OREM, Utah – Air Force junior Cole VonOhlen (Jackson, Minn.) has been named the first Western Wrestling Conference Wrestler of the Week for the 2011-12 season, as announced today by the league. It marks the sixth time in his career that VonOhlen has been awarded the honor.
For the third-straight year, VonOhlen opened the season by winning an individual title, this time taking first place at the Hokie Open, hosted by Virginia Tech. Competing at 149 pounds for the first time in his career, VonOhlen put together a 5-0 record in the largest bracket of the tournament. His five wins included a technical fall, a pair of falls and two decisions.
In the championship bout, VonOhlen battled back from an injury, coming from behind for an 8-7 victory over North Carolina’s Jon Burns. Currently ranked seventh in the nation at 149 pounds in the latest Intermat poll, VonOhlen now has 80 victories in his career.
The Falcons return to action Nov. 19 at the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open and the Old Chicago Open, hosted by Northern Colorado.