Episode 53 of the USA Wrestling Bonus Points podcast features 2016 Junior World champion in men’s freestyle wrestling Mark Hall.
The 19-year-old Hall won men’s freestyle gold for the U.S. at the 2016 Junior World Championships in Macon, France with a remarkable performance at 74 kg/163 lbs.
Hall won five matches over the top Junior wrestlers in the World to win his first Junior crown. Two of Hall’s five wins came by technical fall with one other coming by pin.
Hall adds Junior World champion to a resume that already included 2014 Cadet World champion, three-time age-group U.S. World Team member, three-time USAW Cadet Nationals champion and six-time high school state champion.
Hall is attending college wrestling powerhouse Penn State where he will compete as a freshman this fall.
Topics of discussion include his Junior Worlds journey, college recruitment, navigating early success and much more.
Follow USA Wrestling Bonus Points Ep. 53 guest Mark Hall on Twitter at @BaybeeMarky_PSU and follow show host Richard Immel at @Richard_Immel.
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