FHSU Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Fort Hays State's A.J. Cooper earned MIAA Wrestler of the Week for his efforts at the Bethany Swede Open in Lindsborg, Kan. He went 5-0 at the tournament, recording a fall, three tech falls, and a decision.
Cooper took first place at 285 pounds. He dominated his first two matches, knocking off Wyatt Wells (Labette CC) 18-3 in the opening round before defeating Dustin Mason (Bethany) 20-2.
He blanked Nate Connelly (Hastings) 18-0 in the quarterfinals.
Cooper earned a spot in the title bout thanks to an 8-3 decision against Lee Herrington (Nebraska-Kearney) before recording a late pin in the championship bout against Korinthian Nabors (Lindenwood-Belleville).