Jan 11, 2018
Rochester, Mn- Courtesy MCAC sports
A pair of great individual performances on the mat to open up 2018 in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference has led to two athletes sharing the spoils of Wrestler-of-the-Week honors.
Hawkins went 3-0 at 197 pounds while representing Rochester at the NWCA National Duals Jan. 4-5. He pinned two opponents, Malik Drayton of Spartanburg Methodist and Ethan Dean of Barton Community College, and upseth fifth ranked Seth Ham of Iowa Western Community College.
Voss also went 3-0 on his way to winning the 149-pound championship at the Ridgewater Open. Voss' day included a 12-2 major decision win over Kyle Green of Southwest Minnesota State in the quarterfinals; a 5-4 win over Zachary Beamaster of Southwest Minnesota State in the semifinals; and a 9-1 major decision win over John Roddick of St. Cloud State in the championship match.
Match Results are as follows:
Mason Hawkins (Rochester Community and Technical College) over Malik Drayton (Spartanburg Methodist) Fall 2:26
Mason Hawkins (Rochester Community and Technical College) over Seth Ham (Iowa Western Community College) Dec 3-2
Mason Hawkins (Rochester Community and Technical College) over Ethan Dean (Barton County Community College) Fall 0:44
Champ. Round 1 - Mark Voss (Ridgewater College) received a bye () (Bye)Quarterfinal - Mark Voss (Ridgewater College) won by major decision over Kyle Green (SW Minnesota State) (Maj 12-2)
Semifinal - Mark Voss (Ridgewater College) won by decision over Zachary Beaumaster (SW Minnesota State) (Dec 5-4)
1st Place Match - Mark Voss (Ridgewater College) won by major decision over John Roddick (St. Cloud State) (Maj 9-1)