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Monday, 30 January 2012 15:22

HAAC Wrestler of the Week

1.30.12 | Wrestling

Gebhardt named HAAC Wrestler of the Week


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Junior Brandon Gebhardt of Baker capped off an award-winning weekend by being selected the Heart of America Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week on Monday afternoon.

Gebhardt was an integral part of a history-making weekend for the Wildcats, who captured their first-ever Kansas Cup in just the third year of the program’s existence. A heavyweight competitor from Sparks, Nev., Gebhardt won all threeof his matches en route to being chosen the Most Oustanding Wrestler of the tournament.

Currently ranked 10th in his weight class in the NAIA, Gebhardt won his first match by a fall at the 1:40 mark after Adam Wakefield of Neosho could not continue. He went on to post two decision victories to cap off his unbeaten run, claiming a 6-0 win over Jacob Cole of Newman before besting NCAA Division II-nationally ranked Justin Glenn of Fort Hays State by a 6-4 count.

Gebhardt will represent the conference in the running for the weekly NAIA Wrestler of the Week award, which will be announced no later than Tuesday afternoon.

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