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Adeline Gray Elena Pirozhkova named TheMat com Wrestler of the Week

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | Oct. 01, 2012, 1:11 p.m. (ET)
Adeline Gray (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) and Elena Pirozhkova (Colorado Springs, Colo./Gator WC) have been named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week.

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.

Gray and Pirozhkova won gold medals for the U.S. at the FILA Women's World Championships this past week in Sherwood Park, Canada.

Gray pinned Canada's Dorothy Yeats in the finals at 67 kg/147.5 lbs. Gray won her second World medal on the Senior level. She won a World bronze medal in 2011.

Pirozhkova downed Bulgaria's Taybe Yusein 2-1, 2-5, 1-0 in the finals at 63 kg/138.75 lbs. She won her second World medal. Pirozhkova won a World silver medal in 2010.

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
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