Chandler Rogers named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | April 07, 2014, 12:49 p.m. (ET)

Chandler Rogers (Stillwater, Okla./Stillwater Pioneers) 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.

Rogers captured the 170-pound Junior title at the USA Wrestling/Cliff Keen Folkstyle Nationals on Saturday at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

Rogers defeated Anthony Valencia of California 11-2 in the finals.

Rogers, an Oklahoma State University recruit, has excelled in numerous USA Wrestling age-group events. He has captured Junior and Cadet Nationals titles while competing for his native state of Washington.

He placed eighth for the U.S. at the 2012 FILA Cadet World Championships in Greco-Roman wrestling.

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