Spenser Mango

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Mango at the Olympic Games in London in 2012

Spenser Mango (born July 6, 1986) from St. Louis, Missouri is an American Greco-Roman Wrestler. Mango attended CBC High School. Mango has represented the United States in numerous international competitions[1] including the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing China, where he reached the quarterfinals.[2] [3] Mango is currently a member of the United States World Team and the top-ranked American in his weight class (55 kg/121 lbs).[4] He qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics after winning at the U.S. Olympic Trials.[5] Mango lost the preliminary round against Azerbaijan's Rovshan Bayramov 0-3 without technical points scored. He was placed in the first repechage round, where he lost to Russia's Mingiyan Semenov without technical points again, thus preventing him from reaching his chance of achieving a medal.

Mango attended Northern Michigan University[6] and is currently in the US Army World Class Athlete Program.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abbott, Gary. "Three first-time national champions headline U.S. Greco-Roman Nationals". kocosports.com. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ Warsinskey, Tim. "Spenser Mango cruises at FILA Cadet Nationals wrestling tournament". Plain Dealer Reporter. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Spenser Mango". USA Wrestling. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Current U.S. Senior Rankings". Themat.com. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  5. ^ Spenser Mango, TheMat.com
  6. ^ Spenser Mango, TeamUSA.org, United States Olympic Committee
  7. ^ For wrestler Spenser Mango, weight is first opponent, USA Today, 6/22/2012