Pac-12 announces Wrestler of the Week

Ronnie Bresser, Oregon State (RSr., 125 - Klamath Falls, Ore.)
• Ranked No. 3 in the country at 125 pounds picked up two wins this weekend against ranked opponents improving to 14-1 overall and 6-0 in dual meets.
• Bresser defeated No. 17 Rico Montoya of Northern Colorado by decision 11-5 helping the Beavers to a dual win over the Bears.
• At Wyoming, Bresser matched up against No. 18 Cole Verner defeating him by pin in the second round. 

Also nominated: Zahid Valencia, 174, Arizona State (Virginia Duals Most Outstanding Wrestler. Scored tournament leading 21 points as ASU placed fourth); Brawley Lamer, 157, Cal Poly (In just his third collegiate dual meet, earned a 14-2 major decision over Wyatt Gerl of CSU Bakersfield). Mason Pengilly, 133, Stanford (Helped Stanford to 5-0 start to the dual season with major decision wins against No. 22 Utah Valley and Harvard. Posted 12-0 major decision over Utah Valley’s Isaiah Delgado and a 13-0 major decision over Harvards’s Lukus Stricker.

This Week in Wrestling:
Sun., Jan. 20 – #12 Arizona State at #19 Oregon State, 6:00 p.m. PT (P12N)

The Rankings:
InterMat: No. 12 Arizona State; No. 19 Oregon State
USA Today/NWCA: No. 21 Arizona State; No. 25 Stanford

Individual Rankings (interMat):
125 – No. 3 Ronnie Bresser, Oregon State; No. 8 Ryan Millhof, Arizona State
133 – No. 20 Sean Nickell, CSU Bakersfield
149 – No. 15 Requir van der Merwe, Stanford
157 – No. 15 Christian Pagdilao, Arizona State; No. 17 Dominick Mandarino, Stanford
165 – No. 5 Josh Shields, Arizona State
174 – No. 2 Zahid Valencia, Arizona State
197 – No. 9 Nathan Traxler, Stanford
HWT – No. 5 Amar Dhesi, Oregon State

Pac-12 Championships:
Sat., Mar. 9 - hosted by Arizona State (P12N)

2018-19 PAC-12 WRESTLER OF THE WEEK

Date Wrestler
Jan. 9 Nathan Traxler, STAN
Jan. 16 Ronnie Bresser, OSU