Jesse Delgado named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | Dec. 03, 2013, 1:48 p.m. (ET)

Jesse Delgado (Gilroy, Calif./University of Illinois) 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.

Delgado was named Outstanding Wrestler in the college division at the Grapple at the Garden event on Sunday at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Delgado went 2-0 to lead Illinois to a pair of team wins in the event.

In the day’s featured match, the top-ranked Delgado downed No. 2 Nahshon Garrett of Cornell 6-2 at 125 pounds.

Delgado, a junior, won an NCAA title in 2013 after placing seventh at the NCAAs as a freshman in 2012.

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