Badgers’ Isaac Jordan Earns Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Honor

Badgers’ Isaac Jordan claims Wrestler of the Week award after picking up top-five win

Big Ten Wrestler of the Week
Isaac Jordan, Wisconsin
165 pounds – Sr. – Urbana, Ohio – St. Paris Graham

The third-ranked wrestler defeated No. 4 Vincenzo Joseph of Penn State 6-4 in sudden victory
Claimed his first top-five win of the season
Earns the third Wrestler of the Week Award of his career
Last Wisconsin Wrestler of the Week: Connor Medbery (Nov. 15, 2016)

2016-17 Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 8: Connor Medbery, Sr., WIS
Nov. 15: Connor Medbery, Sr., WIS
Nov. 22: Kyle Snyder, Jr., OSU
Nov. 29: Brett Pfarr, Sr., MINN
Dec. 6: Logan Massa, Fr., MICH
Dec. 13: Anthony Rubinetti, Fr., NU
Dec. 20: Drew Hughes, Fr., MSU
Jan. 3: Thomas Gilman, Sr., IOWA
Ethan Lizak, So., MINN
Jan. 10: Jason Nolf, So., PSU
Jan. 17: Stevan Micic, Fr., MICH
Nathan Tomasello, Jr., OSU
Jan. 24: Bo Nickal, So., PSU
Jan. 31: Isaac Jordan, Sr., WIS

Photo Credits:  PS Portraits Paul Stumpf

Jordan named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week
Senior picks up third weekly honor of his career

Jan. 31, 2017 | 03:03 PM

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Bringing hundreds of fans to their feet and sending the UW Field House into hysterics is a surefire way to earn a Big Ten Conference Wrestler of the Week honor, and that’s exactly what Wisconsin’s Isaac Jordan did.

The senior captain garners the third Big Ten Wrestler of the Week accolade of his career after claiming his first top-five win of the season.

It all came down to the last 10 seconds where third-ranked 165-pounder Jordan trailed Penn State’s No. 4 Vincenzo Joseph 4-2.

But just when it seemed like hope was lost, Jordan came through like he always does and used a last-second reversal to force the match into sudden victory. Just 30 seconds into the sudden victory period, Jordan blindsided Joseph and took him down to clinch the final 6-4 decision and send the UW Field House into bedlam.

The last Wisconsin wrestler of the week was Connor Medbery on Nov. 15, 2016. The Badgers’ three Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honors in a season already rank second in the UW record books for most honors in a season, just one shy short of the all-time record.

Kelli Grashel

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