Nate Engel named Wrestler of the Week

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | July 29, 2013, 5:01 p.m. (ET)
Nate Engel (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army) 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.

Engel earned gold medals in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling at the Maccabiah Games on July 21-22 in Ashdod, Israel.

Engel went 2-0 in the freestyle event at 55 kg/121 lbs. and 3-0 in Greco-Roman wrestling. He defeated opponents from Israel in each match.

The Maccabiah Games is an international Jewish athletic event held in Israel every four years.

Engel placed second at the 2013 U.S. World Team Trials in Greco-Roman wrestling.

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