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Biography - Helen Maroulis, MD

2021-22 Team USA Ranking: No. 1 at 57 kg/125 lbs.
Years on Team USA: 11 (2008-19, 20-21)
Residence: Rockville, Md.
Club: Sunkist Kids
College: Simon Fraser Univ., Missouri Baptist
High School: Marquette, Mich., Rockville, Md. (Colonel Zadock Magruder)
Born: Sept. 19, 1991 in Rockville, Md.
Height: 5-3

Past Olympic Games
2021 Olympics (bronze at 57 kg), 2016 Olympics (gold at 53 kg)

Past Senior World Teams
2021 Worlds (gold at 57 kg), 2018 Worlds (21st at 57 kg), 2017 Worlds (gold at 58 kg), 2015 Worlds (gold at 55 kg), 2014 Worlds (bronze at 55 kg), 2013 Worlds (seventh at 55 kg), 2012 Worlds (silver at 55 kg), 2011 Worlds (fifth at 55 kg), 2008 Worlds (eighth at 51 kg)

Past Age-Group World Teams
2011 Junior Worlds (silver at 55 kg), 2010 Junior Worlds (bronze at 55 kg), 2009 Junior Worlds (17th at 55 kg), 2008 Junior Worlds (bronze at 51 kg)

Career Highlights

• 2016 Olympic champion (first U.S. woman to win an Olympic wrestling gold medal)
• 2020 Olympic bronze medalist (first U.S. woman to win two Olympic medals)
• Three-time World champion (2015, 2017, 2021)
• Five-time World medalist (2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2021)
• Three-time Junior World medalist (2008, 2010, 2011)
• World Cup champion (2013, 2015)
• Two-time Pan American gold medalist (2011, 2012)
• Six-time U.S. Open champion (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
• Four-time WCWA women’s college national champion (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)

Achievements
2021: World champion… Olympic bronze medalist…U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion… Henri Deglane Challenge champion (France)…
2020: Second in Pan American Olympic Qualifier (Canada)… Pan American Olympic Qualifier Wrestle-off champion…
2018: Final X special wrestle-off champion… 
2017: World champion… Poland Open champion… U.S. World Team Trials champion… Third in Outstanding Ukrainian Memorial… 
2016: Olympic gold medalist… 1st World Olympic Qualifier champion (Mongolia)… U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion… 
2015: UWW Golden Grand Prix Finals champion (Azerbaijan)… World champion… Grand Prix of Spain champion… U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open champion… Mongolia Open champion… World Cup champion… Cerro Pelado International champion (Cuba)… Dave Schultz Memorial International champion…
2014: Henri Deglane Challenge champion… Open Cup of Russia champion…  Third in World Championships… Third in Golden Grand Prix (Azerbaijan)… Phase II World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open champion… Austria Ladies Open champion… Second in Klippan Lady Open (Sweden)… Cerro Pelado International champion (Cuba)… Dave Schultz Memorial International champion…
2013: Third in Heydar Aliyev Golden Grand Prix (Azerbaijan)… Seventh in World Championships… Second in Olympia 2013 (Greece)… U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open champion… World Cup gold medalist… Ukrainian Memorial International champion… Dave Schultz Memorial International champion…
2012: World silver medalist… U.S. World Team Wrestle-Off champion… U.S. Olympic Team Trials runner-up… Pan-American gold medalist… Dave Schultz Memorial International silver medalist… U.S. Open champion…
2011: New York AC International Open silver medalist… Pan-American gold medalist… Fifth in World Championships… U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open champion… Grand Prix of Tourcoing (France) bronze medalist… Dave Schultz Memorial International bronze medalist…
2010: Third in Open Cup of Russia… New York AC International champion… Hargobind International champion (Canada)… Canada Cup champion… U.S. World Team Trials runner-up… U.S. Open runner-up… Klippan Open (Sweden) bronze medalist… Dave Schultz Memorial International silver medalist…
2009: Third in U.S. World Team Trials… Pan-American bronze medalist… U.S. Open champion… Dave Schultz Memorial International bronze medalist…
2008: Eighth in World Championships… U.S. World Team Trials champion… Third in Junior World Championships… U.S. Open runner-up… 
College: Attended Simon Fraser Univ. in Canada, where she was coached by Mike Jones… Four-time WCWA women’s college national champion (2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014)… Won her first WCWA title at Missouri Baptist… 
High School: Spent her senior year of high school in Marquette, Mich., after joining the U.S. Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University… Two-time sixth place winner in the Maryland state tournament for Magruder High School (2006, 2008) … coached by Max Sartoph… 
Age-Group Achievements: Junior World silver medalist (2011) … Four-time Junior Body Bar Nationals champion (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) … Two-time Junior World bronze medalist (2008, 2010) … 17th at Junior World Championship (2009) … Two-time Junior Fargo Nationals champion (2007, 2008) … Two-time Cadet Body Bar Nationals champion (2007, 2008) … Folkstyle Junior Nationals champion (2008) … Fifth at Cadet Fargo Nationals (2006) … Third at Cadet Body Bar Nationals (2006)  
Personal: Daughter of John and Paula Maroulis…has two siblings, Michael and Tony… started wrestling at the age of seven…
Hobbies: reading… traveling… dancing… eating food… 
Awards: Three-time U.S. Open Outstanding Wrestler (2012, 2014, 2015)… 2016 USA Wrestling Women’s Wrestler of the Year… 
Note: First U.S. woman to win an Olympic gold medal in wrestling… First U.S. woman to win two Olympic medals…named one of eight international wrestling leaders for the United World Wrestling Super 8 women’s wrestling campaign… one of only four athletes to win four WCWA national titles … 


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