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Apr 13 Cataline named TheMat com Wrestler of the Week

By Gary Abbott | April 13, 2005, midnight (ET)
Jackie Cataline (Corona, Calif./Cataline's Wildcats) has been named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for the week of March 22-28. 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. Cataline won two USA Wrestling age-group national titles during the Body Bar Women's Nationals, held in El Cajon, Calif., April 9-10. On Saturday, April 9, Cataline was the champion at 60 kg/132 lbs. at the Body Bar Women's FILA Cadet Nationals. This tournament features athletes 15-17 years old. In the championship finals, Cataline defeated a returning FILA Cadet champion, Cheyenne Stokes of Oklahoma, 6-0, 2-3, 4-0. In the pool finals, Cataline also defeated a returning FILA Cadet runner-up, Sara Peasley of Wisconsin, 2-1, 7-2. On Sunday, Cataline won the gold medal at 63 kg/138.75 lbs. at the Body Bar Women's FILA Junior Nationals. This tournament features athletes 17-20 years old. By winning the tournament, Cataline earned a spot on the U.S. Junior World Team, which will compete in the Junior World Championships in Lithuania this summer. Cataline was named the Outstanding Wrestler at the Body Bar Women's FILA Junior Nationals. She defeated 2004 U.S. Senior Nationals champion Na'Tasha Umemoto (Portland, Ore./USA Cobra) in the championship finals, 3-1, 2-0. This was Cataline's first major national freestyle competition. Click here to view previous Athletes of the Week
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