2021 FloWrestling Who's Number One

Casey Swiderski - Vade Nutrition Performer Of The Night

Casey Swiderski - Vade Nutrition Performer Of The Night

Casey Swiderski earns the "Vade Nutrition Performer of the Night" after defeating the #1 pound-for-pound wrestler in the country - Jesse Mendez.

Sep 19, 2021 by Jon Kozak
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While there were many notable performers, Casey Swiderski received the honor of the “Vade Nutrition Performer of the Night” for his win over Jesse Mendez. 

Hear from Casey Swiderski after the win:


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Going into the match, it would have been hard to find anyone outside of Casey Swiderski’s friends and family who were picking him to leave with a win. Jesse Mendez was the pound for pound #1 ranked high school wrestler and has was coming off making a junior world team as a junior in high school. However, that didn’t stop Swiderski from getting the 7-5 win and earning the #1 ranking at 138 lbs.

Match Summary

After a minute of trading offensive attacks, Casey Swiderski struck first and scored on a single leg. After an escape, Mendez struck back with a takedown of his own to go up 3-2. Swiderski earned an escape of his own making the match 3-3 at the end of the first period. In the second period, Mendez earned a quick escape and, despite action on their feet, the period ended with Mendez up 4-3.

The start of the third period marked the beginning of the turning point in the match. Mendez already had 2 cautions because of false starts and gave up a point for starting early. After an escape, Swiderski took a 5-4 lead with 1:17 remaining in the match. Rather than playing defense, Swiderski went on the attack and scored a takedown on a double leg with 1:05 left in the match. Mendez earned a quick escape but was unable to penetrate Swiderski’s defense and the match ended 7-5 in favor of Casey Swiderski. 


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