IRVING, Texas – North Dakota State wrestler Gaven Sax has been named the Big 12 Co-Wrestler of the Week, announced the conference office on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Sax shares the honor alongside West Virginia’s Jett Strickenberger.
Sax earned the first Big 12 Wrestler of the Week of the season after he took down then-No. 20 Elise Brown Ton of Nebraska in the 174-pound match of Saturday’s dual. The junior rallied from a 3-1 deficit to begin the third period. Sax responded with a reversal to start the final period, followed by a four-point nearfall and eventually seeing out a riding time point to secure an 8-3 decision. It was Sax’s third ranked victory of his career.
The Big 12 Wrestler of the Week award is the first for Sax and the sixth overall for North Dakota State.
Sax and the Bison will be back in action on Saturday, as NDSU hosts the 52nd annual Bison Open, which is set to get underway at 10 a.m. inside the Scheels Center.