Three weeks ago, Penn State Wrestling assistant coach Frank Molinaro watched his young Penn State Nittany Lions win a national championship - the team's 5th in the last 6 years. Yesterday, Frank wrestled for a spot on Team USA, and took it. So the guy with the most nicknames - Frank "the tank", aka, Gorilla Hulk - added one more: Olympian.
Frank was unseeded in the tournament. In other words, few expected him to run to the crown. But he did. He beat long-time - and I mean looong time - nemeses Kellen Russell and Brent Metcalf in the first two rounds. Then he dispatched Logan Stieber (ranked 12th in the world) to make the finals.
The finals are a best of three. Frank would face phenom Aaron Pico - and Frank lost his opener, 4-2. But then he won the second match to stay alive, 4-3. And took the spot in the third match.
Incredible. Awesome. Way to go Frank!