Pac-12 announces Wrestler of the Week

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Shane Griffith, Stanford
(RFr., 165 – Westwood, N.J.)
• Knocked No. 6 Josh Shields at Arizona State, 5-3, in a second sudden victory period last Friday.
• Forced overtime by registering an escape to start the third period and picked up a point for stalling called on Shields. Griffith scored the winning takedown with just 15 seconds remaining in the second sudden victory period.
• Griffith, who was No. 7 in the nation at 165 pounds, remains undefeated on the season at 22-0, tying for the fourth-longest winning streak in program history.

Also nominated: Kordell Norfleet, 197, Arizona State (defeated No. 5 Nathan Traxler of Stanford, 6-4, in the second overtime period. Norfleet is 7-2 on the season with his two losses coming to No. 1-ranked Kollin Moore of Ohio State); Wyatt Gerl, 157, CSU Bakersfield (Defeated Fresno State’s Jacob Wright, 3-2, as CSUB knocked off No. 25 Fresno State, 26-10. Gerl is 19-3 on the season); Paul Bianchi, 133, Little Rock (Secured his third-straight match victory with a 13-4 major decision, bringing his dual record to 4-1 and is 9-4 overall); Lane Stigall, 149, Oregon State (Earned over three minutes of riding time in his bout, winning a 9-3 decision of No. 20 Jaron Jensen of Wyoming).

Pac-12 Championships: The 2020 Pac-12 Wrestling Championships will take place Saturday, March 7 in Maples Pavilion on the campus of Stanford University. Tickets available at gostanford.com

This Week in Wrestling:
Fri., Feb. 7 – Arizona State at Little Rock, 6:30 p.m. CT (lrtrojans.com)
Fri., Feb. 7 – Oregon State at CSU Bakersfield, 7:00 p.m. PT (GoRunners.com)
Fri., Feb. 7 – Cal Poly at Northern Colorado, 7 p.m. MT (flowrestling.com)
Sat., Feb. 8 – CSU Bakersfield at Stanford, 3:00 p.m. PT (Stanford Live Stream)
Sun., Feb. 9 – Arizona State at Missouri, 1:00 p.m. CT
Sun., Feb. 9 – Oregon State at Stanford, 2:00 p.m. PT (Stanford Live Stream)
Sun., Feb. 9 – Cal Poly at Air Force, 1:00 p.m. MT

InterMat Team Rankings (Tournament): No. 5 Arizona State; No. 15 Stanford
InterMat Team Rankings (Dual): No. 4 Arizona State; No. 14 Stanford
NWCA Coaches Poll: No. 5 Arizona State; No. 21 Stanford

InterMat Individual Rankings:
125 – No. 11 Brandon Courtney, ASU
133 – No. 17 Devan Turner, OSU
141 – No. 3 Real Woods, Stanford
149 – No. 19 Requir van der Merwe, Stanford
165 – No. 5 Shane Griffith, Stanford; No. 8 Josh Shields, ASU
174 – No. 9 Anthony Valencia, ASU
184 – No. 1 Zahid Valencia, ASU
197 – No. 7 Kordell Norfleet, ASU; No. 8 Nathan Traxler, Stanford; No. 13 Thomas Lane, Cal Poly;
HWT – No. 6 Tanner Hall, ASU

2020 Wrestlers of the Week:
Jan. 8 Real Woods, 141, Stanford
Jan. 15 Zahid Valencia, 184, Arizona State
Jan. 22 Jackson DiSario, 125, Stanford
Jan. 29 Grant Willits, 141, Oregon State
Feb. 5 Shane Griffith, 165, Stanford

2020 Wrestlers of the Week

Date Wrestler
Jan. 8 Real Woods, STAN
Jan. 15 Zahid Valencia, ASU
Jan. 22 Jackson DiSario, STAN
Jan. 29 Grant Willits, OSU
Feb. 5 Shane Griffith, Stanford
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