And did it in a big way.
Mango used huge second periods in both matches to sweep Sam Hazewinkel in two straight matches in the finals of the U.S. Greco-Roman World Team Trials on Friday night at the Ocean Center.
Both matches were scoreless after the first period before Mango prevailed 13-2 and 8-0 over Hazewinkel, a 2012 Olympian in freestyle who was second at the U.S. World Team Trials in freestyle two weeks ago.
"Me and Sam have wrestled so many times," Mango said. "He has a good arm throw, and he's kind of sneaky with it and it's almost impossible to stop. I was ready for him. The more competition we have at this weight the better we will be internationally."
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59 kilos: Spenser Mango over Sam Hazewinkel, 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Mango tech. fall over Hazewinkel, 13-2
Match 2: Mango tech. fall over Hazewinkel, 8-0
66 kilos: RaVaughn Perkins over Bryce Saddoris, 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Perkins dec. Saddoris, 5-0
Match 2: Perkins pinned Saddoris, 3:21
75 kilos: Andy Bisek over Jon Anderson, 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Bisek tech. fall over Anderson, 9-1
Match 2: Bisek dec. Anderson, 5-0
85 kilos: Jordan Holm over Zac Nielsen, 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Holm tech. fall over Nielsen, 9-1
Match 2: Holm tech. fall over Nielsen, 8-0
98 kilos: Caylor Williams over John Wechter, 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Williams dec. Wechter, 3-0
Match 2: Williams pinned Wechter, 2:28
130 kilos: Robby Smith over Toby Erickson, 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Smith dec. Erickson, 3-0
Match 2: Smith dec. Erickson, 11-2