The first d3wrestle.com/WWSport.com Wrestler of the Week for 2009-2010 is Aljamain Sterling of Cortland. This past weekend, Sterling won the Ithaca Invitational and was awarded Most Outstanding Wrestler. During the last three rounds of the tournament, he defeated the #3, #2, and #1 seeds in order. In the semifinals, he defeated Seth Ecker of Ithaca, a 2009 All-American at 125. In the finals, he defeated Chad Winowich of Ithaca, a 2009 All-American at 133.
Sterling, a junior from Uniondale, New York, transferred into Cortland from Morrisville last year. In 2009, he was the Empire Conference runner-up (to Winowich) at 133 lbs. He compiled a 32-11 record wrestling at 133 and 141 for the Red Dragons. Cortland next competes this weekend at the John Reese Duals at Wilkes University.