By FHSU SPORTS INFORMATION
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Fort Hays State’s Tereus Henry has been named the latest MIAA Wrestler of the Week, announced Tuesday (Nov. 15) by the league office. The El Paso, Texas native earned the honor after picking up four bonus-point wins and a second-place finish at the Dakota Wesleyan Open over the weekend (Nov. 12).
Three of Henry’s four wins came against DII opponents on the top two-ranked teams in the country. The 11th-ranked wrestler in Division II at 197 pounds, Henry opened the day with a first-round pin before a dominant 16-1 technical fall against Jaydon Walls of No. 1 St. Cloud State. He followed that up with a 12-2 major decision over No. 2 Nebraska-Kearney’s Jackson Kinsella in the quarterfinals before reaching the finals with another major decision (15-7) against Dominic Murphy of St. Cloud State. His day wrapped up with a narrow 3-2 defeat in the championship bout.
This is Henry’s first MIAA Wrestler of the Week award and the first for the Tigers since last December when Marty Verhaeghe and A.J. Cooper combined to earn three-consecutive weekly honors.
Henry and the rest of his Tiger teammates will head out for one of their shortest road trips of the season this weekend when they compete at the Younes Hospitality Open on Saturday (Nov. 19) in Kearney, Neb.