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Northern Colorado's Hashimoto named Western Wrestling Conference Wrestler of the Week



CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - University of Northern Colorado sophomore 141-pounder Kenny Hashimoto has been named the Western Wrestling Conference Wrestler of the Week as announced by league officials.

Hashimoto (Thornton, Colo./Thornton HS) won both his matches this week for the Bears. On Friday, he shut out Northern Iowa's Mike Whisler with a 16-0 technical fall, and the following night he pinned No. 19 Kyle Larson from Oregon State. In that match, Larson got a quick takedown for a 2-0 lead, but Hashimoto recovered with a reversal and soon after pinned Larson, just 1:03 into the match.

Hashimoto is ranked 14th at 141 pounds in the latest InterMat/NWCA national rankings and has posted a 14-2 mark this season. It marks the second team this season Hashimoto has taken home the WWC Wrestler of the Week honor.

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.

Others Nominated:
Air Force: Bridger Lord, 149, Sr., Missoula, Mont. (Sentinel HS) North Dakota State: Matt Wetterling, 184, Jr., Willmar, Minn. (Willmar HS)
UNI: Nick Baima, 165, Sr., Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Glenbard HS) South Dakota State: Jason Stripling, HWT, Jr., Minneota, Minn. (Minneota
HS) Wyoming: Carter Downing, 149, Jr. Woodruff, Utah (Evanston HS)
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