Junior Drake Houdashelt Named MAC Wrestler of the Week

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Feb. 5, 2014

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Junior Drake Houdashelt protected his spot atop the rankings at 149 pounds with two top-10 victories, claiming Mid-American Conference honors on the way.

The MAC announced Wednesday afternoon that Houdashelt was named the Conference's Wrestler of the Week following weekend wins over No. 2 Kendric Maple (Oklahoma) and No. 7 Josh Kindig (Oklahoma State). This marks the second time that Houdashelt has claimed MAC-honors this season (Dec. 19) and the third of his career.

Houdashelt topped Maple Thursday night in Norman, Okla., to help power the Tigers to an 18-15 upset over the No. 6-Sooners. He then picked up his third win of the season over Kindig the following night by way of a 4-0 decision. His 27 wins are tied for the lead among Tiger grapplers this year, with a team-leading 17 coming in bonus point territory.

Freshman J'den Cox was also a MAC W.O.W. nominee this week after his impressive 6-1 decision over No. 3 Travis Rutt of Oklahoma.

Houdashelt and the No. 9-Tigers are back in action this Friday at the Hearnes Center versus Buffalo. The dual with be a part of Mizzou Athletic's annual Beauty and the Beast event, with Mizzou Gymnastics in action simultaneously. Tickets are available at MUTigers.com/tickets.

 

 

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