Caesar Rodney High wrestler Alexander McEvoy was voted tis week’s Athlete of the Week after recording pins in two big matches for the Riders last week. The junior 106-pounder won by a third-period fall to seal CR’s win 34-23 win over Smyrna before his pin helped CR stay close with Salesianum in a 34-30 loss.
McEvoy is currently 23-5 this season and has won individual titles at both the Milford and Joe Verciglio Invitationals.
“Alex has really stepped his game up this season,” said CR coach Dan Rigby. “I challenged him to never be outworked and he has willingly taken that task on. He is one of those guys that when you say something as a coach, you know it’s going to be done right away and with 100-percent accuracy. He has come such a long way in a short period of time and is an absolute pleasure to coach.”
The Athlete of the Week is nominated and chosen by our readers. The nominating period starts at 2 p.m. on Friday and ends at noon on Monday. A voting period follows from 5 p.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Wednesday.
This process is performed exclusively online. When nominating an athlete, please include name, school and sport as well as a photo and brief description of why he or she deserves that week’s honor.
All nominations must be high school varsity athletes and come from high schools within Kent or Sussex counties. The winner appears in print and online each Friday.