Nov 222011

OREM, Utah – North Dakota State 157-pound sophomore Steven Monk and Wyoming 125-pound junior Kasey Garnhart werenamed Western Wrestling Conference Co-Wrestlers of the Week Nov. 22 after both won tournament titles over the weekend.

Monk won the 157-pound title at the Finn Grinaker Cobber Open, upsetting conference rival No. 19 David Bonin of Northern Iowa in the final, 7-2. Monk went a perfect 4-0 en route to the tournament title.

Monk, a native of Wausau, Wis., is now 7-1 this season. He also broke into the Intermat rankings after his win this weekend, coming in at No. 17. Monk is No. 20 in the latest rankings.

This is the first weekly honor of Monk’s career and first of the season for the Bison.

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