Feb. 11, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS -- Redshirt junior and 157-pounder, Dylan Ness, has been named the Feb. 11 Big Ten Wrestler of the Week after a dominating performance on Sunday afternoon in front of 5,603 fans at the Sports Pavilion.
Then No. 8 Ness was able to defeat No. 4 and undefeated Dylan Alton of Penn State to pick up six crucial team points on the Gophers journey to upsetting No. 1 Penn State, 18-17. With the win, the Gophers clinched a share of the 2014 Big Ten Dual Meet Championship.
With his victory over Alton, Ness moved to the No. 5 spot in the Intermat individual rankings and now boasts a 15-5 overall record.
The weekly honor is the first of his career and the third for the Golden Gophers this season as redshirt freshman Sam Brancale and redshirt junior Scott Schiller have both picke up the honor for the Maroon and Gold. For the full release, please visit the Big Ten Conference website.
The Gophers will travel to Columbus, Ohio this weekend to participate in the NWCA National Duals on Sunday, Feb. 16 and Monday, Feb. 17.
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