Mark Hall (Apple Valley, Minn./Minnesota Storm) has been selected as TheMat.com Athlete of the Week on Sept. 7, 2016.
The 19-year-old Hall won men’s freestyle gold for the U.S. at the 2016 Junior World Championships with a remarkable performance at 74 kg/163 lbs. in Macon, France last week.
Hall won five matches at Le Spot Arena over the top Junior wrestlers in the World to win his first Junior crown. Two of Hall’s five wins came by technical fall with one other coming by pin.
A pivotal moment in Hall’s tournament came in the semifinals against Junior European champion Murad Suleymanov. Trailing by three late in the match, Hall remained poised and mounted a clutch comeback to win on criteria, 5-5. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org