Maya Nelson named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | June 10, 2014, 9:33 a.m. (ET)

Maya Nelson (Denver, Colo./Team USA) 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.


Nelson won a FILA Cadet women’s freestyle title at the German Grand Prix this past weekend in Dormagen, Germany.


Nelson won five matches on the way to the title at the 56 kg/123 lbs. She beat Tatiana Novik of Russia in the championship finals.


Nelson is a past Junior Nationals champion.


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