USA Wrestling 2004 Adams named TheMat c...

Adams named TheMat com Wrestler of the Week

By Gary Abbott | Nov. 03, 2004, 12 a.m. (ET)

Tori Adams (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) has been named Wrestler of the Week for the week of October 26-November 1. 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. The announcement will be made each week on Wednesday. Adams won a gold medal at 63 kg/138.75 lbs. and was named Outstanding Wrestler in the women's division at the Sunkist Kids/ASU International Open in Tempe, Ariz., October 29-30. The tournament was conducted under the new rules of international wrestling. In the gold-medal finals, Adams defeated 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials runner-up Alaina Berube(Escanaba, Mich./New York AC), in two straight periods, 2-1 and 3-1. Adams won four matches to claim the title, sweeping three matches in just two periods and winning the other bout by pin. She opened the tournament with a 1:10 pin of Brenna Larkin (Forest Grove, Ore./Pacific Univ) In the quarterfinals, she defeated 2004 Olympian Tela O'Donnell (Colorado Springs, Colo./Dave Schultz WC), 1-1 and 3-2. Her semifinal victory was over veteran Canadian wrestler Helen Hennick, 1-1 and 1-1. Adams was sixth in the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. She is a former Junior World medalist, and has been a member of Women's Team USA in the past. Click here to view previous Athletes of the Week