Herrin, Terao Honored as AU Student-Athletes of the Week Presented by GEICO

American University wrestling NCAA qualifiers Blake Herrin and David Terao have been recognized as the AU Student-Athletes of the Week presented by GEICO, Department of Athletics officials announced Monday.

Herrin placed second at heavyweight to lead five American placewinners at the 2013 EIWA Championships while Terao finished third at 125 lbs. to secure spots in Des Moines, Iowa for the NCAA Championships.

Both grapplers posted records of 3-1 at the tournament. Herrin posted his first fall of the season in his first bout of the championships, pinning Franklin & Marshall’s Alexander Henry in 4:46. Terao registered two falls over the weekend, including a 45-second pin over Army’s Hunter Wood.

The pair heads to Des Moines for the 2013 NCAA Championships on March 21-23.