U.S. World Team Trials: Jordan Holm thinks Olympic challenge will be good for wrestling community

Even with the harsh news, Holm said the more he talked about it with his teammates and coaches, the more the group realized the situation could have a good outcome for the sport of wrestling.
BY TANNER HOLUBAR For The Oklahoman Published: June 22, 2013
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photo - Caylor Williams of the US Army celebrates taking first place in the 212 pound weight division after defeating Marcus Finau at the U.S. World Team Trials on June 22, 2013 held at Gallagher Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. Photo by KT KING, The Oklahoman
Caylor Williams of the US Army celebrates taking first place in the 212 pound weight division after defeating Marcus Finau at the U.S. World Team Trials on June 22, 2013 held at Gallagher Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. Photo by KT KING, The Oklahoman

“I think it's going to bring out our personality as a community,” Holm said. “When you're training hard in rooms all across the country, you get this kind of tenacity that wrestlers are known for, and I really like to see that and I think that's kind of been our response.”

Holm said the discipline wrestlers possess has helped the wrestling community deal with one of the hardest things the sport has seen.

“I think you are kind of seeing a mirroring of what it is we are taught as athletes,” Holm said. “The approach that we take to the mat is a similar approach to the way we are handling this moment. Hopefully it's a teaching and coaching moment, and so far I think we've responded very well to that.”