Ben Provisor

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Ben Provisor
Personal information
BornJune 26, 1990 (1990-06-26) (age 29)
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight187 lb (85 kg)
Sport
SportWrestling
StyleGreco-Roman
ClubNew York AC
College teamNorthern Michigan University

Ben Provisor (born June 26, 1990 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin[1]) is an American wrestler. He won the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials at 74 kg GR, and competed at the 2012 Olympics. He also competed at the 2016 Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of musician Dennis Provisor, former keyboard player for the rock band The Grass Roots. [2]

He is married to wrestler Leigh Jaynes.[3]

He has one child. He attended SPASH high school in Stevens Point WI.

Wrestling career[edit]

Provisor is a three-time U.S. Open champion (2011, 2013, and 2018).[4]

He defeated Aaron Sieracki 2 to 1 at the finals of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.[5]

In the 1/8 finals at the 2012 Summer Olympics Provisor was defeated by Zurab Datunashvili of Georgia (0-1, 0-6).[6] Provisor was coached by Olympic silver-medalist and Greco-Roman world champion Dennis Hall.

At the 2016 Olympics, he competed in the men's light-heavyweight (85 kg) division in Greco-Roman wrestling. He lost to Rustam Assakalov in the second round.[6]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-12. Retrieved 2012-07-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "The story of N.J. Olympic hopeful Leigh Jaynes-Provisor will inspire you - Politi". NJ.com.
  4. ^ http://www.themat.com/usawrestling.org/nationalteams.php?page=showbio&ContactID=1414
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-07. Retrieved 2012-05-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ a b "Ben Provisor Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020-02-15.

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