Zain Retherford named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | Dec. 16, 2013, 11:26 a.m. (ET)

Zain Retherford (Benton, Pa./Penn State University) 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.

Retherford knocked off two-time NCAA champion Logan Stieber of Ohio State 4-2 in overtime to highlight No. 1 Penn State’s 31-6 win over No. 6 Ohio State on Sunday before 6,300 fans at PSU’s Rec Hall.

The eighth-ranked Retherford scored a takedown against the top-ranked Stieber in sudden victory to earn the dramatic win at 141 pounds.

Retherford, a 2012 FILA Cadet World champion, is a true freshman for the Nittany Lions. He is 11-0 this season.

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