Fred Santaite honored as TheMat com Wrestler of the Week of May 15 21

By Gary Abbott | May 23, 2000, 12 a.m. (ET)
FRED SANTAITE HONORED AS THEMAT.COM WRESTLER OF THE WEEK OF MAY 15-21

TheMat.com has named its National Wrestlers of the Week for May 15-21, 2000.

The winner of TheMat.com Youth Wrestler of the Week is Fred Santaite of Upper Saddle River, N.J.

TheMat.com will announce Wrestlers of the Week in a number of age group levels, which will be posted on the web page and promoted to the national media.

Youth Wrestler of the Week: Fred Santaite, Upper Saddle River, N.J.

Santaite won a double title, claiming the 65-pound title in both freestyle and Greco-Roman in the Novice division (11-12 yrs. old), at the Northeast Kids/Cadet Regional Championships in Hightstown, N.J., May 19-21. Santaite won the freestyle title with three victories, including a pin and a technical fall. In the finals, he defeated Cory Jantzen of New York, 8-7. In Greco-Roman, Santaite had four victories, including two technical falls, a pin and a forfeit. He defeated runner-up Sean Bilodean of Massachusetts, 14-5. Santaite has been very successful on the national level, winning USA Wrestling Kids National titles in freestyle and folkstyle, and also earning All-American status in Greco-Roman.

TheMat.com is "The Ultimate Source for Real Wrestling." It is being developed into the official web page of the Amateur Wrestling Alliance, which includes USA Wrestling, the National Wrestling Coaches Association and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum.

The goal of the Amateur Wrestling Alliance is to develop TheMat.com into the most comprehensive web page in the wrestling market, as well as one of the most popular sports sites on the entire internet.