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Nicole Woody named Wrestler of the Week for Aug. 29-Sept. 4

Nicole Woody (Odenton, Md./New York AC) has been named Wrestler of the Week for Aug. 29-Sept. 4.

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.

Woody captured the Junior World Championship in women's freestyle wrestling on Aug. 31 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Woody won the gold medal at 44 kg/97 lbs after she swept Diana Piza of Ecuador 4-0, 3-2 in the championship bout.

Woody rallied to beat Anastasia Koltun of Russia 0-3, 4-3, 5-3 in the quarterfinals before sweeping Eglys Siviva of Venezuela 2-1, 5-1 in the semifinals.

It has been a banner season for the 18-year-old Woody, who was named Outstanding Wrestler at Junior Nationals this year. Woody has won three straight titles at Junior Nationals. She also won the 2006 U.S. Girls Wrestling Association Folkstyle High School Nationals. She placed seventh at the U.S. Nationals on the Senior level in 2006.

Woody also was a first-team selection to the 2006 Girls High School All-American Wrestling Team.

She qualified for the 2005 boys state tournament in Maryland. She is a junior at Arundel High School.

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