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Brooker named Wrestler of the Week

Note: To nominate a wrestler for Wrestler of the Week, send the athlete's name, accomplishments for the week and career accomplishments to John Fuller at

Anthony Brooker (Santa Barbara, Calif./U.S. Air Force) has been named Wrestler of the Week for the week of August 30-September 5.

Each week, will select an Athlete of the Week, based upon performance within wrestling for that week. The selection committee will consider any level of wrestling, from youth programs through the Senior level. The announcement will be made each week on Wednesday.

Brooker, a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and a helicopter pilot, was sent to New Orleans last week to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

His duties include transporting ill patients from hospitals, perform search and rescue missions, make food and water drops and recover bodies.

"There's only one way to help and I'm going to put 100 percent into it," Brooker said before he began his mission. "We're definitely going to be in a dangerous situation, flying above a city we're not familiar with ... if my mind was somewhere else, it would be a detriment to my crew and the people I'm flying with."

Brooker placed fourth at the 2005 U.S. World Team Trials and the 2005 U.S. Nationals. He also placed fourth in last year's Armed Forces Championships. His mission began at a time when he was hoping to attend the U.S. Greco-Roman National Team Training Camp in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Brooker attended The Citadel in college, where he was coached by Rob Hjerling. He earned a degree in Psychology from there.

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