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    Default Herbert wins 2009 Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year

    Northwestern's Jake Herbert
    becomes the third consecutive wrestler
    to win the Jesse Owens Award as
    Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year.

    (Brent Metcalf won the honor last year; Cole Konrad in 2007)

    Herbert becomes the seventh wrestler to win this award since it was launched in 1982. In fact, no other sport has had as many Owens winners as the sport of wrestling.

    Congratulations, Jake!

    http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-7...te-of-the-Year

    Mark

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    Default Re: Herbert wins 2009 Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year

    I was going to say before I even came into this thread, they really like giving the award to wrestlers.

    Great job by Herbert and very well deserved.

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    Default Re: Herbert wins 2009 Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year

    that and the big 10 isn't good at much anymore.
    To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

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    Default Re: Herbert wins 2009 Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    that and the big 10 isn't good at much anymore.
    ... except wrestling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grapplefan View Post
    ... except wrestling.
    obviously
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    Default Re: Herbert wins 2009 Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by grapplefan View Post
    ... except wrestling.
    Actually the bigten does very well nationally in a lot of sports, and is one of the few conferences left that supports olympic sports.

    In the last ten years bigten schools have won national titles in:

    Women's volleyball (2)
    Men's Gymnastics (4)
    Men's Basketball (1)
    Football (1)
    Fencing (5)
    Women's Lacrosse (5 straight)
    Men's Soccer (2)
    Wrestling (7)

    For some reason because OSU has gone 1-2 in national title games this decade, everyone thinks the bigten and osu sucks in everything.

    Congratulations to Herbert. He's next in a long line of dominant bigten wrestlers. Well deserved recognition.

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    yeah, the SEC has no answer for the fencing dominance that the big 10 produces year in and year out.
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