Max Nowry named TheMat com Wrestler of the Week

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | Oct. 08, 2012, 2:05 p.m. (ET)
Max Nowry (Wheeling, Ill./New York AC) has been named Wrestler of the Week.

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.

Nowry won a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the University World Championships on Oct. 5 in Kourtane, Finland.

Nowry swept Dzmitry Brychak of Belarus 6-0, 1-0 in the gold-medal match at 55 kg/121 lbs.

Nowry opened with a 1-0, 2-0 win over Poland's Marcin Kunysz before pinning Turkey's Seref Kilic in the semifinals.

Nowry placed second in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials earlier this year.

Note: To nominate a wrestler for Wrestler of the Week, send the athlete's name, accomplishments for the week and career accomplishments to Craig Sesker at