UW-La Crosse wrestler Izzy Balsiger named WIAC Athlete of the Week

Balsiger went 5-0 at the National Wrestling Coaches Association/Cliff Keen National Duals held Jan. 12-13. He earned wins by decision over Nicholas Rivera of the University of Dubuque (Iowa) (6-4); over Anthony Battista of State University of New York-Cortland (8-4) and Tyler Keane of Springfield College (Mass.) (10-4) on Jan. 12. Balsiger then earned a decision win (10-4) over Jimmy Gotto of Coe College (Iowa) and major decision victory (16-4) over James Hamilton of Wesleyan University (Conn.). Gotto is a returning NCAA Division III All-America. Balsiger is now 12-1 on the season.


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