Chas Betts named TheMat com Wrestler of the Week for Dec 13 19

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | Dec. 19, 2011, 10:53 a.m. (ET)
Chas Betts (Colorado Springs, Colo./Minnesota Storm) has been named Wrestler of the Week for Dec. 13-19.

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.

Betts captured a Greco-Roman title at 84 kg/185 lbs. at the U.S. Open on Saturday in Arlington, Texas.

The second-seeded Betts stopped unseeded Zac Nielsen of the Minnesota Storm in the finals, 1-0, 1-0. It was his first career U.S. Open title.

Betts, a 2009 World Team member, pinned his first two opponents before shutting out his final three foes of the tournament.

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