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Stanford commit earns top weekly wrestling honor

 

Stanford commit Joey McKenna earned TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week, the website announced Monday.

McKenna, a three-time national high champion at Blair Academy in New Jersey, won the silver medal in the 132-pound division for the United States at the FILA Junior World Championships on Saturday in Zagreb, Croatia.

McKenna won four straight to advance to the freestyle finals, opening with a pair of decision. He beat Burghum Aliyev of Azerbaijan, 10-2, and Yo Nakata of Japan, 6-2.

He followed with a 10-0 technical fall over Giorgi Bregadze of Georgia in the quarterfinals before scoring a first-period fall over Dzianis Maksimau of Belarus in the semifinals.

In the finals, McKenna fell to Iman Sadeghikoukandeh of Iran, 8-0, in match closer than the score indicates.

The Iranian took a lead in the first period, and added to it in the second. McKenna trailed 4-0 late in the match before he attempted a throw and was countered for four points.

McKenna was one of six medalists for the U.S. in freestyle. He led the U.S. to a second-place finish in the team standings at the Junior Worlds.

McKenna ranked as the No. 27 prospect nationwide according to AWN, second at 138 pounds. He joins Blair gradsEvan Silver and Max Hvolbek.

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Stanford will host an open scrimmage on Tuesday between 3 and 6 p.m. in the Arrillaga Practice Gym, located adjacent to Maples Pavilion.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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