Celebration of Life services for WCAP wrestler Estrella Dorado Marin, set for Jan. 29-30 in Colorado

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Life Celebration for Estrella Dorado Marin graphic

The family of Army WCAP wrestler Estrella Dorado Marin, who unexpectedly passed away on January 3 at the age of 21, has announced the details of the Celebration of Life for Estrella.

The family provided this order of service:


  • Monday, January 29 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. MT at Romeros Funeral Home, 4750 Tejon Street, Denver, CO 80211
  • Tuesday, January 30 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Story Line Church, 14605 West 64th Avenue, Arvada, CO 80004

Church Service

  • Tuesday, January 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Story Line Church, 14605 West 64th Avenue, Arvada, CO 80004


  • Tuesday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, 4400 W. Kenyon Ave., Denver CO 80236


  • Tuesday, January 30 following the burial at VFW, 2680 W Hampden Ave., Englewood CO 80110.

The family encourages people to wear Green and White to the service.

“It was a tremendously sad day for USA Wrestling when we lost a member of our family with the passing of Army WCAP wrestler Estrella Dorado Marin,” said USA Wrestling’s National Women’s Coach Terry Steiner. “She was not only one of our rising young stars, she was also a great teammate and a great friend that people could lean on. She is already missed by everyone. But her legacy will carry on through the Army WCAP Program and USA Wrestling’s women’s program.”

Estrella, called Star by her friends, had already made her mark on the national and international scene. She was a 2022 Pan American U20 Championships silver medalist, after placing second at the 2022 U20 World Team Trials. Twice, Estrella placed fifth at the U.S. Senior Open, in both 2021 and 2022. In 2023, she was the Armed Forces champion. Among her other achievements were medals in events in Germany and the Netherlands.

According to her WCAP biography, Estrella joined the U.S. Army in August 2020. Her military position was MOS:92F, Fuel Supply Specialist.

Army WCAP bio - Estrella Dorado

She was very active and successful in USA Wrestling’s age-group programs prior to joining Army WCAP, winning multiple All-American honors. She placed seventh at the 2019 Junior Nationals, fourth in the 2019 U17 Nationals, fifth in the 2018 Junior Nationals and fourth in the 2017 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals.

Her younger sister, Adriana Dorado Marin, was one of her teammates with the Army WCAP program. Because of her love for wrestling, and her commitment to pursuing excellence in the sport, Estrella made friends throughout Colorado, the United States and around the world. She made an impact on the lives of so many within the wrestling family.

A moving obituary was written about Estrella Dorado Marin by Stephen Warns of Joint Base San Antonio, which was published in a number of national military publications. Those who knew Estrella or are interested in learning more about this remarkable wrestler are encouraged to read this story.

WCAP mourns the loss of star wrestler Spc. Estrella Dorado Marin