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Andrew Alirez Named NCAA Wrestler Of The Week


Andrew Alirez has been named wrestler of the week by the NCAA. Alirez won the Southern Scuffle title at 141 pounds and was also named the outstanding wrestler of the tournament.

Alirez cruised through his first four matches of the tournament all with bonus points and was able to cap off his title run with an 8-4 victory over Mizzou’s Allan Hart.

Alirez Stats:

R32- Andrew Alirez TF Jayden Gomez (Little Rock) 19-4

R16- Andrew Alirez pin Christian Gannone (Binghamton) 15-5 (5:29)

QF- Andrew Alirez MD Collin Gerardi (Virginia Tech) 18-5

SF- Andrew Alirez pin Darren Miller (Bucknell) 13-3 (3:42)

Final- Andrew Alirez dec Allan Hart (Mizzou) 8-4

At the time being Alirez is currently the number one wrestler in the country, he however has yet to make the podium at NCAAs and he will have a very big season ahead of him heading into the main schedule.

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Akil Murugan
Akil Murugan
Senior Editor for Heavyweight Nation

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