February 11 Lowe

Wrestler of the Week - February 11

Maurice Lowe, Milwaukee Bradley Tech. Lowe, a senior, won his third Milwaukee City Conference individual title last week and was instrumental in helping Tech win the Milwaukee City Conference title for the eighth consecutive year when he pinned Milwaukee King senior Elisha Ikhhamhen (15-10) in 2 minutes in the 182-pound championship at Milwaukee Pulaski. That was a key head-to-head victory over King and added valuable extra team points awarded with the pin. Lowe improved his record to 33-4 this year and added a third consecutive 182-pound title. He also won the 182 title as a sophomore and a junior. Lowe is currently ranked No. 9 in Division 1at 182 by wiwrestling.com.

Team of the Week - February 11

Milwaukee King. The Generals turned in a historic performance at the Milwaukee City Conference tournament last weekend, and nearly toppled Milwaukee Bradley Tech in the process. King finished second with 206 points to Tech’s 261 points at the City meet. It was the best finish by the Generals in at least 12 years at the tournament as King completed its best regular season in memory, said its fourth-year coach Michael Lawton. “That’s the best that we have done in years,” Lawton said. “If we had won one more head-to-head match against Tech, we might have won (the tournament). I don’t know exactly when the last time was when we finished that high (in the tournament standings). No one seems to know around here.” It was a remarkable performance for King, long a struggling program in the City. King sent seven wrestlers to the finals and had three wrestlers win individual titles. King’s individual champions were senior Tariq Boseman (14-13 at 120), senior Cortez Harris (26-22 at 126) and senior Linzy Hudson (31-3 at 160). King also split its dual meets with Tech this year, losing by 49-24 in December before beating Tech, 36-31, in January. “We have a lot of committed guys in the room,” said Lawton. “They’ve grown tremendously this year. They’ve given their blood, sweat and tears and that’s a credit to those athletes.”