Kyle Kwiat named OAC Wrestler of the Week for the 10th time in his career

Kyle Kwiat named OAC Wrestler of the Week for the 10th time in his career

By Zaji Lieberman

ADA — Senior defending national champion and three-time All-American Kyle Kwiat has been named Ohio Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week for the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3.

This marks the third time this season and the tenth time in his career that he has earned the honor.

On Tuesday, posted a pin in 2:43 in the 174-pound weight class to help Ohio Northern to a 21-17 victory over No. 30-ranked Mount Union in a battle of OAC unbeatens.

On Friday and Saturday at the Wheaton (Ill.) Invitational, Kwiat won the 174-pound weight class with a 4-0 record, which included three tech falls.

Kwiat leads the team with a 32-3 record and leads the nation with 19 tech falls.

He is ONU's all-time career win leader with a record of 145-16 with 50 tech falls.

Northern will return to action Tuesday with a 7:30 pm home meet against Baldwin Wallace.