Press Box

NMU alumnus Andy Bisek, who graduated in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in physical geography, will compete in his first Olympics in Greco-Roman wrestling. He is one of several Olympic athletes with an NMU connection. 

Here is an overview provided by Mike Kaurala of the NMU Olympic Training Site:

Greco-Roman Wrestling: NMU Graduate 

Graduate Andy Bisek: 75 kg/165lbs. Athlete Bio: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Athlete-Bios/BI/Andy-Bisek and http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/who-is-andy-bisek-greco-roman-olympic-wrestling-usa. Wife, Ashley Bisek (Suggs), is also an NMU graduate and was in the weightlifting program

Greco-Roman Non-Graduating Alumni 

Ben Provisor, 85kg (attended NMU 2009/10) http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Athlete-Bios/PR/Ben-Provisor

Robby Smith 130 kg (attended NMU 2005/6) http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Athlete-Bios/SM/Robby-Smith

Women’s Freestyle Wrestling

Helen Maroulis 53 kg (attended Marquette High 2008/9) http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Athlete-Bios/MA/Helen-Maroulis

Adeline Gray 75 kg (attended Marquette High 2008/9) http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Athlete-Bios/GR/Adeline-Gray

Boxing

Mikaela Mayer (came to NMU in 2010/11 to participate in our then resident boxing program; still supported with training space, sports medicine when she is in town). http://www.teamusa.org/usa-boxing/athletes/Mikaela-Mayer

Paralympic Team, Paracanoe

Kelly Allen attended NMU 2014-15. While she was here, the NMU-OTS provided sports medicine services, strength training and pool access. Campus profile: http://www.nmu.edu/campus/friday-sept-26-2014-kellyallen​​​​​. Athlete profile: http://www.teamusa.org/usa-canoe-kayak/athletes/Kelly-Allen

Weightlifting

Sarah Robles attended NMU 2008-09. http://www.teamusa.org/usa-weightlifting/athletes/Sarah-Robles



Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director
906-227-1015
press_box