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UNI's Ryan Loder Named WWC Wrestler of the Week

Jan. 11, 2011

OREM, Utah -- Northern Iowa's Ryan Loder, a 184-pound redshirt freshman from Granite Bay, Calif. (Granite Bay HS), has been named the Western Wrestling Conference Wrestler of the Week as announced Tuesday by the league.

Loder finished the weekend with a perfect 3 0 record, including three wins over ranked opponents, at the 2011 Cliff Keen/NWCA National Duals last weekend.

In the Panthers dual against No. 13 ranked Missouri, Loder upset No. 13 ranked Mike Larson 3 1. Loder then scored a crucial 6 4 decision over No.20 ranked Cody Magrum (Ohio State) to give UNI a 16 13 team lead with two matches remaining.

Against No. 2 ranked Oklahoma State, Loder upset his third ranked wrestler of the day, scoring a 8 2 victory over No. 11 Chris Perry.

Loder is 16 8 this season and has won nine of his last 11 matches. This is also Loder's second conference honor of the season.

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.

Other Nominees:
North Dakota State: Trent Sprenkle, 125 pounds, So. (Billings, Mont./Billings HS)
Northern Colorado: Casey Cruz, 133 pounds, Jr. (Colorado Springs, Colo./Wasson HS)
South Dakota State: Nick Flynn, 157 pounds, Jr. (Lansing, Kan./Lansing HS)
Utah Valley: Jeb Clark, 165 pounds, Sr. (Spanish Fork, Utah/Spanish Fork HS)
Wyoming: Michael Martinez, 125 pounds, Jr. (Pagosa Springs, Colo./Pagosa 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)
Dec. 14 - Cole VonOhlen (Air Force)
Dec. 21 - Shane Onufer (Wyoming)
Jan. 5 - Ben Kjar (Utah Valley)
Jan. 11 - Ryan Loder (Northern Iowa)

2010-11 Western Wrestling Conference Dual Standings
School Conf. Overall
Utah Valley 1-0 1-0
North Dakota State 0-0 6-1
Air Force 0-0 2-1
Wyoming 0-0 4-3
Northern Iowa 0-0 5-7
South Dakota State 0-0 1-7-1
Northern Colorado 0-1 0-3

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