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Wyoming's Carter Downing Named WWC Wrestler of the Week

Wyoming junior Carter Downing won each of his matches last Saturday by major decision.<br>

Wyoming junior Carter Downing won each of his matches last Saturday by major decision.

Dec. 19, 2006

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -

University of Wyoming junior wrestler Carter Downing has been named the Western Wrestling Conference Wrestler of the Week as announced by league officials.

The junior 141-pounder from Woodruff, Utah won both of his matches this past weekend. Downing defeated Ryan Etherton of Nebraska-Kearney by major decision 10-2, then collected Wyoming's only win against the University of Nebraska by wrestling up a weight and defeating Rob Plambeck by major decision 13-4. Downing is now 13-5 on the year with five major decisions and two technical falls. He leads Wyoming in victories, major decisions and technical falls.

The Western Wrestling Conference is comprised of seven schools including the Air Force Academy, North Dakota State, Northern Colorado, Northern Iowa, South Dakota State, Utah Valley State and Wyoming.

Other nominees:
North Dakota State: Eric Hoffman, 125, Jr., Davenport, Iowa (Davenport North HS/Iowa Central CC)
Northern Iowa: C.J. Ettelson, 141, Jr., Hudson, Iowa (Hudson HS)
South Dakota State: Tyler Sorenson, 184, R-Fr., Garretson, S.D. (Garretson HS)

The WWC will select its next wrestler of the week the first week of January 2007.

 

 

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