OU's Bubby Graham Named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week

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NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma senior Bubby Graham has been named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week after he claimed two victories over the weekend. The announcement marks the first career honor for Graham since he came to Oklahoma a year ago.

An Oklahoma wrestler has now claimed five of the seven awards.

The Annapolis, Md., native picked up two wins in a span of three days as Oklahoma took on No. 14 Lehigh and No. 9 Virginia Tech. Although the Sooners dropped both matches, Graham improved his season record to 18-2 and dual record to 10-2.

Graham began the weekend with an 11-3 major decision over Lehigh's Ben Haas for his fifth major decision of the season, and then wrestled up a weight class on Sunday to beat Virginia Tech's 174-pounder Austin Gabel in a 3-2 decision.

His win over Gabel was the 10th-straight victory for Graham since losing to Oklahoma State's No. 3 165-pounder Tyler Caldwell in December. Additionally, it marked the 40th dual victory of his four-year wrestling career.

Graham and the Sooners will be back in action this weekend when they take on Missouri on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. CT.2012-13 BIG 12 WRESTLERS OF THE WEEK/MONTH
November:        Kendric Maple, OU, Jr., 141
Dec. 11:            Kendric Maple, OU, Jr., 141
Dec. 17:            Kyven Gadson, ISU, So., 197
Jan. 7:              Kendric Maple, OU, Jr., 141
Jan. 15:            Kyven Gadson, ISU, So., 197
Jan. 23:            Kendric Maple, OU, Jr., 141
Jan. 28:            Bubby Graham, OU, Sr., 165

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