Donovan DePatto named Wrestler of the Week

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | April 29, 2013, 10:29 a.m. (ET)
Donovan DePatto (Camp Lejeune, N.C./U.S. Marine Corps) 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.

DePatto won a Senior Men's title at 70 kg/154 lbs. at the Beach National Championships this past Saturday in Carolina Beach, N.C.

DePatto beat Logan Simpson 2-0 and Jonathan Escalona 2-0 en route to winning the title.

DePatto qualified for the FILA Beach Wrestling World Championships, to be held in El Jadida, Morocco, May 31-June 2.

DePatto won a silver medal at the 2011 Beach World Championships.

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