GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) Payton Tawater was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's Wrestler of the Week after winning both of his matches in the dual meet this weekend.
He won an 18-2 technical fall over Cloud County Community College's Quentin Jiner in his debut this season.
He then beat the All-American top ranked Matt Malcomb of Nebraska-Kearney 16-11 on Friday to help secure a 24-13 win against the second ranked Lopers.
Tawater is now 57-17 in his career. The Mavericks will compete again Saturday at the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open.