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From Immel Blog on the front page of TheMat.com

 

Prior to this season only five Americans had won an Olympic medal and returned to NCAA competition. Olympic champion Kyle Snyder and Olympic bronze medalist J’den Cox bumped that number to seven after showing out in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this August as college underclassmen. Both men are heavy favorites to repeat as NCAA champions, Snyder going for his second at Ohio State and Cox his third at Missouri. On December 8, wrestling fans were treated to an event that we had not seen before, two Olympic medalists competing in the same college dual meet. Fourth-ranked Ohio State downed No. 4 Missouri 30-9 at St. Johns Arena in Columbus, Ohio, with Snyder and Cox winning their matches. Snyder made it look oh so easy with a crushing win by fall in the heavyweight bout over Austin Myers. Cox, on the other hand, escaped with a tight 6-4 win over Buckeye freshman Kollin Moore at 197 pounds. The two men now set their sights on becoming the fourth and fifth college wrestlers to win a NCAA title the year after winning an Olympic medal.

 

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Who were the Five Americans who won Olympic Medals can came back to NCAA competition. I know John Smith did - who were the others?

 

Both working to win another NCAA title after Olympic hardware. The article sayd 4t hand 5th college wrestlers. John Smith was one. Did this guy count Yojo Uetake who did so after winning Olympic Gold for Japan and came back to Oklahoma State to win NCAA's again?

 

 

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Who were the Five Americans who won Olympic Medals can came back to NCAA competition. I know John Smith did - who were the others?

 

Smith was finished with NCAA wrestling when he won his first Olympic gold in 1988. He did win a World Championship in 1987 and then competed in NCAA wrestling afterwards.

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Lowney got bronze in Sydney. The OP was intereseted about wrestlers who had medaled.

 

Lowney actually medaled before he started NCAA competition, so technically he never returned to NCAA as an Olympic medalist

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Lowney got bronze in Sydney. The OP was intereseted about wrestlers who had medaled.

"The two men now set their sights on becoming the fourth and fifth college wrestlers to win a NCAA title the year after winning an Olympic medal."

 

OP is asking who the wrestlers are that met these criteria.  Lowney did win a medal but he never won a title, so he wouldn't be one of them

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"The two men now set their sights on becoming the fourth and fifth college wrestlers to win a NCAA title the year after winning an Olympic medal."

 

 

Snyder & Cox could be the 4th & 5th, there have only been 3 so far:

 

Dan Hodge - Silver at 1956 Olympics and 1957 NCAA champion.

Barry Davis - Silver at 1984 Olympics and 1985 NCAA champion.

Chris Taylor - Bronze at 1972 Olympics and 1973 NCAA champion.

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Smith was finished with NCAA wrestling when he won his first Olympic gold in 1988. He did win a World Championship in 1987 and then competed in NCAA wrestling afterwards.

Thanks for the clarification. I remember John Smith coming back from a World Title and somehow missed it wasn't Olympic Gold as this article was saying.

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Tommy Evans won the NCAAs in 1952. That year he got a silver in the Olympics. Redshirted in 1953 because of a knee injury. Won his 2nd NCAA title in 1954. Him red shirting in 1953 cost OU winning 3 straight NCAA team championships

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