Nov. 17, 2015
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior Sammy Brooks has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday.
It’s the second award in as many days for Brooks. On Monday, he was named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week.
Brooks is being recognized for his performance at the “Grapple on the Gridiron” on Nov. 14. The Oak Park, Illinois, native used four takedowns and eight nearfall points to earn a 17-2 technical fall over Oklahoma State’s Jordan Rogers and spur the Hawkeyes past the top-ranked Cowboys, 18-16.
Brooks’ bonus points at 184 pounds gave Iowa a 15-13 lead and proved to be the difference in the dual.
The weekly conference honor is the first of Brooks’ career, and the first for the Hawkeyes this season.