Alexander Wins ACC Wrestler of the Week
Nov. 6, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. - University of Maryland wrestler Geoffrey Alexander earned Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Wrestler of the Week honors after posting a 2-0 record at the season-opening Terrapin Duals this past weekend, the conference announced Tuesday.
Alexander, who is ranked 16th at 133 pounds in this week's InterMat poll, is a first-time recipient. The sophomore from Pittsburgh, Pa., kicked off Sunday with a pin of Johns Hopkins Ray Yagloski 1:59 into the match as the No. 15 Terps defeated the Blue Jays, 40-6.
In his second match of the afternoon against 17th-ranked Colin Johnston of West Virginia, Alexander grinded out a 7-5 decision to help the Terps defeat the Mountaineers, 24-10.
This week, Alexander shares the honor with Duke's Conner Hartmann, who won the 197-pound title at the Hokie Open.
Maryland travels to the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic this weekend.