Wrestler Jordan Holm’s journey to Olympic trials detoured through prison

Jordan Holm would like you to keep an open mind judging his bid for the U.S. Olympic wrestling team. He spent 6-1/2 years in prison for third-degree sexual abuse.

Entering this weekend’s trials in Iowa City, Iowa, Holm insists he is not looking for a forum to illuminate people about what he calls the “calamity of errors” that banished him behind bars for a crime he says he did not commit.

The 1998 and ’99 Minnesota state champion would rather talk about a lifelong dream of competing for the United States, his arm being raised in triumph, his ticket punched to London’s Summer Games as the country’s best 185-pound Greco-Roman wrestler. Continue reading at twincities.com