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Pac-12 announces Wrestler of the Week

Jan 23, 2019

Josh Maruca, Arizona State (RJr., 149 – Murrysville, Pa.)
• Maruca (149), ranked 18th by WIN Magazine, earned a 4-3 decision over Oregon State's Josh Reyes to seal the 20-13 victory for the Sun Devils to open Pac-12 Conference competition.
• Maruca led the Sun Devils to their second straight win over the Beavers in Corvallis and are now 24-18 all-time vs. the Beavers. 

This Week in Wrestling:
Fri., Jan. 25 – Clackamas Community College at Oregon State, 7 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 25 – Arizona State at Lock Haven, 7 p.m. ET
Fri., Jan. 25 – CSU Bakersfield vs. West Virginia, 3 p.m. MT
Fri., Jan. 25 – CSU Bakersfield at Utah Valley, 5 p.m. MT (WAC Digital Network)
Fri., Jan. 25 – California Baptist at Stanford, 7 p.m. PT (Stanford Live Stream)
Sat., Jan. 26 – Arizona State at Lehigh, 7 p.m. ET
Sun., Jan. 27 – Stanford at CSU Bakersfield, 2 p.m. PT

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

Of Note: Arizona State will take on No. 22 Lock Haven and No. 21 Lehigh in back-to-back dual meets. That’s three straight dual meets vs. ranked opponents for the Sun Devils, following their win at No. 19 (interMat) Oregon State … Oregon State’s Ronnie Bresser (125) has now won seven straight, pushing his record to 15-1 this season (7-0 in dual meets). His career record stands at 105-23 … Stanford is a perfect 5-0 in dual meets, including wins over a pair of ranked opponents in No. 11 Northwestern and No. 22 Utah Valley … Cal Poly won’t return to action until Feb. 2 vs. Oregon State and will be looking for its first dual meet win of the season … CSUB’s Sean Nickell (133), ranked No. 20 by InterMat, has won seven of his last nine.

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


Date Wrestler
Jan. 9 Nathan Traxler, STAN
Jan. 16  Ronnie Bresser, OSU
Jan. 23  Josh Maruca, ASU