February 15, 2012
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kory Kistner of Morningside (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Wrestler of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Kistner was selected based on his performances from Feb. 6 – 12.
Kistner, a 5-foot-6 junior, posted No. 6 Morningside’s fastest of four total pins in its 42-3 rout of Briar Cliff on Feb. 8 when he disposed of the Charger’s Nate Garcia in just 1:08. With the victory, the Mustangs claimed their second consecutive Great Plains Athletic Conference championship.
A native of Sioux City, Iowa, Kistner ranks No. 7 in the 125-pound weight class.
The final Wrestler of the Week announcement will be made on Feb. 22.
Nominees: Larone Madison, Cumberlands (Ky.); Mitchell Eichenauer, Oklahoma City.
2012 Composite Award Winners
Week 1: Kody Kersten, Midland (Neb.)
Week 2: Kody Kersten, Midland (Neb.)
Week 3: Josiah Simburger, Northwestern (Iowa)
Week 4: Eric Thompson, Grand View (Iowa)
Week 5: Eric Thompson, Grand View (Iowa)
Week 6: Kory Kistner, Morningside (Iowa)