Tervel Dlagnev named TheMat com Wrestler of the Week

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | Nov. 13, 2012, 11:50 a.m. (ET)
Tervel Dlagnev (Columbus, Ohio/Sunkist Kids) has been named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week.

Each week, TheMat.com 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.

Dlagnev captured a gold medal for the second straight week after winning a freestyle title at the New York AC International Open on Saturday in New York City.

Dlagnev won a tough battle at 120 kg/264.5 lbs., beating Russia's 2012 Junior World champion Magomedgadzhi Nurasulov for the title, 1-1, 2-0, 6-0.

Dlagnev won the Hargobind International title the week before in Canada.

Dlagnev is a 2009 World bronze medalist who placed fifth in the 2012 Olympic Games.

Note: To nominate a wrestler for TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week, send the athlete's name, accomplishments for the week and career accomplishments to Craig Sesker at csesker@usawrestling.org