Max Murin has been named as the Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog & Podcast Wrestler of the Week. Murin, ranked #8 by TrackWrestling at the time of the match, defeated #4 Mitch McKee of Minnesota in overtime, 6-4. Down 3-1 in the second period, Murin scored an explosive double leg to even the score 3-3. In overtime Murin was in on a quick shot and finished for the match winning takedown 40 seconds into the overtime period for the 6-4 win.
Murin had not competed since dropping his only match of the season against Nebraska on January 18. The first takedown in the second period seemed to come out of nowhere and Murin forced the pace from that point on. You could see Murin pick up the intensity and offense and took that match from a very good opponent. I really liked the energy and confidence that Murin showed in this match, and the two takedowns.
Murin, a redshirt sophomore from Ebensburg, Pennsylvania (Central Cambria HS), is 11-1 on the season with two pins and a major decision. Murin was an NCAA Qualifier last season at 141. Murin is now ranked fourth in the new ratings.
The criteria for Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog & Podcast Wrestler of the Week is an Iowa wrestler that performs at an elite level that best represents Iowa Wrestling in the form of a dominating performance, a come from behind victory, or defeating a higher ranked opponent.
Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog & Podcast Wrestler of the Week
November 19 – Nelson Brands and Zach Glazier
November 25 – Nelson Brands and Zach Glazier
December 2 – Tony Cassioppi.
December 9 – Jacob Warner
January 2 – Pat Lugo
January 14 – Alex Marinelli
January 21 – Abe Assad
January 28 – Austin DeSanto
February 4 – Michael Kemerer
February 11 – Kaleb Young and Zach Glazier
February 18 – Max Murin
It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.