OREM, Utah — South Dakota State wrestler Cody Pack has been named the Western Wrestling Conference Wrestler of the Week for his dual-clinching win over Air Force’s Josh Kreimier on Sunday, as announced by conference officials Tuesday afternoon.
Ryan is the head wrestling coach at Ohio State. He was a two-time All-American for the University of Iowa.
Bono is the head wrestling coach at South Dakota State. He was an NCAA champion for Iowa State in 1996.
Jacks find a way against Air Force; now 2-0 in WWC
For the second consecutive week, South Dakota State (3-3, 2-0 WWC) needed the final two matches to win a Western Wrestling Conference showdown. Alex Kocer (149) and Cody Pack (157) each won tightly-contested bouts to seal the 18-14 win over Air Force (7-5, 0-2 WWC).
“I’m glad to see the fight we had today,” head coach Chris Bono said. “It’s great to come away with a win and see the guys continue to buy in.”
INDIANAPOLIS — Three South Dakota State wrestlers are ranked in the first of three NCAA coaches’ panel rankings, as released by the NCAA Thursday afternoon.
Cody Pack is the highest ranked SDSU wrestler, as the returning NCAA qualifier sits at No. 19 in the 157-lb weight class. Redshirt freshman Alex Kocer and junior Joe Brewster both came in at No. 33 at 149 and 165, respectively.
In this episode head coach Chris Bono previews South Dakota State’s upcoming opponent, Air Force. Bubba Simms and Colin Holler will also recap last weekend’s performance. Simms defeated Gunnar Woodburn, while Holler won the Worthington Open, competing unattached. SDSU and Air Force will square off Sunday at 1 p.m. in Frost Arena.
Jacks take final two matches; win 18-17
GILLETTE, Wyo. – After trailing 17-12 with two matches left, South Dakota State won the final two matches to defeat Wyoming, 18-17; beating the Cowboys for the first time in school history.
“All the credit goes to the 10 guys that went out and executed their gameplan today,” head coach Chris Bono said. “I could not be more proud of this group for believing in our coaches, themselves and their teammates.”
Worthington Open results. January 18, 2014 at Worthington, Minn.