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Dremiel Byers named Wrestler of the Week for July 27-Aug. 1

Dremiel Byers (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army) has been named Wrestler of the Week for July 27-Aug. 1.

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.

Byers beat Olympic and World champion Khasan Baroev of Russia claim the gold medal at 120 kg/264.5 lbs. at the respected Pytlasinski International Tournament on July 31 in Raciborz, Poland.

Byers defeated Baroev 1-0, 1-0 in the championship finals in Greco-Roman wrestling.

A 2008 Olympian, Byers has won a 2002 World gold medal, a 2009 World silver medal and a 2007 World bronze medal. Baroev was a 2004 Olympic champion, 2008 Olympic silver medalist and won a World title in 2006.

Byers won four matches, stopping Yannick Szczepanik of France, Lalli Taisto of Finland and Ralf Bohtinger of Germany prior to the finals. Byers won a silver medal at the 2009 Pytlasinki International.

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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