Olympic Trials: New faces, same game: The younger look of USA Wrestling

Jesse Thielke has a look about him — a solemn, pensive facial expression.

He carries it with him into every wrestling match, and it never changes during his time on the mat. He’s strictly business during his bouts.

“You have to get over being nervous in this sport,” he said. “I know when I go out there, I have the advantage. Only I can take myself out.”

This is normal for a weathered veteran in the sport — but Thielke, 19, showcased it at his state championship match a year ago. Continue reading at dailyiowan.com

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