|Les Sigman named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for Nov. 1-7|
By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling
Les Sigman (State College, Pa./Nittany Lion WC) has been named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for Nov. 1-7.
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.
Sigman won a gold medal in the Hargobind International at 120 kg/264.5 lbs. on Saturday in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, then won additional prize money in the big challenge match to cap the evening.
In the freestyle finals at 120 kg, Sigman defeated Sunny Dhinsa of Canada, 1-0, 7-0 to earn $2,000.
In the special challenge match between the champions at 96 kg and 120 kg, Sigman beat Canada’s top 96 kg competitor Khetag Pliev 3-2, 1-0, to claim an additional $5,000 bonus. He was declared grand wrestling champion for the event and given a giant golden scepter.
This is the second time that Sigman has been the grand champion at the Hargobind International, after winning both the 120 kg and Challenge Match in 2009.
Sigman made the U.S. World Team in 2010 before missing the end of last season with an injury.
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