Kaleb Young and Zach Glazier have been named as the Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog & Podcast Wrestler of the Week. Young scored a takedown in each period to defeat eighth ranked Will Lewan of Michigan 7-3 at 157 lbs. This was another solid win against a tough opponent for Young and was his third win over a top ten opponent this year. Young has now won a career best twelve straight matches that started with a Midlands title.
Young, a redshirt junior out of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania is 14-2 on the season with one pin and two major decisions. Young placed fifth in the country at 157 last season and is currently ranked fourth. Young is a typical Iowa Wrestler that grinds out a win with toughness, conditioning, and solid technique.
Zach Glazier picks up his third Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog & Podcast Wrestler of the Week award this season. Glazier won the 197 lbs. title at the UWEC Don Parker Open in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Glazier was 4-0 with two falls, a tech fall, and a 20-7 major decision in the finals.
Glazier is a true freshman from Albert Lea, Minnesota. Already this season Glazier has won titles at the Grand View Open, Lindenwood Open, and Jim Koch Open. On the season Glazier is 19-2 with six pins, two tech falls, and six major decisions. His only losses on the season were at Midlands with an 8-5 decision to #3 Pat Brucki of Princeton and a 2-1 decision to J.T. Brown of Army West Point.
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.
#4 Kaleb Young over #8 Will Lewan (Michigan) Dec 7-3
UWEC Don Parker Open
Champ. Round 1 – Zach Glazier (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Zach Glazier (Iowa) won by tech fall over Hunter Weaver (Luther) (TF 17-2)
Quarterfinal – Zach Glazier (Iowa) won by fall over Cameron Mayes (Ellsworth CC) (Fall 3:34)
Semifinal – Zach Glazier (Iowa) won by fall over Gabriel Zierden (Concordia-Moorhead) (Fall 1:49)
1st Place Match – Zach Glazier (Iowa) won by major decision over Mason Hawkins (UW-Eau Claire) (Maj 20-7)
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
It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.