Arizona State's Dollaway Named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week
Jan. 11, 2006
TEMPE, Ariz. - Senior C.B. Dollaway, following three impressive victories in his first weekend of competition for the Arizona State University wrestling team, has been selected as TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week the site announced Wednesday. Dollaway returned to the starting line-up at 184 pounds and defeated two ranked foes in his first week back on the mats.
The week opened with Dollaway (Mt. Gilead, Ohio) facing No. 11 Roger Kish of Minnesota in dual held in Minneapolis, Minn. Dollaway controlled the match and walked away with a 3-0 upset of the Golden Gopher. Then, at the Sun Devils on Sunday, Dollaway scored an 8-2 decision over UC Davis' Tyler Bernacchi, the third-ranked wrestler in the Pac-10 Conference, before taking on No. 6 Kurt Backes of Iowa State. In the last bout, Backes recorded a takedown with Dollaway escaping for a 2-1 score. Then, Dollaway bull-rushed the Cyclone All-American, taking him to his back on the mat and securing the fall at 1:06.
Dollaway and the Sun Devil will travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, for the 2006 NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals Saturday and Sunday at the UNI Dome on the campus of Northern Iowa. ASU will open the tournament facing eighth-seeded and ninth-ranked Missouri at 9 a.m. Saturday.