The Dakota Wesleyan University Tiger Athlete of the Week is Marcus Urban, it was announced by the DWU athletic department Monday.
The Plankinton, S.D., native competed at the Sioux City Open in Sioux City, Iowa on Saturday. In his first match, Urban pinned Dylan Brazell of Graceland University in the second period. In his next match, Urban defeated Thomas Falk of Briar Cliff University by major decision, 13-1.
The 157-pound freshman won his third match of the day against Tanner Lundgren of Iowa State University by major decision, 18-5. In the semifinal match, Urban won by major decision, 13-3 to propel himself to the championship match.
In the championship match, Urban lost his only match of the day against Mason Miller of Grandview University by pin. Miller is currently ranked fifth in the NAIA. Urban outscored his opponents 50-19 on the day.
The Tigers take on the University of Jamestown at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the DWU/Avera Sports and Wellness Complex.