Jason Goldman named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week

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Craig Sesker (USA Wrestling)

Jason Goldman (Binghamton, N.Y./Veterans Team USA) 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.

Goldman captured a gold medal in freestyle and a silver medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the Veterans World Championships this past week in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

He competed in Division A at 58 kg/127.75 lbs.

In freestyle, Goldman opened with a victory over A. Manafarov of Azerbaijan in the quarterfinals and a win over Gayk Ambartsumyan of Russia in the semifinals. Goldman captured the gold medal with a finals win over S. Darazhaa of Russia, 7-5.

In Greco, Goldman opened up with wins over opponents from Germany and Azerbaijan. He was defeated in the finals by Grigori Buliga of France.

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