Several Olympic Athletes Have NMU Ties

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: and 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)

Robby Smith 130 kg (attended NMU 2005/6)

Women’s Freestyle Wrestling

Helen Maroulis 53 kg (attended Marquette High 2008/9)

Adeline Gray 75 kg (attended Marquette High 2008/9)


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).

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:​​​​​. Athlete profile:


Sarah Robles attended NMU 2008-09.

Prepared By
News Director
August 1, 2016