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Trent Hidlay (Lewistown, Pa./Wolfpack RTC) has been selected as USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week on Dec. 8, 2020.
Hidlay represented the Wolfpack RTC at FloWrestling’s RTC Cup presented by Titan Mercury over the weekend, where he went 5-0. All five of his wins came over big names, including Domenic Abounader, a World Team member for Lebanon; Myles Amine, who was fifth at the 2019 World Championships for San Marino; Drew Foster, a 2019 NCAA champion; and multiple-time NCAA All-Americans Sammy Brooks and Brett Pfarr.
His performance helped the Wolfpack RTC to a fourth-place finish at the first RTC Cup. Check out his match results below:
- Trent Hidlay (Wolfpack RTC) df. Domenic Abounader (Cliff Keen WC), 10-6
- Trent Hidlay (Wolfpack RTC) df. Brett Pfarr (Gopher WC), 6-2
- Trent Hidlay (Wolfpack RTC) df. Sammy Brooks (Ohio RTC), 14-7
- Trent Hidlay (Wolfpack RTC) df. Myles Amine (Cliff Keen WC), 4-3
- Trent Hidlay (Wolfpack RTC) df. Drew Foster (Spartan Combat RTC), 12-9
Hidlay is a 2019 Junior World bronze medalist and a redshirt sophomore for North Carolina State, who qualified for the NCAA Championships last year and earned an NWCA All-America First-Team honor.
Each week USA Wrestling 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. Twitter fan votes also play a part in decision.
To nominate a wrestler for this honor please send the athlete's name, wrestling program, weekly accomplishments and career accolades to USA Wrestling Manager of Communications Taylor Miller at email@example.com.