d3wrestle.com/WWSport.com Wrestler of the Week: Ryan Malo

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The fourth d3wrestle.com/WWSport.com Wrestler of the Week is 184 lb. Ryan Malo of Williams College.  Malo traveled with his team across the country from Massachusetts to Iowa where they wrestled Luther and Simpson before competing in the Simpson Invitational the next day.  Malo pinned #8 Nic Barclay of Luther and received a forfeit against Simpson.  In the tournament the next day, Malo bumped up to 197 and won a weight class featuring #2 Rob Kramer of Coe, #10 Brian Stueve of Buena Vista, and Contender Matt Wonderlin of Dubuque.  Malo pinned Wonderlin and won a tight 5-4 match over Kramer in the finals to finish the week 6-0.

A transfer from Boston University, Malo is in his first season at Williams and currently carries a 13-0 record in 2008-2009.  He won titles at the Ursinus Fall Brawl, Springfield Doug Parker Invitational, and the Simpson Invitational.  Prior to college, Malo wrestled in Massachusetts for St. John’s Prep where he won  two state titles and finished his senior year 58-0.  He went on to place 8th in the NHSCA Senior Nationals before moving on to Boston University where he was 5-5 as a freshman before transferring to Williams this season.