Bisek, Thielke receive draws for first day of Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling on Sunday

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The first two U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers, two-time World bronze medalist Andy Bisek (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) at 75 kg/165 lbs. and Jesse Thielke (Germantown, Wis./New York AC) at 59 kg/130 lbs. weighed in and received their first-round draw for the Olympic Games, which begin on Sunday in Carioca 2 Arena.

Bisek is in the top half of the bracket, in the second quarter-bracket. He opens against Yurisandi Hernandez Rios of Cuba, who won the 2016 Pan American Olympic Games Qualifier in Frisco, Texas. Bisek says he has beaten Hernandez three times in the past

“Consistent is the word for Andy. The guy is just the consummate professional. He does not mess around. He goes in and gets the job done. He recovers well. He trains hard. He does everything that is asked of him and then some. He goes home after that and takes care of his wife and his kids. He is a family man. What a professional! He is ready. I love the way that Andy is firing right now. Everything is clicking for him. He still has a smile on his face. He got his weight down in a half hour. I expect him to have great success,” said National Greco-Roman Coach Matt Lindland. Continue reading at