Ben Provisor stops in central Wisconsin before Olympics
athlete from Stevens Point is heading to the Olympics.
training in Colorado, but before his trip to London, he stopped in central Wisconsin
for a great big sendoff.
filled a bowling alley in plover to meet Ben Provisor, and wish him luck at the
great to see all the people that started this journey with me," said Provisor "It's
awesome to see all the support this community has for me."
donations from fans in central Wisconsin. He'll be able to bring along some of
his friends and family to London including his father.
going to the Olympics is beyond a dream," said Dennis Provisor, Ben's father. "I
can't even imagine it. He's always a great wrestler and always has been a great
Provisor played in the Grass Roots band.
knows what it's like to be famous.
said be ready for a zoo when you get home," said Ben Provisor. "And you know he
was used to it when he was a rock star back in the 60's and 70's. You know it's
awesome to have a role model like that."
the wrestlers first trip to the Olympics. But he says he isn't nervous -not
bet when I get there it will change a little bit," said Provisor. "But training
is still training and I've been training as hard as possible for the last three
also be his first time in the Olympic village. Where he'll get to meet other athletes
from around the world. Maybe even Lebron James.
is my favorite NBA player," said Provisor. "So hopefully I will be able to take
a picture with him at opening ceremonies or something."
not headed to London to meet basketball players.
has his eyes on an Olympic medal.
has the community of central Wisconsin cheering him on.
tells Newsline 9 he's joining the Army to continue wrestling.
to basic training one month after the Olympics.