Iowa's Moore named USA Wrestling's Athlete of the Week

Moore beat second-ranked Caldwell and posted major decision against Indiana

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K.J. Pilcher

University of Iowa's Nick Moore received recognition for a successful weekend of competition.

The 165-pound junior improved to 13-2 this season, beating Oklahoma State's second-ranked Tyler Caldwell, helping the Hawkeyes to a 24-6 victory Friday over the Cowboys at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Moore, ranked fifth, scored a takedown with 15 seconds remaining in the one-minute sudden-victory overtime period for a 3-1 decision.

Moore followed that with a 13-3 major decision over Indiana's Ryan Leblanc, tallying five takedowns on Sunday. Iowa beat Indiana, 38-4, at home, and are 10-1 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten Conference.

Moore, a national qualifier last season, has won his last four bouts, including three straight Big Ten matches. he placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships in 2013. He was a four-time state champion, losing one match during his prep career at Iowa City West.

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