Tyler Caldwell named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | July 14, 2014, 12:47 p.m. (ET)

Tyler Caldwell (Stillwater, Okla./Sunkist Kids) 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.


Caldwell won a gold medal for the United States at the World University Championships last week in Pecs, Hungary.


Caldwell defeated Shamil-Imam Osmanov of Russia 3-2 in the gold-medal freestyle match at 74 kg/163 lbs.

Caldwell won two matches to qualify for the finals, beating Robert Olle of Slovakia, 10-2 and Shawn Daye-Finley of Canada, 7-0.


Caldwell was a four-time NCAA All-American and two-time finalist while wrestling for both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.


Note: To nominate a wrestler for TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week, send the athlete's name, accomplishments for the week and career accomplishments to Craig Sesker at csesker@usawrestling.org