IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Matt McDonough has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday. The weekly honor is the third of McDonough’s career.
The two-time NCAA champion earned the accolade following a pair of pins and two victories over top 10 opponents last week in Iowa’s season opener. McDonough opened his season with a first period fall against Cumberland’s Zach Shelton. He followed that up with a 9-4 decision over No. 5 Matt Snyder (Virginia) and a first period pin against No. 9 Nick Soto (Chattanooga). The three wins extended his winning streak to 31 matches.
The Hawkeyes return to the mat Saturday inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena when they host the Iowa City Duals. Iowa hosts Southern Illinois, Cornell College and Iowa Central in three consecutive duals beginning at 9 a.m.