Siebrecht Named B1G Wrestler of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa junior Cobe Siebrecht has been named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, it was announced Wednesday by the league office. The honor is the first of his career.

The Lisbon, Iowa, native earned the distinction after defeating the highest ranked opponent of his career, pinning No. 10 Anthony Artalona of Penn to cap the Hawkeyes’ 26-11 dual victory on Nov. 26.

Siebrecht got caught in a headlock early in the second period before rolling through and sticking Artalona in 4:02. It was his second pin and fourth bonus point victory this season.

A week after joining the national rankings for the first time in his career, Siebrecht is now ranked in all three polls, coming in at No. 20 by WIN, No. 25 by Intermat and No. 14 by Amateur Wrestling News.

Siebrecht is the first Hawkeye to earn Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honors this season.

No. 2 Iowa returns to action Sunday, hosting No. 7 Iowa State in an Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series dual at 1:30 p.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The dual will be televised live on BTN.