May 12, 2008

Mango Named Athlete of the Week

Spenser Mango (St. Louis, Mo.)
Spenser Mango (St. Louis, Mo.)
MARQUETTEUnited States Olympic Education Center Greco-Roman wrestler Spenser Mango (St. Louis, Mo.) was named TheMat.com’s wrestler of the week for April 29-May 5. A selection committee determined his performance was superior to any other wrestler, male or female, in any age bracket during that time period.
            Mango was chosen after capturing his first U.S. National title April 25 in Las Vegas, Nev. The Northern Michigan University junior beat World bronze medalist Lindsey Durlacher 1-3, 3-0, 7-0 in the championship match at 55 kilograms. Mango was named outstanding wrestler of the tournament for his efforts.
            He was also a 2007 World Team Trials runner-up and a University National champion. He will compete in the 2008 Olympic Trials June 13-15 in Las Vegas, Nev.
            Mango is finishing his fourth year at the USOEC. He is majoring in physical education.


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Jackie Lange
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