Chase named TheMat com Wrestler of the Week

By Gary Abbott | July 14, 2004, 12 a.m. (ET)
Caitlyn Chase (Naperville, Ill.) has been named Wrestler of the Week for the week of July 6-July 12. 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. Chase won a gold medal at 49 kg/108 lbs. in the women's Cadet division at the Canada Cup in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, July 9-10. She was one of three young U.S. women to claim gold medals in the women's Cadet tournament. This was the first year that a Cadet tournament was held as part of the Canada Cup. Chase won all five of her bouts, three by technical fall and two by pin. For the second straight year, Chase has been named as a First Team member of Girls High School All-American Wrestling Team. She wrestles for Glenbard North High School in Illinois. Chase was one of only a handful of high school athletes to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Wrestling in women's wrestling, and was able to win a bout in the Challenge Tournament portion of the competition. She has won a number of age-group national titles within USA Wrestling and is a top prospect for future U.S. teams. Click here to view previous Athletes of the Week