CLEVELAND, Ohio - Earning his second MAC Weekly Honor of the season, Larry Early was named Wrestler of the Week as announced by the league Wednesday afternoon.
This past weekend, Early tabbed one of the biggest upsets of the week in NCAA Wrestling by downing No. 2 Hayden Hidlay of NC State. Early handed Hidlay just his second career loss off a takedown in the second period and a reversal in the third to take the 4-2 decision. The redshirt junior did not allow a takedown against the 2018 NCAA Finalist. He remains perfect on the season with an 11-0 record and is 2-0 against ranked opponents. The Illnois native now ranks at No. 3 in the country according to Intermat.
Up Next Larry Early and the Monarchs will take on No. 11 Northwestern on Friday at 1 p.m. ET. Early is expected to face #2 Ryan Deakin for his second-straight top-five opponent.