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Feb 21 Dremiel Byers named TheMat com Wrestler of the Week for Feb 15 21

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | Feb. 21, 2011, 2:30 p.m. (ET)
Dremiel Byers (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army) has been named Wrestler of the Week for Feb. 15-21.

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.

Byers won a gold medal in the Greco-Roman competition at the Granma Cup on Feb. 17 in Havana, Cuba.

Byers, a 2002 World champion, 2007 World bronze medalist and 2009 World silver medalist, swept three straight matches to win the title at 120 kg/264.5 pounds.

Byers defeated Nico Schmidt of Germany, 0-1, 1-0, 2-0 in the gold-medal bout. Schmidt was fifth in the 2010 World Championships. Byers was a 2008 U.S. Olympian.

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