Berhow earns Big Ten honor

Published 3:30 am Saturday, December 19, 2009

Former Albert Lea High School wrestler Ben Berhow was named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Tuesday after posting a 2-0 mark last week.

It’s the first time Berhow, a junior at the University of Minnesota, has received the honor.

Berhow, ranked 11th in the nation, defeated Nebraska’s Tucker Lane 9-7 in overtime with a takedown for the victory over Lane, who was ranked seventh in the nation. Last Sunday Berhow pinned Northern Colorado’s Justin Tuell to help Minnesota to a 41-3 victory.

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The Gophers are ranked sixth in the nation and hold a 3-1 record in dual meets.

As part of its community wrestling days, Minnesota will a hold Ben Berhow and Albert Lea community wrestling day Jan. 3 when the Gophers face Iowa State at the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis. Tickets are $4 with coupon or mention of Berhow’s name.