April 27, 2012
MADISON, Wis.--The Wisconsin wrestling program held its annual Wrestling Awards Banquet on Friday, March 30 in Heritage Hall. Head coach Barry Davis, along with assistant coaches Ryan Morningstar, Kyle Ruschell, and volunteer assistant coach Trevor Brandvold handed out letters and awards to student-athletes.
Team doctor and former Wisconsin wrestler, Dave Goodspeed, emceed the event.
The team’s Most Dedicated award was given to redshirt sophomore Jackson Hein (197 lbs.) who ended the season with a 10-12 overall record and won his last three regular season dual matches.
Redshirt sophomore Cole Tobin (Hwt.) received the Most Improved award. Tobin was UW’s only automatic NCAA qualifier this season with a 9-18 overall record, and earned a 3-1 sudden victory upset decision over Kent State’s No. 14 Brendan Barlow at Nationals.
Lone-senior Ben Jordan (165 lbs.) earned the team’s Most Valuable award. Jordan ended the season with a career-best 28-12 record and an All-America honor. Jordan finished his time as a Badger with 52-41 overall record at 157, 165 and 174 lbs.