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Marcie Van Dusen named Wrestler of the Week for Jan. 15-21

Marcie Van Dusen (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) has been named Wrestler of the Week for Jan. 15-21.

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.

Van Dusen knocked off five-time World champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Saori Yoshida of Japan on Jan. 19 to lift the U.S. into the finals of the World Cup in Taiyuan, China. Van Dusen won the match 4-1, 2-2. The American women's freestyle squad beat Japan 4-3 to advance to the finals.

Van Dusen's win snapped Yoshida's 119-match winning streak. It was Yoshida's first loss in international competition since 2001. Yoshida has won every World and Olympic title in her weight class since 2002.

Van Dusen went 3-0 on the weekend at 55 kg/121 lbs. for an American team that placed second at the World Cup. The U.S. fell to China 4-3 in the finals.

The 25-year-old Van Dusen made her first U.S. World Team in 2007 and placed 10th at the 2007 World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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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