WRESTLER OF THE WEEK
Alan Waters, Missouri, So., 125 pounds, Kansas City, Mo.
Waters was just one of two Tigers to go 3-0 at the Virginia Duals this past weekend. He opened up the competition with a 4-2 decision over No. 19 Trent Sprinkle of North Dakota State on Friday, before knocking off Kory Mines of Edinboro on Saturday in a 6-2 decision.
Despite MU losing in the finals of the event to Kent State, Waters pulled off his third career victory, and second this season, over No. 4 Nic Bedelyon.
The Tiger had an early lead with a first period takedown and a reversal in the second, but Bedelyon hit a late takedown in the third to send the match to overtime. In sudden victory, Waters got the match-winning takedown to give Missouri an early 3-0 lead in the match.
Waters is now 17-1 on the season and 8-0 in duals. He is 6-1 against top-20 wrestlers on the year.
2011-12 BIG 12 WRESTLERS OF THE WEEK/MONTH
November: Kendric Maple, Oklahoma, So., 141
Dec. 12: Alan Waters, Missouri, So., 125
Dec. 19: Chris Spangler, Iowa State, Jr., 174
Jan. 2: Kendric Maple, Oklahoma, So., 141
Jan. 9: Brent Haynes, Missouri, Jr., 197
Jan. 17: Alan Waters, Missouri, So., 125