BLACKSBURG, Va. – With two Olympic hopefuls already part of the team in Mekhi Lewis and Ty Walz, the Southeast Regional Training Center bolsters its roster in a big way with the addition of James Green.
Green is training for the Tokyo Olympic Games, attempting to represent the U.S. Olympic Team at 74-kilograms. Green’s addition as a resident athlete brings another world class wrestler to Blacksburg.
James has been competing internationally for the past five years at 70-kilograms, having much success for Team USA. Representing the U.S. for five straight years, he medaled at the 2017 and 2015 Senior World Championships, winning silver and bronze, respectively. Green is also a two-time Final X and Pan-Am Champion, as well as the 2017 U.S. Open Champion.
Collegiately, Green was a four-time All-American at Nebraska from 2012-2015, finishing third twice and seventh twice wrestling at 157 pounds. The 2014 Big Ten Champion is a member of Nebraska’s 100-Win Club and has the fifth-most wins in school history with 129.
Green will be moving to the area with his wife, Chandell, and daughter, Glory.
The SERTC is a recognized U.S. Olympic Regional Training Center site. With this designation, the SERTC sponsors resident athletes to live and train in the Blacksburg area.