The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week is Jayden Cardenas of Cortland. Cardenas won the Racich Rumble at Ursinus College this past weekend at 133 lbs. The 2nd seeded wrestler won five matches on his way to the title including three falls and and a tech fall. After a 6-1 decision in the semifinals, Cardenas secured a first period fall against #3 ranked Dalton Rohrbaugh of York in the finals. Rohrbaugh finished 3rd in last season’s NCAA Championships. His championship helped the Red Dragons to a second place finish in the event.
Cardenas, a junior from Brooklyn, New York, is in his second season of competition with the Red Dragons thanks to losing the 2021 season to COVID cancellation. in 2022, he qualified for the NCAA Championships at 133 lbs. after winning the Mideast Region title. He compiled a 17-5 record last season, winning the NYS Intercollegiates and Messiah Petrofes tournaments. After this weekend, Cardenas is 8-0 on the year and 25-5 for his career. Cortland next competes in the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Championships at Oswego on Saturday.