photo courtesy of Marc Billett; PaPowerWrestling.com
This week’s Adidas High School Wrestler of the Week award goes to Erik Gibson of Forest Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Gibson, a rising sophomore who sits just outside the rankings at 152, went 6-0 this weekend at the Buffalo Valley RTC Duals. In doing so, he recorded three falls and one technical fall. His most impressive performance, however, came in an 11-3 major decision victory over Nazareth’s DaShawn Farber. Farber is ranked No. 13 at 145 and is a two-time Georgia state champion as well as a runner-up in Pennsylvania in 2019. Gibson, who took third in Pennsylvania in 2019, is part of an emerging Forest Hills program that also featured freshman state champion Jackson Arrington this past year.
Congratulations to Erik Gibson, TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week.