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Jenna Burkert named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for May 4-10



Jenna Burkert (Middle Island, N.Y./USOEC) has been named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for May 4-10.

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.

Burkert won a gold medal at 60 kg/132 lbs. at the Pan American Youth Olympic Games Qualifier in women’s freestyle held on May 4 in Monterrey, Mexico.

Burkert won three matches by pin, including a fall over Miriam Elizabeth Flores of Mexico in the finals.

By winning the gold medal, Burkert has secured a spot in the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), which will be held in Singapore, August 14-26.

Burkert is a junior at Marquette High School in Michigan, where she trains as part of the U.S. Olympic Education Center program at Northern Michigan University.

Burkert won a Junior Nationals Championships last summer in Fargo, N.D.

Note: To nominate a wrestler for TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week, send the athlete's name, accomplishments for the week and career accomplishments to Craig Sesker at csesker@usawrestling.org
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