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Pac-12 Wrestler of the Week - February 8

Feb 8, 2017

Josh Maruca, Arizona State 
(RFr., 149 - Murrysville, Pa.) 
• Upset #18 Joey Delgado of Oregon State with a 9-5 comeback decision in ASU's 33-11 win. His victory shifted the momentum for ASU, trailing OSU early before they regained the lead and extended it for the duration.

• Has won three of last four matches and 6 of last 8.
• Fourth on the Sun Devils squad in wins (17).
Also nominated: Sohrab Movahedi, Cal Poly; Russell Rohlfing, CSU Bakersfield; Joey Palmer, Oregon State; Keaton Subjeck, Stanford.
This Week in Wrestling:
Thurs., Feb. 9 - CSU Bakersfield at Arizona State, 7 p.m. MT (P12A)
Fri., Feb. 10 - Cal Poly at Oregon State, 3 p.m. PT
Fri., Feb. 10 - Stanford at Utah Valley, 7 p.m. MT (
Sun., Feb. 12 - Cal Poly at Boise State, 2 p.m. MT
Sun., Feb. 12 - San Francisco State at Stanford, 2 p.m. PT (Stanford live stream)
Sun. Feb. 12 - Arizona State at Boise State, 4 p.m. MT
Sun. Feb. 12 - CSU Bakersfield at Oregon State, 7 p.m. PT (P12LA, P12OR)
The Rankings:
InterMat: No. 14 Arizona State, No. 17 Stanford
USA Today/NWCA: No. 21 Arizona State, No. 22 Stanford
Individual Rankings (top five): 
141 - No. 3 Joey McKenna, Stanford
174 - No. 2 Zahid Valencia, Arizona State
Mat Musings... Arizona State's Zahid Valencia (174)  is 29-0 this season, while brother Anthony (165) is 27-5... Stanford's Joey McKenna (141) is 24-1 on the year. His only loss coming to North Carolina's Joey Ward (ranked No. 7 by InterMat)... Oregon State's Joey Palmer (133) is at 20-5 this season... Cal Poly's Colt Shorts (157) is one win shy of 20 as he's posted a 19-11 mark to date... Boise State's Austin Dewey (174) has won four of his last five to push his record to 22-11... CSU Bakersfield Russell Rohfling has won seven straight matches and is 22-8.
Pac-12 Championships:
Sun., Feb. 26 - hosted by Stanford (P12N)