Tanner Hall graduated from Meridian High in 2011 with a bright future ahead of him in wrestling.
But the former three-time state champion took a break from the mat after high school to go on a two-year LDS church mission to Uganda.
Now a sophomore at No. 14 Arizona State, Hall is beginning to make headlines again.
Hall was named the Pac-12 wrestler of the week Wednesday after he won his second overtime bout of the season, defeating No. 15 Brooks Black of Illinois 4-3 in six rounds of overtime.
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Hall has won 11 of his past 12 matches and recently surpassed his freshman year win total with two weeks remaining in the regular season.
Hall is the No. 5 ranked heavyweight in the nation according to the first NCAA coaches’ panel released in mid-January.
Boise State hosts Hall and his Sun Devil teammates on Sunday, Feb. 12. Matches begin at 4 p.m. in Bronco Gym.
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