Junior Alan Gelogaev (Oklahoma State) has been named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week for matches from Jan. 16-22. During the week, Gelogaev stayed perfect (18-0) on the season with two victories over top 10 opponents to help the No. 1-ranked Cowboys score wins over Arizona State and Iowa State. It is the first career Big 12 honor for Gelogaev.
WRESTLER OF THE WEEK
Alan Gelogaev, Oklahoma State, Jr., Heavyweight, Moscow, Russia
Gelogaev, currently ranked No. 3 in the heavyweight division, notched a 6-1 victory over ninth-ranked Levi Cooper (Arizona State). The junior, who missed all of last season due to injury, followed that performance with a 13-1 major decision over No. 10 Matt Gibson (Iowa State).
In his 18 victories, Gelogaev has recorded five major decisions and eight falls for a team best 13 bonus-point wins.
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
Jan. 23: Alan Gelogaev, Oklahoma State, Jr. Heavyweight