Spenser Mango

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Spenser Mango
Spenser Mango and Mingiyan Semenov.jpg
Mango (left) at the 2012 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1986-07-06) July 6, 1986 (age 28)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States[1]
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Sport Greco-Roman wrestling
Club Gator USOEC Marquette

Spenser Mango (born July 6, 1986) is an American Greco-Roman wrestler. He has represented the United States in numerous international competitions[2] including the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.[3][4] He was the top-ranked American in his weight class (55 kg/121 lbs).[5] He qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics after winning at the U.S. Olympic Trials.[6] 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.[1]

Mango attended Northern Michigan University[7] and is currently in the US Army World Class Athlete Program.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Spenser Mango. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Abbott, Gary. "Three first-time national champions headline U.S. Greco-Roman Nationals". kocosports.com. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  3. ^ Warsinskey, Tim (April 10, 2010). "Spenser Mango cruises at FILA Cadet Nationals wrestling tournament". Plain Dealer Reporter. 
  4. ^ "Spenser Mango". USA Wrestling. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Current U.S. Senior Rankings". Themat.com. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  6. ^ Spenser Mango, TheMat.com
  7. ^ Spenser Mango, TeamUSA.org, United States Olympic Committee
  8. ^ For wrestler Spenser Mango, weight is first opponent, USA Today. June 22, 2012