Rulin Pederson was named the GPAC Wrestler of the Week after he won the 184 lb. championship at the Central Under Armour Invitational.

Rulin Pederson, a senior from Sioux City, has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Wrestler of the Week for Jan. 5-11.

Pederson was the 184 lb. individual champion at last Saturday’s Central College Under Armour Invitational. He pinned Central’s Tyler Lowy in 4:53 in the championship match to raise his season’s record to 15-1.

Pederson, ranked second nationally in the NAIA, advanced to the finals after a 10-7 decision against Daniel Harvey of Briar Cliff University in the first round, a 9-2 decision against Jesse Herron of Huntingdon College in the quarterfinals, and a 3-2 decision against Kyle Fank of Wartburg College in the semifinals.

The Mustangs, four-time reigning GPAC champions, have their first GPAC dual of the season this Friday against Hastings College in Hastings, Neb.