IRVING, Texas – North Dakota State sophomore Owen Pentz was named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week Tuesday morning by league coaches, following an upset pin of Wyoming’s Stephen Buchanan, who ranked No. 3 in the 197-pound weight class rankings.
No. 32-ranked Pentz recorded his ninth pin of the year in 4:49, starting with a takedown in the first period, before adding an escape and another takedown in the second to open up a 5-1 lead. Following the takedown in the second, Pentz was able to secure the pin 11 seconds before the end of the period.