original photo courtesy of Chris Mora; Tech-Fall.com
The Open Mat’s High School Wrestler of the Week Award powered by Adidas goes to Nicholas Feldman of Malvern Prep of Malvern, Pennsylvania. Over the weekend, Feldman, just a high school sophomore, took second at 197 pounds in the East Stroudsburg Open. Feldman started his tournament off with a 22-4 tech fall in the opening round. He then notched a 17-7 major decision in the second round before taking out Old Dominion freshman and three-time New Jersey state placer Santino Morina 10-4 in the semifinals. Feldman dropped his finals match 8-2 to Navy’s Alex Benoit, but was the highest placing high schooler in the college open this weekend. He’s currently just outside the rankings at 195 having taken fourth at National Preps and third in freestyle at Fargo. He won a cadet Fargo title in Greco.
Congratulations to Nicholas Feldman, TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week.