Meet The US Olympic Wrestling Team – Men’s GR 55kg & 74kg

Wrestling Begins on 8/5 With Mango and Provisor!

Spenser Mango
55kg Men’s Greco-Roman
Born:  7/6/86  St. Louis, MO
High School:  Christian Brothers College
College:  Northern Michigan University via the US Olympic Education Program

     – 2X state champion in high school, 3X state qualifier, also lettered in football
     – 2008 US Olypic Trials Champion (placed 8th in Beijing)
     – 2009 World Team Trials Champion (placed 9th at Worlds)
     – 2010  World Team Trials Champion, US Open Champion
     – 2011  World Team Trails Champion, US Open Champion
     – 2012  Olympian, US Open Champion

Mango’s Results: 1-2 (did not medal)
Won: 6-1, 1-0 over Mohamed Abouhalima (Egypt)
Lost: 4-0, 4-0 to  Rovshan Bayramov (Azerbaijan)
Bayramov makes it to finals so Mango re-enters through repechage
Lost: 2-0, 1-0 to Mingiyan Semenov (Russia)

Ben Provisor
74kg Men’s Greco-Roman
Born:  6/26/90  Stevens Point, Wisconsin
High School:  Stevens Point
College:  Northern Michigan University via the US Olympic Education Program

     – 4X Wisconsin state place winner in high school, also lettered in football
     – 2010 US Junior World Team Trials Champion
     – 2011 US Open Champion
     – 2012 US Olympic Trials Champion

Provisor’s Results:  1-1 (did not medal)
Won: 0-3, 1-0, 1-0 over Alexi Bell (Cuba)
Lost: 1-0, 6-0 to  Zurabi Datunashvili (Georgia)
Datunashvili lost in quarters thus eliminating Provisor


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