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Amberle Montgomery named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for Aug. 31 - Sept. 6



Amberle Montgomery (Kent, Wash./Gator WC/OCU) has been named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for Aug. 31 - Sept. 6

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.

Montgomery won a silver medal at 63 kg/138.75 lbs. at the SportAccord World Combat Games on Sept. 1.

This unique competition includes elite international competition in a number of combat and martial arts disciplines.

Montgomery lost to Olesya Zamula of Azerbaijan in the gold-medal finals, 2-4, 0-6.

Montgomery went 2-1 in her pool competition, with victories over Olga Kalinina of Kazakhstan and Kayoko Kudo of Japan, and a loss to Panpan Yang of China. Nobody went unbeaten in the pool, and Montgomery advanced to the finals by scoring the most classification points during her matches, bolstered by two pins.

Montgomery is currently a member of Women’s Team USA, holding a No. 3 ranking on the national team at her weight class. She was a 2010 WCWA women’s college national champions for Oklahoma City University.

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
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