Dremiel Byers named TheMat com Wrestler of the Week for Jan 31 Feb 6

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | Feb. 06, 2012, 1:56 p.m. (ET)
Dremiel Byers (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army) has been named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for Jan. 31-Feb. 6.

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.

Byers won his record sixth Dave Schultz Memorial International on Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Byers beat past World fifth-place finisher Nico Schmidt of Germany 1-0, 1-0 in the Greco-Roman finals at 120 kg/264.5 lbs.

Byers, a 2008 Olympian, has won World gold, silver and bronze medals in his standout career.

Note: To nominate a wrestler for TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week, send the athlete's name, accomplishments for the week and career accomplishments to Craig Sesker at csesker@usawrestling.org