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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 1/2/2024, Last updated: 1/3/2024
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Wisconsin Claims Wrestler of the Week Honor

Badgers’ Hamiti went 5-0 to win the 165-pound title at the 2023 Midlands Championships

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Wrestler of the Week

Dean Hamiti, Wisconsin

165 pounds – Jr. – Joliet, Ill. – Joliet Catholic Academy

  • Won the 165-pound title at the 2023 Midlands Championships with a 5-0 undefeated record, not allowing a single offensive point to be scored against him

  • Earned three pins and two major decision shutouts against Cleveland State’s Tate Geiser, Michigan’s Beau Mantanona, Northwestern’s Maxx Mayfield and Rutgers’ Luke Gayer, to win the trophy

  • Scored three takedowns en route to a 12-0 victory over West Virginia's Peyton Hall in the final

  • Took home the Jack Leese Champion of Champions Award (as voted on by all 10 champions) and the Dan Gable Men's Outstanding Wrestler award

  • Last Wisconsin Wrestler of the Week: Dean Hamiti (Nov. 14, 2023)


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