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Terry Shockley named Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

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Justin Ruiz named Wrestler of the Week for Aug. 7-13

Justin Ruiz (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) has been named Wrestler of the Week for Aug. 7-13.

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.

Ruiz won a bronze medal in Greco-Roman wrestling this past weekend at the Ion Cornianu Memorial Tournament on Aug. 10-12 in Brasov, Romania.

Ruiz finished third at 96 kg/211.5 lbs. Ruiz fell to eventual runner-up Lajos Viragh of Hungary in the semifinals. Ruiz came back to beat Hungary's Juan Nemeth in the match for the bronze medal.

Ruiz, a 2005 World bronze medalist, will compete in the World Championships on Sept. 17-23 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Ruiz will wrestle in the World Championships for the fourth straight time. The past NCAA All-American from the University of Nebraska did not place in 2003 or 2006.

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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