From the desk of the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club
The NLWC had an outstanding weekend with three wrestlers winning Gold Medals at the Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru!
One week after capturing a U.S. Open National Championship, Resident Athlete Ben Provisor (87 kg/192 lbs.) won a Bronze Medal in the Greco-Roman Championships. Ben had three wins on his way to the bronze. Ben was not expecting to compete in freestyle also, but after the U.S. team's J'den Cox became sick, Ben moved up to 92 kg (202 lbs.) and competed in the freestyle tournament. In an impressive performance, he then tech his way through the freestyle bracket to capture the Gold Medal.
Resident Athlete David Taylor (86 kg/189 lbs.) continued his winning ways by scoring four straight victories to capture the Gold Medal. In the finals, David knocked of two-time champion Yudenny Torreblanca of Cuba, 3-2. In the World Freestyle Rankings recently released by United World Wrestling, David is currently ranked 2nd in the World at 86 kg/189 lbs.)
Collegiate wrestler Mark Hall also competed under the NLWC banner for team U.S.A. at the Pan American Freestyle Championships. Mark dominated the competition to win a Gold Medal at 79 kg/174 lbs.
Congratulations to all three NLWC Wrestlers on outstanding performances at the Pan American Championships!