Pac-12 Announces Wrestler of the Week

SAN FRANCISCO - The Conference office announced today that Reuben Franklin of CSU BAKERSFIELD was named the Pac-12 Wrestler of the Week for competition through Jan. 18-24.

Franklin (Murrieta, Calif.) improved to 25-5 on the year with a pair of major decisions at the South Dakota State Triangular on January 22. In the opener, Franklin, at 197 pounds, defeated Jake Tindle of SIU Edwardsville, 10-2. In the nightcap, Franklin knocked off No. 12 Nate Rotert of South Dakota State, 14-2. Franklin has now won 18 of his 25 matches by major, tech fall, or by pin fall and is 10-1 in duals, scoring 49 points in 11 matches. He enters the upcoming week having won six-straight matches and 10 of his last 11. It is his first-career weekly accolade and the first for the CSU Bakersfield program.

CSU Bakersfield hosts Grand Canyon University at 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, Jan. 31.

Arizona State will host the 2016 Pac-12 Wrestling Championships on Feb. 27 in Tempe, Ariz.

Also Nominated: Colt Shorts, Cal Poly; Peter Galli, Stanford..

2015-16 PAC-12 WRESTLERS OF THE WEEK

Date Wrestler
Jan. 5 Ronnie Bresser, OSU
Jan. 12 Matt Kraus, ASU
Jan. 19 Connor Schram, STAN
Jan. 26 Reuben Franklin, CSUB

PAC-12 COACHES RANKINGS

Weight Name School 1/5/16 1/10/16 1/18/16 1/25/16
25 Ronnie Bresser OSU 1 1 1 1
25 Connor Schram Stanford 2 2 2 2
25 Rami Haddadin Boise State 3 3 3 3
25 Sergio Mendez CSUB 4 4 4 4
25 David Gonzales Cal Poly 6 6 6 5
25 Ares Carpio ASU 5 5 5 6
             
33 Joey Palmer OSU 1 1 1 1
33 Mason Pengilly Stanford 2 2 2 2
33 Carlos Herrera CSUB 4 3 3 3
33 Jason DelaCruz Cal Poly 3 4 4 4
33 Josh Newberg Boise State 5 5 5 5
33 Tyree Owens ASU       6
33 Dalton Brady ASU 6 6 6 X
             
41 Joey McKena Stanford 1 1 1 1
41 Robbie Mathers ASU 2 2 2 2
41 Ian Nickell CSUB 3 3 3 3
41 Jack Hathaway OSU 4 4 4 4
41 Jake Velarde Boise State 5 5 5 5
41 Colt Schilling Cal Poly 6 6 6 6
             
49 Matt Kraus ASU 1 1 1 1
49 Geo Martinez Boise State 2 2 2 2
49 Coleman Hammond CSUB 3 3 3 3
49 Joey Delgado OSU 5 5 5 4
49 Joshy Cortez Cal Poly 6 6 6 5
49 Tommy Pawelski Stanford       6
49 Paul Fox Stanford 4 4 4 X -Out for Season
             
57 Colt Shorts Cal Poly 2 2 1 1
57 Chris Castillo Boise State 1 1 2 2
57 Oliver Pierce ASU 4 4 3 3
57 AJ Fierro CSUB 3 3 4 4
57 Walker Dempsey Stanford 6 6 5 5
57 Abraham Rodriguez OSU 5 5 6 6
             
65 Seth Thomas OSU 2 2 1 1
65 Jim Wilson Stanford 1 1 2 2
65 Taylor West Boise State 3 3 3 3
65 Adam Fierro CSUB 4 4 4 4
65 Jacen Petersen ASU 5 5 5 5
65 Xavier Johnson Cal Poly 6 6 6 6
             
74 Bryce Hammond CSUB 1 1 1 1
74 Keaton Subjeck Stanford 2 2 2 2
74 Austin Dewey Boise State 3 3 3 3
74 Tyler Chay OSU 4 4 4 4
74 Sohrab Movahedi Cal Poly 5 5 5 5
74 Preston McCalmon ASU       6
74 Zach Smith ASU 6 6 6 X
             
84 Blake Stauffer ASU 1 1 1 1
84 Garet Krohn Stanford 2 2 2 2
84 Corey Griego OSU 3 3 3 3
84 Dylan Bollinger CSUB 4 4 4 4
84 Mitchell Woods Cal Poly 5 5 5 5
84 Keavon Buckley Boise State 6 6 6 6
             
97 Josh DaSilveira ASU 1 1 1 1
97 Reuben Franklin CSUB 2 2 2 2
97 JT Goodwin Cal Poly 3 3 3 3
97 Michael Sojka Stanford 4 4 4 4
97 Cody Crawford OSU 5 5 5 5
97 Harley Dilulo  Boise State 6 6 6 6
             
HWY Nathan Butler Stanford 3 3 3 1
HWY Tanner Hall ASU 1 1 1 2
HWY Amarveer Dhesi OSU 2 2 2 3
HWY Spencer Empy Cal Poly   4 4 4
HWY Matt Williams CSBU 4 5 5 5
HWY Gaylen Edmo Boise State 6 6 6 6

Pac-12 coaches rankings are completed by the Pac-12 Championships host school starting in January.