Slaton Earns Weekly Honors

Dec. 12, 2007

IOWA CITY, IA — Iowa wrestler Joe Slaton has been named wrestler of the week by the Big Ten Conference and Ranked #20 last week, the Cedar Rapids, IA, native was honored for upsetting fourth-ranked Nick Fanthorpe of Iowa State, 6-5, at 133 pounds Sunday in Ames. Slaton’s win helped propel the Hawkeyes to a victory over top-ranked Iowa State, 20-13. Iowa moved into the nation’s top spot yesterday for the first time since the 2003-04 season. Slaton is undefeated at 5-0 this season, and is the first Hawkeye to earn the weekly Big Ten honor since Mark Perry in 2005.

Iowa (5-0) will host its first home duals of the 2007-08 season Thursday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes will face Northern Iowa (0-0-1) at 6:30 p.m. and Cornell College (3-1) at 8 p.m.


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