Notable Exception
Take a look at the wrestling resumes of most Olympic gold medal-winning wrestlers from the US, and just about all of them had considerable international experience, built on a foundation from being state champs back in high school, and NCAA champions in college. Shelby Wilson, an Olympic gold medalist in 1960, is a notable exception to that rule, writes RevWrestling.com's Mark Palmer.

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