Ryan Paige Named Heart Wrestler of the Week
After defeating the No. 12 wrestler in the nation at 285 lbs., Graceland University's Ryan Paige was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week.
"Ryan has been a steady and consistent leader within our program for years so it's exciting to see him excelling on the mat," said Zack Mullins, head wrestling coach. "He faced a tough ranked opponent last week with the dual outcome already decided and still pushed to see how good he could be. We look forward to seeing how far he can go this season."
Paige defeated Ottawa University's Ryan Schooler by decision. In a hard fought dual, an escape late led to an eventual takedown gave Paige the victory by decision (9-6) over Schooler. The Yellowjackets claimed the dual 35-12.