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Gadson Earns Fourth Big 12 Weekly Award
AMES, Iowa - No. 7 197-pounder Kyven Gadson has been named
the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week for the fourth time this season league
officials announced Tuesday.
The redshirt sophomore is fresh off a weekend road trip
where he picked up two wins by fall. On Friday in East Lansing, Mich., Gadson
pinned Michigan State's Luke Jones 4:09 into the match. On Sunday in Ypsilanti,
Mich., Gadson was able to lock up a cradle on the edge of the mat to get a
first period pin over Eastern Michigan's Nick Whitenburg in 1:37.
Gadson has posted three-straight wins by fall dating back to
a pin in the second period over UNI's Blaize Cabell on Feb. 8, a dual which was
won by the Cyclones 23-12 in Ames.
The Waterloo, Iowa native is currently riding a nine-match
winning streak that dates back to the Midlands Championships on Dec. 30 in
Evanston, Ill. During the streak, Gadson has posted six bonus point wins, including
wins over three top-10 opponents.
With the two wins this weekend, Gadson moved to 20-2 overall
on the year and a perfect 12-0 in dual competition. He ranks second in the team
in wins, trailing only No. 19 165-pounder Michael Moreno, who is 22-6 on the
2012-13 BIG 12 WRESTLERS OF THE WEEK/MONTH
Nov.: Kendric Maple, OU, Jr.,
Dec. 11: Kendric Maple, OU, Jr.,
Dec. 17: Kyven Gadson, ISU, So.,
Jan. 7:* Kendric Maple, OU,
Jan. 15: Kyven Gadson, ISU,
Jan. 23: * Kendric Maple, OU,
Jan. 28: * Bubby Graham, OU, Sr.,
Feb. 6: * * Kyven Gadson, ISU,
Feb. 11: * Tanner Weatherman, ISU,
Feb. 19: * * Kyven Gadson, ISU, So.,
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