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itunes-insert-adWe're getting that Olympic fever! On Episode 256 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we'll visit with George Ivanov, a Bulgarian native who recently qualified his nation and himself for the Olympic Games in Rio in August.

Ivanov came to the United States and settled in Iowa where he attended Lewis Central High School in Council Bluffs. After wrestling one season of high school and finishing third in the state, Ivanov ended up at Division II Nebraska-Omaha under coach Mike Denney.

He placed twice at the Division II level and transferred to Boise State following the horrendous dropping of the UNO program. He's kept wrestling and now coaches with Denney at Maryville University.

Ivanov talks about his Olympic aspirations, how he goes about representing Bulgaria and how he and his family ended up here. He'll also settle the question on which Ivan Ivanov is actually his father.

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