WWSport.com Wrestler of the Week: Jesse Harrington

The last d3wrestle.com/WWSport.com Wrestler of the Week for 2009 is Jesse Harrington of Delaware Valley.  Harrington was the champion at 157 lbs. at the Sunshine Open on Monday in Florida.  He came in as the fourth seed in a bracket featuring the #1, #4, and #5 ranked wrestlers from the most recent NWCA Individual Rankings.  Harrington, ranked 6th, defeated #1 ranked Jason Adams of Augsburg by an 8-6 decision in the semifinals before topping #5 ranked Zach Mizer (#10 in d3wrestle.com rankings) of Heidelberg 6-0 in the finals.  Also in the bracket was #4 ranked returning All-American Dan DiColo of TCNJ.

Harrington, a junior from New Providence, New Jersey, is currently 13-3 on the year with all three losses to Division I opponents.  He was second at the Cyclone Open at Centenary College.  Harrington missed all of last season with an injury, but he was the Midwest Regional runner-up and NCAA Qualifier at 149 lbs. in 2008, finishing with a 27-8 record.  His championship win at Sunshine was his 40th career victory.  After splitting the squad between Sunshine, Midlands, and the Wilkes Open, Delaware Valley returns to action at the Long Island Open on January 3rd before traveling to Iowa for the NWCA National Duals January 9th and 10th.