Wrestler of the Week: Eric Twohey

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The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week is Eric Twohey of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Twohey won the WIAC Championship this past weekend at 197 lbs., winning in the finals in overtime over #1 ranked returning NCAA runner-up Shane Siefert of Whitewater 4-2. He also recorded a pair of falls in the first two rounds of the tournament. Earlier in the week, Twohey won 5-1 over Matt Hechsel of Augsburg, a 2013 All-American and 2014 national qualifier.

Twohey, a senior from Stewartsville, Minnesota, is currently 24-1 on the year. His lone loss was to Siefert in a dual meet, a loss he avenged this past weekend. He finished 8th at last season’s NCAA Championships at 184 lbs. for his first All-American award. His career record is now 88-25, and he won titles at the Auggie-Adidas Open and the WIAC Championships. His win over Siefert has elevated him to the #1 ranking in today’s d3wrestle.com Individual Rankings. This week, he was also named the WIAC Max Sparger Wrestling Scholar Athlete ┬áin recognition of his wrestling accomplishments and 3.96 GPA. Twohey and the rest of the Eagles will next compete at the Midwest Regional at Wabash on Saturday, February 28th.