Maroulis Wins Bronze

Maroulis in a previous match (Jesse Reiter/Sports Illustrated)

Helen Maroulis, who trained at what is now the NMU National Training Site, won Olympic bronze with ease, defeating Mongolia's Khongorzul Boldsaikhan in the womens freestyle 57kg wrestling event, 11-0. The 2016 gold medalist said competing in another Summer Games was "a gift" after enduring injury and personality-altering brain trauma. 

Maroulis trained at the NMU-NTS while attending Marquette Senior High School. In Rio, she became the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic wrestling gold medal. Read a Sports Illustrated feature story on her challenging and inspiring journey back to the podium here

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Kristi Evans
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