Nine champions crowned on Saturday as eight earn Olympic berths

Chas Betts makes Olympic team

IOWA CITY – Only a select few can claim the title “Olympian.”

On Saturday in front of a capacity crowd of 13,750 inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa, eight wrestlers added the distinction to their resume.

For American Greco-Roman stars Spenser Mango and Dremiel Byers it will be visit number two to an Olympic Games. For six others a lifelong dream came true on a Saturday evening where none of the best-of-three series needed the full three bouts. Continue reading at

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