Cook honored as Big 12 Wrestler of the Week

IRVING, Texas — South Dakota State 165-pounder Tanner Cook was honored Tuesday as Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Week after defeating another nationally ranked opponent in convincing fashion.

A junior from Ilion, New York, Cook made quick work of 13th-ranked Bubba Wilson of Nebraska in dual action on Dec. 18, recording a pin in 29 seconds. With his victory, Cook improved to 8-1 on the season, with six of his wins by fall. Five of Cook’s six wins by fall this season have been recorded in less than a minute.

Cook entered the week ranked 11th at 165 pounds by FloWrestling and 18th by InterMat.

The Jackrabbit wrestling team returns to tournament competition Dec. 29-30 at the Soldier Salute in Coralville, Iowa.

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