Waters Again Picked as Wrestler of the Week

Alan Waters

Feb. 6, 2012

COLUMBIA, Mo. – For the third time this season, Missouri’s Alan Waters has been named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week, as announced on Monday afternoon. Waters becomes just the second Tiger in program history with three career Wrestler of the Week honors, tying him with Ben Askren for most all-time.

Waters shut out a pair of top-15 conference foes this weekend, beginning with a 4-0 victory over No. 13 Jon Morrison of Oklahoma State on Saturday. He followed that up by defeating No. 8 Jarrod Patterson (Oklahoma) by a 7-0 final on Sunday afternoon. The victories were the first for Waters against each of these foes, as he was 0-2 against both Morrison and Patterson entering the weekend. Waters is now 22-1 overall and 13-0 in duals this season.

In total, Missouri wrestlers have now won four league weekly awards in one season for the first time in the Big 12 era. Waters joins current Oklahoma athlete Kendric Maple and former Oklahoma State star Jordan Oliver as the only wrestlers to be honored by the Big 12 three times in one season.

Missouri will travel to Piscataway, N.J. this weekend for the NWCA National Dual Regionals, being joined by host Rutgers, Kent State, Michigan, Minnesota and Cal Poly. Bracket information will be released on Tuesday afternoon after the rankings are released. For more information, stay tuned to mutigers.com.



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