Provisor, Smith receive draws for second day of Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling on Monday

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The final two U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers, Ben Provisor (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) at 85 kg/187.75 lbs. and Robby Smith (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) at 130 kg/286 lbs. have weighed in and received their first-round draw for the Olympic Games, which continue on Monday in Carioca 2 Arena.

Provisor, a two-time Olympian, is in the bottom half of the bracket, in the third quarter-bracket. He opens against 2015 World silver medalist Rustam Assakalov of Uzbekistan. Assakalov, as the reigning World silver medalist, received the No. 2 seed, and was placed in the top spot of the bottom half-bracket. Assakalov has won two Asian Championships gold medals.

If Provisor wins his first bout, he would face the winner of the match between Ravinder Khatri of India and Maksim Manukyan of Armenia, a 2013 University World Games runner-up. Continue reading at