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Stephanie Murata named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for March 25-31



Stephanie Murata (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) has been named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for March 25-31.

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. The announcement will be made each week on Wednesday.

Murata won a gold medal at 48 kg/105.5 pounds this past weekend during the first day of action at the Grand Prix of the Buriyatia Republic's President Tournament in Ulan Ude, Russia. Murata won four matches on the way to the title.

Murata is the top-ranked women's wrestler on Women's Team USA at her weight class. She was a World silver medalist in 2001, and placed fifth at the 2007 World Championships.

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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