Ryan Flores from the American University wrestling team has been named the American University Student-Athlete of the Week presented by GEICO, Department of Athletics officials announced Monday. The junior fell 2-1 in the heavyweight national title match against Lehigh's Zach Rey on Saturday night in Philadelphia, Pa.
Flores' appearance in the finals was just the second in program history following Josh Glenn's 197 lbs. National Championship in 2007. This was Flores' third appearance at Nationals and first-ever All-America honor. He finished the season with a 26-6 record including 10 falls, two tech-falls, and three major decisions.
Go behind-the-scenes in Flores' title match in the video below: