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Elena Pirozhkova named Wrestler of the Week

Elena Pirozhkova (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC) has been named Wrestler of the Week.

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.

Pirozhkova downed Ukraine’s Ganna Vasilenko 10-0 in a matchup of World champions at the Battle of Falls Women’s Wrestling Duals on Friday in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Teams from the United States, Canada and Ukraine put on a great show during three action-packed dual meets at the Gale Centre in Niagara Falls. The dual capped World Wrestling Month as the sport continues its quest to maintain its spot on the Olympic program.

Pirozhkova won April’s U.S. Open at 63 kg/138.75 lbs. to clinch a spot in the best-of-3 finals for the U.S. World Team Trials on June 21-22 in Stillwater, Okla.

Pirozhkova is a 2012 World champion, 2012 Olympian and 2010 World silver medalist.

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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