Yohn picked up key wins en route to the Gophers National Dual title this weekend
Minnesota wrestler Cody Yohn has been named this week’s Big Ten Wrestler of the Week. Yohn was a key part in helping the Gophers win the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Dual title this past weekend.
The Alamosa, Colo., native picked up two overtime wins over both No. 4 Iowa and No. 1 Oklahoma State. Yohn defeated Iowa’s sixth-ranked Mike Evans 4-2 en route to the Gophers 16-15 win over the Hawkeyes in the semifinals. It was the first win over Iowa since Feb. 18, 2007 when the Gophers won 29-13.
Yohn would then post a 4-2 overtime victory against the Cowboys’ Dallas Bailey, to push Minnesota to an 18-13 win over Oklahoma State and the championship. Not only did it give Minnesota the title, but it was the first win against Oklahoma State, since Dec. 6, 2006 (21-15). On that date the Gophers were ranked third in the country and the Cowboys were first.
This is the first time he junior has won this award. He has now won his last four matches and is ranked No. 14 in the latest InterMat rankings at 165 lbs. Yohn’s overall record this season is 17-7 and he has 82 wins in his career.