| John Hanrahan hoists the American Flag following
his win at the 2016 Veterans World Championships.
Hanrahan dominated the 85 kg/187 lbs. bracket in Div. E at the 2016 Veterans Freestyle World Championships in Walbrzych, Poland over the weekend to win his first title at the event.
On his road to the gold, Hanrahan won four matches by a combined 27-0 score, including a 2-0 win over 10-time Veterans World champion Willem Putter of South Africa in the championship match to win the tournament.
Hanrahan was a U.S. Veterans Nationals champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman the past two years. He also won the Veterans Folkstyle Nationals in 2016.
During his college days, Hanrahan was a two-time NCAA All-American and four-time NCAA qualifier for Penn State University. He finished in third place at the NCAA Championships at 167 pounds in 1981 and in fifth place at the same weight class in 1982. He was the first Nittany Lion All-American under legendary coach Rich Lorenzo.
While competing on the Senior level, Hanrahan was a three-time New York AC International champion, bronze medalist at the Canada Cup and participated at the 1984 and 1996 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
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