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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 11/22/2023, Last updated: 11/23/2023
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Penn State and Rutgers Share Wrestler of the Week Honor

Nittany Lions’ Bartlett and Scarlet Knights’ Slavikouski split Wrestler of the Week plaudit after each posting perfect records for tournament titles last weekend

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Co-Wrestlers of the Week

Beau Bartlett, Penn State

141 pounds – Sr. – Tempe, Ariz. – Wyoming Seminary (Pa.)

  • Rolled to the Black Knight Invite championship with a 4-0 run, including three straight pins to start the tournament at 141-pounds last weekend

  • Pinned Riley Halal of Brown at 2:36, Joe Fongaro of Rutgers at 4:48 and Rich Treanor of Army West Point at 3:57 to advance to the title bout

  • In the finals, he used a late takedown to notch a hard-fought 4-1 win over teammate Tyler Kasak

  • The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns the first Wrestler of the Week Award of his career

  • Last Penn State Wrestler of the Week: Shayne Van Ness (Nov. 14, 2023)

Yaraslau Slavikouski, Rutgers

285 pounds – Gr. – Rechitsa, Belarus – Northfield Mount Hermon

  • Went 4-0 en route to 2023 heavyweight title at the Black Knight Invitational, outscoring his opponents 45-6 with two tech falls and a pin on Sunday at West Point

  • Opened the weekend with a 4-1 decision over No. 18 Hunter Catka dual against No. 8 Virginia Tech on Friday in Piscataway

  • Defeated No. 23 Cory Day (Binghamton), 5-2, to claim the individual title

  • Earns the first Wrestler of the Week Award of his career

  • Last Rutgers Wrestler of the Week: Greg Bulsak (Jan. 4, 2022)

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