Apprentice School freshman wrestler Sterling Briscoe was named the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association Wrestler of the Week for the week ending January 15. He is the second Builder to be recognized by the USCAA behind Stuart Roes on December 13.
Briscoe, a pipefitter apprentice from Va. Beach, went 3-0 at the Virginia Duals to earn the Outstanding Wrestler award for the American College Division. He opened the event winning by fall against Nassau Community College's Jayson Kim in 1:45 for the lone Builder win in their opening match. He then scored a 5-2 decision against NCAA Division II Anderson University's Melchisedac LaVergne as the Builders won 30-12 in the consolation quarterfinals Friday. On Saturday he earned a 6-3 win over Peter Crawford of Liberty University in the third-place match.
In earning the Outstanding Wrestler of the American Division he joined current assistant coaches Micah Amrozowicz (2007) and Cecil Lee (2009) as Outstanding Wrestler award winners at the Virginia Duals.
On the year, Briscoe is third on the team in wins with a 15-4 record wrestling mainly at 141 pounds. The Builders are next in action on Saturday, at Woodside High School, when they host the 32nd annual Builder Invitational starting at 9 am.