We are now accepting nominations for this week’s GO EARN IT High School Wrestler of the Week! We are looking for wrestlers that have had a standout week.
You can nominate a wrestler in 4 ways.
- On Illinois Matmen: Post a reply to this article / forum thread using your Illinois Matmen screen name.
- On Facebook: Post a reply to our Facebook post requesting nominations.
- On Twitter: Reply to our tweet requesting nominations or send us a DM.
- Via Email: Contact us by email with your nominations.
ALL NOMINATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE THE WRESTLER’S NAME, SCHOOL, AND WHAT THEY DID THIS WEEK TO EARN YOUR NOMINATION (LIST NOTABLE WINS, TOURNAMENT TITLES, ETC).
Nominations will close tonight at 5pm central time. The Illinois Matmen staff will then choose what we feel are the strongest nominations. The top nominations will then be placed in a poll on the Illinois Matmen home page for everyone to vote. The poll will close Tuesday morning at 8am at which time the winner will be announced.
The GO EARN IT Wrestler of the Week will get the choice of a GO EARN IT snapback hat or t-shirt and will have a feature story written about them on Illinois Matmen.
Thanks for participating and if you want to win this award, GO EARN IT!
- Rundell is a no brainer.I know the matmen WoW award is basically a popularity contest with the winner being decided by who has the largest/most motivated vote generating network of friends/family/classmates. There have been multiple weeks that Rundell would have been deserving of this recognition but non so much as this week. His lone loss this season was up a weight against the #3 ranked kid at 113 on a late reversal to nf while still trying to get a turn in the last 15 seconds of a match he was controlling. It is that "always trying to score/dominate" mindset that has led to him pinning or techfalling all but a handful of his opponents this year with most of his matches up a weight. All falls/TF up a weight at the Clash. Despite always trying to score he hasn't surrendered a single td this season.
Not only the Cheesehead Champ but he won a bracket that included 4 of the top 106s from Illinois, came within 2 points of techfalling #2 in 2A Hamiti, and had a finals win over the #2 ranked kid in the country.
Jake Rundell Wrestler of the Week.Jake Rundell, OPRF, Cheesehead champion at 106lbs.Anyone who can tech Josh Ramos has my vote. 145 in 3A this year is very strong. I saw Gannon Hughes at Dvorak and was very impressed. Nice combination of Hughes and Swanson for Oswego. Now with Bazaldua there too, very tough in those middle weights.Went 5-0 this past week improving his record to 25-1 with (1) Major (3) Tech Falls and (1) Pin including a Major Decision 13-5 to HM Nico Patch and a 19-4 Tech Fall of #8 Josh Ramos.Trey Hild from PORTA after winning 2nd PIT title this last weekend to remain undefeated on the season and earn lower weights MOW.