MADISON, Wis. – Sophomore Isaac Jordan was named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week after posting two impressive wins over ranked opponents last week, it was announced by the conference Tuesday.
Honored for the first time this season and the second time in his career, Jordan’s performance last week elevated him from No. 7 to No. 3 in the Intermat weekly rankings.
Jordan started the weekend with a 3-1 decision over No. 3 Taylor Walsh of Indiana, which helped lead the Badgers to their first shutout win (45-0) over a Division I school in 11 years.
The Urbana, Ohio, native then followed up by pinning No. 20 Austin Wilson of Nebraska in 32 seconds, marking his fifth pin of the season.
Jordan now holds a perfect 4-0 record against ranked opponents this season and has tallied 43 career victories. He has tallied a 13-1 record on the season, including a 3-0 mark against Big Ten opponents.
Jordan was also the last Wrestler of the Week from Wisconsin, bringing home the accolade on Feb. 25, 2014.
Wisconsin enjoys a short break in its scheduling before returning to action with a road trip to Midlands on Dec. 29-30 in Evanston, Illinois.