Hawkeye freshman nabs Big Ten’s weekly award

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa redshirt freshman Alex Marinelli has been named Big Ten Conference Wrestler of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

Marinelli, ranked 13th in the country at 165 pounds, won twice last week in his collegiate debut. He helped the Hawkeyes beat Rutgers on Friday with a 6-4 decision against No. 9 Richie Lewis, scoring the winning points on a takedown 39 seconds into the first sudden-victory period. He followed it up with a first-period pin of Maryland’s Brendan Burnham on Sunday.