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Nebraska's Craig Brester named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for March 3-9



Craig Brester (Howells, Neb./University of Nebraska) has been named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for March 3-9.

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.

Brester was named Outstanding Wrestler at the Big 12 Championships after winning the title at 197 pounds on March 7 in Lincoln, Neb.

Brester, ranked No. 2 nationally, beat fourth-ranked Max Askren of Missouri 15-4 in the semifinals before downing No. 1 Jake Varner of Iowa State 4-3 in the finals.

Brester, a junior who placed fourth nationally at 197 last year, led Nebraska to a share of the Big 12 team title. Nebraska and Iowa State tied for the title with 70 points apiece.

Brester is trying to join fellow Howells, Neb. native Brad Vering as an NCAA champion. Vering, a two-time Olympian and World silver medalist, won an NCAA title for the Huskers in 2000.

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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