwrestle.com polls Tuesday, limited Marion, a two-time senior All-American, to just two escapes in the match. With the win Stieber improved to 18-3 overall and 4-1 in the league.
This is Stieber's first-career Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honor and the fourth for Ohio State this season.
The Buckeyes (9-2; 3-2 Big Ten) will travel to State College, Pa., for a 2 p.m. matchup at Penn State (8-4; 4-1 Big Ten) Sunday. The match will be streamed live on BTN.com.
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