Original photo courtesy of Jim Thrall; MatFocus.com
While most of the wrestling world was fixated on the action in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania over the weekend, the nation’s best Cadet and Junior level girls were in Oklahoma City for US Marine Corps Folkstyle Nationals. This week’s Adidas High School Wrestler of the Week is Sterling Dias of Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) Academy in Clark County, Nevada. Dias took home not just one, but two titles over the weekend grabbing both Cadet and Junior level championships. Dias was the top seed in both tournaments. She went 6-0 at Junior level at 100 pounds with three falls and three decision victories. In the 94-pound Cadet division, she was even more dominant, notching three falls and a 10-0 major decision in the finals. Dias is also a returning freestyle national champion and was the Cadet level OW in Fargo.
Congratulations to Sterling Dias, TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week.