U.S. Olympian Jesse Thielke begins his countdown to Tokyo 2020

TomM
By TomM January 30, 2018 19:43

U.S. Olympian Jesse Thielke begins his countdown to Tokyo 2020

U.S. Olympian Jesse Thielke begins his countdown to Tokyo 2020

By Viviane Fracasso, USA Wrestling | January 26, 2018, 4:25 P.M. (ET)

Jesse Thielke at the 2016 Olympics. Photo by Tony Rotundo, Wrestlers Are Warriors

Passion may not even be an adequate enough word to describe Jesse Thielke’s love for the sport of wrestling. After taking on wrestling at the age of 7, he quickly advanced to the top of his age group, capturing titles in folkstyle, Greco-Roman and freestyle.

“When I started wrestling, I instantly fell in love with it. The discipline and the positive aspect of the sport really took over my life,” Thielke said.

In 2007 and 2008, he won back-to-back Cadet National Greco-Roman titles and went on to claim international gold at the 2009 Cadet Pan-American Championships in Managua, Nicaragua. Additionally, Thielke excelled in folkstyle, winning the 2008 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals and collecting four high school Wisconsin state titles for Germantown High School.

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TomM
By TomM January 30, 2018 19:43

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