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Steiner said the trials are designed to send the most deserving wrestler to London, and Maroulis has earned that honor based on her recent success. But even if she’s upset, there is a bright future.

“She’s a rising star — this is just beginning for Helen. She hasn’t made the Olympic team, yet. But I’m pretty sure she’ll have more opportunities; She’s very young. She has at least one more, if not two or three more cycles,” Steiner said. “Who knows at what point it becomes not important for her? But as long as she stays focused, she’s going to have opportunities to win a lot of championships.”