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Helen Maroulis Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

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Who Is Helen Maroulis?

Helen Maroulis, born September 19, 1991, is an American freestyle wrestler who competes in the women's 53-kg, 55-kg, and 57-kg divisions. She was born in Rockville, Maryland and is the daughter of Paula and Yiannis "John" Maroulis who is of greek descent. As a freshman at Magruder High School she became the first female wrestler to place at the Maryland state wrestling championships.That same year she was named Most Outstanding Wrestler of a tournament after pinning a senior boy who had won that title the previous year. In high school she racked up a total of 99 victories.

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After her time at Magruder High School she transferred to Marquette Senior High School in Marquette, Michigan and then went on to join Missouri Baptist University where she wrestled for the women's wrestling team in St. Louis. Her last transfer was to Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada to compete. Currently, she trains at the U.S. Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University.

Helen was a gold medalist at the 2015 World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was also a gold medalist at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Helen became the first ever American to win a gold medal in women's freestyle wrestling at the Olympic Games during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

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How Old Is Helen Maroulis?

Born September 19, 1991, Helen Maroulis is 29 years old.

Helen Maroulis Family

Helen Marolis’s grandparents emigrated to the United States from the Greek island Kalamos in the 1960’s. She is the daughter of Paula and Yiannis "John" Maroulis

How Much Is Helen Maroulis Worth?

Helen Maroulis has an estimated net worth between $1 Million and $5 Million.

How Tall Is Helen Maroulis?

Helen Maroulis stands at 5 feet and 3 inches tall.

How Much Does Helen Maroulis Weigh?

Depending on her current weight class, Helen Maroulis weighs between 116 and 123 pounds. 

Helen Maroulis Fight List

During the 2016 Rio Olympics, Helen Maroulis beat Saori Yoshida 4-1, winning a gold medal which happened to be the first Olympic gold medal for the United States in a womens wrestling event. Maroulis gave much credit to her coach Valentin Kalika for her success in this competition.

To win her third consecutive gold medal, Helen Maroulis defeated Olympic bronze medalist Marwa Amri of Tunisia at the 2017 World Championships. This match occurred in the finals of the 128 pound weight class, and Maroulis won with an 11-0 technical fall. In the Pro Wrestling League, Helen Maroulis lost to Pooja Dhanda on January 16, 2018.

During the 2018 World Championships, Maroulis was defeated by Alyona Kelosnik in the first round, which came as a shocking upset for Maroulis who was the defending world and Olympic champion. The defeat of Maroulis was largely attributed to a serious head injury which had occurred in her last tournament. As this injury was significant, it caused Maroulis to delay her world team qualifier match, and it also impacted the amount of live sparring she was able to do prior to the event.

Helen Maroulis spent 9 years on Team USA from 2008-17. Her career highlands on Team USA are as follows:

- 2016 Olympic gold medalist

- The first U.S. woman to win an Olympic wrestling gold medal

- 2015 World champion

- 2012 World silver medalist

- 2013 World bronze medalist

- Three-time Junior World medalist (2011 silver, 2008 & 2010 bronze)

- 2013 and 2015 World Cup champion

- 2011 Pan American Games champion

- Six-time U.S. Open champion

- Four-time WCWA women’s college national champion

Helen Maroulis is one of just two Olympic Gold Medal wrestlers from Maryland, and is the only Maryland public school wrestler, male or female, to achieve the title of Olympic Champion. She has won championships in twelve countries, including Austria, Azerbaijan, Canada, Cuba, France, Greece, Mongolia, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States. 

In addition to all of her successes on the mat, Helen also has an impressive and emotional comeback story. After suffering a severe brain injury during a match in India in 2018, a pair of concussions caused her uncontrollable emotions, an altered personality, and uneasiness about returning to the sport. After originally announcing her retirement from the sport and taking time to heal from the trauma of the injury, Helen came back with two impressive wins to break her retirement. Since her injury and in more recent times, she placed second in the 2020 Pan American Olympic Qualifier in Canada as well as the Pan American Olympic Qualifier Wrestle-off champion. In 2021 she achieved the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Champion, as well as the Henri Deglane Challenge Champion.

After beginning her wrestling career at the age of 8, most of her early competition in high school took place against males. This was no easy task for her, but her passion for the sport compelled her to continue. Her success and determination helped change the landscaping of wrestling in Maryland. Early in her high school career, opposing coaches chose to forfeit the match rather than send their male opponent out against her. Eventually she worked to change the attitude of many coaches towards female wrestlers.

With so many successful performances, Maroulis has wrestled internationally, trained for the Olympics, and traveled the world serving as an ambassador for the USA women’s wrestling team. Maroulis also runs wrestling clinics for wrestlers of all ages and has the ability to share her love and passion for the sport with the youth.

Due to the accomplishments of Maroulis and other high profile athletes, there are many more opportunities for female wrestlers both in Maryland and across the county. She has served a pivotal role in paving the way for young women to pursue wrestling through her hard work, determination, faith, and sincerity. 

Helen Maroulis Best Match Of All Time

At the 2018 Beat the Streets Rumble on the River, Maroulis faced Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria who at the time was a returning World silver medalist and a 2015 Bronze medalist. Despite the odds being against her, Maroulis pulled off an exciting win, often looked at as one of her best performances of all time.

Who Did Helen Maroulis Lose To?

Helen Marlous has lost to saori Yoshida x2, Ida-Theres Nerell, Sofia Mattsson, Mimi Hristova, Chiho Hamada, and Alyona Kolesnik in Olympic and World Championship events.

What Is Helen Maroulis’ Record?

Helen finished her career at Magruder High School with a record of 99-26. She has had many Olympic and World Championship matches and has only lost 7 of them.

Helen Maroulis Injuries

Helen Marlous suffered a serious head injury during a match in India in 2018. She was sidelined during most of 2018 and 2019 due to her concussion as well as shoulder surgery.

Is Helen Maroulis Retired?

After suffering a serious head injury, Helen Maroulis announced her retirement from the sport in 2019. However, after a brief retirement Helen returned to the mat as she wrestled the top U.S. women in her weight class for a spot in an Olympic qualifying tournament. She pinned her opponent in both of her matches in her first competition in 16 months.

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