Western Wrestling Conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Northern Iowa's Ryan Loder Named WWC Wrestler of the Week
Dec. 7, 2010
OREM, Utah -- Northern Iowa 184-pounder Ryan Loder (Granite Bay, Calif./Granite Bay HS) has been named the Western Wrestling Conference's Wrestler of the Week as announced Tuesday by the league.
Loder picked up his first tournament title of the 2010 season, claiming the 184 pound title at the UNI Open. The redshirt freshman finished the day with a perfect 4 0 record including three wins by fall.
Loder picked up a 6 2 decision over Timmy McCall (Wisconsin) before pinning Iowa?s Tomas Lira in 5:52. The Granite Bay, Calif. native continued to roll, pinning Missouri?s Westin Keleher in 6:30 before taking the title with a pin over Iowa?s Vinnie Wagner in 6:54.
The conference award is Loder's first of his career.
The Western Wrestling Conference, which is in its fifth year of competition, is comprised of seven schools including the Air Force Academy, North Dakota State, Northern Colorado, Northern Iowa, South Dakota State, Utah Valley and Wyoming.
Air Force: Cole VonOhlen, 141 pounds, SO, Jackson, Minn. (Jackson County Central HS)
North Dakota State: Vince Salminen, 157 pounds, SR, Billings, Mont. (Skyview HS)
Northern Colorado: Brandon Kammerzell, 174 pounds (usually 165), JR, Eaton, Colo. (Eaton HS)
Utah Valley: Ben Kjar, 125 pounds, SR, Centerville, Utah (Viewmont HS)
Wyoming: Joe LeBlanc, 184 pounds, JR, Meeker, Colo. (Meeker HS)
2010-11 WWC Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 16 ? Cole Dallaserra (Wyoming)/Cole VonOhlen (Air Force)
Nov. 24 - Cole Dallaserra (Wyoming/Flint Ray (Utah Valley)
Dec. 1 - Vince Salminen (North Dakota State)
Dec. 7 - Ryan Loder (Northern Iowa)