Schantin named TheMat com Wrestler of the Week

By Gary Abbott | Oct. 12, 2005, 12 a.m. (ET)
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Steve Schantin (Santa Ana, Calif./Santa Ana College) has been named Wrestler of the Week for the week of Oct. 4 -10.

Each week, will select an Athlete of the Week, based upon performance within wrestling for that week. The selection committee will consider any level of wrestling, from youth programs through the Senior level. The announcement will be made each week on Wednesday.

Schantin won a gold medal at 141 pounds at the 2005 Santa Ana College Wrestling Invitational on Saturday, October 8. He was named the Most Valuable Wrestler in the light weights, and helped lead his team, the Dons, to its second consecutive team title, in this 19-team tournament.

Schantin scored a 17-1 technical fall over Cuesta's Adam Marquez in the gold-medal finals. Schantin opened the tournament with a 13-2 victory, then pinned his next two opponents, before dominating Marquez in the final match.