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University of Wyoming senior Branson Ashworth was named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week on Monday.

Ashworth, ranked No. 8 at 165 pounds, went 2-0 last week, earning a 6-1 decision over No. 9 Demetrius Romero of Utah Valley on Friday and a 16-0 technical fall over South Dakota State's Kelby Hawkins on Sunday.

Ashworth is now 29-3 on the season and has won 15 consecutive matches.

The Cowboys close out the regular season Sunday when they wrestle at Northern Colorado.

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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.

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