COLUMBUS, Ohio No. 6 Colt Sponseller, a sophomore on the No. 6 Ohio State wrestling team, was named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for Dec. 9-15, the official web site of USA wrestling announced Monday.
Sponseller, a native of Glenmont, Ohio, downed third-ranked Jarrod King of Edinboro, 4-1, to pace the Buckeyes to a 19-12 win over the No. 17 Fighting Scots Sunday. Sponseller, who improved to 16-1 on the season, handed King his first loss (12-1).
Ohio State trailed Edinboro, 9-7, entering the 165-pound bout. Sponseller owned an early 2-1 advantage after the first period and despite King taking the down position in the second period, Sponseller did not give up the escape. Choosing bottom in the third period, Sponseller was able to do what his adversary could not and that was score the much-needed point. Up 3-1, Sponseller increased his margin of victory by one after compiling a riding time of 1:51.