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Despite injury, Provisor makes strong Olympics showing


Stevens Point native Ben Provisor won his first Greco-Roman wrestling match at the Olympic Games Sunday but was injured in the second.

In his first round, Provisor bested  Alexie Bel of Cuba, 0-3, 1-0, 1-0.

However in the second round, Provisor injured his elbow in the match against Georgia's Zurabi Datunashvili. Provisor was trailing 5-0. Rather than risking further injury, he retired. Provisor took 11th place overall.

Provisor says he will continue training and looks forward to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  

Provisor graduated from Stevens Point Area Senior High school in 2009 and went on to train in the Greco-Roman wrestling program at the Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University. The 22-year-old says he plans on joining the army where he'll be able to continue training in the World Class Athlete program.

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