Photo by Tony Rotundo.
Macey Kilty (Chapel Hill, N.C./Sunkist Kids) has been selected as USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week on Nov. 18, 2020.
Kilty doubled up on titles last weekend, claiming U23 and Junior national championships in Omaha, Nebraska.
She began the weekend with a title at 62 kg in the Junior women’s freestyle division. On her way to the title, Kilty went 4-0. Her first three wins were 10-0 technical falls. In the finals, she took on 2019 Cadet World silver medalist Kylie Welker. Kilty dominated the bout for an 8-2 win.
Later that weekend, Kilty impressed with four-straight 10-0 tech falls for the title at the U23 division.
Kilty is a 2018 Cadet World champion, 2019 U23 World silver medalist, two-time Junior World silver medalist and a 2019 National Team member.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.