PAGING DR. GRECO: Eric Twohey Explains His Road To The Olympic Trials

Days are there to be filled. How that happens is based on percentages. Fractions is what they are. Everyone has an agenda upon waking in the morning and then the math begins in earnest. How long does it take to drive to work or school? How long to get home? Eat? Exercise? Shower? How long to check every other priority off the list before those eyelids have just about had enough?

A race is a game, and the race against time in which every human is compelled to participate is won or lost relative to their ability and desire to somehow create meaning within the decimals. There’s no way you would get Eric Twohey (97 kg, Minnesota Storm, 5PM #4) to admit that he’s winning this race, though you would also have to be pretty thick to believe that he isn’t.

Some of the college crowd, they knew who Twohey was when he made his Senior Greco-Roman debut at the 2018 US Open. He had been an excellent competitor for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, finishing third in the Division III National Championships two years prior. But even if there were a degree of familiarity among the lot, few inside of the Greco program expected much from a wrestler who was as green as canned spinach when it came to the classical style. Twohey didn’t deserve anyone’s attention going into that tournament. Knowing him, he probably didn’t want any, either. And likely still doesn’t. Continue reading at fivepointmove.com →

Storm Teammates Smith & Twohey Earn Silvers To Lead US At Haavisto Cup

2017 World Team member Patrick Smith (Minnesota Storm) put in his third straight appearance on an international podium by earning silver at 77 kilograms — and the surprise of the tournament for the US, Eric Twohey (97 kg, Minnesota Storm), snared his first foreign medal of any color, as he, too, delivered an impressive runner-up finish.

The 2018 Haavisto Cup unfolded earlier today in Ilmajoki, Finland and served as the last event on what has been a near-month-long European trip for the American Greco-Roman program. Continue reading at www.fivepointmove.com