Isaac Jordan of Wisconsin named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week
Isaac Jordan (Urbana, Ohio/University of Wisconsin) 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.
Jordan, a freshman who was ranked 11th nationally, knocked off wrestlers ranked No. 1 and No. 3 this past weekend at 157 pounds.
Jordan started with a win over top-ranked and previously unbeaten James Green of Nebraska on Friday night.
Jordan scored a takedown in the second sequence of sudden-victory overtime to score a 3-1 win over Green at 157 pounds. Green is a two-time All-American.
Two days later, Jordan used a late takedown to upset returning NCAA champion and third-ranked Derek St. John of Iowa 3-1 at 157 pounds. St. John is a three-time All-American and two-time NCAA finalist.
Jordan is now 24-4 this season and is in position to be the No. 1 seed at next month’s Big Ten Championships in Madison, Wis.
Jordan is the son of U.S. Congressman and two-time NCAA champion Jim Jordan. Issac Jordan’s brother, Ben, was an All-American for the Badgers in 2012.
Isaac Jordan was a three-time Ohio state champion for St. Paris Graham High School.
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