Sophomore Robert Kokesh earned Big Ten Co-Wrestler-of-the-Week accolades with Northwestern's Jason Welch, the conference announced
Kokesh took home the Midlands Invitational title at 174
pounds on Sunday, winning six matches to extend his winning streak to 17 and
improve his record to 22-1 on the season. The Wagner, S.D. native outscored his
opponents 46-7 and added two pins to extend his number to eight on the season.
He won two more of his matches by major decision and one by technical fall in
addition to his pins.
Kokesh earned the 50th win of his collegiate
career in Saturday's quarterfinals and now has 52 as a Husker. He led the Nebraska
wrestling team to a tie-for-15th place finish at the Midlands
Invitational with the individual crown.
Kokesh was the last Husker to win Big Ten Wrestler of the
Week when he took home the honor on Dec. 13, 2011.
2012-13 Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 6 Tony Dallago, Jr., ILL
Nov. 13 Michael McClure, Jr., MSU
Nov. 20 Matt McDonough, Sr., IOWA
Nov. 27 Daryl Thomas, Sr., ILL
Dec. 4 Logan Stieber, So., OSU
Dec. 11 Derek
St. John, Jr., IOWA
Dec. 18 Michael
McClure, Jr., MSU
Jan. 2 Robert Kokesh, So., NEB
Welch, Sr., NU