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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 1/16/2024, Last updated: 1/17/2024
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Maryland and Rutgers Share Wrestler of the Week Honor

Terrapins’ North and Scarlet Knights’ Turley share weekly plaudit after commanding wins in Big Ten openers

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Co-Wrestlers of the Week

Michael North, Maryland

157 pounds – Sr. – Wadsworth, Ohio – Wadsworth

  • Pinned No. 13 Trevor Chumbley in the third period, giving a crucial six points to Maryland in the team dual score against Northwestern

  • Marked the highest ranked opponent North has defeated in his career

  • His six points helped the Terps to a 29-15 win over the Wildcats, with the 29 points marking the most Maryland has ever scored in a Big Ten dual

  • Last Maryland Wrestler of the Week: Kyle Cochran (Jan. 4, 2022)

Jackson Turley, Rutgers

174 pounds – Jr. – Chester, Va. – St. Christopher's

  • Went 2-0 in weekend with two bonus-point victories in Big Ten matches against No. 21 Indiana & Purdue

  • Earned a 15-0 tech fall in the second period over No. 9 Donnell Washington to help Rutgers to a 30-11 win over No. 21 Indiana on Friday at Jersey Mike's Arena

  • Followed with a 25-second fall over Brody Bauman in 26-13 dual win over Purdue

  • Last Rutgers Wrestler of the Week: John Poznanski (Jan. 16, 2024)

2023-24 Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

Nov. 8: Rocco Welsh, Fr., OSU

Nov. 14: Shayne Van Ness, So., PSU/ Dean Hamiti, Jr., WIS

Nov. 22: Beau Bartlett, Sr., PSU/ Yaraslau Slavikouski, Gr., RU

Nov. 29: Gabe Arnold, Fr., IOWA

Dec. 6: Jesse Mendez, So., OSU

Dec. 12: John Poznanski, Jr., RU

Dec. 19: Peyton Robb, Sr., NEB

Jan. 2: Dean Hamiti, Jr., WIS

Jan. 11: Nick Feldman, Fr., OSU

Jan. 16: Michael North, Sr., MD/ Jackson Turley, Jr., RU