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    Jake Herbert Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Jake Herbert has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Jake Herbert has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Jan. 25, 2006

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern sophomore All-American Jake Herbert (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny) has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week the conference office announced Wednesday. Herbert, who is the nation's second-ranked wrestler at 174 lbs., shares the award with Minnesota's Roger Kish after going 2-0 in duals versus No. 1 Minnesota and No. 22 Wisconsin last week. The award is Herbert's second of the season and the third of his career.

    Herbert extended his Northwestern-record winning streak to 28 by defeating Minnesota's eighth-ranked Gabriel Dretsch and the Badgers' Mike Felling, outscoring his opponents by a combined 30-5.

    On Friday versus the Gophers, Herbert earned a 13-3 major decision over Drestch. He followed that performance by topping Felling, 17-2, by technical fall at 4:25. The win was Herbert's fourth-straight by fall, technical fall or major decision and his 15th out of 22 matches this season.

    The conference Wrestler of the Week award is Northwestern's third of the season, second-most among conference schools.