No. 19 Trent Sprenkle earned his first career wrestler of the week honor after upsetting No. 13 Ben Kjar of Utah Valley.

Courtesy: Bob Nelson, NDSU


OREM, Utah - North Dakota State 125-pound sophomore Trent Sprenkle was named Western Wrestling Conference Co-Wrestler of the Week after upsetting No. 13 Ben Kjar of Utah Valley on Saturday.* Sprenkle shares the weekly honor with Northern Iowa's Caleb Flores, who defeated No. 15 Michael Martinez of Wyoming.

No. 19 Sprenkle jumped out to a 5-0 lead over Kjar with two takedowns and an escape.* Kjar tallied four points in the third period, but Sprenkle's two escapes and point for riding time sealed the 8-4 upset win.* Sprenkle was the only wrestler to defeat Kjar in dual action this season.

Sprenkle's decision helped the Bison claim a 25-10 win over Utah Valley to even their conference record at 3-3.* The Billings, Mont. native finished the regular season with an overall record of 29-7 and a 12-2 mark in duals.

The weekly honor is the first of Sprenkle's career and the second of the season for the Bison.




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