Oklahoma State's Chris Perry has been named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week for competition from Feb. 10-16. The award marks Perry's second of the season and of his career. He is the first student-athlete to pick up two awards this season.WRESTLER OF THE WEEK
Chris Perry, Oklahoma State, Sr., 174 lbs
Perry went 2-0 on the weekend with the Cowboys traveling to Clarion and No. 2 Penn State. At Clarion, Perry took on Ryan Darch. The senior controlled the match heading into the second period where he pinned Darch in 4:05. His pin was one of three on the day. The Cowboys went on to defeat the Eagles, 45-0.
On Sunday, the Cowboys headed to State College, Pa., where they faced second-ranked and defending national champion Penn State. Perry was one of two top-five matchups of the day. He took on fifth-ranked and 2013 NCAA finalist Matt Brown. The bout was tied, 2-2, at the end of regulation. The 174 pounders went into two sudden victory periods and two tiebreakers. Perry held Brown down in the second tiebreaker, not giving up the escape. In the next part of the tiebreaker, Perry grabbed a quick escape and the win. Perry now leads the series with Brown, 3-0.
Perry is now 22-1 on the season with 13 bonus-point wins.
2013-14 BIG 12 WRESTLERS OF THE WEEK/MONTH
|November||Travis Rutt, Oklahoma, RS-Sr., 197|
|Dec. 9||Andrew Howe, Oklahoma, RS-Sr., 174|
|Dec. 16||Chris Perry, Oklahoma State, Sr., 174|
|Jan. 6||Jon Morrison, Oklahoma State, Sr., 133|
|Jan. 13||Justin DeAngelis, Oklahoma, RS-Jr., 157|
|Jan. 20||Colin Johnston, West Virginia, Sr., 141|
|Jan. 27||Alex Dieringer, Oklahoma State, So., 157|
|Feb. 2||Mike Morales, West Virginia, Jr., 149|
|Feb. 10||A.J. Vizcarrondo, West Virginia, So., HWT|
|Feb. 17||Chris Perry, Oklahoma State, Sr., 174|