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Ian Murphy named Wrestler of the Week

Ian Murphy (Corona, Calif./Cal-State Fullerton) has been named Wrestler of the Week for Dec. 19-25.

Each week, will select an Athlete of the Week, based upon performance within wrestling for that week. The selection committee will consider any level of wrestling, from youth programs through the Senior level. The announcement will be made each week on Wednesday.

Murphy, who is unranked nationally, defeated No. 7 Christian Sinnott of Central Michigan, 5-1 in the championship finals to win the 184-pound title at the Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nevada, Dec. 20-21.

Murphy won five matches during the tournament, three by fall. His pins were over Dan Fox of Duke, Hase Locke of Southern Oregon and Jack Jensen of Oklahoma State. He also defeated Yuri Kalika of Cal Poly, 5-0.

Murphy is a junior and is a business administration major. He is returning after a year out of school. He placed sixth in the Pac-10 Championships in 2004. In high school, he was fifth in the California state championships for Santiago High School.

Note: To nominate a wrestler for Wrestler of the Week, send the athlete's name, accomplishments for the week and career accomplishments to Craig Sesker at

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