Wrestler Wins Silver at Haavisto Cup
Marquette, Mich.—United States Olympic Education Center Greco-Roman wrestler Thrasher Porcher won a silver medal at the Haavisto Cup in Ilmajoki, Finland, last Thursday (Nov.22).
Porcher, of Chuluota, Fla., earned the medal with a second place finish in the 66-kilogram weight class with a 2-1 record, losing to Mykola Savchenko of Ukraine 1-0, 6-0 in the title match.
Porcher defeated Jerry Pitkanen of Finland 2-0, 1-0 and Niklas Amnemo of Sweden 2-0, 1-0.
Porcher’s performance impressed USOEC coach Rob Hermann.
“Wins like this are great for the program and the athlete” said Hermann. “Thrasher has been working hard and it is nice to see that work paying off.”