Pac-12 Wrestler of the Week

Gabriel Townsell, Stanford 
Freshman, Oak Park, Ill.
125 pounds 
True freshman 125-pounder Gabriel Townsell, wrestling in just the third tournament of his career, upset three top-15 opponents to place fifth at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn. He knocked-off All-American and third-ranked Dylan Peters of Northern Iowa, 9-7, to reach the quarterfinals. He then took out No. 13 Nathan Kraisser of Campbell, 6-5, to become one of three Cardinal in the semifinals. He capped off his tournament with a 4-3 decision over 12th-ranked Nick Piccininni of Oklahoma State, helping Stanford finish 10th as a team.
Also nominated: Colt Shorts, Cal Poly; Lorenzo De La Riva, CSU Bakersfield.
Pac-12 teams represented in this week's NWCA/USA Today Coaches poll include No. 16 STANFORD and No. 19 ARIZONA STATE.
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