Bradley Honored as MAC W.O.W. for Second Time

MUTIGERS.COM Bradley has yet to lose in 2012-13 and is now ranked No. 1 in the nation among heavyweights.
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Bradley has yet to lose in 2012-13 and is now ranked No. 1 in the nation among heavyweights.
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Jan. 10, 2013

COLUMBIA, Mo. - For the second time in a little over a month, Mizzou's heavyweight Dom Bradley has been named as the Mid-American Conference's Wrestler of the Week for the week of January 2. Bradley claims the honor after helping the Tigers to a third place finish at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Bradley defeated the then-No. 1 ranked Tony Nelson of Minnesota in a thrilling championship bout that went to a tiebreaker. Bradley earned the 2-1 decision in extra time, ending Nelson's streak of 40 consecutive wins dating back to last season. The matchup acted as a preview to a possible matchup between the two grapplers in the NCAA Championships this March, as Nelson will try to defend the heavyweight title he claimed last year in St. Louis.

Mizzou's `big man' also defeated the No. 3-ranked Alan Gelogaev of Oklahoma State in the semifinals to reserve a date with Nelson in the championship round. Bradley held strong in his match against the former Big 12 rival with a 2-1 decision.

After taking an Olympic redshirt last year, Bradley has yet to lose in 2012-13. He has a team-best 22-0 record as the squad's anchor, and has now improved his career collegiate record to 88-12. Bradley is now the top-ranked heavyweight in the nation in most polls. He was named an All-American two seasons ago.

This is the third weekly honor that a Tiger wrestler has claimed this season. Nathan McCormick, Missouri's other team captain, was named as the Wrestler of the Week back on December 19th.

 

 

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