University of Wyoming redshirt junior Hayden Hastings was named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week on Tuesday. Hastings entered last week ranked No. 9 at 174 pounds.
Hastings, a native of Sheridan, went 3-0 at the Cowboy Challenge in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on Saturday, defeating seventh-ranked Dustin Platt of Oklahoma State 8-7 in the championship match.
A two-time state champ for the Broncs and a two-time NCAA qualifier for the Cowboys, Hasting improved to 11-1 on the season and earned his first win over a Top-10 opponent.
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Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.