- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska head wrestling coach Mark Manning will serve as a U.S. freestyle coach for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

USA Wrestling announced Manning’s appointment on Wednesday. He will be one of three volunteer freestyle coaches for the U.S., along with Iowa head coach Tom Brands and Ohio State associate head coach Lou Rosselli.

Manning, who was a volunteer coach for the 2012 Games, received the Terry McCann Freestyle Coach of the Year Award for the second time in April. He also took home the honor in 2011, when he helped former Husker Jordan Burroughs win his first world title.

Since that time, Manning has helped Burroughs win the Olympic gold medal in 2012, while adding world crowns in 2013 and 2015.

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