Marci Van Dusen

USA Wrestling

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2007-08 Team USA Ranking: No. 1 at 55 kg/121 lbs.
Height: 5-5
Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Lake Arrowhead, Calif. (Rim of the World)
College: UCCS, Minnesota-Morris, Cal State-Monterey Bay
Years on Team USA: 4 (2002-04, 05-06, 07-08)
Club: Sunkist Kids
Coach: Terry Steiner

Career Highlights
2008: U.S. Nationals champion...Second at Pan American Championships...Went 3-0 at World Cup, including win over Olympic and World champion Saori Yoshida of Japan...
2007: New York AC Holiday International champion...10th in World Championships...Fifth in Warsaw Cup...Pan American Games silver medalist...U.S. World Team Trials champion...U.S. Nationals champion...Second in Kiev International...Tourcoing Golden Grand Prix (France) champion...Dave Schultz Memorial International champion...
2006: Third in New York AC Holiday International Open...Second in Clansmen International...Sunkist Kids/ASU International Open champion...Second in Dave Schultz Memorial International...Ivan Yarygin Memorial International champion (Russia)...
2005: U.S. World Team Trials champion...Second in U.S. Nationals...University Nationals champion...Henri Deglane Challenge champion...NYAC Holiday Championship champion...Sunkist Kids/ASU International champion...Third in World University Games...
2004: World University champion...Fifth in U.S. Olympic Team Trials...Fifth in U.S. Nationals...Fifth in Dave Schultz Memorial International...Fourth in Ivan Yarygin Memorial International (Russia)...Second in Kiev Grand Prix (Ukraine)...Fourth in Manitoba Open (Canada)...
2003: Third in U.S. World Team Trials...Fourth in U.S. Nationals...Second in University Nationals...Second in Sunkist Kids International Open...Fourth in Dave Schultz Memorial International...2002: Third in U.S. World Team Trials...Third in U.S. Nationals...Seventh in Sunkist Kids International Open...Minnesota-Morris Women's Open champion...
USA Age-group: Third in 1997-98 Cadet World Championships...Second in 1998 FILA Junior Nationals...1996-99 FILA Cadet Nationals champion...
College: Attends the Univ. of Colorado-Colorado Springs, where she is studying Health Care Management...Previously attended the Univ. of Minnesota-Morris, where she was coached by Doug Reese...Previously attended Cal State-Monterey Bay...
High School: Attended Rim of the World High School where she was a member of the varsity men's team coached by Dave Chapman...1997-98 C.I.F. California Southern Section women's champion...Fourth in 1999-2000 men's CIF Southern Section...Also lettered in soccer and volleyball...
Notes: Was defeated in a Special Wrestle-Off at 55 kg/121 lbs. following the 2005 U.S. World Team Trials.

Personal: Daughter of Tom and Cindy Van Dusen...Has one brother, T.J., and two sisters, Jamie and Dawnya...U.S. Olympic Training Center resident-athlete...Hobbies include fishing and hiking.

Awards: Outstanding Wrestler of 2007 U.S. Nationals.

Career Highlights

  • 2008 U.S. Nationals Champion
  • 2007 U.S. Nationals Champion
  • Two-time U.S. World Team Trials Champion (2005, 2007)
  • 2007 Dave Schultz Memorial Champion
  • 2005 University Nationals Champion
  • 2005 World University Champion
  • 1996-99 FILA Cadet Nationals champion
  • U.S. Olympic Training Center resident athlete