Iowa's Dennis Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

133-pounder won twice over the weekend, including a win over the defending NCAA Champion

Feb. 2, 2010

Wrestler of the Week
Daniel Dennis, Iowa
Sr., 133, Ingleside, Ill./Grant

Dennis helped the top-ranked Hawkeyes to victories over No. 13 Penn State on Friday and Michigan State on Sunday. Against Penn State, he scored a major decision win over Bryan Pearsall as Iowa earned a 29-6 win. Against Michigan State on Sunday, the fourth-ranked Hawkeye took on the defending NCAA Champion and top-ranked Franklin Gomez in a showdown that was decided in tiebreakers following overtime. Dennis escaped in the first tiebreaker, then rode Gomez until the end of the second tiebreaker to earn a hard-fought 3-2 win and help Iowa to its 56th consecutive dual win. The honor is Dennis? second of his career.

Last Iowa Wrestler of the Week: Montell Marion (Jan. 19, 2010)