The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week is Myzar Mendoza of Wilkes. Mendoza only wrestled once, but it was a big win, as he defeated #1 ranked 2013 All-American Alex Gomez of Ithaca 3-2 as part of a 23-9 Wilkes win. The victory was the 800th dual meet win in Wilkes history, making them one of only 12 wrestling programs to hit the mark, and one of only two in Division III.
Mendoza, a senior from Westminster, Maryland, is now 23-6 on the year, winning the Monarch Invitational and placing 4th at both the Wilkes Open and MAC Championship. His career record is now 105-29, and he was also named MAC Wrestler of the Week this week. Wilkes finishes up the regular season on Thursday at home against King’s and then will prepare for the East Regional on March 2nd.