TEAM USA FEATURE: Manville strikes Greco-Roman silver on Youth Olympic Stage

By TeamUSA | Aug. 25, 2014, 1:18 p.m. (ET)
Photo of Mason Manville of the USA on the awards podium at the Youth Olympic Games with his Greco-Roman silver medal at 69 kg. Photo by Xinhua News Agency.

Story by Amanda Manci,

NANJING, China -- When wrestling was reinstated into the Olympic program for 2020, Mason Manville was elated.

“I was really sad when wrestling was taken out. When it came back, I was ecstatic,” he said. “I saw the news on my phone, and in the middle of class I started jumping up and down.”

Tonight, Manville has another reason to celebrate: adding a silver medal to his collection.

Manville dominated the men’s 69 kg. Greco-Roman wrestling field en route to the silver medal, earning technical falls against New Zealand and Peru and a 3-1 decision against Germany to secure a spot in the gold-medal match.

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