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Spenser Mango named Wrestler of the Week

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | May 13, 2013, 11:30 a.m. (ET)
Spenser Mango (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army) has been named Wrestler of the Week.

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.

Mango went 3-0 to highlight the U.S. performance during the Curby Cup Greco-Roman competition on Saturday in La Grange, Ill.

Mango, a two-time Olympian, started off the competition by defeating 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Peter Modos of Hungary 1-0, 1-0 at 55 kg/121 lbs.

Mango also recorded victories over Nikola Markovic of Serbia and Justas Petravicius of Lithuania during the event. He pinned Markovic and swept Petravicius 2-0, 7-0.

Mango captured a U.S. Open title last month in Las Vegas.

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