Holm wins gold, Rau takes bronze in Greco-Roman at Pan American Olympic Qualifier

FRISCO, Texas – Jordan Holm (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Storm) won a gold medal at 85 kg/187 lbs., the top U.S. performance in Greco-Roman at the Pan American Olympic Games Qualifier at the Dr Pepper Arena on Sunday.

Holm controlled the action in the finals, earning a 9-0 technical fall over Alfonso Leyva Yepez of Mexico. In the first period, he scored on a takedown, a pushout and a gutwrench to lead 5-0 at the break. Holm added four second-period points, ending with a takedown, for the technical fall.

With his title, Holm earned a spot in the championship finals, earning Olympic qualification for the nation at his weight class. The top two wrestlers in each of the six Olympic weight classes contested have qualified their nation for the Olympic Games. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org