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Kelly named TheMat com Wrestler of the Week

By John Fuller | Aug. 21, 2004, 12 a.m. (ET)
Jamill Kelly (Stillwater, Okla./Gator WC) has been named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for the week of August 10-16. Each week, TheMat.com 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. According to National Coach Kevin Jackson, Kelly has looked very good in his training and has been a leader on the team. He, along with all of his Olympic teammates, did a tremendous job representing USA Wrestling and the sport at the official U.S. Olympic Men's Freestyle Wrestling Team Press conference in Athens. Kelly has also spent time training with his former college coach and two-time Olympic champion John Smith. Kelly is competing at his first Olympic Games. He did not place at the 2003 World Championships at 66 kg/145.5 lbs. Click here to view previous Athletes of the Week
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