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Dec. 24, 2019 — North Central College men’s wrestling senior Anthony Rink has been selected as this week’s College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Wrestler of the Week, receiving the distinction for the first time in his career. The CCIW announced its latest award winners on Tuesday.
Rink’s recognition follows a perfect 3-0 run at the Desert Duals on Sunday in Las Vegas. He kicked off the day with a dominant major decision, 18-4, over Sam Wenzel from the ninth-ranked University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, before going head-to-head with 2019 NCAA All-American and fifth-ranked Brady Fritz of the No. 1-ranked Wartburg College. Rink came out on top with a 5-4 decision. The senior finished the day with a 7-2 decision over Brandon Minear from Trine University.
The Kankakee-native has compiled a 14-3 record this season at 149-pounds with five pins, four tech falls and two major decisions to his name. Rink also remains unbeaten in dual meets with a 4-0 record.
This is the 36th Weekly CCIW Award in program history and second of the season for North Central, following Ian Mullen’s selection on Nov. 19.
North Central returns to competition on Jan. 7 for a CCIW dual against Elmhurst College, to be contested at R.A. Faganel Hall at 7 p.m.
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