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Jake Varner of the United States won the Olympic wrestling gold in men's 96-kilogram freestyle, beating Valerii Andriitsev of Ukraine 1-0, 1-0 Sunday.
The win gave the U.S. team multiple Olympic gold-medal winners in men's wrestling for the first time since 1996. Varner joins Jordan Burroughs, who won the 74-kilogram freestyle on Friday night, as Olympic champions.
Varner will also collect a $250,000 bonus from the Living the Dream Medal Fund that supports American wrestling.
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A former Cyclone wrestler is an Olympic champion.
Jake Varner defeated Ukraine’s Valerii Andiitsev at 211 pounds on Sunday afternoon 1-0, 1-0 to win gold for the United States of America.
Varner’s coach at the Olympics is former undefeated four-time NCAA champion Cael Sanderson. Varner was a four-time NCAA Division I All-America...
Cael Sanderson spent the past seven years teaching Jake Varner how to be a world champion -- and he was there Sunday when Varner joined him as an Olympic gold medalist.
With Sanderson watching, Varner defeated Valerie Andriitsev of Ukraine 1-0, 1-0 to win gold in men's 96-kilogram freestyle.
Coupled with Jordan Burroughs' win in the 74 kilograms Friday night, it gave the...
American wrestler Jake Varner will wrestle go for the gold medal Sunday in the men's 96-kilogram freestyle division.
Varner rallied to beat George Gogshelidze of Georgia 0-2, 1-0, 1-0 in the semifinals.
Varner will face Valerii Andriitsev of Ukraine, who won his semifinal match after Iranian favorite Reza Yazdani hurt his leg and was hauled off on a wheelchair.
Varner, a two...
The US Men’s Wrestling contingent has won 2 gold medals for the first time since Atlanta in 1996.
Today America’s Jake Varner defeated Ukraine’s Valeri Andriitsev in the 96kg Freestyle event. He was able to defeat the Ukrainian 1-0, 1-0 to bring home gold. He made it the final event with a come from behind victory over Georgia’s George Gogshelidze and a quarter finals win...