Baltimore Wrestler Wins Gold At International Games In Israel

7/12/17

By Jeff Seidel, PressBox

Owings Mills native Jack Mutchnik won a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling yesterday, July 10, at the 20th World Maccabiah Games in Israel.

A red-shirt junior at American University who wrestled at his alma mater, St. Paul's School, Mutchnik, 20, won the gold at 71 kilograms (156.5 pounds). On Sunday, July 9, he won a bronze medal in Freestyle wrestling in the 65-kilogram (145.5 pounds) division.

"This trip has been absolutely incredible," Mutchnik wrote in an email. "Initially, I was very excited to just be able to represent the USA in a sport that I love, but this trip has done an amazing job at helping me rediscover what it means to be Jewish and how important it is to remember the history of our suffering and how far we have come. …

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