Courtesy of Oklahoma State Athletics
STILLWATER – Oklahoma State 184 pounder Nolan Boyd was named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week for his performance at the Reno Tournament of Champions on Dec. 21, the league office announced today.
The honor is Boyd’s first of his career and the second for the Cowboy wrestling squad this season.
“It’s definitely an honor to be named Wrestler of the Week,” Boyd said “It was a good tournament to win. Coach Smith told me that I needed to go out there and win this one to help myself when it comes to qualifying for NCAAs. I’m just going to build off that performance and keep working hard in the room. It’s a long season, and I’m going to give it all I’ve got for God.”
Boyd improved to 12-1 on the season after winning the 184-pound title at the Reno Tournament of Champions. Boyd was also named Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament.
In the semis, Boyd pinned No. 19 Ben Stroh of Wyoming in 4:50. The fall was his second of the tournament. In the finals, Boyd dominated top-seeded and fifth-ranked Taylor Meeks of Oregon State, 9-3.
Boyd is now 2-1 over ranked opponents and has notched two falls, a tech fall and a major decision so far this season.