Andy Bisek named 2016 USA Wrestling Greco-Roman Wrestler of the Year

Andy Bisek (Marquette, Mich./Minnesota Storm) was named 2016 Greco-Roman Wrestler of the Year by USA Wrestling. It is the third straight year that Bisek has won this prestigious award.

Bisek competed in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at 75 kg/165 lbs. It was his first Olympic Games appearance. He opened the tournament with a 1-0 victory over Yurisandy Hernandez Rios of Cuba. In his next bout, he was edged by Bozo Starcevic of Croatia, 2-0. When Starcevic failed to reach the finals, Bisek was not eligible for repechage and was eliminated.

Bisek qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team in Greco-Roman by winning the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City, Iowa in April. He won the best-of-three Championship Series with two straight wins over Geordan Speiller, winning bout one, 6-2 and taking bout two, 4-0.

He also competed in the Beat the Streets “United In The Square” dual meet in Times Square in New York City in May, where he dropped a 3-0 match against Olympic and World champion Kim Hyeon-Woo of Korea. Continue reading at

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