original photo courtesy of Jim Thrall; MatFocus.com
This week’s Adidas High School Wrestler of the Week award goes to Dustin Plott of Tuttle High in Tuttle, Oklahoma. Plott, the top-ranked wrestler in the country at 170 pounds, bumped up to 182 this weekend for Oklahoma Red in the Freestyle Junior National Duals. Dustin’s win helped his Oklahoma Red squad earn a team title at the event, as they narrowly defeated Illinois 32-31. The rising senior was dominant at the tournament, going 8-0 with seven technical falls. Along the way, he picked up a 17-7 tech fall victory over Cornell’s incoming freshman Chris Foca of New Jersey as well as a 14-3 tech fall over incoming Iowa freshman Zach Glazier of Minnesota. Plott also earned an impressive 4-2 win over Iowa signee Abe Assad, a Cadet World bronze medalist in 2018. Last summer, Dustin made the finals of the Junior National freestyle championships in Fargo, despite not having started his junior season, yet. Before the 2018-19 campaign, he also earned a championship belt at the Super 32. Plott is committed to stay home and wrestle at Oklahoma State in college.
Congratulations to Dustin Plott, TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week.