Lugo Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Pat Lugo has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Lugo, ranked No. 2 at 149 pounds, pinned No. 6 Boo Lewallen in two minutes, 21 seconds to lead Iowa to a 34-6 win over No. 9 Oklahoma State on Feb. 23.

It was Lugo’s first career pin at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and it happened on Senior Day. Lugo improved to 18-1 on the season with six wins over top 10 opponents.

The Big Ten honor is the second of Lugo’s career and fourth for Iowa this season. Austin DeSanto, Alex Marinelli, and Michael Kemerer have also been recognized by the conference with weekly awards. Iowa is the only school to have four different wrestlers earned honors this season.

The top-ranked Hawkeyes return to action March 7-8 at the 2020 Big Ten Championships in Piscataway, New Jersey.