Nov. 20, 2012
OREM, Utah - Air Force senior Cole VonOhlen (Jackson, Minn.) has been named the Western Wrestling Conference Wrestler of the Week, as announced today by the league. It marks the first time this season and eighth time in his career that VonOhlen has been awarded the honor.
VonOhlen, currently ranked 11th in the nation by Intermat at 149 pounds, won his second-straight individual title this past weekend, taking first place at the UNK Holiday Inn Open.
VonOhlen earned the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler award by posting a perfect 4-0 record on Saturday. He opened the day with a fall in 56 seconds, while scoring a technical fall and a decision in his next two bouts. He then captured the title by pinning Augustana's Nate Herda in a time of 2:56.
With his two falls in the tournament, VonOhlen moved to 42 falls for his career, matching the Academy's school record for career pins.
The Falcons are off from competition this weekend, but return to action next week at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, Nov. 30-Dec. 1.