COLUMBUS, Ohio Corey Morrison, a junior on the sixth-ranked Ohio State wrestling team, was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. It is the first weekly laurel of Morrison’s career.
Morrison, the 14th-ranked heavyweight, scored the match-deciding win against No. 8 Joey Fendone, 5-3, to lift the Buckeyes to a 19-12 victory at No. 17 Edinboro Sunday. Ohio State entered the final bout with a slim 16-12 lead before Morrison’s win. Not only did the victory by the Shaker Heights, Ohio, native help propel the Buckeyes to their third dual win of the season, but he also handed Fendone his first loss of 2008-09. Fendone entered the match vs. Morrison, 14-0. The five points two takedowns and an escape scored by Morrison also were the most points scored on the Fighting Scot this season.
Morrison earned the Big Ten honor a day after teammate Colt Sponseller was named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week. TheMat.com is the official web site of USA Wrestling.
This is the second Big Ten weekly honor for the Buckeyes this season. Junior Reece Humphrey was named wrestler of the week Nov. 4.