Nov. 6, 2012
OREM, Utah - University of Wyoming 197-pound senior Alfonso Hernandez (Blackfoot, Idaho/Blackfoot HS) has been named the first Western Wrestling Conference Wrestler of the Week for the 2012-13 season. The conference honor was announced Tuesday by the league.
Hernandez (ranked fourth by InterMat) had a dominant opening weekend, starting off the season 5-0 in two events - a dual versus No. 24 Boise State and at the Cowboy Open.
The Cowboys, ranked 19th, beat the Broncos 26-12, thanks in part to Hernandez and his effort. He started the year off by beating Boise State's Cody Dixon with a pin at 5:51 for six team points. Two days later, he followed that up with four straight wins and the 197-pound title in the Cowboy Open, compiling two pins, one technical fall, and one major decision.
The 2012 All-American grappler is the reigning conference wrestler of the year and since the beginning of the 2011 he has won 45 out of 53 matches. The weekly honor is Hernandez's first of his career.
The Western Wrestling Conference, which is in its seventh year of competition, is comprised of six schools including the Air Force Academy, North Dakota State, Northern Colorado, South Dakota State, Utah Valley and Wyoming.
2012-13 WWC Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 6 - Alfonso Hernandez (Wyoming)