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Indiana Claims Wrestler of the Week Honor

Hoosiers’ Washington collects Wrestler of the Week plaudit after earning a top-five win and a pin for a 2-0 mark on the weekend


Wrestler of the Week

DJ Washington, Indiana

174 pounds – So. – Portage, Ind. – Portage High School


  • Went 2-0 on the weekend, highlighted by a top-five win and a pin, to help Indiana beat No. 24 Northwestern 18-16
  • Defeated No. 5 Carter Starocci of Penn State by a 10-9 decision, securing a takedown and a four-point near fall 40 seconds into the first period, to help the Hoosiers score their most points in a dual vs. No. 3 Penn State in 12 years
  • Pinned Troy Fisher of Northwestern with 18 seconds to go in the third period to improve to 3-1 on the season
  • Earns the first Wrestler of the Week Award of his career
  • Last Indiana Wrestler of the Week: Graham Rooks (Jan. 21, 2020)



2020-21 Wrestlers of the Week

Jan. 13: Dylan Ragusin, Fr., MICH

Jan. 19: Spencer Lee, Sr., IOWA/Patrick McKee, So., MINN

Jan. 26: Spencer Lee, Sr., IOWA/Eric Barnett, So., WIS

Feb. 2: DJ Washington, So., IND