Loder named WWC Wrestler of the week

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications
Release: Thursday 11/29/2011

University of Northern Iowa wrestler Ryan Loder was named the Western Wrestling Conference Wrestler of the Week for his performance at the Northeast Duals this past weekend.

Loder (184) was the lone Panther to go undefeated this past weekend as UNI competed at the Northeast Duals in New York. The sophomore’s most notable victory of the weekend was a 3-1 decision over No. 9-ranked Ben Bennett of Central Michigan. While facing 12th-ranked Maryland, Loder provided all of UNI’s six points for the dual, pinning Ty Snook in 6:18. He then ended the day with a 13-2 major decision over Bucknell’s Jamie Westwood as the Panthers defeated the Bison 27-12. Loder improved his overall season record to 11-0.

Loder, a native of Granite Bay, Calif., has earned WWC Wrestler of the Week honors four times during his career thus far. He was one of three national qualifiers for UNI last season and was also named the WWC “Freshman of the Year.”