Cole VonOhlen Earns Third WWC Wrestler of the Week Honor
Jan. 18, 2011
OREM, Utah - Air Force sophomore Cole VonOhlen (Jackson, Minn.) has been named the Western Wrestling Conference Wrestler of the Week, as announced today by the league. It marks the third weekly award for VonOhlen this season, and the fifth of his career.
VonOhlen, ranked 10th in the nation at 141 pounds by Intermat, posted four victories to lead Air Force to a 3-1 record at the annual Lone Star Duals on Saturday. The Falcons defeated Arizona State (ranked 14th by Intermat), Brown and Wayland Baptist, while dropping a close 23-17 decision to American (ranked eighth by Intermat and 19th by the NWCA).
VonOhlen's victories included a major decision, a pair of technical falls and a fall in a time of 1:17, the fastest of his career. After defeating Brown's C.J. Howard, 9-1, the sophomore recorded a 16-0 tech fall over Arizona State's Kalin Goodsite and pinned Wayland Baptist's Paz Acosta. In his final match of the day, VonOhlen faced No. 15 Matt Mariacher from American, scoring a 19-3 technical fall.
With his performance, VonOhlen moved to 26-6 on the season, including a 6-1 ledger in dual action.
The Falcons return to action this weekend, Jan. 21-22, when they travel to California for three duals. Air Force will visit Cal State Fullerton on Friday evening, before facing Cal Baptist and Menlo at the Cal Baptist Duals on Saturday.