Day 3 Recap: Lester eliminated, no medals for U.S. in Greco-Roman

LONDON — Heading into the 2012 Olympic Games, U.S. Greco-Roman coach Steve Fraser believed each of his six wrestlers was capable of earning an Olympic medal in London.

As it turns out, the U.S. Greco-Roman wrestling will leave London without an Olympic medal after the final American Greco-Roman wrestler to take the mat, Justin Lester, was eliminated from the competition on Tuesday night. Continue reading at

Day 2 Recap: Coleman, Betts, Byers eliminated in first session

LONDON — After a tough first day for the U.S. Greco-Roman wrestling team at the 2012 Olympic Games, things went from bad to worse on Monday after three more wrestlers, including a three-time World medalist, were eliminated in the first session of the day at the ExCel Centre in London. Continue reading at

Wrestler Betts, wife sacrifice to dream big

Chas and Kristi Betts have spent little time together since marrying but know it’s crucial for his training.

LONDON – Since they were married in June 2011, Chas and Kristi Betts rarely have spent more than a long weekend together. That is the cost of pursuing a place on the Olympic team — particularly in a sport such as Greco-Roman wrestling, where Americans must travel overseas to find the training and competition they need to excel. Continue reading at