Members of the U.S. Greco-Roman Olympic Wrestling Team talked with media Wednesday in London. Greco-Roman wrestling competition will be Aug 5-7 with some of the event televised on MSNBC.
The team was formed during the Olympic Trials at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on April 21-22.
Justin Lester, the U.S. representative at 66 KG, said, “It’s gold or nothing” for him. He noted that he already has world medals, but they are not gold, which is his focus for the Olympic games in London.
Ellis Coleman, who will compete for Team USA at 60 KG, earned fame for his “Flying Squirrel” move. The 20-year-old said he is grateful to be a member of the team competing in the Olympics and he is excited to see what he can accomplish if he reaches at his potential.
Dremiel Byers, a 2008 Olympian in Beijing, garnered laughs when asked about added security at the 2012 Olympics. He said, “I’m usually my own security.”
Byers, a world champion now in his late 30′s, is glad to still be a medal contender.
“Wrestling will let you know when it’s done with you,” Byers said. “I’m happy to still be going. I’m going strong.”
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